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Juvenile Institutions Officer EXH

Company: Government Jobs
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionNOTE: If you applied to this position on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 before 4:59 PM PST your application is still under consideration for the position and you do not need to re-apply.The Probation Department is accepting applications to fill vacancies for the Juvenile Institutions Officer, Extra Help position. Extra Help staff are only used for on-call positions. Hours worked per year are limited to 1,040 for the year and 28 hours per week. Hours are NOT guaranteed.Please read all materials on job posting before applying for this position.THE POSITION:Under direction, supervises, controls, guides, routinely counsels and motivates a group of youth in detention and/or treatment facilities; performs related duties as required.The ideal candidate will possess:Excellent command presenceStrong written and oral communicationGood moral characterCredibilityIntegrityNote: Medical marijuana possession/use, if legally prescribed, is not illegal under the laws of the State of California; however, marijuana use and/or possession, even if legally prescribed in California, is still unlawful under Federal law. Therefore, the County of Santa Barbara Probation Department does not distinguish between medical marijuana possession/use and illegal marijuana possession/use, both are viewed as unlawful. Examples of DutiesOrients, observes, supervises, controls, motivates, counsels, and maintains headcount of youth in a detention and/or treatment facility; enforces disciplinary rules and policies of the institution/facility; delivers medication as prescribed; participates in individual, group, or crisis counseling and facilitates the application of programs and compliance with case plans. Plans, organizes, and coordinates work project details, recreation, and leisure activities for youth detainees; ensures youth complete activities within allotted timeframes. Observes and writes reports on the attitude, behavior, and adjustment of youth; recommends intervals at which suicidal youth should be observed; and enters pertinent narrative and statistical information into computer programs. Monitors youth during showers in order to ensure hygiene and security; supervises youth in performing laundry duties, and other work details. Physically restrains and/or redirects assaultive youth; secures and transports detained youth. Occasionally assists in the routine preparation and serving/distribution of meals. Employment StandardsCompletion of 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of college coursework, including 14 quarter or 9 semester units in sociology, psychology, criminology, or a related field that would provide the required knowledge and abilities; or,Two years of a combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to that listed above that would provide the required knowledge and abilities. (An example of equivalent experience would be working with juvenile/youth offenders, as a counselor in a group home. Law enforcement experience or working in the adult prison system is NOT considered experience for this position.)AdditionalRequirements:Juvenile Institutions Officer, Extra Help applicants should reside within 1 hour and 30 minutes driving time of the nearest facility to ensure a reasonable response. Applicants who live outside the suggested area may not be selected to advance to the next step of the selection process.Must meet minimum peace officer standards as specified in Government Code Sections 1029 and 1031 including, but not limited to: not currently on probation for a misdemeanor; no prior felony convictions (unless fully pardoned); good moral character as determined through a background check (this includes a polygraph examination); and no physical, mental, or emotional condition which might adversely affect the exercise of the powers of a peace officer.Unless previously completed, within one year of hire, must have successfully completed Core training and an introductory law enforcement procedures program (PC 832), certified by the California Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.Appointees must be at least 21 years of age.Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. Driver's license must be kept valid throughout the term of employment. Incumbents must be able to travel independently.All appointees must successfully complete 40 hours of intense, on-the-job training, which focuses on facility security and operations, psychological principles and techniques applicable to the care and rehabilitation of youth offenders, and the growth, development, needs, and issues of the youth.Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.Additional Information:Bilingual Spanish skills are desirable. The ability to read, write, and converse fluently in both English and Spanish is desirable for some positions. Hiring departments will test you on your fluency.Knowledge of:Standard English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage; college-level report writing; standard computer applications used in an office; basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and percentages.Ability to:Read and comprehend material at college level; learn and apply psychological principles and techniques applicable to the care and rehabilitation of justice involved youth; learn about the growth, development, needs, and issues of youth; gain the confidence and respect of youth; supervise youth; perceive, evaluate, and de-escalate or resolve tense group situations; make rational decisions; observe, recall, and document behavior; note behavior patterns and behavior changes for signs of potential problems; read, understand, and apply laws, regulations, and procedures; enforce rules while maintaining flexibility; counsel and motivate individuals and groups and provide support and control as needed; work with youth in an assertive, calm manner; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work well under pressure; work in a structured, regimented work environment; meet deadlines; maintain professional ethics; learn and follow County and departmental policies, goals, and objectives; drive safely and legally; work harmoniously with others; maintain confidentiality and impartiality; maintain professional demeanor even when dealing with hostile or abusive individuals; use a computer keyboard.AdditionalQualifications:Complete core training required by Standards in Training for Corrections (STC) which includes, but is not limited to law enforcement procedures.Possession of First Aid and CPR certificatesPossession of 832 PC and BSCC Core CertificatesIncumbents must work in a structured, regimented work environment that includes working shifts, weekends, and holidays. Incumbents must enforce rules while maintaining flexibility, and adhere to professional ethics in working with youth; wear required uniform; stand for extended periods of time; work outdoors in a varying climate; required to perform First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.Supplemental InformationSELECTION PROCESS:Application and Supplemental Question Review Review application and supplemental questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications.Personal History Questionnaire Review (PHQ) - Candidates that meet employment standards may be notified by email with instructions for obtaining and completing the PHQ. Personal History Statement Packet (PHS) - Candidates that pass the PHQ may be notified by email with instructions for obtaining and completing the PHS.BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION includes an interview and a thorough check of police records, personal, military, and employment histories, and inquiry of persons who know you and can evaluate whether you: respect the law and rights of others; are dependable and responsible; have demonstrated mature judgment in areas such as the use of drugs and intoxicants; are honest; and are a safe driver.POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION measures the accuracy of information given during the background investigation process and is part of the background investigation.After the conditional offer of employment has been accepted, appointee must successfully complete the following:PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATION given by a licensed psychologist. You will be evaluated on the psychological factors related to successful performance to determine if you are presently suited for the difficult and stressful job of Juvenile Institutions Officer.MEDICAL EXAMINATION:Appointee is subject to a medical examination.Submit written documentation of his/her LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK in the United States. Recruiters will correspond with applicants via the e-mail address listed on their application during each step in the recruitment process. Applicants are reminded to check spam filters continuously during the Recruitment Process listed above to ensure they do not miss required deadlines.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe County of Santa Barbara is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) who believes a diverse workforce is vital to upholding its mission. Recruiting efforts are designed to find, hire and retain top talent of various background and, experiences. We believe a diverse workgroup promotes productivity and cultural acceptance where differences are embraced and encouraged.APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE DEADLINE:Continuous, open until filled; postmarks not accepted. Applications and job bulletins can be obtained 24 hours a day at . In Santa Barbara, applications and job bulletins may be obtained at the Human Resources Department, 1226 Anacapa Street from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Lompoc, and job bulletins are available for pick-up only at the Fourth District Supervisor's Office, 401 E. Cypress Ave. In Santa Maria, applications and job bulletins can be obtained on-line only at the Workforce Resource Center Located at 1410 S. Broadway, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Ashley Cabral, Probation RecruiterJob DetailsSalary$17.12 - $20.91 HourlyLocation County of Santa Barbara - All locations, CACounty of Santa Barbara - All locations, CAJob TypeExtra HelpDepartmentProbationJob Number21-8257-01 EXHClosing date and timeContinuousAgency infoAgencyCounty of Santa BarbaraWebsiteAddress 1226 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, California, 93101SDL2017

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