Juvenile Supervision Officer - FEMALE ONLY - Juvenile Detention

  • DENTON COUNTY, TX
  • 401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Probation Public Safety
  • Salary: $38,752.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Description

THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

The Juvenile Supervision Officer performs professional correction work providing direct supervision of juveniles placed in detention or programs by the courts. Work involves supervising juveniles to ensure their safety and welfare, shift coverage, and transporting juveniles between detention facilities, medical institutions, schools, and other locations. Duties assigned to employees in the job title vary according to division assignments and/or allocation of workload.

Examples of Duties

Provides direct supervision of detained or referred youth.
Maintains individual case files, recording all contacts; amends files to reflect changes as appropriate.
Utilizes computerized data entry equipment and various word processing and/or file maintenance programs to enter, store, and/or retrieve information.
Confers with counselors or other professionals connected to agencies providing human services to probationers, and maintains knowledge of juveniles needs, status, and progress.
Ensures that juveniles are properly searched, and that juveniles are allowed calls to relatives and/or attorneys.
Contacts juvenile's family.
Advises juveniles of rules and regulations.
Observes juvenile's demeanor to determine mental state and possible need for treatment and observation.
Maintains readiness to assist juveniles and/or family members on a 24-hour, call-in basis.
Admits and processes juveniles into the Juvenile Detention Center.
Transports juveniles to and from state hospitals or other medical facilities, etc., as necessary.
Summarizes information and completes standard reports, selecting data from direct observation and other sources.
Supervises the daily activities of juveniles in residence; ensures juveniles follow all established policies and procedures, taking disciplinary action as necessary.
Trains employees in both technique and proper actions to be taken in a variety of situations pertaining to juvenile detention.
Escorts juveniles to court; ensures safe and secure transportation of all juveniles; adheres to all established policies and procedures.
Regular and punctual attendance is required.
Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED required for this position.
Officer must meet the requirements in Title 37, Chapters 343 & 344 of the Texas Administrative Code including but not limited to being of good moral character and at least 21 years of age.
Possession of a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a State of Texas driver's license within 90 days.
Must be able to pass a State Criminal History background check.

Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.

This position is for FEMALE applicants ONLY.


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Job Address

401 W. Hickory, Denton, Texas 76201 United States View Map