New Job Dcyf Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officers (Jrso1) - Naselle In Washington

DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officers (JRSO1) - Naselle
DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officers (JRSO1) - Naselle

DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officers (JRSO1) - Naselle

Company : State of Washington Dept of Children, Youth, and Families
Salary : $23.47 an hour
Location : Washington

Full Description


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity.

We're looking for qualified individuals to join our team as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officer 1 in Naselle, WA. These positions will act as a role model to our youth residents, assist counselors on the floor, intervene if necessary, when conflicts arise, and ultimately, ensure a safe and secure environment for our youth to prosper. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community." All programs within DCYF are working toward the common goal of eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and ethnicity.

The Opportunity:
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join our dedicated team at Green Hill School. We need your engagement and mitigation skills to provide campus-wide security and safety services for residents, staff and visitors in our secure juvenile rehabilitation environment. You will learn about the Juvenile Rehabilitation Division philosophy and treatment model, which will prepare you for a variety of career advancement opportunities as you support rehabilitative programming for our youth.

The work is intermittent in nature, and does not fit a particular pattern. The work hours/days are dependent upon business needs

Some of what you'll do:
  • Support case management goals to encourage, motivate, coach, and redirect youth toward targeted behavior change.
  • Recognize and assess problem situations and respond to other staff during crises, using verbal de-escalation techniques or when necessary physical control techniques to restore calm.
  • Monitor and initiate the completion of facility chores and housekeeping jobs within residential unit, and escort/supervise the movement of residents within the facility and in the community.
  • Conduct routine and random security duties such as headcounts, room checks for cleanliness and contraband, pat and strip searches, building integrity checks, and collect urinalysis samples for testing.
  • Maintain a written account of activities during the work shift and clearly document breaches

What we are looking for:
Professionals who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a valid driver's license AND two years (full-time equivalency) of demonstrated work experience or volunteer work.

NOTE: Two years of college from an accredited institution will substitute for the required two years of experience.

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and juvenile rehabilitation practices and principles.
  • Demonstrated competency in relating to clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups.
  • Experience working as a liaison between institutions and individuals in need of community services when released from institutions.
  • Experience working with individuals in need of reintegration or social support services.
  • Experience working with an at-risk population in community based programs.
  • Demonstrated experience working with at-risk individuals in a social services setting

How do I apply?
Complete your online application (select ‘apply’ above)

Supplemental Information:
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated no later than October 18, 2021. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are a selected candidate, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in order to become/remain a DCYF employee. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to pass a criminal history and national fingerprint background check, and complete a questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) inquiring about any sexual misconduct. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

Need accommodation throughout the application/interview process? Unable to apply on-line? Contact the Recruitment team at [email protected] or (360) 280-4751 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf at 800-833-6388

Experiencing technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application? Call NEOGOV toll-free at (855)524-5627 or email [email protected]

To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching.

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