INSTITUTIONAL PROBATION OFFICER (Substitute), Juvenile Services

County of Tarrant Fort Worth, TX
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

Provides a safe, secure and positive environment for juveniles detained in the Juvenile Detention Center.

Posting may close at any time.

County Substitute employees have no guarantee of continued employment. These employees work "as needed" and typically work irregular sporadic hours. Substitute employees are not eligible for benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Maintains safe, secure and positive environment, while meeting the educational, emotional, recreational, disciplinary, and basic needs of each detainee

* Provides individual and group counseling for detainees

* Provides discipline when detainees violate rules and may restrain youth who are out of control

* Intervenes in aggressive and self-injurious behaviors with crisis intervention, counseling, physical and mechanical restraint

* Supervises the personal grooming, hygienic activities and housekeeping tasks of detained youth

* Maintains security of residents and facility through regular accounting of population and materials as well as search of juveniles

* Conducts facility-wide and personal searches for contraband

* Performs all other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE WORK HISTORY and EDUCATION SECTIONS OF APPLICATION TO SHOW YOU HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS REQUIRED BY HIRING DEPARTMENT OR BE DISQUALIFIED.

TO APPLY, must have earned Ninety (90) college semester hours from an accredited university. MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF TRANSCRIPT(S) AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.

Note: Applicants who graduate from a foreign school must present written documentation that validates their education as meeting the standards of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) from a Texas Juvenile Justice Department approved service.

TO APPLY, must possess a valid Driver License and proof of automobile liability insurance.

Must obtain Texas Juvenile Supervision Officer certification within six (6) months of hire.

Must have First Aid, CPR, and Non-Violent Restraint with annual renewal of certification.

Good written and verbal communication skills.

If hired, must provide proof of educational attainment

at New Hire Processing or during the promotional process.

Tarrant County will conduct background checks on new hires that will include a criminal background check related to convictions and deferred adjudications in the past seven years and may include credit reports, motor vehicle records, employment records and educational attainment. A conviction or deferred adjudication is not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered individually.

Physical Demands and Work Environment & Other Requirements:

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to walk, sit, stand, bend, stoop and lift. Exposure to communicable and contagious diseases; potential for physical and mechanical restraint situations involving juveniles who are violent and self-destructive.