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COUNSELOR - YOUTH HOME - 40000762

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

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:            

January 14, 2021

CLOSING DATE:          

February 14, 2021

SALARY MIN:  

$17.68/hr

SALARY MAX:

$27.87/hr

POSITION NUMBER:            

40000762

JOB TYPE:  

Part-Time, 52%

 

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

 

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

 

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.  Applicant must successfully complete and pass a four week JJO basic training course within the first year of employment

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen and at least 20 years of age. Employment is contingent on passing a physical examination, positive background check and negative drug test results. Must have valid North Carolina driver's license and ability to meet Durham County's acceptable three year driving criteria for using a county vehicle to transport.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh