TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPT JCO Supervisor for Secure Institution in GAINESVILLE, Texas
***** $1,000.00 RECRUITMENT BONUS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR JCO S ***** TJJD provides dorm based residential treatment to youth who are committed to the agency and assigned to a state-operated high security juvenile correctional facility. The fundamental responsibility of a juvenile correctional officer (JCO) is to ensure the safety and security of the youth and staff in secure institutions and the public through responsible direct supervision and care of the youth and maintenance of a secure residential setting. In addition, a JCO plays a vital role in facilitating youth rehabilitation by implementing individual and group behavior modification strategies in accordance with the TJJD-approved treatment program, demonstrating the use of active listening techniques in interactions with youth, assisting youth with problem solving, and making appropriate referrals as needed to case managers. The JCO Supervisor performs advanced (senior-level) supervisory work for assigned dorms, which involves supervising, coaching, and mentoring assigned JCO I IV employees and the JCO V employees serving as leaders of shift teams. Provides oversight and leadership in the responsible direct supervision and care of youth and in the maintenance of a secure and safe residential facility; properly facilitates youth rehabilitation; ensures facility cleanliness, sanitation, and youth hygiene; monitors compliance with applicable policies and procedures; completes and monitors completion of required reports. Provides ongoing instruction to shift leaders in monitoring and coaching the shift teams regarding implementation of strategies to achieve goals and objectives and compliance with established policies and procedures. Delivers or oversees delivery of on-the-job training and ensures all supervised JCOs receive on the job training (OJT) and meet requirements for ongoing training. Interacts with Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) members and other staff to develop and implement successful rehabilitation strategies and participates in MDT discussions regarding youth behavior and assignment of privileges. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works shifts as assigned and is subject to working in excess of 40 hours per week and being on call. Serves as the Administrative Duty Officer.