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Pre-Employment Requirements

1. Determining Eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid Louisiana Driver’s License
  • Possess a valid Louisiana Professional License/Certificate, when necessary

2. Criminal Background Check

Applicants must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check through the Louisiana State Police, as required by state law. Currently, we have partnered with the Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Offices to fulfil this requirement using their Live Scan System.

Applicants must complete a Diana Screen. The Diana Screen is an easy-to- use, pre-hire/volunteer risk management screen that keeps youth safe from sexual abuse and sexual boundary violations. It is a computerized test that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and is administered by the Human Resources department of the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. For more information about The
Diana Screen® please visit: www.DianaScreen.com.

Applicants must complete a basic health assessment/questionnaire with the Ochsner Occupational Health Clinic in Covington, Louisiana.

4. Drug Screen

Applicants must submit to, and satisfactorily complete, a drug screen.

5. Physical Fitness Test (for direct care staff only)

(for direct-care staff only)
All direct-care staff must successfully complete a pre-employment physical fitness exam and participate in the center’s annual Physical Fitness Standards Testing. The Physical Fitness Standards test is divided into three components:

  1. 1.5 Mile Run
  2. Push Ups
  3. Sit Ups