Woodfield Detention Intake Specialists are responsible for processing of all youth admitted to the facility.
Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
- Adheres to all Agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting any unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes an active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification.
- Abides by and effectively executes secure detention protocols and procedures
- Responsible for processing all admission entering the facility including completion of Detention Risk Assessment Instrument
- Completes all intake/discharge documentation including admissions logs, body scan forms and face sheet.
- Provides active and alert observation and supervision of juveniles within the facility when posted
- Uses therapeutic and crisis prevention models to role model, teach and help youth learn de-escalation skills
- Implements Safe Crisis Management protocols and techniques in regards to behavioral management and crisis intervention. This includes emergency safety interventions and mechanical restraints.
- Accountability for orderly management and safety of the daily living routines, and supporting individual youth, groups and therapeutic programs.
- Appropriate handling and reporting of all untoward incidents in accordance with agency policy and training. (see Safe and Sound: Preventing Child Abuse in Out-of-Home Care)
- Actively working to reduce bias and promote cultural sensitivity. Refer to CV Value.
- Conducts authorized searches in accordance with proper protocols
- Safe and secure transportation of juveniles when necessary
- Prepares youth for court and facility transfers
- Understanding and working toward agency and department goals and objectives.
- Supports a trauma informed approach and therapeutic learning environment
- Reporting repair and maintenance needs to maintain the physical condition of the Woodfield
- Completing all necessary documentation in regards to juveniles and program management including communication and record keeping logs.
- Using differential approaches to form relationships in order to meet juveniles' individual and group needs.
- Use Positive interventions and support to increase healthy and pro-social behavior among youth.
- Reports Woodfield Detention Supervisor
- High School diploma or GED equivalency is required and minimum of two years experience working with youth
- Detention or Security Experience Preferred
- Must possess a valid state driver's license.
- Bi-lingual preferred.
- Demonstrates strong de-escalation skills and a trauma informed approach
- Has demonstrated an understanding of The Children's Village Values as presented in pre-employment training.
- Ability to put into practice all techniques Safe Crisis Management (as taught in pre-employment training) and demonstrated respect for client's rights and safety.
- Ability to demonstrate counseling techniques
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