We are currently seeking both female and male applicants for this position. This facility houses both male and female residents and the populations are managed in separate buildings with same gender staff assigned. This position monitors the behavior of residents and the functional operation of the Community Corrections Facility (CCF). The employees primarily focus is on the resident population's safety and enforcement of rules and regulations in a fair and consistent manner. In-addition the work involves monitoring the buildings, vehicles, equipment and property. This position requires an 8 hour workday with no meal period, but includes breaks as is customary in correctional settings; it is a 40 hour workweek. Overtime accrues when 40 hours of work has been completed. This is a 24 hour facility and requires employees to remain on the clock until relived. The starting pay rate is $11.36 per hour, which is $908.80 biweekly with a supplemental biweekly pay of $58.36. Healthcare for the employee is currently at no cost to the employee.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitors and ensures the safety and compliance of the rules and regulations utilizing the Cognitive Behavior approved methods ;
Monitors the families and residents during visitations;
Monitors the functional operations of the building, vehicles, equipment and property;
Maintains chronological records in the daily logs of events that occur while on work shift and reads log book upon returning to work;
Enforces the resident sign in/sign out procedures;
Monitors details and CSR assignments of residents;
Ensures fire and safety procedures for residents;
Reports resident rule infractions by submitting incident reports;
Participates in disciplinary hearings of residents if needed;
Participates in staffing of cases as needed;
Conducts urine screens and breathalyzer tests;
Completes facility and grounds security checks;
Monitors resident curfew, furlough, wake up and meal schedules, including bag lunches and hold meals;
Monitors mess hall and classroom procedures for residents;
Escorts residents to and from outside appointments;
Notifies Supervisor of inventories on hand supplies and equipment;
Coordinates the issuance of linen, clothing and commissary as needed.
Assists in intake and orientation of new residents; conducting strip searches, tattoo identification, and other tasks as outlined in the policy procedures;
Serves as a positive role model for the residents;
Works as a cooperative team player with all staff;
Monitors or leads physical training of residents as needed;
Transports residents to work, CSR details, support group meetings and appointments as needed;
Works assigned shifts including weekends, holidays, and when called in to cover a shift;
Coordinates dispensing of medication, monitoring residents self-administer of their medication;
Maintains the two over-the-counter medication boxes, tracks medication used and records overage or shortages, reports to administration and medical staff;Coordinates mail, telephone calls and visitation privileges of residents and documents pertinent information;
Monitors graduation ceremonies as needed;
Attends training as required;
In emergencies, in absence of medical staff, administers first aid and CPR consistent with our level of training they have received;
Answer telephone and takes messages coming into Central Station;
Provides guidance and assistance to residents as deemed necessary while informing their Residential Supervision Officer and Counselor of any pertinent information;
Write detailed incident reports when necessary;
Conducts searches of residents lockers, pat downs, strip searches, their vehicles, property and the facility searches as necessary for security and safety;
Reports problems with vans, facility equipment and property;
Ensures resident CSO files are maintained;
Make new time cards for residents;
Ensures cleaning and order in the facility and grounds;
Testifies in court as needed;
Ensures that all forms are in stock as needed;
Evaluates meals and monitor chow hall and food distribution;
Provide communication with Van Driver and CSO;
Collect and receipt any money, which is to be placed in resident trust fund;
From time to time must be able to participate in physical fitness activities with residents;
Attend and monitor residents at monthly outings.
Assist counseling staff as needed with problematic residents;
May be delegated additional duties as necessary by immediate supervisor.
This CSCD position requires a High School Diploma or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). Some college education in criminal justice, corrections, social work, psychology, sociology or a related field is preferred, but not required.
1. A person employed as a peace officer is not eligible for appointment with the CSCD.
2. A person who is currently on probation or parole or serving a sentence for a criminal offense is not eligible to be employed with the CSCD.
Certification And Licenses Required
If the employee uses a personal, CSCD, or county vehicle in the performance of CSCD related Business, the employee shall possess a valid Texas Drivers License and appropriate liability insurance.
Must be "bondable";
Required to obtain CPR certification;
Required to obtain Red Cross First Aid Certification;
Must have a valid Texas Class "C" drivers license;
May be required to obtain a food handler's permit.
1. Prior military experience is preferred but not required
2. Prior experience in a correctional or residential setting is preferred but not required.
1. Good sound knowledge of the various components of the Residential Treatment facility;
2. Some knowledge of automated systems, procedures and applications;
3. Some basic knowledge of mature communication skills.
Must possess the necessary skills needed to:
1. Deal effectively with possible hostile, aggressive, and criminally minded population;
2. Communicate both orally and in writing clearly, effectively and professionally;
3. Effectively operate under policies and procedures, operational plans and activities;
4. Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with other employees, officials, defendants, other agencies and the general public;
5. Understand and operate general/basic office equipment such as computer, calculators, copiers and fax machines;
6. Establish and maintain effective problem solving techniques;
7. Be physically fit in order to participate with the physical training of the residents;
8. Establish and maintain positive leadership methods;
9. Establish and maintain positive anger resolution techniques;
10. To serve as a positive role model for all residents;
11. Confront negative behavior in a positive manner;
12. Maintain composure in a stressful environment.