Juvenile Services Professional Boulder County, CO Boulder County, CO

Title Juvenile Services Professional
Date 18 July 2020
Company Boulder County, CO
City Boulder County, CO

Short Description :

2 years of college with coursework in social science or a closely related field Must be able to obtain Self Defense/Control Tactics Certification, CPR and First Aid Certifications within first year of hire and annually thereafter We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants ,…

Full Description :

Description Community Services of Boulder County is hiring a Juvenile Services professional. The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), a 24/7 facility, is the County's short-term detention and assessment center housing male and female detainees under the age of 18. This is a great opportunity to work directly with at-risk youth and to learn about the Juvenile Justice System in Boulder County including community partners such as law enforcement, probation, and the juvenile court system. The JAC embraces a strength-based and harm reduction practice to juvenile detention.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a progressive detention setting and have experience or studies in corrections, social work, residential treatment, child advocacy, education or with underserved populations. The ideal candidate is also someone who can work in a team-orientated, fast paced and trauma informed environment.
This position will have a varied schedule. This is an hourly position so no set hours are guaranteed to applicants. Weekly minimum time commitment of one 8 hour shift, with maximum time commitment up to five shifts a week depending on the needs of the facility and the availability of the applicant. This position is intended to offer shift coverage and support for full-time employees. Applicants must be available to work evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. Under FLSA guidelines this position is non-exempt (eligible for overtime).
Hiring Salary Range: $17.42 Hourly Examples of Duties
  • Attend court
  • Conduct assessments of youth and families
  • Ensuring facility security and crisis management
  • Running structured programming for youth
  • Conduct secure transports
  • Performing other related duties as required by the facility
Required Qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.
EDUCATION:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:
  • At least one year of professional experience, either paid or volunteer, working directly with youth
Additional related education may count toward experience
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND AND FINGERPRINTING:
  • Applicants must pass a criminal background check as well as fingerprinting

DRIVER'S LICENSE:
  • Applicants must have a valid driver's license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to obtain Self Defense/Control Tactics Certification, CPR and First Aid Certifications within first year of hire and annually thereafter
Training will be provided and paid for by the County Supplemental Information

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • At least 2 years of college with coursework in social science or a closely related field

Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Along with offering competitive pay and a caring work environment, Boulder County offers hourly employees the following benefits:

  • peace of mind for the future with PERA pension, PERA 401k, and Social Security retirement plans;
  • ways to get around town with discounts on the RTD Eco Pass;
  • the opportunity to take charge of your well-being through a nationally-recognized wellness program.

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