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Last update: 07/12/2019

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Job Title and Description Closing Date Job ID
Juvenile Detention Shift Manager 07/22/2019 19-7000-054
Clinical Coordinator 07/29/2019 19-7000-055
Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent 07/29/2019 19-7000-056
Judicial Marshal Trainee 12/31/2099 JM-1000-001
Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional) 12/31/2099 JD-7000-001

Juvenile Detention Shift Manager

JUVENILE DETENTION SHIFT MANAGER

 

   DIVISION: Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of assigned shifts in a juvenile detention center.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Receives general direction from a Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent or other employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises staff as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Manages facility staff and operations during assigned shifts in accordance with established policies and procedures; in the absence of the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent,  assumes responsibility for all center operations as the manager in charge of the facility;  manages scheduled shift activities in accordance with established priorities and adjusts work routines, schedules and staff assignments to ensure safety and security of detainees and staff; on a daily basis throughout the shift, inspects operations and observes staff interactions with detainees and provides staff coaching and counseling in order to improve performance and assist staff in resolving problems; consistently models appropriate behavior during all interactions with staff, detainees and visitors; communicates detention center policy requirements to staff and ensures staff adherence to policies; meets with staff and detainees to assess and improve staff responses to detainee needs; evaluates staff performance and conducts performance evaluations, including preparation of appropriate forms; provides regular on site staff training; responds to emergencies in a supervisory capacity, taking charge and safely managing incidents to appropriate conclusion; manages incident follow up, including review of incident reports and prepares suggestions for improvement; maintains twenty-four hour on call responsibility for the center; oversees staff attendance records and daily logs; manages intake and release activities and ensures that referrals and admissions materials are complete and properly executed; collaborates and coordinates with medical and mental health to ensure detainee healthcare needs are met; oversees safety inspections and fire drills; manages specific programs such as detainee transportation as assigned; physically participates in detainee restraints and takes necessary action to quell disturbances and assist staff in managing problem detainee behavior; prepares reports and correspondence; may perform duties outlined in lower level job descriptions as assigned; performs other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE. SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the care and custody of juveniles; considerable knowledge of the behavioral and emotional problems experienced by juveniles; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer usage skills.

 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience: Six years of experience performing correctional work, institutional supervision of adolescents, juveniles or young adults, or comparable areas related to juvenile delinquency prevention.

 

Substitutions Allowed:

1) College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four years for a Bachelor’s degree.

2)  A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from abusive/assaultive detainees; may be exposed to communicable diseases.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1) Candidates must successfully pass criminal and child welfare investigations.

2)  Incumbents must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

3)  Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.



Clinical Coordinator

CLINICAL COORDINATOR

 

 

DIVISION:  Court Support Services

 

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for independently providing the full range of advanced clinical support services relative to delinquency and Family with Service Needs cases at one or more Juvenile Matters court locations.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the limited supervision of a central manager or other designated employee of higher grade.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May lead/supervise lower level employees and volunteers/interns as assigned.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  In delinquency and Family with Service Needs cases, assesses cases for appropriateness for evaluation and/or referral for treatment, including but not limited to psychiatric, psychological, sex offender, substance abuse, and multidisciplinary evaluations, and psychiatric hospitalization; conducts assessments as directed by the court providing clinical diagnoses and treatment recommendations and/or plans; provides routine and crisis consultation to court personnel; conducts conferences with parents, probation officers, attorneys, and the Department of Children and Families; utilizes mediation and negotiation skills to facilitate agreement on necessary evaluations and the forensic questions to be answered; develops agreements between the parties which provide for the best interests of the child and are judicially acceptable; confers with the presiding judge to discuss case status, mental health issues and court policies and procedures regarding mental health assessments; provides guidance, technical assistance and training for involved parties on mental health issues, assessments, treatments, evaluation procedures, and other social issues related to juvenile delinquency and status offending; when appropriate assists with quality assurance for contracted evaluators, and reviews evaluations for completeness and accuracy; collects and reviews collateral information pertaining to the child and family; contacts parents/guardians regarding scheduled appointments and transportation needs; manages third party reimbursement; attends court hearings as required and prepares and presents oral and written evaluations when ordered; prepares statistical and administrative reports and correspondence related to court operations; develops, maintains and utilizes relationships with community agencies to make appropriate evaluation and treatment referrals for services and to obtain necessary information; may assist in training new Clinical Coordinators; may supervise volunteers or interns in the performance of assessments and case monitoring duties; serves as liaison to public and private agencies; may assist supervisor with a variety of special projects with statewide impact including research projects and data collection;  participates on a variety of committees; performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:  Considerable knowledge of complex behavioral health issues, family dynamics and child development; considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system and familiarity with forensic evaluation; considerable knowledge of the social, cultural, economic, psychological and legal issues influencing the attitudes and behaviors of clients and their families; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations pertaining to delinquency, status offenses, and the Department of Children and Families; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable interpersonal skills necessary to obtain the confidence of judges and attorneys and to effectively negotiate complex issues; considerable counseling skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills; considerable ability to relate to different cultural and economic backgrounds.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

General Experience:  Licensed or license eligible in Connecticut as a physician, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse practitioner, professional counselor or equivalent and  three years of professional experience in child/adolescent mental health or forensic mental health.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents are required to have a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license and a motor vehicle available for daily use.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions when interviewing detained clients. 



Seeking a licensed mental health professionals to provide a range of clinical support services relative to delinquency and status offender cases at one or more of thirteen Superior Court-Juvenile Matters locations.  The clinical coordinator program is a new and innovative service to the juvenile court intended to support the Court in determining the clinical or other needs of the child.   Duties include but are not limited to the following:  assess cases for appropriateness for forensic evaluation and/or referral for treatment, including but not limited to psychiatric, psychological, sex offender, substance abuse, and multidisciplinary evaluations and psychiatric hospitalization; conduct assessments as directed by the court providing clinical diagnoses when appropriate and treatment recommendations and/or plans; provide routine and crisis consultation to court personnel; conduct conferences with parents, probation officers, attorneys, and the Department of Children and Families; utilize mediation and negotiation skills to facilitate agreement on necessary evaluations and the forensic questions to be answered; confer with the presiding judge to discuss case status, mental health issues and court policies and procedures; provide guidance, technical assistance and training for involved parties on mental health issues, assessments, treatments, evaluation procedures, and other social issues related to juvenile delinquency and status offending.  Minimum qualifications required: licensed or license eligible in Connecticut as a physician, psychologist, social worker, psychiatric nurse practitioner, professional counselor or equivalent and three years of professional experience in child/adolescent mental health or forensic mental health. Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from assaultive/abusive clients, and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions when interviewing detained clients. 


This position will provide services to the Juvenile Court.  A licensed clinician is required to provide the necessary behavioral expertise and consultation to juvenile judges, attorneys, and probation officers.  Clinicians with child/adolescent and forensic experience preferred.  Spanish speaking candidates are encouraged to apply.




Juvenile Detention Deputy Superintendent

JUVENILE DETENTION DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT

   

DIVISION:    Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION:  This class is accountable for assisting in the overall management of a juvenile detention center.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives general direction from the Juvenile Detention Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:   Assists with the supervision of all detention center staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:    Assists the Juvenile Detention Superintendent with scheduling, assigning, overseeing, and reviewing the work of staff engaged in providing safe and secure conditions for juvenile detainees; directs staff engaged in providing intake, assessment, counseling, food services, medical treatment, recreation, and transportation; directs substance abuse prevention program activities including developing, planning, and scheduling educational programs for detainees and staff, assignment and supervision of case managers, training and resource development, assessment and counseling, coordination of services with probation and other areas, and discharge planning; analyzes and evaluates the accomplishment of program objectives; conducts performance evaluations for staff; maintains twenty-four hour on call responsibility for the center; assists with the development of policies and procedures; acts as a liaison with other operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding detention center policies and procedures; conducts assessments of detainees through the use of interviews and psychometric tests to determine treatment needs; prepares assessment reports for the court; provides release planning for detainees including the use of alternative placements; manages detention center operations in the supervisor's absence; assists with the procurement of equipment and supplies, the maintenance of records, and the collection of operating reports such as time and attendance, personnel transactions, fiscal expenditures, and statistical records; conducts safety and fire drills and is responsible for all security measures; supervises the transportation of detainees to other detention centers and outside appointments; may assist in physically restraining detainees as necessary; performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

Considerable knowledge of the juvenile justice system; knowledge of juvenile detention centers and their operation; knowledge of custody, security, and control measures and of the techniques of maintaining discipline in a residential detention setting; knowledge of child psychology and development; knowledge of substance abuse treatment programs for children, including assessment and counseling; knowledge of community based resources available to deal with substance abuse; knowledge of relevant state and federal laws; knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; computer skills.

 

 EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

General Experience:    Seven years of experience in a juvenile detention setting or related work.

 

Special Experience:   Three years of the General Experience must have included lead or supervisory responsibilities. 

 

Substitutions Allowed:          

1)  College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.

2)  A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Incumbents may be exposed to some risk of injury from abusive/assaultive detainees; may be exposed to communicable diseases.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1)  A criminal record investigation will be conducted for all candidates.

2)  Incumbents may be required to pass a physical examination.



Judicial Marshal Trainee

Seeking entry level applicants interested in starting a career path as a Judicial Marshal. Minimum requirements are possession of a high school diploma or general equivalency degree. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. This is an entry level position; extensive experience is not required; military experience or a demonstrated interest in criminal justice is desirable. Applicants selected for interview will be required to meet established physical performance criteria as demonstrated through a physical fitness test, a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug screening process as well as a criminal records check and general background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of an approximately 15 week pre-service Academy followed by a course of field training. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, use of defensive spray and defensive baton, CPR, First Aid, prisoner management, and other skills relevant to the care and custody of prisoners as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff and users of the courts. The Judicial Marshal Academy will include a physical training regimen to ensure the fitness of candidates for practical training functions. During the training Academy, recruits will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License with the proper endorsements to operate prisoner transportation vehicles.

Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of application. Applicants should select all Judicial Districts in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting Judicial Districts in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Judicial District indicates willingness to accept assignment at any location within the District and may not be limited by the applicant.

Please note that if you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and re-apply for the posting.

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Operations Division Personnel Services Unit.

Current starting salary is approximately $40,922 annually – plus benefits.

Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee (Transitional)

 

Seeking entry level applicants interested in starting a career path as a Juvenile Detention Officer Trainee. Applicants must possess basic knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the care, custody, safety and security of juveniles. Duties include: supervision of the daily activities of detainees; maintaining security; overseeing and documenting detainee behavior, including information on detainee health, misconduct, abuse or potentially criminal conduct; supervising and instructing detainees in matters of personal hygiene; taking necessary action to intervene and control detainee behavior which is physically threatening using approved control and restraint methods; maintaining order and discipline; applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being transported.

Applicants selected for interview will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug screening process as well as a criminal records check and a DCF background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of an approximately 5 week pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing in the detention center. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, TCI, suicide prevention, CPR, First Aid, Safe Crisis Management, and other skills relevant to the care and custody of juveniles as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff. The pre-service training will include the proper application of approved restraint techniques. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operator’s license. Incumbents should be aware that there is a risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and exposure to communicable diseases is possible. 

 

Applicants must be able and willing to work evening and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays.  Mandatory overtime is likely.  Positions will be full-time 40 hours.


Locations are listed on the online application and must be indicated at the time of application.  Applicants should select all Detention Centers in which they are willing to work. Limiting availability by limiting Detention Centers in which you will work may impact your ability to be hired. Selection of a Detention Center indicates willingness to accept assignment at any location within the state and may not be limited by the applicant.

Please note that if you need to update your application for this posting, you may withdraw your application, update your profile and re-apply for the posting.

After you apply, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have qualified for the position, your continuous recruitment application will expire one year from the date of the email. After the one-year application period has ended, you may reapply for the position.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Court Support Services Division Juvenile Residential Services. 

Starting salary is approximately $34,885 annually – plus benefits.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from female candidates.