SENIOR SUPERVISOR - YOUTH HOME - 40000772

Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

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 19, 2024

CLOSING DATE:           

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

HIRING RANGE:

$57,886.00 - $70,000.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

40000772

JOB TYPE:

FULL-TIME

 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 

The purpose of this position is to manage and supervise the daily program operations of the Youth Home. Maintain the safety and security of residents and staff. Ensure supervisors and youth counselors follow established policies and procedures. This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

 

  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.  
  • Coordinates, assigns and reviews work and establishes work schedules; maintains standards; monitors status of work in progress; inspects completed work assignments; answers questions; gives advice and direction as needed.
  • Plans, manages, and supervises the daily activities of the Youth Home for juveniles in temporary secure custody.
  • Trains staff in group and individual counseling techniques.
  • Ensures policies are followed regarding health and safety of residents.  
  • Monitors routine security checks; ensures enforcement of security measures for visitors.
  • Develops, supervises, and evaluates treatment plans for residents.
  • Prepares program reports and plans to assist the Director with daily operations.
  • Maintains an atmosphere of control that minimizes conflict.
  • Ensures adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Assists with budget management for kitchen inventory and CNP grant/food/supplies and facility and residents’ supplies.
  • Assists with annual departmental budget development and presentation, planning and the development of policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of human growth and development, adolescent problems, and delinquency.
  • Thorough knowledge of the security, rules, regulations, and procedures of juvenile detention.
  • General knowledge of the behavior problems of juveniles.
  • Ability to supervise the care of juveniles who are ill or who react violently to detention.  
  • Ability to counsel juveniles in a transient environment.
  • Ability to prepare records and reports.
  • Ability to deal tactfully yet firmly with juveniles, their parents, and the public.
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of subordinate employees, and possession of physical strength sufficient to restrain unruly juveniles.

 

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology or Human Services or related field from an appropriately accredited college or university.  
  • Two (2) years of experience working with juveniles in a structured environment and six months of supervisory experience in a Youth Home, Detention facility or similar setting.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

Performs medium work that involves walking, standing, stooping, jumping, dancing, stretching, or lifting all the time and involves exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or exceptional skill, adeptness, and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or liimbs in tasks involving very close tolerances or limits of accuracy.

 

 

UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS (WORK ENVIRONMENT):

 

  • None

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • All applicants must be a 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.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina State driver’s license with an acceptable three-year driving history.

 

STANDARD CLAUSES:

 

May be required to work nights, weekends, holidays, and emergencies (man-made or natural) to meet the business needs of Durham County. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of essential functions and responsibilities that are required of an employee for this job. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

 

ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS:

 

It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses. Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.

 

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE:

 

  • Durham County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Durham County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

 

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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