YOUTH CORRECTIONS OFFICER I
Adobe Mountain School
2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
JOB SUMMARY & DUTIES
Adobe Mountain School is a 24/7 facility. Shift assignment is determined by the needs of the agency and is not guaranteed or implied at any time during the selection process or employment tenure.
Resumes are reviewed in the order they are received. If qualified for this position, ALL communication will be done via e-mail. Please ensure you have a valid e-mail address on your resume.
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is seeking Youth Correction Officer Is for our secure care schools located in Northwest Phoenix to start our next academy. This position is responsible for maintaining security, discipline, and supervision, in a therapeutic role, on daily basis for youth adjudicated by the court system.
- Uses portable two-way radio to communicate with officers and staff
- Checks unit for safety hazards or security violations
- Searches for weapons and contraband
- Inspects clothing and possessions of visitors
- Answers inquiries from parents/guardians, other agencies and departmental staff
- Manages records, log books, evaluations and other forms
- Assists teachers with classroom management
- Maintains daily/weekly classroom attendance records
- Attends meetings and training
- Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Human behavior to include growth, development, needs and problems of youth
- Proper methods and circumstances requiring use of force
- Language as it pertains to youth care, custody, treatment and rehabilitation
- Standard housekeeping practices
- Verbal and written communications
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships
- Work both indoors and outdoors in varying Arizona weather conditions
- Learn and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, programs and activities established for the agency
- Learn and apply methods, techniques and correct practices of security procedures as they pertain to the state’s youth secure care facilities
- Maintain an understanding attitude toward juveniles in custody
- Participate in rehabilitation and/or treatment activities
- Provide assistance, guidance and direction to juveniles
- Provide positive pro-social role modeling
- Apply appropriate restraint techniques
- Respond to emergency situations and provide crisis intervention and first aid/basic life support
- Maintain a structured and secured environment
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTORS
Requires possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued driver’s license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
- Written basic knowledge exam (On-line)
- Mandatory Tour of Adobe Mountain School Facility
- Comprehensive background investigation
- Drug test
- Physical exam
- Predictive Index Survey (Survey not used as a selection factor)
Requires successful completion of a paid six week ADJC Pre-Service Training Academy and a two week paid on-the-job training course.
The preferred candidate will have one or more of the following: a high school diploma or GED; experience working with at-risk youth; military training experience; course work towards a degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social justice, counseling, mental health, social work or closely related field.
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.
- 13 paid vacation days per year - Medical, dental, life, disability insurance plans
- 12 sick leave days per year - Deferred compensation plan
- 10 paid holidays per year - 21 semester hours of college credit for academy
- 25 year retirement system completion
- Tuition Reimbursement
Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (C.O.R.P).
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Office at (602) 364-1023. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.