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Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer

Company: State of CT Judicial Branch
Location: bridgeport
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division is accepting applications for Temporary Juvenile Detention Officers at the Bridgeport and Hartford Juvenile Detention Centers. The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions are on a per diem basis and are not permanent full-time positions.

The Temporary Juvenile Detention Officer positions encompass a wide variety of duties including supervision of the daily activities of juvenile detainees; maintaining security; overseeing and documenting detainee behavior, including information on detainee health, misconduct, abuse or potentially criminal conduct; supervising and instructing detainees in matters of personal hygiene; taking necessary action to intervene and safely control detainee behavior, which is physically threatening using approved control and restraint methods; maintaining order and discipline; and, applying handcuffs and leg restraints for detainees being transported.

Preferred candidates will possess at least two years of experience in performing correctional work or institutional supervision of adolescents, juveniles, or young adults, or comparable areas of prevention of juvenile delinquency.

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to complete a pre-employment physical, successfully pass a drug screening process, as well as a criminal records check, and a Connecticut Department of Children and Family (DCF) background check. Selected candidates will be required to attend and pass all phases of a pre-service training followed by a course of shadowing in the detention center. Skills to be acquired will include handcuffing, verbal de-escalation and crisis intervention, suicide prevention, CPR, First Aid, Safe Crisis Management, and other skills relevant to the care and custody of juveniles, as well as the safety and security of Judicial Branch staff. The pre-service training will include the proper application of approved restraint techniques. Incumbents must possess and maintain a valid Connecticut motor vehicle operators license. Incumbents should be aware that there is a risk of injury from assaultive or abusive detainees and potential exposure to communicable diseases.

Selected candidates must be able and willing to work evening and/or night shifts, weekends and holidays. Shifts will be filled as needed on a per diem basis. Shift assignments will be made with a focus on the filling of weekend shifts. If necessary, this position could involve more than one shift in a day.

The hourly salary is $16.55 per hour plus health insurance. Note: Eligibility for group health insurance (medical, prescription, and dental) is attained after having worked more than 60 days on a half-time schedule during 4 bi-weekly periods. If elected within 30 days of hire, group term life insurance begins after 6 months of employment.

Individuals who may have previously applied, and are not currently employed by the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch, must submit an updated resume to be considered. Paper resumes must be sent directly to the Juvenile Detention Center(s) listed below:

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center

Attention: Steve Cedor, Deputy Superintendent

60 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Steve.cedor@jud.ct.gov

State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Hartford Juvenile Detention Center

Attention: Dennis Mulhall, Deputy Superintendent

920 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Dennis.mulhall@jud.ct.gov

Individuals wishing to apply for both locations must send a separate resume to each Juvenile Detention Center.

If you have qualified for the position and are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by the Juvenile Detention Center.

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is committed to building a diverse workforce and encourages applications from female candidates.

Resumes must be received on or before April 30, 2021. Resumes received after April 30, 2021 will not be considered.

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