Juvenile Correctional Officer

McLennan County Juvenile Correctional Facility   Mart, TX   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on July 13, 2022
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Juvenile Correctional Officer
($41,674 per year)

MART, TEXAS, MCLENNAN COUNTY

• No experience necessary, but must be at least 23 years old
• Opportunities to start almost immediately
• Opportunities to earn overtime first week of starting and each month following
• Opportunities to earn overtime pay at 1.5 times normal rate and paid holidays off
• 100% of your health insurance plan is covered plus 50% of your dependent's
• Retirement and life long health insurance if you build a career with us
• Earn 12 days paid vacation and 12 days paid sick leave
• Valid ID required.

PLEASE NOTE
Your job application must be completely filled out and include all employment, do not limit employment to the past 10-15 years. Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment (month & year), supervisor's name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If any of this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

BENEFITS
State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov. Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Provides supervision and direct care for youth in a residential correctional facility. Works to help youth to achieve progress in learning and applying methods to identify and manage reactions to stress and trauma and react in more socially appropriate ways. Uses appropriate intervention methods in response to behavioral issues that seeks to aid in learning and correcting behavior. Maintains a consistent effort to ensure safe environments and employs security measures when youth, staff, or others are in danger. Interacts and engages with youth in ways that both maintain appropriate structure and exercise understanding of brain development in youth with complex trauma. Maintains healthy relationships and boundaries with youth and consistently recognizes progress and good choices made by youth.

Work involves facilitating youth rehabilitation, supervising youth, and coaching their personal development in accordance with individualized treatment plans. Works assigned shift, is subject to being on-call, and may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per work week. Occasional travel may be required.

TJJD is an agency of the State of Texas and is an equal opportunity employer.