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COUNSELOR - YOUTH HOME - 40000757

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27704

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Youth Home

DATE POSTED:            

October 05, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

October 29, 2021

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$37,872

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$64,383

POSITION NUMBER:            

40000757

JOB TYPE:  

Full - Time

 

**NOTE: THIS POSITION PROVIDES SUPPORT TO MALE JUVENILES; THEREFORE, ONLY MALE APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.*** 

 

**NOTE: THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO CLOSE AT ANY TIME**

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Provide security and supervision of juveniles detained at the Durham County Youth Home. Monitors behavior of juveniles to maintain order and to prevent injuries or escapes. Monitors juveniles to ensure proper personal hygiene. Supervises juveniles in the maintenance of sleeping and recreational areas. Receives and processes information on juveniles admitted and released from detention.  Follows standard procedures when admitting and releasing juveniles. Communicates daily with court and police personnel. Administers medication to juveniles as prescribed by medical personnel.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • General knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedure of juvenile detention
  • General knowledge and understanding of adolescent problems and delinquency
  • Ability to supervise juveniles in a closed environment
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions
  • Ability to maintain routine records
  • Effectively communicate with the public

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a human services field; or graduation from high school and two years of experience with juveniles in a structured environment.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

All applicants must be US citizen and at least 20 years of age. Employment is contingent of passing a physical examination, positive background check and negative drug test results.  Applicant must sucessfully complete and pass the JJO basic training course with in first year of employment.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh