*JUVENILE DETENTION TEAM
Pay Range GC 19
This classification provides direct
supervision to staff assigned to work on a particular shift in the 24 hours x 7
days a week operation of the Juvenile Detention/Shelter facility. Position is
responsible for overseeing staff development of their assigned team members and
is responsible for scheduling coverage of the shift, employee development,
preparing written performance evaluations and meeting with employees and
Detention/Shelter Manager to discuss evaluations and for making critical
decisions as situations arise on each shift.
(Duties assigned to this
classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one
position may not perform all listed tasks.)
1. Supervise daily work
and activities of staff, detainees and youth in shelter; provide coaching
and feedback to staff as needed; plan coordinate and schedule work of
assigned staff, including authorization of leave requests. Coordinate
training for assigned staff with training coordinator; work with employees
to address professional development.
2. Distribute and balance
workload among staff in accordance with established workload; assures timely
accomplishment and completion of assigned work; participate in staff
selection; conduct performance evaluations and devise work improvement plans
in conjunction with Detention/Shelter Manager.
independent decision-making for facility admittance and intake decisions,
and during emergency situations in accordance with Oregon Revised Statutes,
established County and Departmental policies and procedures.
with, responds to, and assists Department Probation Officers and Intake
Counselors, Detention Counselors, Department staff, parents and guardians,
community partners (DHS caseworkers, Law Enforcement agencies, Douglas
County jail staff, medical professionals, mental health and substance abuse
therapists) involved with individual youth.
information and technical assistance, as needed, including responding to
difficult problems and questions raised by the public, youth, and staff;
assists staff with crisis interventions. Review incident reports and
debrief with staff and youth, when applicable.
6. Evaluate operations and
activities of assigned responsibility; meet with management staff for
purpose of program planning, conduct regular meetings of staff to consider
and resolve operation and functional issues and ongoing communication
processes; maintain safe and secure working environment for youth; recommend
improvements and modifications of facility policies and practices to the
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Thorough knowledge of social service theory, practices and procedures to be able
to identify the problem, decide an appropriate action, and provide indicated
services; thorough knowledge of juvenile behavioral problems and methods of
treatment such as substance abuse, anger management, physical/emotional/sexual
abuse; extensive knowledge of laws relating to juveniles; thorough knowledge of
sound case management principles, practices and procedures, treatment
intervention, management and support strategies; reasonable knowledge of
community resources, functions and procedures of other social service agencies
and service providers.
Writing clear and concise correspondence, records, treatment notes, reports and
statistical data; meticulous interviewing, counseling and listening techniques
and principles; family and group dynamics; dealing with aggressive or
emotionally disturbed juveniles.
Communicate effectively both in written and oral form; relate to juvenile
clients; participate in assessment and program meetings; work independently and
manage time efficiently; remain calm and use good judgment during
confrontational or high pressure situations; make decisions independently in
accordance with established policies and procedures and use initiative and
judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem
identification and resolution techniques; teach socialization and living skills
to individuals with various learning levels; train support staff; transport
juveniles; plan and supervise program activities; establish and maintain
records, reports and statistical data; courteously meet and deal effectively and
consult with employees, juveniles and their families, schools, law enforcement
officials, courts, physicians, service agencies, community and the public.
and training: Bachelor's degree in social services, psychology or a
related field and two years experience in the care and treatment of youth OR
satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At
the time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon driver's license.
Experience in residential care or related experience; experience in counseling
or casework; training or experience in specific treatment issues.
CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
Work is performed primarily
under the general direction of the Juvenile Detention/Shelter Manager. The
employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to
projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to
employee discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time
efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and
decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.
Work is performed within
departmental policies and procedures, state and county statutes, rules,
regulations and ordinances; accepted social work principles and practices.
Incumbent exercises independent judgment when applying guidelines that are
specific and well defined. Deviations from guidelines are discussed with
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK
Regular and consistent
attendance is required. Work is performed in a secure custody and residential
setting that requires participating in work and recreational activities with the
clients; must be able to apprehend and restrain hostile youth when necessary.
Physical demands may require bending, gripping with fingers and hands, hearing
voice conversation, alarms and buzzers, keyboarding, lifting up to 60 pounds,
pulling, pushing, reaching, running and walking. A reasonable amount of driving
may be required.