Youth Care Worker JSC Job opening - Hamilton County state Indiana ( Job openings )
Hamilton County , state Indiana
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2022-12-13T00:00 - 2023-01-12T00:00 | 50 | 1
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POSITION: Youth Care Worker
DEPARTMENT: Sheriff-Juvenile Services Center
STATUS: Full-time / 80 Hours Bi-Weekly
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
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To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The County of Hamilton provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
Incumbent serves as Youth Care Worker for the Juvenile Service Center, responsible for the enforcement of the laws of the state and protection of County residents and their property.
Monitors, escorts, provides security to, supervises, and disciplines juvenile detainees.
Conducts intake procedures, release procedures, alcohol/drug submissions, secure personal property, check for weapons/contraband, assist with showers, personal hygiene, orientation to the facility, explain all rules/regulations.
Completes required written documentation/reports in a timely and professional manner.
Assists with structuring residents' free time, organizing/facilitating group activities such as sports, games, movies, and conversation. Evaluates residents, recording contacts, behavior changes, and incidents and conducts/logs observations and room checks.
Interacts with residents in a positive therapeutic and consistent manner, utilizing behavior management system.
Transports and/or escorts individuals detained by the County to various locations, including court, medical facilities and hospitals, appointments, recreation, library, and other meetings and activities.
Responds to problems/emergencies, such as rule infractions, conflicts, attempted escapes, and illness, by taking appropriate actions, including obtaining assistance from other personnel or agencies.
Supervises, instructs, and assists residents with regular cleaning/custodial duties.
Ensures proper building security, including operating manual/electronic door locks, monitoring radio communication, watching monitors, and contacting center personnel/law enforcement agencies. Conducts security checks/room searches.
In the absence of supervisory personnel, communicates with parents/guardians, responds to complaints, explains visitation, schedules visits, and communicates with other agencies.
In the absence of supervisory personnel, communicates with parents/guardians, responds to complaints, explains visitation, schedules visits, and communicates with other agencies/schools/police, and other agencies.
Conducts classes with residents covering topics such as personal hygiene, living and survival skills, and banking.
Oversees the scheduling of residents' time, maintenance of structure, and consistency of the units and monitors adherence to schedule.
Attends in service training, staff meetings, and education workshops/training seminars pertinent to residential childcare facilities as required by the American Correctional Association and the Office of Family and Children.
Responds to emergencies and assistance in other units as needed.
Performs related duties as assigned.
I. JOB REQUIREMENTS AND DIFFICULTY OF WORK:
Minimum high school diploma or G.E.D. with one (1) year higher education and/or direct childcare experience in a residential/secure childcare facility or related field. Must be 21 years of age.
Working knowledge of legal requirements and standard policies, practices, general operations of the facility, with ability to apply appropriate procedures to ongoing operations accordingly.
Knowledge of the Juvenile Criminal Justice System and the Juvenile Code.
Able to obtain and maintain certification in required training courses
Ability to enforce Facility rules and guidelines, resolve conflicts, respond to emergencies and to take authoritative action as situations demand.
Ability to accurately complete all required reports and documents, and ability to maintain confidentiality of all Facility reports and information.
Working knowledge of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to complete required reports within department deadlines.
Working knowledge of universal health precautions and blood borne pathogens control, and ability to apply such knowledge to protect oneself against infection.
Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, department superiors, other law enforcement agencies, offenders, detainees, victims, mentally ill individuals, and members of the public, including being sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities, and disabilities.
Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information and records according to state requirements.
Ability to comply with all employer and department policies and work rules, including, but not limited to, attendance, safety, drug-free workplace, and personal conduct.
Ability to competently serve the public with diplomacy and respect, including occasional encounters with irate/hostile persons.
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and with others in a team environment.
Ability to deal swiftly, rationally, and decisively with potentially violent individuals in precarious situations, and take authoritative action applying appropriate discretion and common sense.
Ability to speak clearly and distinctly, hear and be heard and understood when communicating in person, by radio, or by telephone.
Ability to work extended, irregular hours, evenings, and weekends and occasionally travel out of town for training, sometimes overnight.
Possession of a valid Indiana driver's license and demonstrated safe driving record.
As a result of the duties associated with this job, there is the potential of becoming exposed to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious diseases. To safeguard employees and eliminate the liability placed on Hamilton County, employees working in this position shall begin the three shot Hepatitis B vaccination and subsequent training within 10 days of their initial job assignment per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030(f)(2)(i). The initial and two subsequent vaccinations shall be administered by the Hamilton County Health Department and free of charge to the employee. If the employee has previously received the three shot Hepatitis B vaccination, official documentation must be provided to the supervisor identifying the dates in which each shot was appropriately administered. A Temporary Medical Declination may be made for a period of up to six months. A Declination form must be completed, outlining the medical reasons for the temporary declination and forwarded to the Safety & Risk Manager. Employees temporarily declining the vaccine are prohibited from performing any duties in which they may be exposed to a blood borne pathogen or other potentially infectious disease until they are able to begin/continue the series of vaccinations. Failure to comply will result in termination of employment.
As a condition of employment, all employees of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office are expected to comply with the agency's Drug Free Workplace Policy. Therefore, employees working in this position must follow all County policies and procedures with respect to drug and alcohol testing. The policy requires random drug testing and the disclosure of certain drug prescriptions that are labeled as possibly affecting or impairing judgment, coordination or other senses, (including dizziness or drowsiness), or which may adversely affect the employee's ability to perform work in a safe and productive manner.
Incumbent performs duties according to established Departmental policies and procedures exercising judgment to effectively prevent and/or resolve conflicts, assure security, and properly document residents' behavior. Errors in work are primarily prevented through prior instruction from supervisor, legally defined procedures, and supervisory review. Undetected errors could result in loss of money to department, agencies, or the public, and/or endangerment to self or others.
III. PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:
Incumbent maintains frequent contact with co-workers, department superiors, other law enforcement agencies, offenders, detainees, victims, mentally ill individuals, and members of the public, for purposes of transporting detainees, and enforcing laws.
Incumbent reports directly to Youth Care Supervisor.
IV. PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Incumbent performs duties in a standard office environment and in the field, and is frequently exposed to the normal hazards associated with enforcement of the law. Regular duties involve sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, lifting/carrying objects weighing over 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, crouching/kneeling, bending at waist, reaching, close/far vision, color/depth perception, handling/grasping/fingering objects, and hearing sounds/communication.
Incumbent may periodically encounter resistance, subdue an attacking or armed individual, work in confined areas, and be required to respond to situations involving potential physical harm to self and others. Incumbent may be exposed to toxic chemicals, cleaning supplies, fumes/odors, and bodily fluids. Incumbent is required to wear protective clothing or equipment, including masks and rubber gloves.
Incumbent works extended, irregular hours, evenings and weekends and occasionally travels out of town for training, sometimes overnight.
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