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985.893.6292 Telephone
985.893.6294 Fax
humanresources@fpjdc.org

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

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

Working in this position involves monitoring all movement throughout the facility and around the perimeter of the grounds, ensuring that all traffic is documented and logged, so as to ensure security and safety at all times.  Position also involves answering the telephone and directing incoming callers to appropriate personnel.

The Control Room Operator reports to the Shift Supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Monitors and controls all movement throughout the facility, ensuring safety and security at all times. No two doors within the same path of egress will be open simultaneously.  Door 141A will not be opened while youth occupy the main corridor unless it is an emergency.
  • Screen all guests/visitors requesting entry in order to ensure no individual is allowed to enter the facility without proper cause.
  • Require all guest/visitors to log their name, the nature of their visit, the date of their visit, and their time of arrival/departure in the official Visitors Log Book.
  • Ensure that only authorized personnel have access in or out of the secure area. Any person entering the secure area will possess a valid FPJDC Identification Card or an FPJDC Visitor Pass.
  • Ensure that no unauthorized items such as personal keys, lighters, etc. enter the secure area. When it is noted or suspected that anyone wishing to enter the secure area may have in his/her possession unauthorized items and/or contraband, the Shift Supervisor will be summoned immediately.
  • Receive and tabulate population counts, both scheduled and unscheduled, ensuring that total counts equal the number of youth housed in the facility at that time, and record these counts on the daily population sheets.  Counts will be made at a minimum at the beginning of the shift, every three hours during the shift, and at the end of the shift.
  • Receive and tabulate population counts, both scheduled and unscheduled, ensuring that total counts equal the number of youth housed in the facility at that time, and record these counts on the daily population sheets.  Counts will be made at a minimum at the beginning of the shift, every three hours during the shift, and at the end of the shift.
  • Maintains contact with Juvenile Detention Staff when transporting youth away from the facility. Transporting Juvenile Detention Staff will be called for counts as scheduled.
  • Maintain a Log Book of all noteworthy events as described in the Security Manual and the Policy and Procedures Manual.
  • Maintain responsibility for all security equipment such as keys, radios, flashlights, handcuffs, etc. kept in the Control Room by ensure that all items are inventoried and logged in/out accordingly at each shift change.
  • Monitor and operate the emergency control system as described in the Disaster/Emergency Plans.
  • Operate telephone equipment and direct all calls appropriately. Ensure that no personal telephone calls are made from the Control Room telephone.
  • Assist the Shift Supervisor and Intake Clerk by completing Contact Summaries from arresting agencies, keeping track of transport orders, court appointments, etc.
  • Alert the proper authorities during emergency situations, as described in the Disaster Plan.
  • Log ALL Administrative Staff in when reporting for duty, and log Administrative Staff out when Control is notified by departing Administrative Staff.
  • Search the bags, briefcases, etc. of every staff members/guest entering and exiting the secure area of the facility.
  • Make sure the Control Room is always secure.

Necessary Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to juvenile detention.
  • Knowledge of Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center operations and organization.
  • Ability to meet the public and to respond effectively and courteously.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of the operation of the Intake and Release process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with fellow employees, administration and detained youth.
  • Ability to operate a touch-screen monitor, a computer mouse, a fax machine, a copy machine, and other office equipment.

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.

  • This is a heading, not a description of the physical demands and should not be bullet-pointed.
  • While performing the duties of this position, 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 10 pounds.
  • While performing this job, employees must utilize their vision and efficiently view a computer monitor, keyboard, and written documents in close proximity. Employees are also required to exercise auditory abilities by hearing and responding to verbal instructions, radio traffic, and a variety of digital alarm signals.

Work Environment

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

  • is often fast-paced requiring attention to detail and continual alertness
  • confined to a small, yet open space
  • is indoors and climate controlled

Special Considerations

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

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 Control Room Operator.
  • Must successfully complete all pre-employment requirements applicable to the Control Room Operator role.

Desirable Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED equivalent; two years post high school and some experience in dealing with the public, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.