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Senior Corrections Worker - 1st WR - CORRECTIONS

Date: Mar 22, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  Corrections 

Pay:  $21.74 per hour | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $1,500 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

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 within the Division of Corrections.

  • 45% - Direct Care - May assist in the admission and release of clients. Supervises and monitors the care and security of juvenile and/or adult clients in detention or residential facilities; may lead recreation, instructional or educational activities; conducts searches of client property and areas in facilities. Maintains safety and security of clients by being observant and alert in order to quickly intervene in situations as they occur. 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.
  • 30% - 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, as necessary, 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.
  • 20% - 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 when appropriate; administers first aid and CPR. May assume shift supervisory duties when other supervisors are absent (relief shift supervisory work except at the Juvenile Detention Facility). 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: Fifteen 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. 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 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

Job Segment: Criminal Justice, Sociology, Security, Social Sciences