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COUNSELOR YOUTH

Durham - North Carolina (NC),

Durham County

Job Description:

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov .

DEPARTMENT:
Youth Home

DATE POSTED :
December 12, 2019

CLOSING DATE :
Janunary 30, 2020

SALARY MIN:
$36,769

SALARY MAX:
$62,508

POSITION NUMBER:
40002525

JOB TYPE :
Full - Time

**NOTE: THIS POSITION PROVIDES SUPPORT TO MALE JUVENILES; THEREFORE, ONLY MALE APPLICANTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION.***

**NOTE: This position is subject to close at any time**

RESPONSIBILITIES :
This posiiton provides security and supervision of juveniles detained at the Durham County Youth Home. Monitors behavior of juveniles to maintain order and to prevent injuries or escapes. Monitors juveniles to ensure proper personal hygiene. Supervises juveniles in the maintenance of sleeping and recreational areas. Receives and processes information on juveniles admitted and released from detention. Follows standard procedures when admitting and releasing juveniles. Communicates daily with court and police personnel. Administers medication to juveniles as prescribed by medical personnel

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the security, rules, regulations and procedure of juvenile detention

General knowledge and understanding of adolescent problems and delinquency

Ability to supervise juveniles in a closed environment

Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions

Ability to maintain routine records

Effectively communicate with the public

REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in criminal justice or a human services field; or graduation from high school and two years of experience with juveniles in a structured environment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must be US citizen and at least 20 years of age. Employment is contingent on passing a physical examination, positive background check and negative drug test results. Employment is contigent upon successful completion of Basic Training within first year of employment. Must have valid North Carolina driver's license and ability to meet Durham County's acceptable three year driving criteria for using a county vehicle to transport.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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