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DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officer 1 - Snoqualmie
at State of Washington
The Department of Children, Youth, & Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.
Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Echo Glen Children's Center. We need your motivation and engagement to provide campus-wide security and safety services for residents, staff and visitors in a secure juvenile rehabilitation institution. You will learn about the Rehabilitation Administration philosophy and treatment model which prepares you for career advancement opportunities as you support rehabilitative programming for youth.
The work hours/days are dependent upon business needs.
Some of what you will do:
- Recognize and assess problem situations and respond as back-up to other staff during crisis situations, using verbal de-escalation and/or physical control techniques when necessary to restore order.
- Conduct routine and random security duties such as headcounts, room checks for cleanliness and contraband, pat and strip searches, building integrity checks, and collect urinalysis samples for testing.
- Support case management goals to encourage, motivate, coach, and redirect youth toward targeted behavior change.
- Maintain a written account of activities during the work shift and clearly document breaches of security, behavioral incidents, and youth behavior in various logs and in youth files.
- Monitor and initiate the completion of facility chores and housekeeping jobs within residential unit, and escort/supervise the movement of residents within the facility and in the community.
What we're looking for:
Professionals who have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a valid driver's license AND one of the following:
- One year of experience in the areas of work such as: social services, youth group activities, security guard, correctional officer, police officer, police reserve officer, military police, or other law enforcement work
- A certificate of completion in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission.
- A certificate of completion in a police or reserve police academy or military training program
NOTE: Two years of college from an accredited institution will substitute for the required one year of experience.
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
- Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and juvenile rehabilitation practices and principles.
- Demonstrated competency in relating to clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to pass a national fingerprint background check and complete a questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) inquiring about any sexual misconduct. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
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