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Residential Specialist

Location: Toledo
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Lucas County Juvenile CourtJob Title: Residential SpecialistDepartment: Youth Treatment CenterJob Code: Full-Time 9 Reports To: Assigned ManagerFLSA Status: Non - Exempt Supervises: N/AJob Purpose: Provides a supervised, safe, secure and clean environment for adolescents who are detained in the Youth Treatment Center.Minimum Position Requirements: Education/Training: Associate Degree in corrections, criminal justice, social services, or a closely related field. Bachelor degree preferred.Experience/Knowledge/Background: At least one (1) year relevant work experience required; or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience in Court or Juvenile Justice systems is highly desirable.Skills: Must possess basic computer/keyboarding skills. Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Appearance/Personality: Courtesy and a professional business demeanor and presentation are essential. Due to the personally sensitive nature of information in this area, confidentiality is essential. Must have the ability to work well with a diverse group of people. Must be able to use awareness of cultural values and biases to work effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.Special Requirements: Must be a minimum of twenty-one (21) years of age; have a valid driver's license; and submit to a pre-employment screening (including physical exam, psychological exam, TB screen, drug screen) criminal record check and in-depth reference check. In this position there is a high probability of experiencing situations that involve an elevated stress level while dealing with violent or uncooperative youth.Court Expectations of Employee: -- --- '-- - Adheres to Court Policy and Procedures-- --- '-- - Acts as a role model both within and outside the Court-- --- '-- - Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others and works to maintain constructive working relationships-- --- '-- - Maintains a positive and respectful approach both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Court-- --- '-- - Performs duties as workload necessitates in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments meeting Department productivity standards-- --- '-- - Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues-- --- '-- - Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload-- --- '-- - Consistently reports to work on time, prepared to perform duties of position meeting Court attendance standardsEssential Job Functions: -- --- - --- - Supervise youth as required both inside and outside of the facility.-- --- - --- - Monitor the safety, security and care of the youth while following accepted rules for movement and control.-- --- - --- - Perform individual room housekeeping checks, check locks, read report from previous shifts and confer with previous shift personnel.-- --- - --- - Assist with orientation to the Youth Treatment Center and educate residents in socially acceptable behavior.-- --- - --- - Assist the teaching staff with classroom activities such as tutoring, arts and crafts, etcetera.-- --- - --- - Assist with self-administration of resident's medications as instructed.-- --- - --- - Assist other staff with resident pat-downs, and movement within the facility.-- --- - --- - Supervise recreational activities such as sports, calisthenics, games, crafts, etcetera.-- --- - --- - Provide supervision to residents, family and others during visitation.-- --- - --- - Supervise meal delivery to assigned living unit and participate in eating with the youth.-- --- - --- - Complete incident reports as necessary. Maintain daily Com. Log and progress notes.-- --- - --- - Must communicate via regular meetings with counseling, treatment, education and medical staff, social service agencies and other professional staff.-- --- - --- - Deescalate residents utilizing proper Crisis Prevention Intervention protocol.-- --- - --- - Handle behavior problems on an emergency basis according to established procedures.-- --- - --- - Maintain living unit inventories.-- --- - --- - Ensure youth understand and follow all Youth Treatment Center rules and regulations.-- --- - --- - Follow program schedule on a daily basis.-- --- - --- - Report all maintenance and other equipment problems/needs to appropriate staff in a timely manner.Other Job Duties and Responsibilities: -- --- - --- - May be required to provide assistance to other staff in a crisis situation.-- --- - --- - May be involved in facilitating group counseling, treatment, education and programs.-- --- - --- - May be required to work irregular hours, including expanded and rotating shifts for 24-hour coverage.-- --- - --- - Attend mandatory staff meetings and training as assigned.-- --- - --- - All other duties as assigned.Language Skills: -- --- - --- - Requires the ability to read, write and present information both verbally and in writing on individual and group basis.-- --- - --- - Must write legibly.Mathematical Skills: -- --- - --- - Requires the ability to perform basic arithmetic, including the ability to calculate percentages and decimals.Reasoning Ability: -- --- - --- - Requires the ability to exercise sound judgment, make informed decisions, apply common sense, carryout instructions and independently problem solve situations that arise and require immediate resolution.Physical Demands: -- --- - --- - Ability to walk (to include up and down multiple flights of stairs), stoop, bend, use hands, move objects, reach, push and pull on a regular basis.-- --- - --- - Ability to talk, hear and see both with distance vision and ability to focus on juveniles being supervised.-- --- - --- - Must be able to restrain and subdue a violent or uncooperative juvenile when required and assist others in doing so.Work Environment: -- --- - --- - Tasks may risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, violence, communicable diseases or pathogenic substances.Last Update: 6/10/2015Job Type: Full-timePay: From $19.43 per hourBenefits:Dental insuranceEmployee assistance programHealth insuranceHealth savings accountLife insurancePaid time offParental leaveRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:12 hour shiftDay shiftHolidaysNight shiftOvertimeWeekend availabilityEducation:Associate (Preferred)License/Certification:Driver's License (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: LUCAS COUNTY JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER, Toledo , Residential Specialist, Other , Toledo, Ohio

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