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Corrections Shift Supervisor - 1st Shift ARES

Date: Aug 30, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $18.72 per hour | This position is currently eligible for a $1,500 sign-on bonus after 60 days of employment! | This position has also been approved for a salary increase effective January 1, 2022. New rate will be $21.66 per hour. 

Leads, directs, manages, and supervises an assigned shift operation of a 24-hour correctional facility within the Department of Corrections.


Performance Management - Supervises subordinate staff and assigns shift coverage and priorities for the facility; assists in interviewing and hiring staff; assists in the orientation of new staff; assigns and checks work; instructs and trains in proper methods; completes payroll, evaluates staff performance; serves as a role model. May initiate disciplinary actions for staff members who violate policy and procedure. Ensures staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs. Serves as the internal expert on facility policies and procedures.


Facility Management - Monitors the care and security of clients and staff; emphasis is on security, behavior modification, control and modeling of prosocial attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors. May admit clients in and out of the facility; check court records and status, assist in intake screening of clients. Ensures that medication procedures are followed with accurate documentation. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities. Investigates incidents, conducts internal investigations, and determines consequences.


Quality Assurance - Ensures that staff assign and monitor client activities and facilitates room cleanliness; conduct hourly head count to track and monitor client whereabouts. Oversees the monitoring of client personal property when client goes AWOL or a warrant is filed and a client is removed from the program. Appraises client behavior information and updates the same; prepares narrative and non-narrative reports regarding client behavior and status; monitors client activities. Communicates and documents effectively through verbal and written communications, to include required reports, behavioral notes, log books, scheduled team meetings, and shift turnover to oncoming shift. Prepares and maintains various reports and statistics. Conducts facility inspections and quality assurance checks then documents and facilitates corrective actions.


Minimum Qualifications: Thirty (30) accredited hours from a college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. A combination of four years of experience working with juvenile or adult clients in a program or facility environment, with progressive responsibilities. Must have two (2) years’ supervisory work experience. Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. 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. Must possess first aid, CPR, and physical restraint certification or the ability to acquire within initial period of employment. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record that meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy. Personal vehicle for use when county vehicle is not available (employee reimbursement is provided by County). Proof of liability insurance on personal vehicle. Pass legal background check, Child and Adult Abuse & Neglect Central Registry checks, KCJIS Security Policy (fingerprint) check, and pre-employment screen for alcohol and drugs. Must also meet the required conditions contained in KSA 65-516 and KAR 28-4-356.


Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or closely related field. Transcript verifying education credits is required. Four (4) years’ supervisory work experience.


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 Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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