Performs relief supervisory and routine work involving the observation, security and training of juvenile or adult clients in a 24-hour correctional facility within the Division of Corrections.
Essential Job Functions:
45% - Performance Management - Assists in the supervision of corrections staff on an assigned shift; assigns work to subordinates; trains in proper methods; may approve sick and vacation requests; tracks staff performance; assists in evaluation of staff. Assists supervisor in scheduling of staff to ensure appropriate staff to client ratio is met; prepares and conducts staff training sessions. Monitors staff and client 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. Assists supervisor with facility operations and serves as relief shift supervisor when shift supervisor is absent.
30% - Quality Assurance - Supervises and monitors the care and security of juvenile and adult clients in detention or residential facilities; leads recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of clients, property and areas in facilities. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities within the facility and its clients. May complete audits and quality assurance checks of subordinates’ work. Ensures expectations for medication handling, distribution, and over the counter standing orders are met. Must be able to set up, monitor and dispense medications; requires detailed medication management and documentation.
20% -Shift Management - Reviews and completes Behavioral Reports or Disciplinary Incident Reports; investigates incident, determines consequences, counsels and documents results. May conduct internal investigations as assigned. May serve as an internal expert on facility policies and procedures. Inspects the facility and grounds at shift change to ensure area is secure, doors are locked, areas are clean, reports any problems to shift supervisor. May perform minor maintenance or housekeeping activities and make a report. May complete inventory checklists or other similar work. Answers phone, directs calls, takes messages, and provides referrals to the general public regarding questions about services. Conducts fire and tornado drills as scheduled; assists in ensuring the safety of clients.
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.
Analytical Thinking: Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipates unexpected results.
Integrity: Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with governmental standards. Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner, maintaining an inclusive work environment.
Stress Management/Tolerance: Maintains effective performance under pressure; handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.
Reliability: Demonstrate a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.
Educational Requirements: Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field, or equivalent college credit hours of 62 or more. Transcript verifying education credits is required
Years of Experience: Two years of experience working with juvenile or adult clients. 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 the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. 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. 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.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, psychology, scoiology, or related field
Years of Experience: Two years of experience working with clients and families and some supervisory experience
Physical Requirements of Position:
- Requires sufficient strength and coordination in the ability to apprehend and restrain violent clients; carry the weight of restrained clients; and defend one’s self from attack.
- Requires ability to use first aid, CPR, and physical restraint when necessary.
- Requires bending, color identification, gripping hands and fingers, hearing voice conversations, keyboarding, occasionally lifting/carrying light to moderately heavy objects, operating passenger vehicle, pulling, pushing, reaching, running, rapid stair climbing, sitting, standing and walking for long periods.
PC, general office equipment, two-way radio
Usual working days/hours: 2nd shift; various hours/days to include holidays and weekends; some overtime may be required
Location of work: 700 S Hydraulic
Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a corrections setting. Management may change the facility assignment as needed to respond to changing conditions.
Must be available to work varied days and shifts, including weekends and holidays. May be called upon to work mandatory overtime in addition to regularly scheduled shift.
Work may be conducted in a noisy, crowded area with possible exposure to chemicals, solvents, grease, oils, inks, illnesses, diseases, blood borne pathogens, allergens, etc.
Exposure to verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of clients and their families.
*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*
*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*
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