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Youth Corrections Officer

Arizona Department Of Juvenile Corrections
Phoenix, AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

We are seeking applicants who are committed to making a difference in the lives of Arizona's youth, and who are ready for a rewarding career, not just another job. By joining the ADJC team, you will have the unique opportunity to obtain hands-on experience and work with like-minded professionals who are dedicated to rehabilitating Arizona's youth. Are you ready to be the difference?

For a limited time, we are starting at $25 per hour which includes a 15% Critical Services Pay*. We are also offering a $3,000 hiring bonus!

*Temporary payment which can be discontinued at any time

The job functions of a Youth Corrections Officer include, but are not limited to the following:
Mentoring, supervising, and directing incarcerated youth; Role modeling positive behaviors; Teaching life skills; Assisting teachers with classroom management; Transporting youth to daily activities; Providing crisis intervention; Providing youth a safe and secure environment

Additional job duties include:
Monitoring assigned unit for safety hazards or security violations; Performing searches for weapons and contraband; Conducting visitation inspections; Updating various logs and records, and sharing reports

Applicants do not need to have any prior experience or training! ADJC will provide you with all the necessary training during our paid five-week Youth Corrections Officer (YCO) Training Academy*.

The YCO Training Academy is scheduled every five weeks, and is held Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Adobe Mountain School

YCO Training Academy topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Juvenile Corrections Procedures; Officer Skills; Crisis Intervention; Adolescent Treatment Issues; Legal Issues in Juvenile Corrections

* Additionally upon completion of the YCO Training Academy, you will also receive two weeks of paid on-the-job training.

ADJC has many career growth opportunities available for its employees such as:
Security / Counseling & Programming / Community Corrections / Investigations / Legal Services

Continue Your Education!
ADJC is committed to employees continuing their education, and offers up to $1,500 in tuition assistance, per fiscal year (subject to funds availability)

As a YCO Training Academy Graduate, you will already have 14 college credits in Juvenile Corrections from Rio Salado College, to start from.

By Continuing your education at Rio Salado College you could complete the Associates in Applied Science (AAS) in Corrections and Detention program in no time at all.

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Arizona Department Of Juvenile Corrections


Phoenix, AZ
85027 USA



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