Juvenile Probation Department - Juvenile Detention Officer (Male Only)

County Of El Paso TX El Paso , TX 79910

Posted 5 days ago

Minimum Qualifications


At least 21 years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the area of Criminal Justice, Corrections, Behavioral Science or related field desired.

Must meet qualifications and be eligible to be certified as a Juvenile Supervision Officer by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Experience working in corrections, childcare, residential placement or with youth with behavioral problems highly desired.

Must possess a current Texas Drivers License and show proof of automobile liability insurance coverage.

Must successfully complete the department's pre-employment requirements and background investigation.

Must pass a physical agility test

Must make home or contact number available to the Department.

Bilingual in Spanish and English desired.

Must be available for shift work to include evenings, weekends and holidays.

Must accommodate reasonable requests for additional or extended shifts.

Must be able to meet the training requirements to be certified in First Aid and CPR.

Must be able to meet the training requirements to meet proficiency in Motivational Interviewing.

Must be able to meet the training requirements to be certified in Handle with Care (HWC) or any other restraint technique adopted by the department.

Typical Duties

Responsible for leading and motivating the juveniles' participation in a comprehensive curriculum, including but not limited to the education program, basic arts and crafts, and team sports. With guidance and leadership; supervises, instructs and facilitates various phases of the department's programs.

Assigns and supervises juveniles in daily house-keeping details as required.

Maintains basic discipline and control of juveniles through careful and consistent enforcement of the rules and regulations; observes juveniles to detect potentially dangerous or deceptive acts.

Through personal contact, helps relieve the youth's anxieties and tension through elementary and limited counseling procedures, motivational interviewing and de-escalation techniques.

Administers CPR and First Aid as required.

Attends and actively participates in all training required in order to maintain training standards required for certification and re-certification as a juvenile supervision officer.

Maintains a daily activity log, documenting any over the counter medication required and administered, unusual or out of the ordinary behavior, arrival and departure of visitors and other pertinent items of information as required by policies and procedures.

Continuously ensures respect and protection of the youth's and parent's civil and legal rights who come into contact with the Juvenile Probation Department.

Reports without reservation, any allegations of abuse, neglect, exploitation or misconduct and cooperates fully with any investigations related to those allegations.

A Juvenile Detention Officer may not maintain an inappropriate relationship with the children served by the department. An inappropriate relationship can include but is not limited to: bribery, solicitation of acceptance of gifts, favors, or services from the children or their families, and the appearance of an inappropriate relationship.

Maintains the integrity and confidentiality of all private information and safeguards the information to ensure it is not used beyond which is needed to perform proper, professional duty.

Reports without reservation, any corrupt or unethical behavior, which could affect either the child or the integrity of the facility.

Supervises the seating and serving of each meal as well as enforces table manners and general behavior; complies with serving and reporting requirements of the National School Lunch List Program.

Employs physical restraint techniques adopted by the department when applicable.

Adheres to standards, policies and procedures as they relate to the Juvenile Probation

Department Personnel, Detention Standard Operating Procedures Texas Administrative

Code and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Becomes proficient in the fidelity of all evidence based programs and behavior management techniques utilized by the Department, including but not limited to the Motivational Interviewing and Handle with Care.

Conducts searches (clothed and unclothed) of juveniles admitted to the facility as well as area and room searches.

When assigned to the primary control room (Central Control), responsible for conforming with all aspects of Central Control duties, including but not limited to: internal and external video security surveillance, answering phones, controlling access to the restricted areas of the facility, maintaining records in regards to admissions and releases from the facility.

Adheres to all policies and procedures as it related to emergency situations that arise in the facility understands their role in the COOP (Continuity of Operations Plan) and fulfils those requirements as needed.

All officers employed with the Juvenile Probation Department are expected to adhere to the TJJD Code of Ethics.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Summary

The Juvenile Detention Officer provides for the care, safety, welfare and security of the juveniles in the pre-adjudication detention facility in alignment with the Departments vision and mission. Through a firm and fair supervision style, the Juvenile Detention Officer facilitates and supervises all the activities of the juveniles as mandated by the daily activities schedule and the standard operating procedures. The Detention Officer is responsible for activities related to housing, admissions, releases, movements, transportations, courts and supervision of juveniles in the facility.

Additional Information


Juvenile Detention Officers are under the direct supervision of the Team Leaders, Senior Officer, Director, Deputy Chief of Juvenile Services and Operations and the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer.

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Juvenile Probation Department - Juvenile Detention Officer (Male Only)

County Of El Paso TX