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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

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.