Job Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE SPECIALIST 1/2
Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice
Opening Date: Tue. 05/15/12
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 05/20/12 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Probational/Original/Promotion-All Classified
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Qualifications Benefits Supplemental Questions
No specialized experience or training.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
9 vacancies will be filled from this posting.
As part of a Career Progression Group, these vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Juvenile Justice Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 is $47,278.00. Please refer to the “Job Specifications” tab located at the top of the LA Careers “Current Job Opportunities” page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist 1 (pay grade level PS-105) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,250.00 Bi-weekly.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 (pay grade level PS-106) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,337.50 Bi-weekly.
This position is located at the Jetson Center for Youth. An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws are granted.
The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting. Before applying, applicant must meet the minimum qualification requirement.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be disqualified if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Office of Juvenile Justice
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 66458 Audubon Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.
NOTE: THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST TAKE AND PASS A DRUG SCREEN TEST PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide security of youth and assist in application of clinical treatment in accomplishing the overall goal of evaluation and/or treatment of individuals judicially remanded to the facility.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Close from the Juvenile Specialist 4 and other higher level official.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Office of Juvenile Justice
Differs from Juvenile Specialist 2 by performance of trainee duties for six months.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Trains in all protective service duties:
Receives on-the-job training in various areas of the unit by security and treatment personnel.
Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.
Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes youth, employees, and visitors).
Monitors youth movement and provide youth count as per facility policy.
Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.
Follows procedure for searching youth, living quarters, etc. to control contraband.
Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; must maintain a level of functioning which does not induce panic among youth or employees.
Institutes security measures when escorting youth inside and outside facility.
Responds to order to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.
Supervises those youth assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment. Assists in keeping records, etc. on all youth in his/her unit.
Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for youth (under the guidance of the medical staff).
Accompanies youth to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-site activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.
Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of youth in therapeutic activities.
Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations.
Maintains adequate records for each youth in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.
Creates proper atmosphere on a security treatment unit which includes maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for youth by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the youth care unit.
Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills (is subject to 24-hour call).
Performs any related duties as assigned.