JUVENILE INSTITUTION OFFICER I

County of Contra Costa, California - Martinez, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


Assist in maintaining security and safety for all staff and minors. This may include the use of verbal commands and/or physical force, mechanical or chemical restraints on out-of-control youth offenders
Conduct searches of persons, packages, and premises for contraband and/or security concerns
Accurately account for youthful offenders in assigned areas of responsibility, both on and off grounds
Operate a motor vehicle as necessary; may transport youth offender to or from airports, BART stations, hospitals, court placements, other facilities or community service projects
Conduct inspections for health and safety hazards and ensure cleanliness
Prepare clear and accurate incident reports in an expeditious manner
Report and properly document any suspected child abuse incidents in compliance with legal mandates
General and crisis counseling of juveniles, offering advice and guidance
Communicate with other facility staff regarding observations, and conclusions resulting from group interaction and individual offender behavior
Oversee the supervision of youthful offender's mealtime, personal care, recreation, and other general activities
Use a computer to access information, input data, prepare reports, correspondences, complete forms, or maintain records/statistics
Participate in in-service training sessions
Administer CPR or First Aid as necessary
Make visual checks of minors for health and security purposes
Oversee work programs (i.e., routine cleaning and maintenance). Perform and/or instruct minor in maintenance and housekeeping, to include laundry, kitchen assistance, landscape maintenance, community service and animal care
Perform such other duties as the Court/Department may require
Minimum Qualifications
License Required: Candidates must possess and maintain throughout the duration of employment a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's License. Out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included at least 12 semester units or 18 quarter units in behavioral science fields such as criminology, corrections, social work, psychology or sociology.

Substitution for Behavioral Science Course Work: One year of full-time (or equivalent to 2080 hours) of experience working in a secure detention facility, Juvenile Camp and/or Ranch Program may be substituted for 6 semester units or 9 quarter units towards the behavioral science course work requirement.

Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.

Age Requirement: At least 21 years of age.

Physical Requirement: Ability to meet such health standards as may be prescribed by the County Medical Consultant. This will include a physical agility test as specified in California Government Code section 1031.

Background: 1) Successful completion of a thorough background investigation and psychological evaluation, as specified in Section 1031 of the California Government Code; and 2) shall not have been convicted of a felony as an adult or juvenile in this or any other state or in a federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction which would have been a felony if committed in this state.

All documents, including transcripts must be scanned and attached to your on-line application. Applicants who have attended a foreign or non-U.S. accredited university or college must provide proof of education evaluation completed by an educational evaluation service affiliated with the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) with transcripts.