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Juvenile Detention Supervisor (3440)

at Guilford County Schools

Pay: $44774 to $52609/year
$44774 - $52609
Posted: 10/11/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2600156
Keywords: supervisor

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Performs shift supervisory and coordinative work in managing the daily activities of the Guilford County Juvenile Detention Center.
An employee in this class supervises the daily activities of the detainees assigned to the Juvenile Detention Center.  Work requires the employee to ensure adequate staffing and coverage, and implementing programs and services outlined in the strategic plan.  The employee assists the Program Manager & Director in developing long/short-range plans and participates in all personnel functions.  The work requires sympathetic understanding of adolescents and knowledge of their unusual behavior & mental health problems.  The employee must be familiar with the overall operational procedures of a Juvenile Detention Center and the Juvenile Court System.  The employee must determine program priorities on a daily basis and make appropriate adjustments as allowed by available resources.  Supervises subordinates in daily work activities; determines work schedules and work priorities; provides orientation and on-the-job training; troubleshoots most administrative or clinical problems referred by subordinates- and assesses subordinates' performance.  Work is performed under supervision of the Program Manager & Director through direct observation, reports, and conferences.

Examples of Duties

Essential Duties and Tasks

  • Positions are responsible for an assigned shift.
  • Supervises the staff in planning activities for the detainees as well as reviewing these activities while in process and/or evaluating activity effectiveness as reflected by detainee behavior.
  • Participates in administrative and supervisor matters such as long/short-term planning, the determination of resource utilization, and the implementation of program activities.
  • Supervises admission of detainees to the Center, ensures that the proper forms have been completed and that there is proper authority to detain the individual concerned.
  • Arranges for medical treatment of the detainees, if necessary.
  • Supervises the release of detainees to the proper authority.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of the behavior problems of juveniles.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and procedures of a Juvenile Detention Center & Court System.
  • Considerable knowledge of the program activities characteristic of a Juvenile Detention Center.
  • General knowledge of basic psychology, sociology, and counseling.
  • Ability to make decisions quickly in unusual situations.
  • Ability to supervise the care of juveniles who are ill or who react violently to detention.
  • Ability to organize and supervise the work of Juvenile Counselor Technicians.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in supervisory and clinical situations.

Typical Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a four-year college or university preferably in Criminal Justice, or a Social Science and three years of experience in a juvenile detention or a similar setting; OR, Associate's degree preferably in Criminal Justice or a Social Science and five years of experience in a juvenile detention or a similar setting: OR, High School Diploma or GED and seven years of experience in a juvenile detention or a similar setting. Two years of experience as a supervisor or lead worker is required.
Special Requirements
Must meet the minimum standards set by the State of North Carolina for detention.
Valid Driver's License required.

Supplemental Information

Physical Demands and Work Conditions
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, walking, fingering, grasping, talking, and repetitive motions.
Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, to use a computer terminal, and to do extensive reading.

Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel decisions.