Group Supervisor I - Temporary

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Nevada City, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Temporary Human and Social Services

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics The Probation Department is hiring for Group Supervisor positions at the Nevada County Juvenile Hall (Youth Center).  This role provides an exciting opportunity to work with one of the top probation departments in the state.  The Nevada County Probation Department's Youth Center provides proven evidenced based prevention and detention programming for youth in the community.  Group Supervisors works closely with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Superior Court, treatment providers,  law enforcement and justice partners inside and outside of the County.  Numerous Probation employees have earned awards at the state level for their hard work and dedication to the field of probation.  Much of this is due to the focus on hiring quality individuals combined with an emphasis on professional training.  The Group Supervisor is the entry level position within the Probation Department.  Group Supervisors are in charge of the health and welfare of youth under their care.  Group Supervisors oversee youth programming for meals, school, physical activities and group movements.  The ideal Group Supervisor possesses skills such as organized, fair, firm, communicative, good writing skills and a good listener. 

Under general supervision, provides for the custody, care, welfare, and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees at the Juvenile Hall and Assessment Center; and performs related work as required.
Group Supervisor I:
This is the entry level in the class series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform duties of increasing complexity. This class is flexibly staffed with Group Supervisor II, and incumbents normally advance to the higher level after gaining sufficient experience and demonstrating proficiency to meet the requirements of Group Supervisor II.
Group Supervisor II:
This is the journey level in the class series. Incumbents are fully qualified to independently perform the full range of duties and exercise considerable independent judgement in providing supervision, care and counseling to juvenile detainees. The Group Supervisor II is distinguished from the Senior Group Supervisor by the latter's full supervisory responsibilities and delegated authority for Group Supervisor activities on an assigned shift.   

Examples of Duties Essential:
  • Plans, organizes and supervises work, study, and recreation activities for a group of delinquent or emotionally disturbed juvenile detainees
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions, including the preparation of case assessment and rehabilitation plans
  • Maintains visual surveillance and employs prescribed security measures; performs facility inspections and searches for contraband and security breeches
  • Interviews and classifies detainees in conformance with legal, physical and behavioral criteria
  • Admits and releases detainees upon proper authority; searches, secures and transports detainees to court, medical appointments or other locations
  • Dispenses or administers medications in accor­dance with prescribed standards
  • May prepare group meals, distribute supplies, clothing and bed­ding
  • Physically restrains and applies mechanical or other restraint means as needed to emotionally disturbed, or combative detainees
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to the care and custody of detainees
  • Participates in staff meetings and works with other staff to resolve detainee custody and care issues

Knowledge and Skills Required Knowledge of:
  • Principles, practices and techniques of individual and group counseling, and the development needs and problems of youth
  • Principles and practices of planning and supervising work, study and recreational activities for juveniles
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards governing the custody, supervision and rehabilitation of juveniles
  • Safety and safe working practices for the operation of a juvenile detention facility
Skill in:
  • Planning and supervising work, study and recreational activities for juveniles
  • Maintaining records and preparing clear and concise reports and correspondence pertai­ning to the detainees
  • Effectively interacting with individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, behavioral and environmental settings
  • Exercising sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines concerning the care and custody of juveniles
  • Effectively assessing and responding to juvenile emotional or behavioral issues and problems
  • Anticipating and preventing acts of violence toward persons or property
  • Using computer technology and applications in the performance of daily activities


Level I:
Equivalent to 30 college credits from an accredited college or university with course work in one of the behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or related field.  
Level II (in addition to the above):
Equivalent to one year of experience equivalent to a Group Supervisor I for Nevada County in the institutional custody and care of individuals.

Licenses and Certificates:
Possession of a valid California driver's license within 30 days of hire.
Possession of CPR and First Aid Certificates within 90 days of hire.
Compliance with all relevant pre- and post-employment training requirements of Penal Code sections 830 through 832 and section 6035, including: Group Supervisor I - firearms and arrest and seizure certification, and State Board of Corrections mandated core training, within 12 months of employ­ment; Group Supervisor II -firearms and arrest and seizure certification, and State Board of Corrections mandated core training, prior to employment.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a detention facility environment; strength and agility to physically restrain juvenile detainees; vision to read handwritten and printed material and a computer screen and to conduct searches; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone; smell to detect the presence of alcohol or illegal drugs; ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds such as files, books or boxes of paper for distances up to 75 feet.
Exposure to all types of weather conditions and some exposure to a variety of communica­ble diseases.
Occasionally must be on 24-hour call and respond to emergencies.
Some accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.
Other Requirements:
Must submit to and pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a background investigation.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.  Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent.  Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

 Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Nevada City, California United States View Map