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Reno County Juvenile Correctional Officer - MALE ONLY in Hutchinson, Kansas

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Job Objectives:

Provide a safe environment for the youth to learn socially acceptable behaviors. This is done through supervision of the youth and teaching new ways of dealing with situations and people. Provide physical, medical and emotional care to the youth while they are in the facility. Responsibilities will include maintaining proper supervision, interpersonal relations and security.

Essential Job Functions:

Ensure facility security and the safety of all youth and staff by strictly following all security policies and procedures and by always remaining alert and aware of the detention environment. Monitor, document, and properly communicate the observed physical and mental health of the detention youth. Supervise all of the youths’ activities and manage youth behaviors by using the facility’s behavior management program. Accurately complete all required and necessary records with legible handwriting, proper sentence structure, and correct spelling. Safely escort and transport, via facility vehicle, youth to and from court hearings and appointments. Be a positive role model for the youth by always demonstrating appropriate behaviors both on and off duty. Communicate and work as a team in a professional, respectful, positive and constructive manner. Consistently demonstrate regular attendance and good punctuality. Assist with facility maintenance and housekeeping. De-escalate out of control youth and physically restrain youth when necessary, respond to crisis and emergency situations. Work overtime hours when requested. Attend training as scheduled. Back up shelter employees during crisis situations and participate in emergency drills. Observe and monitor youth in lockdown or disciplinary isolation. Teach and assist health and hygiene skills to youth and assist in delousing. Dictate and write incident reports. Write placement summaries. Supervise and assist youth on daily chores. Supervise in-house visitation. Monitor use of razors and other sharp objects. Assist with school and classroom activities and help youth with homework. Inventory and document youth property. Administer first aid when needed. Communicate with family members to apprise them of situations with youth. Assist in training fellow staff members. Make and monitor phone calls for youth. Collect urine specimens and conduct drug screens or other tests. Calculate youth checkbook sheets to ensure accuracy. Properly handle and dispose of bio-hazardous materials. Assist in meal preparation and kitchen clean up. Act as a liaison between social workers, schools, law enforcement and other professionals. Complete filing for youth files and copy forms as needed. Provide secure supervision to hospitalized detainees. Testify in court as requested. Assist in pursuing and detaining escapees. Conduct facility tours as requested.


Operate all job-related machinery, equipment, tools and other aids as required, necessary or needed in the performance of these job duties.

Work Environment:

90% indoors and 10% outdoors. Surroundings are busy and sometimes noisy, some potentially harmful situations arise (i.e., restraining an out of control you), vehicles are sometimes hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Some risks may arise from youth illnesses, restraining youth, occasional physical and verbal abuse by residents, driving in bad weather, de-escalating an out of control you and risk of gang violence. Due to lack of proper hygiene some youth may carry lice and communicable diseases.

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

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Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer. Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible employees. Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law. Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Reno County Human Resources by phone at 620-694-2982 or by email at personnel@renogov.org. Applications must be submitted on www.renogov.org. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member. Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings