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Juvenile justice specialist 4

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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE SPECIALIST 4
Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice
Opening Date: Thu. 05/22/14
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 05/27/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $20.39 - $64.55 hourly
$3,534.87 - $11,188.67 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Promotion
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of treatment experience in a residential, correctional, mental health, or group home setting with responsibility for at least one of the following: rehabilitation of delinquent youth, clinical care, custody, security.
OR
Three years of experience in Probation and Parole.
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.
Supplemental Information:
These positions are located at Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe, LA and may be used to fill position numbers 152311;141727;174201
This promotional opportunity is only available to permanent employees of the Office of Juvenile Justice.
This job has a Special Entrance Rate (SER) of $1,631.48 Biweekly.
An applicant who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or 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.
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.
If you are unable to apply online, you may mail your Civil Service application to the following address:
Department of Public Safety
Attn: Human Resources/Soncere Antoine
P.O. Box 66614
Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
Fax
Email:Sonceree.
NOTE: When submitting a paper application, it is imperative that you use the latest revised Civil Service application, which is available on the Department of Civil Service's website. Older versions of the Civil Service application/SF10 will not be accepted and will be returned to you.You may download a Civil Service Application here. All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned.
Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered and submitted with the application.
All applications must be received OR postmarked by the closing date of this announcement. Applications received or postmarked after the closing date of this announcement will be returned.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience.An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
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 knowat that timeif you will need special accommodations.
NOTE: THE SELECTED CANDIDATE MUST TAKE AND PASS A DRUG SCREEN AND BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To ensure that security and therapeutic intervention is accomplished in accordance with the overall goal of evaluating and/or treating youth judicially remanded to the facility.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Supervisor.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from the Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 or other higher level official.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Direct over the Juvenile Justice Specialist 1, 2 & 3.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Office of Juvenile Justice.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from the Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 in that supervisory functions are exercised.
Differs from Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 in that the scope of the supervisory function is limited to a particular unit.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Supervises and directs staff in the provision of a secure environment.
Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.
Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on facility grounds (this includes youth, employees and visitors).
Monitors youth movement and provides 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 and avoid litigation.
Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; maintains 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.
Keeps youth 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-the-facility 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 or, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.
Maintains a safe and sanitary environment for youth by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the unit.
Completes performance planning evaluations and identifies educational programs which will enhance the subordinates'' job abilities.
Provides on-the-job training or assigns individuals to appropriate educational programs as needed.
Documents employee problems and refers to Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 for action.
Assesses and completes security assessment forms on youth; utilizes this means to direct subordinates and other staff members in regard to security considerations for individual youth.
Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills.
Incumbents are subject to twenty-four hour call.
Consults on a regular basis with Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 regarding problems on his/her assigned area and for direction in solving problems.
Performs any related duties as assigned.

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