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Date Last Verified
ProfileJuvenile Detention Officer II The candidate will be responsible for the supervision of juveniles certified as adults and pending trial who will be housed in the Juvenile Detention Facilities pursuant to further orders of the court or in some instances a certified juvenile may be transferred to an Adult Detention facility by order of the court. Provides direct day-to-day supervision to juveniles in a 24-hour detention/jail facility in manner that ensures the health, safety and welfare of each youth. Provides intervention techniques to all juveniles to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives. Provides critical sound judgment and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, conducts crisis intervention, and notifies the supervisor of concerns. Disciplines juveniles by enforcing the rules of the facility/jail, monitors behavior and other specific information and forwards to appropriate personnel. Accurately documents juveniles' behavior and activities in observation logs and incident reports. Enters data into AIS–adult system as well as coordinating hearings in the adult court, communicates with clerks of the courts, and possibly District Attorney and Public Defenders. May transports juveniles to and from appointments. Conducts routine inspections, rounds and drills, which include room checks and pat down searches of juveniles. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have education and experience equivalent to an Associate's 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 1 year of work related experience. Should have ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public. Must be certified as a JSO within 180 days of hire date. Should have current Red Cross First Aid/CPR certification or obtain within 90 days of hire. Must maintain 40 hours of training yearly. Proficiency in using word processing, spreadsheet and database software is required. Must be certified as required by applicable standards of the facility/department assigned. Should have a valid Texas driver's license, with a good driving record. Bilingual skills are preferred.
Requisition ID: IRC86145
Dallas County Juvenile Detention Department
2600 Lone Star Dr.
Dallas, TX 75212