Senior Corrections Officer - 2nd Juvenile Detention

Date: Jun 27, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department: Corrections  

Pay:  $21.95 per hour

Work Schedule: Various Hours/Various Days, Including Holidays, Weekends, and some Overtime may be required.


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

Performs lead worker duties and routine work involving the observation, security and training of juvenile or adult clients in a 24-hour correctional facility. 

  • Direct Care - May assist in the admission and release of clients. Supervises and monitors the care and security of clients in detention or residential facilities; may lead recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of client property and areas. Maintains safety and security of clients by being observant and alert in order to quickly intervene in situations. 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. Administers urinalysis and breathalyzer tests. Reviews reports and other communications to maintain awareness of activities within the facility and its clients. Acts as a positive role model.
  • Case Management - 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. May initiate disciplinary action when clients violate rules; writes disciplinary reports; issues consequences and supervises the application of consequences; investigates incidents and conducts hearings; recognizes positive behaviors and acknowledges with incentives. Must be able to set up, monitor and dispense medications; requires detailed medication management and documentation.  Prepares and maintains records and reports; controls client monies and possessions. Performs medication rounds to ensure clients with prescribed medications receive them in accordance with medical orders and facility policies and procedures.
  • Supervisor extender - 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; administers first aid and CPR. May assume shift supervisory duties when other supervisors are absent.  Assists supervisors with routine duties and tasks to ensure facility is being operated in accordance with policies and procedures. Acts as a member of the supervisory team, assisting in supervising staff, evaluating staff performance, providing on the job training for new staff, and serves as a role model for team members.


Minimum Qualifications: Three accredited hours from a college or university in Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or a related field.  Transcript verifying education credits is required. Six months of experience working with juvenile or adult clients.  Professional references are required to verify the related work experience. Facility staff shall be at least twenty-one years of age with a minimum of three years age difference between the staff member and the oldest client who can be admitted to the facility. 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. Must possess first aid, CPR, and physical restraint certification or acquire them 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 required on personal vehicle.


Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or related field. One year of experience working with youth and families.

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 

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