Juvenile Detention Youth Specialist

Family Center for Juvenile Justice   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on May 24, 2024

Juvenile Detention Youth Specialist

Family Center for Juvenile Justice
time type
Full time
job requisition id


Family Center for Juvenile Justice


$15.00/hr plus $520 bonus

Pay Frequency


Full Time / Part Time

Full time

Job Summary

Under direction and within the scope of department policies and guidelines, provides secure supervision, aids juveniles with personal and environmental difficulties by participation and interaction in programs by performing the following duties.

Job Description

• Process all new admissions and releases; record and maintain all medical needs, administration of medicine, and referral to the nurse.
• Orientate residents to policies, rules, and procedures; supervise residents and enforce rules; guide residents in program participation; and provide security.
• Report any irregularity, emergency or matters of consequence to the Administrator.
• Act as liaison between Family Center for Juvenile Justice Staff and residents.
• Record and maintain written reports regarding behavior and adjustments of residents.
• Make sure all areas and rooms are clean, sanitized, and presentable at all times.
• Plan or assist in planning and participate in staff meetings and staff training.
• Subject to recall. Works any other shift during emergencies.
• Counsel the residents and support positive changes in behavior.
• Use a personal computer for admissions and releases.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Provide peer to peer training on facility unit needs and functions in support of facility training program.
• Provide peer to peer training support to include but not limited to staff level usage of MUNIS and the LMS System.
• Participate in special projects including but not limited to the collection of data, the creation of documents and presentation of said materials to agency leadership or community collaborators.
• Aids juveniles with personal and environmental difficulties by leading training in social skills as defined by Core Correctional Practices.
• Organizes and executes scheduled program enhancement groups for residents under general direction of assigned Shift Supervisor.
• This position is required to support supervisors and lead detention counselors by training and mentoring new employees during their initial orientation period by verifying training status on orientation training check lists.
• May be called upon, in instances of current employees displaying the need for specific training, to provide said training under the direction of the Shift Supervisor assigned to the employee in question.

Additional Job Description

Skill in recognizing underlying causes of social problems; in counseling an individual concerning personal and family problems; and in eliciting pertinent personal information.

Knowledge of personal computers; of principles and practices of sociology applicable to juvenile casework; of county and state regulations pertaining to juvenile care; and of departmental policies and procedures.

Ability to deal tactfully with others; to express facts and opinions clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; to establish effective interpersonal relationships; to gain respect and cooperation of others; to keep alert and vigilant; to handle stressful situations; and to create a constructive atmosphere for crisis problem solving.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in sociology or closely related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of satisfactory, full time paid employment in social work, juvenile work or closely related work for one year of the required education, with a maximum substitution of four years.

Two years of satisfactorily completed service with Tulsa County Juvenile Detention with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or three years of satisfactory service without a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; other requirements are delineated in the Family Center for Juvenile Justice Level System Policy.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

First Aid & CPR Certifications
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License
Certification in CPI Nonviolence Crisis Intervention Certification or other crisis management training

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must respond and react to flight and fight encounters with detained residents. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to physically restrain and secure one or more individuals to prevent escape, and to protect the individuals, and/or other residents, co-workers, or the public from harm, physical violence or injury. The employee is occasionally required to restrain male or female residents in excess of 200 pounds in stature up to 6'6"; and must assist in picking up and carrying restrained individuals to secure room. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Interacts consistently with juvenile residents and at times participates in physical altercations. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

While management makes every effort to accommodate an individual’s preferences, business needs may at times make the following conditions mandatory; overtime, shift work, a rotating schedule or a work schedule other than Monday through Friday. Employees are required to understand and comply with these conditions of continued employment.


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