Relief shift Juvenile Care Specialist (female applicants only)
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
APPLY by going to www.nrvjdh.org and clicking on the "Employment Opportunities" tab.
This position is for the Relief Shift that works a fixed rotation of 7a-3p and 3p-11p.
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:
Responsible for the day to day care, supervision, and security of detainees; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Shift Supervisor.
Monitors and assesses detainee behavior for potentially dangerous and/or deceptive acts that may threaten the safety and well-being of themselves or others;
Maintains discipline of detainees through the systematic implementation of approved behavior management programs;
Coordinates and supervises detainee work assignments and recreational activities;
Develops and implements various psycho-educational groups as assigned;
Ensures compliance with daily program schedule;
Supervises detainee mealtimes;
Prepares detailed reports regarding detainee behavior;
Maintains detailed records of detainee’s daily activities;
Models acceptable and appropriate behavior in conflict resolution, grievance resolution, language, conduct, and dress;
Assists with intakes and releases;
Issues clothing, bedding, toiletries, etc. as required;
Provides crisis intervention and exercises independent judgment in crisis situations as needed;
Maintains case files:
Assists in preparing detainees for court, release, appointments, etc. as needed;
Works cooperatively with the Post-Disposition Coordinator, Shift Supervisor, Mental Health Workers, Teachers and others;
Mediates detainee interpersonal conflicts;
Establishes professional interpersonal relationships with detainees and co-workers that promote agency philosophy and mission;
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively with detainees, staff, law enforcement personnel, and others, orally and in writing; general knowledge in the use of computers and basic word processing software; ability to efficiently plan and organize work; ability to work independently; ability to work effectively with co-workers, detainees, and other professionals; ability to work with maladjusted juveniles; ability to provide effective crisis management services; ability and willingness work as a part of a professional team; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, detainees, parents and/or legal guardians, and the general public; ability to exercise sound independent judgment; ability to safely and effectively physically restrain out of control detainees; ability to safely and efficiently operate a motor vehicle. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system, individual and group behavior, security practices, suicide prevention, crisis intervention techniques, medications and side effects, and group facilitation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must be a High School Graduate or have a General Education Development Certificate (GED). Must have demonstrated through previous life and work experiences an ability to maintain a stable environment and to provide guidance to children ages 7 to 17.
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees, detainees, and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Must have the physical ability to effectively use and operate office equipment, such as, computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machine. Must have the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time. Must have the physical capacity to lift a minimum of 1.5 cubic feet of files (approximately 40 lbs.), move furniture, and restrain violent detainees.
Must be able to successfully complete and maintain certification in CPR, First Aid, OSHA, Suicide Prevention, Behavior Management and physical restraint without accommodation outside normal training guidelines. Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license. Must complete annual TB Risk Assessment/test.
THIS IS A JOB DESCRIPTION AND NOT AN INDIVIDUALIZED POSITION DESCRIPTION. A JOB DESCRIPTION DEFINES THE GENERAL CHARACTER AND SCOPE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL POSITIONS IN A JOB CLASSIFICATION. BUT IS NOT INTENDED TO DESCRIBE AND DOES NOT NECESSARILY LIST THE ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS FOR A GIVEN POSITION IN A CLASSIFICATION.
NRV Juvenile Detention
650 Wades LaneChristiansburg, VA
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