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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Department of Corrections
Job Title: Senior Corrections Worker - ILT
Salary: $15.87 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:

Tuesday - Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.

Location of work:

881 S. Minnesota


Job Objectives:
Performs routine work involving the observation, security, supervision, and training of juvenile clients in a 24-hour correctional facility. Leads client programming activities within the facility or, as approved, outside the facility, with emphasis on security, behavior modification, control and modeling of prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.

Essential Job Functions:
• 35% - Activities Monitor - Supervises and monitors the programming activities of juvenile clients in detention or residential facilities; leads recreation, instructional or educational activities. Ensures maintenance of sufficient material inventories for activities. • 35% - Group Facilitation - May be assigned supervision, maintenance, and instruction roles in client programs. May instruct clients in the Independent Living Curriculum; keep records for GED class participation and the related tracking of participants. May develop and implement activities for clients covering such topics as life skills, cultural diversity, risk topics, etc. May provide recruitment, coordination, and training of volunteers. May escort clients to and from activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of residents. • 25% - Supervisor Extender - Assists in providing situational counseling for clients regarding their behavior to help them cope with program requirements; application of approved emergency intervention when appropriate; administers first aid and CPR. May provide backup for other staff as assigned. May initiate disciplinary action when clients violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; issues consequences and supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents and conducts hearings. May assume shift supervisory duties when other supervisors are absent (relief shift supervisor). Assists supervisors with routine duties and tasks to ensure facility is being operated in accordance with policies and procedures. 5% - Performs related work as required. Behavioral Indicators: • Consistently delivers accurate, clear, and concise messages orally and/or in writing to effectively inform stakeholders. • Communicates with and builds effective helping relationships with troubled clients. • Asks open-ended questions that encourage others to give their points-of-view and is approachable at all times. • Refrains from immediate judgment and criticism of others’ ideas delivers feedback in a way that demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings of others and waits for others to finish their intended message before responding. • Encourages response and exploration of ideas and issues. • Deals constructively with aggressiveness, hostility and other emotional attitudes; builds therapeutic rapport and adjusts styles to have best impact. • Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and maintenance of professional working relationships; builds effective professional casework relationships with resistive individuals. • Demonstrates and delivers quality customer service. • Demonstrates cultural competence with a strong commitment to diversity that contributes to a positive and respectful work environment; demonstrates strong emotional intelligence. • Demonstrates professional boundaries, demeanor and presence. • Provides timely, constructive feedback that is clear and direct. • Uses appropriate methods and flexible interpersonal style and coaching to develop others’ capabilities. • Provides instruction, both individually and in groups. • Suggests and asks for others’ ideas to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. • Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. • Manages multiple projects with competing priorities and timelines. • Remains steady or thrives under pressure, using it to fuel productivity and efficiency. • Maintains harmonious and effective working relationships with others; stays calm and maintains focus in turbulent, threatening, or emergency situations. • Stays focused on work tasks and productively uses time and energy when under stress. • Works independently and successfully meets objectives in a fast-paced environment. • Completes all assigned tasks on time and with minimal supervision. • Is punctual and present for work. • Fulfills all commitments made to clients, co-workers, and supervisor. • Informs supervisor when assigned tasks will not be completed in agreed upon time frame. 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. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination to perform semi-skilled repetitive movements such as keyboarding and the use of office equipment. Requires sufficient abilities in vision, hearing, balance, and sense of smell in order to complete tasks which involve perception, discernment, written, verbal, and listening skills. May demonstrate physical elements of recreational activities. 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. 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 visual acuity sufficient to safely complete tasks and operate a motor vehicle.

Job Standards:
Educational Requirements: Associate’s degree, or equivalent of 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Years of Experience: Two years of experience working with juvenile or adult offenders. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. License, certifications, etc… Facility staff shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age with a minimum of three (3) years age difference between the staff member and the oldest client who can be admitted to the facility. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or acquire them within initial probationary period. 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 required on personal vehicle. 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.

Testing/Screening Requested:

PC, General Office Equipment

Work Environment:
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a corrections setting. Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area, with exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc. May be exposed to verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of clients. 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. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

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.

Vacancy Number: 20004636

Open Date: 11/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 1/6/2018 11:59:59 PM