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Corrections Officer

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Pay:  14.474 

Work Schedule:  

 

 

Performs routine work involving the observation, security and training of juvenile or adult clients in a 24-hour correctional or residential facility. Monitors client activities within the facility or, as approved, outside the facility, with emphasis on security, behavior modification, control and modeling of prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors

 

Direct Care Supervision - Supervises and monitors the care and security of juvenile and adult clients in detention or residential facilities; leads recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of clients in facilities. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities within the facility and its residents.

 

Client Management -May initiate consequences when clients violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents; recognizes positive behaviors and acknowledges with incentives. Assists in providing situational counseling for clients regarding their behavior to help them cope with program requirements; provides crisis intervention or suicide prevention; application of approved emergency intervention or restraint when appropriate; administers and documents first aid and medication provided to clients.

 

Direct Care Monitoring - May escort clients to and from school, court, visitation, meals and other activities; engages in liaison and other communication necessary to monitor activities of clients in the community. Inspects living areas to ensure doors, windows and other areas are secure to prevent unauthorized departure and to promote facility security.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Facility staff shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age with a minimum of three (3) years age difference between the staff member and the oldest client who can be admitted to the facility. Minimum of three (3) earned college credits in adolescent development, psychology, criminal justice or a related subject. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Valid Driver’s License. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Must possess first aid, CPR and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Associate of Arts (AA) degree with related course work in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Two years’ experience working with youth and families. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience.

 

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It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status requests or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


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