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ProfileJuvenile Residential Officer III Duties : Functions as a lead Juvenile Residential Officer in providing direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour residential facility and assists in the development and evaluation of residential programs. Provides direct day-to-day supervision to youths in a 24-hour residential facility in a manner that ensures the health, safety and welfare of each youth. Functions as a lead juvenile residential officer and assumes divisional responsibility in the absence of the shift supervisor. Provides individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives. Provides critical and sound judgement and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, conducts crisis intervention counseling and notifies the supervisor of concerns. Disciplines youths by enforcing the rules of the facility, documents behavior and other specific information and forwards to appropriate personnel. Trains and evaluates staff and maintains time and attendance records in the absence of a shift supervisor. Transports youths to and from appointments. Serves as back-up to staff and assumes all duties as necessary, i.e., administering medications, transporting youths to appointments, processing intake assessments or discharges, and disciplining youths. Must be physically able to perform handling with care techniques, including takedowns, chasing and restraining youth as outlined in the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) requirement. Conducts inspections, rounds and drills, which include room checks and physical searches of youths. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
Qualification : Must have an Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Criminology, Corrections, Counseling, Law, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Cultural Anthropology, Business Management, Public Administration, or in a job related field of study. Must have 2+ years of work related experience. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public is required. Must have current Red Cross First AidCPR certification or obtain within 90 days of hire. Must maintain 40 hours of training yearly. Must be certified as required by applicable standards of the facilitydepartment assigned. Must possess a valid Texas driver?s license, with a good driving record. Must pass an extensive background investigation.
Requisition ID: IRC85692
Dallas County Juvenile Department Letot Center
15505 Denton Drive
Dallas, TX 75229