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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

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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 programing 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

Director of Programs:

  • 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

The position requires:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of adolescent development
  • Considerable and demonstrated skill in counseling and crisis intervention
  • Thorough knowledge of FPJDC Policies and Procedures regarding support services
  • 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.

Special Considerations 

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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Nature of Work

Work in this class includes assisting the Director of Clinical Services, the Registered Nurse, and the Center Physician in providing medical services to youth detained at Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, in a manner consistent with Center policies and procedures and ACA standards.

The LPN reports to the Center Physician on all medical matters and to the Director of Clinical Services on all programmatic issues.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Provides initial health screening for youth upon admission, or within 72 hours of admission.
  • Forwards requests to the appropriate staff for medical records from outside sources (physicians, schools, clinics, hospitals, etc.) needed to assist in medical treatment. Consults primary care physician when necessary to obtain information relating to the health care of youth.
  • Assesses and addresses chronic medical needs of detained youth (e.g., asthma, diabetes, etc.)
  • Arranges for convalescent or chronic care when needed; assesses the need for and makes arrangements for specific health related equipment (e.g., crutches, prosthetics, etc.)
  • Conducts sick call as scheduled.
  • Makes referrals to the Center Physician, outside specialists, etc., as needed.
  • Arranges for off-site health care, visits with specialists, etc., as needed.
  • Assists the physician in conducting weekly physical examinations of youth referred for sick call.
  • Maintains youth health records and is responsible for the integrity of the records.
  • Maintains inventory of the medical room and forwards orders for stock supplies to the Program Clerk for ordering.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all First Aid kits, and for periodic inventory of the kits.
  • Communicates with Operations Department, Educational, Clinical Services, Food Services staff as needed to ensure comprehensive care for detained youth.
  • Maintains statistical reports on delivery of health care services; reviews policies and procedures relative to health care services.
  • Responsible for development of forms, reports, etc., used in the health services operations.
  • Reviews and files all medical records, including medication records, error reports, and refusal forms.
  • Provides in-service training for FPJDC staff regarding administration of medication, medical records, screening, and other health-related issues.
  • Provides health education to detained youth, either one-on-one, or as a group.
  • Reports to Registered Nurse or the Physician on all medical matters; reports to Program Director on administrative matters.

Desirable Training and Experience

Must be licensed in the State of Louisiana as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Must have at least three years of experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Must provide proof of malpractice insurance.

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Nature of Work

Work in this class includes day-to-day activities in the clinical services department which involves the detention program. Activities include supervision of detained youth within the program. This person is administratively responsible to the Director of Clinical Services.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Is responsible for a caseload of juvenile detainees
  • Provides a minimum of four (4) hours of individual counseling per month
  • Develops and maintains case plans and mental health treatment plans
  • Maintains contact with outside agencies as it relates to each clients case
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary staffing on clients, as well as various other staffings
  • Attends to youth’s emotional and physical needs.
  • Establishes and maintains a communication link with detained youth while providing positive reinforcement. Assists youth in education endeavors and conducts counseling sessions and other therapeutic milieus as per Director of Clinical Services.
  • Maintains a proper suicide watch for youth that exhibit self-destructive tendencies and/or classified as having suicidal tendencies. Communicate with Director of Clinical Services, Director of Operations, and medical department.
  • Provides ongoing communication with medical, educational, security, and administrative staff as necessary to ensure continuity of care for youth.
  • Keeps up with changes in policies and procedures, therapeutic milieus, and other required training.
  • Attends all departmental meetings, etc. Attends a required facility in-service training and other workshops/training to enhance professional development.
  • Performs any service the Director of Clinical Services may request as it pertains to management duties and/or care of residents or proper administration of the support services program as required by facility policy, licensing guidelines and/or ACA standards.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

    • The positions requires:

 

  • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing,
  • Knowledge of adolescent development,
  • Considerable and demonstrated skill in counseling and crisis intervention,
  • Thorough knowledge of FPJDC Policies and Procedures, and
  • Have a resourceful and imaginative nature.

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; 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 deadlines and irregular work flow. It is necessary that the individual have the capacity to remain calm, considerate and tactful.

Special Considerations
Must exercise a high level of confidentiality in handling client records and privileged facility information.

Desirable Training and Experience
Persons must have a Master’s level degree in the social sciences and a clean criminal background. Persons working with adolescents in a shelter/group home/detention setting will be given preference.

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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.