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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: On Call, As Needed Juvenile Intake Officer
Salary: $14.95 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:                  As-Needed, On-Call Juvenile Intake & Assessment Officer


Department:             Community Corrections                  Division:       Intake

Reports To: Director or their designee

Pay Grade:               B                                                         Status:           As Needed

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt


POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to conduct an intake and assessment on children-in-need-of-care (CINC) or juvenile offenders (JOs) taken into custody by law enforcement, and for coordinating emergency placements such as relative placements, foster care, emergency shelter, attendant care or detention placements on evenings, weekends and holidays.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist law enforcement officers in the screening, assessment, placement, and release of children-in-need-of-care and juvenile offenders taken into custody by law enforcement from 5:00pm to 8:00am Monday through Friday, including 24 hours a day on weekends and County holidays.


  • Appropriately assess potential placements, taking into consideration the least restrictive placement, the safety of the child/youth, the safety of the community and available community resources.


  • Administer and score the Kansas Detention Risk Assessment Instrument (KDAI) to determine the eligibility for detention placements


  • Assess child/youth’s impairment whether that be temporary (under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol) or not temporary in nature (cognitive functioning)


  • Administer and score the MAYSI-II and MAYSI-II Secondary Screening Instruments used to identify the risk and needs of the youth


  • Conditionally release a child-in-need-of-care or a juvenile offender who is subject to requirements or conditions imposed on the youth and/or family members to be completed prior to Court action.


  • Provide crisis intervention services and serve as a resource broker.


  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Kansas Juvenile Justice Code, Kansas Child-in-Need of-Care-Code and Riley County Community Corrections policies and procedures.



Position Requirements:

Education: This position requires a High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED equivalent), at a minimum, and two (2) years of college coursework in human services or other related field is preferred.

License(s)/Certificate(s): Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older, possess a valid driver’s license, be qualified for access to any KS Criminal Justice Information System (KCJIS) and not be registered on the Kansas adult or child abuse registry.  A name-based criminal record check must be completed prior to initial employment; annually for the duration of employment; and whenever there is reasonable belief that an employee’s criminal history has changed. A fingerprint-based records check is to be completed within the first 30 days of employment.

Experience: One (1) year of experience working with juveniles and families is preferred. It requires knowledge of the juvenile justice system, effective oral and writing skills, and counseling skills when appropriate.

Skills: Ability to work with diverse populations in difficult situations. Ability to handle pressure-filled situations. Ability to multi-task and possess high attention to detail.

Supervisory Control: The Director or their designee sets the overall policies, procedures, objectives and resources available. The Director or their designee develops deadlines and work assignments. The employee acts independently in the general aspect of screenings and placements and consults/refers to the Director or their designee when appropriate.

Guidelines: This position requires knowledge of RCCC Policies and Procedures, applicable KDOC JIAS Standards, the CINC Code and the Kansas Juvenile Justice Code. Due to the nature of the job, independent decision making is imperative.  Depending on the level of knowledge required, continuous input and approval from the Director or their designee may be required.

Complexity: All contacts with cincs and juvenile offenders are potentially difficult and/or dangerous, with some of the youth having the propensity for violence.  The Juvenile Intake Officer must be able to make quick judgments that are reasonable, yet not rash.

Scope and Effect of Work: If proper intervention is not provided to a CINC or a juvenile offender, then the youth’s involvement in the CINC or juvenile justice system may be higher. The goal is to intervene as early as possible in order to keep the youth on a positive path to reach success.

Personal Contacts: Intake cincs or juvenile offenders, law enforcement family members, legal representative, treatment or mental health professionals, the Department of Children & Family, court officials, other members of Community Corrections, Court Services personnel, neighbors, school officials, and other service providers of the cinc or juvenile offender

Purpose of Contacts: The purpose of these contacts is to obtain knowledge and information, in order to make referrals for community resources and placement referrals of the cinc or juvenile offender.  Contact with family members is to ensure that the cinc or juvenile offender follows established household rules upon release.




Physical Demands/Effort: *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is mainly required to sit, however when working with younger children you will be required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and/ or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift children weighing up to 30 pounds. The JIAO must have the ability to use ones senses to perceive the detailed cues of body language, speech and reactions.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Most contacts occur at the Riley County Police Department, the Clay Center Police Department or the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The primary work location for this position will be the Riley County Law Enforcement Center, Clay Co Sheriff/Police Department, and Kansas State University Policy Department. Considerable fieldwork will be required, mostly within a radius of 50 miles. A county vehicle will ordinarily be provided, however, the position holder must have access to a personal vehicle for use when a county car is not available and will be reimbursed mileage at the state rate.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is an as-needed, on-call position. Due to the responsibilities associated with this position, the position holder will be required to carry an agency- issued cell phone from 5:00pm to 8:00am, Monday through Friday, including 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. The position requires an immediate response to all calls and reporting in-person within thirty minutes. The calendar works off of a rotating schedule with other on-call officers.


OTHER: This position is contingent upon receiving continued grant - funding.

Approved:   Date: 07032019

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Vacancy Number: RL2019-16

Open Date: 7/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: