State Of Louisiana Shreveport , LA 71101
This vacancy is located at the Office of Juvenile Justice Regional Office in Shreveport, Louisiana and may be used to fill position number 35979.
The Office of Juvenile Justice will create a list of eligible applicants ONLY from the people who respond to this posting.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
As part of a Career Progression Group, this vacancy may be filled from this recruitment as a Juvenile Justice Specialist 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Juvenile Justice Specialist 3 is $50,586. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist 1 (pay grade level PS-105) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1250.00 Bi-weekly.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 (pay grade level PS-106) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1337.50 Bi-weekly.
The Juvenile Justice Specialist 3 (pay grade level PS-107) has a Special Entrance Rate of $1431.13 Bi-weekly.
For an introduction to the duties of this position please view our realistic job preview video on YouTube.
Persons hired as Juvenile Justice Specialist will be assigned to shifts that are subject to periodic change.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Minimum Qualification Review See History Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review
Referred to hiring manager for review
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.
(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.
Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).
For further information about this vacancy contact:
In the event there is a preferred reemployment list for this position, the position may be filled from that list with no other interviews.
If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.
NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.
This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.
No experience or training is required.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.
An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide security of youth and assist in application of clinical treatment in accomplishing the overall goal of evaluation and/or treatment of individuals judicially remanded to the facility.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Close from the Juvenile Specialist 4 and other higher level official.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Office of Juvenile Justice
Differs from Juvenile Specialist 2 by performance of trainee duties for six months.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Trains in all protective service duties:
Receives on-the-job training in various areas of the unit by security and treatment personnel.
Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.
Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes youth, employees, and visitors).
Monitors youth movement and provide youth count as per facility policy.
Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.
Follows procedure for searching youth, living quarters, etc. to control contraband.
Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; must maintain a level of functioning which does not induce panic among youth or employees.
Institutes security measures when escorting youth inside and outside facility.
Responds to order to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.
Supervises those youth assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment. Assists in keeping records, etc. on all youth in his/her unit.
Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for youth (under the guidance of the medical staff).
Accompanies youth to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-site activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.
Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of youth in therapeutic activities.
Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations.
Maintains adequate records for each youth in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.
Creates proper atmosphere on a security treatment unit which includes maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for youth by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the youth care unit.
Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills (is subject to 24-hour call).
Performs any related duties as assigned.