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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Intake & Assessment Worker
Salary: $14.40 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

10:30 PM – 7:00 AM / Tuesday - Saturday

Location of work:

700 S Hydraulic

Job Objectives:
Performs routine work carrying out the intake and assessment procedures for clients brought to the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center (JIAC) within the Division of Corrections (DOC) and monitors clients while in the facility.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Interviews clients utilizing motivational interviewing skills.
  • Completes intake portion of database when law enforcement presents clients for assessment; completes fingerprinting, mug shots, and as necessary, DNA. Enters accurate demographic information into the database. Creates and/or modifies records in database, demonstrates high quality writing and proofreading skills; ensures timely completion of records, and accurately files records.
  • Provides short-term crisis counseling to families to ensure the safe release of clients. Conducts family conferences to affect a safe and positive release with referrals to address issues identified during the assessment interview.
  • Provides inter-agency collaboration by sending required information to the District Attorney and social agencies; sets bonds and court dates for municipal charges, sets detention hearing dates, pulls adhoc information requests for agencies, creates/distributes daily reports. Relieves the shift supervisor of routine tasks and reporting of shift activity, when needed.
  • Assists in the training of team members and serves as a resource person for law enforcement to answer questions about JIAC processes.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Responsible use of county resources Contact with service providers, law enforcement, and the client’s family members.
  • Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent clients; assist in carrying the weight of a restrained client; and defend one’s self from attack.
  • Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.
  • Ability to endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of clients.
  • Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and operating basic office machines, such as a personal computer, fax, copy machine, two-way radio, etc.
  • Tasks involve visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
  • Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasional lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.
  • Requires the ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Requires ability to use first aid, CPR and physical restraint when necessary.
  • Dependable and timely attendance is required.
  • Ability to communicate with and build effective helping relationships with troubled adult and juvenile clients.
  • Ability to demonstrate and deliver quality customer service.
  • Ability to interpret related regulations, laws, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to make quick independent decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to meet critical success and performance standards.
  • Ability to modify behavior in the workplace and maintain professional boundaries, demeanor and presence.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports. a Ability to provide instruction, both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency.
  • Ability to read and enter information accurately into the computer.
  • Ability to receive certification in first aid, CPR and physical restraint training.

Job Standards:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age. Associates of art (AA) in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a closely related field or course work equal to two years of college (60+ earned credit hours).
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.
  • Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County).
  • Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment.
  • Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs.
  • Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.
  • Preferred: 1. Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field; or, 2. Two years’ experience working with clients and families
  • Transcript verifying education credits is required.
  • Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

Testing/Screening Requested:

PC, General Office Equipment, Two-Way Radio

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed primarily indoors in a corrections setting.
  • Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions.
  • Will have exposure to hostile people.
  • Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.
Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
Immediate family and family of the employee’s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.



Vacancy Number: 20002602

Open Date: 5/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 7/15/2017 11:59:59 PM