• Maintains a high level of knowledge of, and enforces all detention policies and regulations. • Admits youth to the center based on proper authority and in accordance with current standards. • Maintains safety and security at all times. • Ensures proper behavior of detainees during all activities. • Acts as a mentor for youth residents, and role models positive adult behavior. • Ensures youth receive adequate meals and maintain proper personal hygiene. • Ensures youth receive medication and medical treatment as necessary. • Ensures youth maintain cleanliness of the center, including the education rooms and outside recreation area. • Properly complete, maintain, and file all forms and logs required by current policies and regulations. • Maintains proficiency and certification through regular attendance at training sessions, workshops, and professional meetings. • Maintains professional attitude, dress, and demeanor at all times. • Maintains required qualifications listed in Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 343, and advise Facility Administrator immediately of any status changes. • Contributes to the development of staff unity through proper courtesy, consideration, and communication with colleagues at all times. • Properly performs other related tasks as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
• Ability to work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner. • Ability to foster the cooperation of youth in a custodial setting. • Ability to communicate effectively with youth, their families, and staff. • Ability to remain alert, observant, and physically able to respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies including, but not limited to, physical restraint of youth. • Ability to intervene and correct behavior and facilitate group discussions and activities. • Ability to learn verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures. • Ability to accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, environments, and policies. • Knowledge of individual and group behavior. • Knowledge of child development and the role of the family. • Ability to transport youth and travel as necessary. • Ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends and holidays when required