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Benefits

Paid Vacation and Sick Leave:
12 days of each accrued annually. Available for use after completion of 90 day probationary period.

Holiday Pay:
15 holidays observed each year.

Louisiana State’s Office of Group Benefits Heath Insurance/Prescription Plan:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee and child.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Vision Plan:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Dental Insurance:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.
Employer subsidizes premiums for dependent/spouse coverage.

Life Insurance – Accidental Death and Dismemberment:
Employer pays 50% of premium for coverage available through State Group plan.

Other voluntary plan options available.

Short-Term Disability Insurance:
Employer pays 100% of premium for employee.

Long-Term Disability Insurance:
Voluntary employee paid plan.

Accident Insurance:
Voluntary employee paid options available.

Louisiana State Employee Retirement System (LASERS):
Mandatory participation – Employee contributes 8% of wages; Employer contributes 37.2%.

Tuition Reimbursement:
Eligible after completing two years of employment.

General Purpose Flexible Spending Account (GPFSA)
The voluntary, employee paid, GPFSA is a flexible spending arrangement option that permits a participant to contribute to an account for pre-tax reimbursement of certain qualifying medical care expenses.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Arrangement
The voluntary, employee paid, Dependent Care FSA allows employees to set aside pre-tax money to pay for dependent care expenses.

Employee Assistance Program
This program is a free and confidential counseling service available to employees and dependents. General counseling, legal, and financial services are available. Work/life and wellness resources also included.

Standard Issue Uniforms Provided

Mobile Phone Discounts through AT&T and Verizon Wireless

Nature of Work

The Maintenance Technician position is responsible for performing building and grounds maintenance such as install, troubleshooting, repair and maintains production and facility equipment according to safety and productive maintenance systems. This position reports to the Director of Facilities.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Provides semi-skilled/skilled maintenance services for the facility site including routine building maintenance, painting, routine plumbing and electrical, preventive maintenance and repairs.
  • Keeps electrical equipment, such as wiring, motors, air conditioning and heating, batteries, switches, and electrical mechanisms to include emergency generator, in good repair and in operating condition.
  • Replaces switches, fuses, circuit breakers, small motor parts, cleans and oils motors.
  • Maintains all lighting and plumbing.
  • Operates from start-up to shutdown of heating, air conditioners, water heaters, centrifugal pumps, small gasoline/diesel engines, security type doors and air compressors.
  • Keeps maintenance records of equipment for future reference.
  • Handles the removal, repair, and installation of various signs throughout the facility under the direction of management.
  • Operates heavy equipment safely (such as forklifts, high lift machines, sprayers, and front loaders) as required by the Operations and Support Services departments.
  • Assists the Director of Facilities in overseeing work performed by contractors, including, but not limited to, renovation projects, pest control services, landscape maintenance.
  • All work is subject to inspection while in progress or upon completion.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of carpentry and basic non-electric (including plumbing) repair and maintenance of equipment and fixtures
  • Good knowledge of surface painting and preparation
  • Experience in general construction including basic wall building/repair, concrete fabrication and repair, roofing, glass repair and installation, door and hardware service, and a thorough knowledge of and ability to safely use all tools and power equipment used in these trades
  • Ability to respond to situations where shifting priorities are common and difficult conditions happen
  • Ability to work and be exposed to all conditions in and around the facility, including the outside common areas, underground, interior of buildings, and rooftops
  • Ability to deal with vendors and clients in an efficient and professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams
  • Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally
  • Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good natured, and concerned with being helpful and making a good impression
  • Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive and active

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to handle and work proficiently with common hand and power tools, screwdrivers, saws, drills, wrenches and hammers; and to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must be physically able to lift and/or move materials weighing up to 60 pounds, and must be able to climb a ladder. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must be able to work indoors and outdoors. May be required to work on a rotating basis, holidays, weekends, and shift hours. This position is expected to be on call for emergencies.

Desirable Training and Experience
High School diploma/GED is required. An Associate degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance, preferred. A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in building maintenance or manufacturing. Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license.

Must attend a Potable Water Operator certification class, test for and achieve Class 1 or greater certification. This certification must be kept current.

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Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, work in this class includes assisting with the direction of the activities of detained youth in all areas of programming.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Maintains a safe, secure detention atmosphere.
  • Monitors group dynamics to prevent fighting and escape attempts.
  • Mediates disagreements between youth.
  • Supervises youth during classroom activities, clean up, mealtime, showers, recreation, sleeping hours and quiet time.
  • Strip searches and frisks detainees, as required.
  • Conducts detention center searches/shakedowns.
  • Monitors youth every 15 minutes during sleeping hours and appropriately record these room checks in the Log Book.
  • Restrains out of control youth.
  • Screens visitors.
  • Receives youth from law enforcement personnel.
  • Conducts informal individual and group crisis counseling to detained youth.
  • Assists youth in studying for and passing any required test.
  • Maintains ongoing communication link with youth in the classroom by tutoring, working with and providing positive reinforcement.
  • Maintains a proper suicide watch on youth that exhibit self-destructive tendencies and are classified as having suicidal tendencies.  Communicates with the Assistant Shift Supervisor or the Shift Supervisor regarding any youth health needs.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintains clean conditions of the Center in an orderly manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Be knowledgeable of the Louisiana Children’s Code and standard detention practices as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual, licensing guidelines, and standards set forth by the American Correctional Association.
  • The ability to interact comfortably with youth of adolescent age.
  • Have knowledge of proper telephone answering procedure.
  • Enough intellectual curiosity about youth to want to learn about his/her behavior.
  • A sense of humor without sarcasm.
  • Imagination and resourcefulness.
  • The ability to neither be afraid of the youth nor be naïve concerning them.
  • Emotional maturity, enough to take the distrust, antagonism, and uncontrollable behavior of the youth without fear and without the need to retaliate or to inflict punishment or injury upon the youth.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with all staff.
  • A basic knowledge of FPJDC Policy and Procedures.
  • A genuinely cheerful nature.
  • Ability to work long and unusual hours and ability to fulfill any task which is necessary in maintaining the efficient, safe and secure operation of the Center.  All employees in this class will be required to work on a rotating basis, all holidays, weekends, and all shift hours.  Employees are expected to understand that, from time to time, in order to ensure stability of facility operations, changes in shift assignment or work hours may be necessary. At any time such change is deemed necessary, a minimum of seven (7) days notice will be afforded to affected employees.
  • Objectivity about himself/herself and the job, about the youth and his/her fellow staff members.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessibly by personal telephone.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License ( NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS-Probationary).

Desirable Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Credit will be given for prior experience working with juveniles, and for higher educational level relative to this position.

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Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, work in this class includes assisting with the direction of the activities of detained youth in all areas of programming.

The JDS-Probationary reports to the Shift Supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Maintains a safe, secure detention atmosphere.
  • Monitors group dynamics to prevent fighting and escape attempts.
  • Mediates disagreements between youth.
  • Supervises youth during classroom activities, clean up, mealtime, showers, recreation, sleeping hours and quiet time.
  • Strip searches and frisks detainees, as required.
  • Conducts detention center searches/shakedowns.
  • Monitors youth every 15 minutes during sleeping hours and appropriately record these room checks in the Log Book.
  • Restrains out of control youth.
  • Screens visitors.
  • Receives youth from law enforcement personnel.
  • Conducts informal individual and group crisis counseling to detained youth.
  • Assists youth in studying for and passing any required test.
  • Maintains ongoing communication link with youth in the classroom by tutoring, working with and providing positive reinforcement.
  • Maintains a proper suicide watch on youth that exhibit self-destructive tendencies and are classified as having suicidal tendencies.  Communicates with the Assistant Shift Supervisor or the Shift Supervisor regarding any youth health needs.
  • Performs necessary housekeeping tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
  • Maintains clean conditions of the Center in an orderly manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Assistant Shift Supervisor.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Be knowledgeable of the Louisiana Children’s Code and standard detention practices as dictated by the Policy and Procedures Manual, licensing guidelines, and standards set forth by the American Correctional Association.
  • The ability to interact comfortably with youth of adolescent age.
  • Have knowledge of proper telephone answering procedure.
  • Enough intellectual curiosity about youth to want to learn about his/her behavior.
  • A sense of humor without sarcasm.
  • Imagination and resourcefulness.
  • The ability to neither be afraid of the youth nor be naïve concerning them.
  • Emotional maturity, enough to take the distrust, antagonism, and uncontrollable behavior of the youth without fear and without the need to retaliate or to inflict punishment or injury upon the youth.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with all staff.
  • A basic knowledge of FPJDC Policy and Procedures.
  • A genuinely cheerful nature.
  • Ability to work long and unusual hours and ability to fulfill any task which is necessary in maintaining the efficient, safe and secure operation of the Center.  All employees in this class will be required to work on a rotating basis, all holidays, weekends, and all shift hours.  Employees are expected to understand that, from time to time, in order to ensure stability of facility operations, changes in shift assignment or work hours may be necessary. At any time such change is deemed necessary, a minimum of seven (7) days notice will be afforded to affected employees.
  • Objectivity about himself/herself and the job, about the youth and his/her fellow staff members.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessibly by personal telephone.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License ( NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS-Probationary).

Desirable Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Credit will be given for prior experience working with juveniles, and for higher educational level relative to this position.

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Nature of Work

Work in this position requires a wide variety of security, medical/first aid, and supervisory duties. The employee is responsible for assisting in ensuring that the facility’s Policies and Procedures, programs, schedules, rules and regulations are followed and enforced.

The Shift Supervisor reports to the Director of Operations.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Through knowledge of FPJDC Policies and Procedures Manual; Security Manual; Juvenile Rulebook; Personnel Manual; Disaster/Emergency Plan; Safety Program Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the work.
  • The  ability to meet the public and to respond effectively and courteously.
  • The ability to understand, follow, and direct verbal and written communication.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of FPJDC security operations.
  • The ability to establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, administration and detained youth.
  • The supervision of Assistant Shift Supervisor and Juvenile Detention Staff, ensuring that the established daily program schedule is followed as closely as possible.
  • Ensure that all areas of the facility are arranged, controlled and immaculately clean and sanitary at all times. Any cleanliness deficiencies shall be noted on the Shift Report and receive immediate corrective action.
  • Ensure that clothing and personal hygiene items are inventoried and kept in supply and issued to youth as scheduled in the Security Manual.
  • Ensure that Juvenile Detention Staff conduct cleaning assignments throughout the secure area of the facility.
  •  Assign Juvenile Detention Staff to their posts and ensure that they do not leave their posts without permission and/or relief, ensuring that Juvenile Detention Staff provide continuous safety and security.
  • Ensure that all doors, cabinets and lockers remain secure.
  • Ensure that the facility remains free from contraband and/or unauthorized items as described in the Policy and Procedures Manual and the Security Manual.
  • Ensure that Juvenile Detention Staff conduct laundry detail as scheduled and described in the Security Manual.
  • Ensure that all youth are allowed to send and receive mail as described in the Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Ensure that Juvenile Detention Staff defuse hostile situation as described in the Security Manual.
  • Complete and turn in all necessary reports/forms as described in the Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Ensure that Juvenile Detention Staff perform required security/safety checks at night and/or whenever any youth is confined to his/her room for any reason.
  • Complete a Shift Report and forward it to the oncoming Shift Supervisor, giving him/her a detailed description of all pertinent and future events. This includes court appearances, medical transports, youth in confinement, visitor appointments, lost equipment, doctor’s notes, hazards, malfunctioning equipment and cleanliness deficiencies.
  • Ensure that youth’s personal property is inventoried and stored as indicated in the Security Manual.
  • Conduct informal individual and group consulting sessions. Rap sessions can often resolve minor grievances informally.
  • Ensure that all visitors are properly screened in accordance with established procedures.
  • Obey and enforce all facility rules and regulations as described in the Personnel Manual. All rule violations shall be reported to your immediate supervisor as described in the Personnel Manual and/or the Juvenile Rulebook.
  • Ensure that the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and/or proper authorities are contacted in the event of an emergency/catastrophic event as described in the Disaster/Emergency Plan.
  • Conduct daily scheduled pill calls in accordance with Policy and procedures and as ordered by the medical staff.
  • Ensure that all Juvenile Detention Staff perform duties as described in their job descriptions and post orders. All Juvenile Detention Staff must read and sign post orders prior to working that post.
  • Ensure that the proper staffing levels are maintained on your shift as ordered in the Federal Consent Decree. Communicate closely with the Director of Operations in order to achieve these staffing levels.
  • Conduct admissions and releases as described in Policy and Procedures and in the Security Manual.
  • Ensure that shower operation are conducted as scheduled and described in the Security Manual.
  • Ensure that shower operations are conducted as scheduled and described in the Security Manual.
  • Conduct fire drills, both announced and unannounced, ensuring safety and security at all times.
  • Ensure that youth are housed in rooms according to the facility’s classification system.
  • Ensure that all youth are fed according to the daily schedule.  Youth will eat in two separate groups.  At least two Juvenile Detention Staff will monitor meals at all times, if possible.
  • Ensure that all youth in detention have the opportunity to express their grievances through the guidelines set forth in the grievance process.
  • Ensure that disciplinary sanctions imposed by the disciplinary committee and/or the hearing officer are carried out as described in the Juvenile Rulebook.
  • Act as the hearing officer as described in the Juvenile Rulebook, conducting hearings on Schedule A Minor Offenses and imposing fair and impartial sanctions set forth by the guidelines in the Juvenile Rulebook.
  • Complete and turn in Payroll Timesheets, Reports on Extra Time Worked, and Applications for Leave, ensuring that the information provided is precise and correct.
  • Provide continuous on-the-job training for all subordinate Juvenile Detention Staff.
  • Perform all other tasks as directed by the Director of Operations.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of carpentry and basic non-electric (including plumbing) repair and maintenance of equipment and fixtures
  • Good knowledge of surface painting and preparation
  • Experience in general construction including basic wall building/repair, concrete fabrication and repair, roofing, glass repair and installation, door and hardware service, and a thorough knowledge of and ability to safely use all tools and power equipment used in these trades
  • Ability to respond to situations where shifting priorities are common and difficult conditions happen
  • Ability to work and be exposed to all conditions in and around the facility, including the outside common areas, underground, interior of buildings, and rooftops
  • Ability to deal with vendors and clients in an efficient and professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams
  • Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally
  • Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good natured, and concerned with being helpful and making a good impression
  • Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive and active

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Position Requirements:

Flexibility in schedule. Shift Supervisors are responsible for assigning JDS’s where they are needed, in order to ensure the efficient operation of the shift and the security of the Center. Job assignments may include the emergency transport of youth to and from the doctor and/or hospital. No staff member may transport a youth of the opposite sex alone. All youth being transported outside of the confines of the Center shall be restrained unless physical conditions do not allow for use of physical restraints.

Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must be able to work indoors and outdoors. May be required to work on a rotating basis, holidays, weekends, and shift hours. This position is expected to be on call for emergencies.

Desirable Training and Experience

High School diploma/GED is required. An Associate degree in mechanical, electrical or industrial maintenance, preferred. A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in building maintenance or manufacturing. Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license.

Must attend a Potable Water Operator certification class, test for and achieve Class 1 or greater certification. This certification must be kept current.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessibly by personal telephone.
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License (NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS).
  • Must satisfactorily complete all mandatory pre-employment requirements based on Center policy, and as explained on our website, Pre-Employment Requirements.

-FPJDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer-

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Nature of Work

Work in this position requires a wide variety of security, medical/first aid, and supervisory duties. The employee is responsible for assisting in ensuring that the facility’s policies and procedures, programs, schedules, rules and regulations are followed and enforced.

The Assistant Shift Supervisor reports to the Shift Supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Supervise the assigned Mod in accordance with the established daily program schedule, following the schedule as closely as possible.
  • Ensure that the assigned work area is arranged, controlled and immaculately clean and sanitary at all times.
  • Ensure that appropriate youth clothing, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies are available for your assigned work area.
  • Actively supervise and assist youth in cleaning assignments for Mods and all other secure areas of the Center.
  • Stay with assigned unit at all times.  Permission to leave the Mod area for scheduled or unscheduled business must be secured from the Shift Supervisor.
  • While in the dining hall for meals, sit or stand, keeping youth under direct observation at all times during meals.  Supervise youth during meals as described in the Security Manual.  Arrange for any youth in confinement to be fed after all the youth have received meals and exited the dining hall.  Ensure prompt return of trays and utensils in the dining hall.  Duties include standing at the serving line to monitor the behavior of youth as they are served; keeping an accurate count of all trays and utensils; monitoring and controlling the behavior in the dining hall (youth are not allowed to talk in the dining hall); standing at the food service window to monitor the return of all trays and utensils; assigning youth to clean the tables and surrounding area after the meal is over; ensuring that all food items are consumed in the dining hall and not removed from the dining hall, and no food is exchanged between youths at any time.
  • Except in the case of emergency evacuation, emergency medical attention, or other “serious” emergencies, no youth’s room is to be opened on the night shift.
  • Supervise and/or assist with the washing/repairing of clothing and bedding, ensuring that all clothing and bedding is stored in the appropriate area.  Also ensure that youth assigned to the laundry detail follow the established washing and drying procedures.
  • Ensure that youth incoming and outgoing mail is processed as per established procedures in a prompt and proper manner.  These procedures are incoming mail may be opened in the presence of the youth and thoroughly checked for contraband.  It may not be read; stamps shall be removed from the envelope and package before the mail is given to the youth; outgoing mail should be checked according to the established procedures.  It may not be read.
  • Report all security, safety, and maintenance problems immediately to the Shift Captain and complete any necessary reports or forms as needed prior to shift change.
  • Be ready and able to defuse any hostile situation.  Verbal intervention is to be utilized first.  Physical force is to be used as a last resort to break up a fight and/or prevent injury to youth or staff members.  Only reasonable force is used.  Any time physical force is required to defuse any situation, a complete and accurate report shall be made utilizing the appropriate forms.
  • Keep work area, desk, and all other areas of the Center neat and clean at all times.
  • Complete point distribution and required documentation before the end of the shift.  Discuss point distribution with the youth.
  • The file for each youth in the assigned Mod is to be reviewed each day on each shift.
  • Perform and document required security/safety checks at night and/or whenever any youth is confined to his/her room for any reason.  Perform a complete and thorough unit/room check upon arrival at your work station as per prescribed procedures.
  • Conduct periodic spot shakedowns and security checks of all areas under your supervision during each shift.
  • Inform the oncoming Shift Supervisor and your relief Assistant Shift Supervisor of any problems which may have occurred during your shift.  Document as required by established procedures.
  • Have knowledge of your pending Court appearances, doctor/hospital appointments, or other hearings or appointments that may involve youth assigned to your Mod.
  • Maintain control over all supplies, equipment, and materials in your assigned area.  Ensure that all Center equipment is properly used to prevent abuse or misuse of any equipment or supplies.
  • Conduct frisk or strip searches of youth as may be required or ordered by your Shift Supervisor.  No staff member may search a youth of the opposite sex at any time.  Direct physical contact with youth of the opposite sex is prohibited except in an emergency situation to restrain an unruly youth or to prevent injury or escape.
  • Have  good working knowledge of and ensure that all emergency, safety, and sanitation procedures are followed
  • Be completely familiar with all areas of the Orientation Information, Security Manual, Juvenile Rulebook, and the Policy and Procedures Manual, paying particular attention to the discipline and fine print sections such as:  all discipline shall be administered fairly and impartially maintaining consistency as much as possible; all discipline, point deductions and/or confinements are to be documented on the appropriate forms and reviewed/approved by the Shift Supervisor; all disciplinary sanctions shall be in accordance with established Disciplinary Procedures; time out and verbal intervention should be tried before resorting to more severe forms of discipline; no room confinement may be authorized without approval of the Shift Supervisor; the use of corporal punishment is prohibited.  Any employee who imposes corporal punishment on a youth detained at FPJDC will be terminated immediately.
  • Immediately report any damage to Center property or equipment to the Shift Supervisor, utilizing the appropriate report/form.
  • Maintain direct supervision of all youth in the assigned work area.  Remain with the youth at all times.  <u>No youth will be out of sight or sound at any time except during room confinement</u>.  Any youth under confinement shall be visually checked on as per established procedure.  Violation of this order will result in disciplinary action or termination.
  • Review and forward to the Shift Supervisor any youth grievance immediately upon receipt from the youth.  Assist the youth in writing the grievance, if necessary.
  • Conduct group counseling and one on one counseling sessions whenever necessary.
  • Assist with visitation, ensuring that all visitors are properly screened in accordance with established procedures.  Ensure that all youth returning from visitation or any area outside of the secure area are thoroughly strip searched before being returned to the Mod area.  No staff member may search a youth of the opposite sex.  Body cavity searches may only be conducted by medical staff.
  • Remain awake and alert during your assigned tour of duty.
  • Follow all lawful orders, job assignments, and instructions of the Shift Supervisor.
  • Provide back-up assistance to other staff members in the event of a disturbance or any other assistance as may be required during the assigned shift.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

Position Requirements:

Flexibility in schedule.  Shift Supervisors are responsible for assigning JDS’s where they are needed, in order to ensure the efficient operation of the shift and the security of the Center.  Job assignments may include the emergency transport of youth to and from the doctor and/or hospital.  No staff member may transport a youth of the opposite sex alone.  All youth being transported outside of the confines of the Center shall be restrained unless physical conditions do not allow for use of physical restraints.

Physical Demands:

The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hand and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be readily accessible  by personal telephone
  • Must possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License (NOTE: If any employee is coming to FPJDC from another state, this requirement must be met no later than 30 days following the date of hire as a JDS)

Desirable Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Credit will be given for prior experience working with juveniles, and for higher educational level relative to this position.

I have read and understand the above job description and believe I am qualified and able to perform the duties as described.

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Nature of Work

Work activities in this class are of a manual nature requiring manipulative skill and previous experience in order to work effectively. This is work that requires food preparation. Cook works under general supervision for routine tasks and work may be checked while in progress and upon completion.

This position is administratively responsible to the Food Services Manager.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Assists in preparation of food and snacks.
  • Cleans dishes and mops floor.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Food Services Manager.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of food preparation and cleaning procedures.
  • Knowledge of standard kitchen tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions applicable to the work.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work with fellow employees.
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate records.
  • Ability to make food look and taste good.
  • Ability to work on a rotating basis, all holidays, weekends, and all shift hours.
  • Maintain a high degree of professional physical fitness and personal hygiene.
  • Show pride, initiative, imagination, creativity, and self-confidence in performing assigned tasks.
  • Have above average ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with youth, other Detention Center Staff members/supervisory staff, outside agencies, and the general public, so as to reflect favorably on the Detention Center at all times.
  • Within one year of employment, the employee must complete the one week training at Tangipahoa Parish Food Services in Amite, must attend at least one workshop or class presented by the State Department for technical assistance in food service, and they must complete and pass the one week course given by D.O.C. at the Center.

Desirable Training and Experience:

High school graduate or GED equivalency certificate with at least one year experience in food preparation and experience in an institutional setting. Must have a minimum of three verifiable references. Must have a valid Louisiana driver’s license.

I have read and understand the above job description and believe I am qualified and able to perform the duties as described.

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Nature of Work

Work in this class includes direction and monitoring of the day-to-day activities of detainee clinical services and the detention center’s training and programming needs. Activities include supervision of individual and group counseling and therapy in accordance with Individual Service Plans of each detainee housed at the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. The Director of Programs will also supervise the training department and all facets of the juvenile programming within the agency. Coordination and supervision of accreditation programs and performance metrics are also within the scope of duties. This position oversees services provided by caseworkers, social work interns, the training coordinator and all volunteers.

This position is administratively responsible to the Executive Director.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Conducts and/or assigns the administration of psychosocial assessments on all juveniles admitted to the facility within 72 hours of admission. As a part of the assessment, develops treatment/service recommendations for the detention period, based on the individual needs assessment of the juvenile.
  • Reviews and signs-off on each Individual Service Plan developed by the caseworkers.
  • Conducts periodic audits of juvenile clinical files; ensuring that proper documentation is occurring and adequate case notes are reflected
  • Develops and implements counseling/therapy modules for use in individual, group, and family sessions (For example, substance abuse, parenting, anger management).
  • Conducts individual therapy, group, and family therapy sessions. Provides therapeutic intervention to clients. Keeps detailed notes on all interactions with youth, parents, and other collateral contacts in the youth’s file.
  • Assures that social work activities are conducted in line with acceptable standards of social work practice and in accordance with all applicable regulations and statutes.
  • Communicates with service agencies, counselors, medical providers, etc. involved with youth housed at FPJDC to ensure continuity of care.
  • Makes referrals to appropriate outside service providers upon the youth’s release.
  • Provides ongoing communication with medical, educational, security, and administrative staff as necessary to ensure provision of services deemed necessary and appropriate.
  • Provides supervision for caseworkers and for internship students working within the program, according to guidelines set forth by the university attended by the internship student.
  • Monitors clinician licensure/certification requirements; supervises clinical practice.
  • Provides clinical consultation: conducts clinical case review; researches and develops clinical best practices and standards; provides clinical consultation with department services and community providers; monitors clinical progress.
  • Oversees client service delivery: develops and implements new services for clients; determines caseload coverage.
  • Manages aspects of facility programming; including performance metric programming, as well as the development and implementation of the agency care model
  • Coordinates the volunteer services program by screening, monitoring, and scheduling activities to meet client needs
  • Attends all departmental meetings. Serves on standing or special committees that may be assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Attends required facility in-service training and other external workshops/training to enhance professional development.
  • Participates in the in-service on the instructional level.
  • Develops and recommends policy and procedures changes for the agency.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of adolescent development
  • Considerable and demonstrated skill in counseling and crisis intervention
  • Basic knowledge of operations (security) and other facility procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of partner agency policy and procedures
  • Communication skills – ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in writing and verbally
  • Interpersonal skills – cooperative, courteous, flexible, good natured, and concerned with being helpful
  • Effective work skills – conscientious, persistent, resourceful, productive and active

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

It is also anticipated that some stress will be associated with this position primarily due to maintaining varied client loads. It is necessary that the individual have the capacity to remain calm, considerate and tactful. The individual may be required to exercise self-defense techniques in certain crisis situations, to protect self or others.

Desirable Training and Experience:

Must exercise a high level of confidentiality in handling client and agency information.

Desirable Training and Experience:

Licensure or doctorate within the social sciences (social work, counseling psychology, etc.) from an accredited university. Five or more years working with adolescents in a shelter/group home/detention setting, with three years in a team management role

I have read and understand the above job description and believe I am qualified and able to perform the duties as described.

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