- Provides day-to-day direct supervision to youths in a 24-hour detention facility in a manner that ensures the health, safety and welfare of each youth is in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and all applicable standards.
- Provides individual and group counseling to all youths to promote and increase personal awareness of responsibilities and alternatives.
- Makes critical and sound judgments and decisions during crisis or potentially dangerous situations, only in the absence of the supervisor; informs supervisor of problems or situations encountered and actions taken; and documents actions.
- Disciplines youths by enforcing the rules of the facility, documents behavior and other specific information and forwards to appropriate personnel.
- 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 includes room checks and physical searches of youths.
Graduation from an accredited high school/GED program. Three (3) years of work related experience or forty-five (45) hours from an accredited college or university in a job related field of study or a combination of the two.
An extensive pre-employment background investigation will be conducted on all applicants who have been offered a position with Dallas County. See full job requirements at www.dallascounty.org