NuecesCounty Juvenile Justice Center needs temporary workers
Primary job is MainConsole Operator duties.
Applicants must: 1) pass a drug screening; 2) pass a psychological examination; 3) pass a physical examination; 4) pass a background check; and 5) pass a Diana Screen.
Exclusion: A person employed as a peace officer is not eligible for employment with the Robert N. Barnes Regional Juvenile Facility, nor is a person who is currently on probation or parole, or who is serving a sentence for criminal offense.
Oversees a variety of tasks, such as security checks, mail distribution, laundry, medication dispense, fire and evacuation procedures, cleanliness of grounds, writing of incident and medical reports, etc.
Ensure all policies and procedures for safety and program are met.
Monitors and coordinates the daily functional operations of the Robert N. Barnes Regional Juvenile Facility.
Creates and maintains a calm and safe environment for all persons.
Reviews staff requests for leave; locates relief staff to provide coverage, as needed.
Physical ability to respond quickly to situations, which requires running to areas needed to assist with crisis that poses a threat to the safety and security of the facility.
Supervises and maintains group control and safety during all activities of residents.
Participates in orientation of new residents and processes them according to departmental rules and regulations.
Remains alert and aware of group dynamics, and confronts crisis situations in a calm and professional manner, demonstrating skills in crisis counseling.
Assists residents in developing a healthy and positive attitude about themselves through individual counseling, group counseling and discussion, and conducts Life Skills classes as assigned.
Organizes and implements activities as scheduled for residents.
Reports unusual and inappropriate behaviors of residents to appropriate Shift Supervisor, taking appropriate measures and/or implementing corrective disciplinary strategies, and documents resident behaviors.
Reports to Juvenile Supervision Officer of next shift any unusual occurrences during shift.
Participates in disciplinary hearings of residents as needed.
Conducts regular visual checks on residents.
Assists teacher and volunteer service providers by supervising residents.
Performs frisk and strip searches on residents and conducts room searches to control contraband.
Conducts urine screens, breath tests and searches of the resident population as needed.
Takes appropriate action in the event of facility defacing and/or maintenance needs.
Documents all occurrences immediately.
Logs in all persons entering or leaving the facility and oversees people who come for visitation.
Receives, screens, and logs all incoming and outgoing telephone calls.
In the absence of the receptionist, transfers incoming calls and takes messages as needed.
Coordinates mail and visitation privileges of residents.
Provides case managers with appropriate information regarding residents' behavior and circumstances.
Ensures that the facility is maintained in a neat and clean manner by organizing residents in regular clean-up activities.
Performs housekeeping duties as needed.
Serves meals and snacks, following acceptable food handling practices.
Testifies in court as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the facility.
Other duties may be assigned. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Incumbent must be 21 years of age. Minimum qualifications include: 1) high school diploma or GED certificate; plus 2) at least six months of experience in one of these fields: corrections or law enforcement, employment in a residential setting, military experience including reserves, teaching, internships, or work with youth in a paid or volunteer capacity. (Preferred, but not required: bachelor's degree in one of these areas: psychology, sociology, education, criminal justice or another field approved by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.)KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Certification as a Juvenile Supervision Officer within six months of employment. Must complete approved restraint training within 30 days of employment. Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Must obtain defensive driving certificate within 6 months of employment along with Handle with Care (Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management), CPR and First Aid Certification. (Training for these certifications, with the exception of the motor vehicle operator's license, will be provided by the Department upon employment.)
An individual holding any peace officer certifications cannot hold them while employed with Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center (NCJJC). Various law enforcement agencies may hold your certifications; however, you may not work for them while working for the Robert N. Barnes Regional Juvenile Facility.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Skills in working with residents in an empathetic and understanding manner. Skills in recognizing potential problems and emergencies. Skills in monitoring and responding to resident behavior. Skills in problem solving and decision making. Knowledge of security procedures and practices. Knowledge of safe driving principles and practices. Knowledge of Family Code and juvenile justice system. Knowledge of departmental policy, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of principles and procedures of documenting and reporting. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to adapt to changes in assignments, methods, and policies. Ability to handles sensitive and extensive confidential information. Ability to perform, work effectively and courteously in a stressful environment while maintaining a professional manner. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, and effectively and coherently with residents, public, and staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, various law enforcement official, attorneys, juveniles and their parents, and the general public. Ability to exercise appropriate judgment, think and respond appropriately to situations, and deal effectively with persons of widely divergent backgrounds, mentally disturbed, hostile, aggressive, and violent residents.