Juvenile Supervision Officer

The following job opportunity is offered by an individual county juvenile probation department.  Please use the contact information provided below or contact the local juvenile probation department Do not contact the Texas Juvenile Justice Department or fax resumes to our fax number.

Job ID. Number: 110337
Number of Positions: 25
Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $16.06 - $23.26 per hour, Depending on Experience and Education
Location: Houston
Contact: Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
1200 Congress, Houston, TX 77002
Fabiola Salas
713-222-4232
Website Address: http://www.hcjpd.org[hcjpd.org]
  
Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 00456

(UPDATE)

JOB TITLE: Juvenile Supervision Officer

DEPARTMENT: Juvenile Probation – Residential Services
Department-Wide Locations To Be Discussed

SALARY: $16.07-$23.26 Per Hour

Commensurate with Education and Experience

Based on 26 Pay Periods

Position Description
Responsible for the direct supervision of residents, activities in all areas of therapeutic programming, including all daily activities including, but not limited to, education, recreational, group activities, hygiene, meals, visitation, life skills, and spiritual services in secured and non-secured residential facilities. ?
• Responsible for the welfare, safety, and security of residents.
• Completes reports, and daily logs, at random intervals not to exceed the allotted time when documenting resident behavior and progress.
• Effectively completes the National School Lunch checks as required on the sheets during meals that are provided to residents by the supervising Juvenile Supervision Officer.
• Maintains structured and clean work areas in the entire facility especially in the units, dorms, rooms, classrooms, recreation areas and hallways etc.
• Communicates noteworthy information to unit and shift supervisors, casework staff, and the administration.
• Operates departmental vehicles for the safe transport of juveniles as needed.
• Complies with the departments Mandatory Stay Over (MSO) policy when administration determines that the safety and security of the juveniles necessitates for staff members to work additional hours.
• Works scheduled hours according to assigned shift.
• Adheres to all departmental policies and procedures, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) standards; federal, state, and local statutes at all times.
• Works with dangerous/aggressive youths.

Requirements
• High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
• Knowledge of basic computer skills, to include Microsoft Office, word processing and the Internet.
• Possess a high tolerance for working in an emotionally demanding/stressful work environment.
• Must be able to work nights and weekends.
• Ability to send and receive transmissions with two-way radio.
• Ability to stand/walk through the majority of the shift.
• Ability to exert (i.e., lifting, pushing, pulling) 20 to 50 lbs. of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) to move objects.
• Ability to exert (i.e., lifting, pushing, pulling) 10 to 25 lbs. of force frequently (from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to move objects.
• 21 years of age.
• A valid driver's license (Texas upon hire).
Additional Requirements
• All new employees are required to undergo and pass a physical examination administered by the Department Approved Contract Physician.
• At the time of the physical, applicants must present evidence of a tuberculosis (TB) skin test. In the event of a positive test, the applicant will be required to provide additional documentation.
• Upon receiving a conditional job offer, applicant will be tested for the presence of illegal drugs.
• Employees who hold this position are also subject to random and reasonable suspicion testing for alcohol and illegal drugs.
Note
• Certified copies of transcripts of educational credentials and/or college credits will be required during hiring process.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation; but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration.
Preferences
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Corrections, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, or Education.
• One (1) year of direct field related child-care (ages 10-17) work experience.
General Information
Job Location
• Department-Wide
• Will Be Discussed During Departmental Interview
HOURS:
• 40 Hours Per Week
• Includes Nights & Weekends