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Juvenile Detention Shift Manager Date Posted: 07/05/2024
Posting Number: 24-7000-057
Application Deadline: 07/22/2024
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Juvenile Detention Shift Manager

Seeking a Juvenile Detention Shift Manager to manage staff and operations during assigned shifts in accordance with established policies and procedures; in the absence of the Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent, assume responsibility for all operations as the manager in charge; manage scheduled shift activities in accordance with established priorities and adjust work routines, schedules and staff assignments to ensure safety and security of juveniles and staff; on a daily basis throughout the shift, inspect operations and observe staff interactions with juveniles and provide staff coaching and counseling in order to improve performance and assist staff in resolving problems; consistently model appropriate behavior during all interactions with staff, juveniles and visitors; communicate policy requirements to staff and ensure staff adherence to policies; meet with staff and juveniles to assess and improve staff responses to juvenile needs; evaluate staff performance and conduct performance evaluations, including preparation of appropriate forms; provide regular on site staff training; respond to emergencies in a supervisory capacity, taking charge and safely managing incidents to appropriate conclusion; manage incident follow up, including review of incident reports and prepare suggestions for improvement; maintain twenty-four hour on call responsibility for the center and assigned shifts; oversee staff attendance records and daily logs; manage intake and release activities and ensure that referrals and admissions materials are complete and properly executed; collaborate and coordinate with medical and mental health to ensure juvenile healthcare needs are met; oversee safety inspections and fire drills; manage specific programs such as juvenile transportation as assigned; conduct onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance; physically participate in juvenile restraints and take necessary action to quell disturbances and assist staff in managing problem juvenile behavior; prepare reports and correspondence; may perform duties outlined in lower level job descriptions as assigned; perform other related duties as assigned. 

DIVISION: Court Support Services

CLASS DEFINITION: This class is accountable for managing the staff and operations of assigned shifts in a juvenile detention center. In addition, incumbents may be responsible for managing the staff and operations of assigned shifts in a residential contracted program for juveniles.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervises staff and shifts as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
*Manages 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 operations as the manager in charge;
*Manages scheduled shift activities in accordance with established priorities and adjusts work routines, schedules and staff assignments to ensure safety and security of juveniles and staff;
*On a daily basis throughout the shift, inspects operations and observes staff interactions with juveniles 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, juveniles and visitors;
*Communicates policy requirements to staff and ensures staff adherence to policies;
*Meets with staff and juveniles to assess and improve staff responses to juvenile 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 and assigned shifts;
*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 juvenile healthcare needs are met;
*Oversees safety inspections and fire drills;
*Manages specific programs such as juvenile transportation as assigned;
*Conducts onsite visits to assigned programs to support start up and to ensure ongoing contract compliance;
*Physically participates in juvenile restraints and takes necessary action to quell disturbances and assist staff in managing problem juvenile 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, SKILLS, 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 REQUIREMENT:
1) Candidates must successfully pass criminal and child welfare investigations.
2) Incumbents must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.