Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
YOUTH CORRECTIONS OFFICER I
Annual Salary: $35,074.36 – $41,847.79
After successful completion of the six week Academy a YCO will be placed into step 1 of the 8-step YCO pay plan with a salary of $36,207.60 each year YCOs will advance to the next step on their anniversary date.
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Adobe Mountain School
2800 W. Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
JOB SUMMARY & DUTIES
Adobe Mountain School is a 24/7 facility. Shift assignment is determined by the needs of the agency and is not guaranteed or implied at any time during the selection process or employment tenure.
Resumes are reviewed in the order they are received. If qualified for this position, ALL communication will be done via e-mail. Please ensure you have a valid e-mail address on your resume.
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is seeking Youth Correction Officer Is for our secure care schools located in Northwest Phoenix to start our next academy. This position is responsible for maintaining security, discipline, and supervision, in a therapeutic role, on daily basis for youth adjudicated by the court system.
Checks unit for safety hazards or security violations
Searches for weapons and contraband
Uses portable two-way radio to communicate with officers and staff
Inspects clothing and possessions of visitors
Answers inquiries from parents/guardians, other agencies and departmental staff
Manages records, log books, evaluations and other forms
Assists teachers with classroom management
Maintains daily/weekly classroom attendance records
Attends meetings and training
Performs other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Human behavior to include growth, development, needs and problems of youth
Proper methods and circumstances requiring use of force
Language as it pertains to youth care, custody, treatment and rehabilitation
Standard housekeeping practices
Verbal and written communications
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Work both indoors and outdoors in varying Arizona weather conditions
Learn and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, programs and activities established for the agency
Learn and apply methods, techniques and correct practices of security procedures as they pertain to the state’s youth secure care facilities
Maintain an understanding attitude toward juveniles in custody
Participate in rehabilitation and/or treatment activities
Provide assistance, guidance and direction to juveniles
Provide positive pro-social role modeling
Apply appropriate restraint techniques
Respond to emergency situations and provide crisis intervention and first aid/basic life support
Maintain a structured and secured environment
SPECIAL SELECTION FACTORS
Requires possession of, and ability to retain, a current valid Arizona-issued drivers license. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license records checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
– Written basic knowledge exam
– Panel Interview
– Comprehensive background investigation
– Drug test
– Physical exam
– Predictive Index Survey (Survey not used as a selection factor)
Requires successful completion of a paid six week ADJC Pre-Service Training Academy and a two week paid on-the-job training course.
The preferred candidate will have one or more of the following: a high school diploma or GED; experience working with at-risk youth; military training experience; course work towards a degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social justice, counseling, mental health, social work or closely related field.
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.
– 13 paid vacation days per year – Medical, dental, life, disability insurance plans
– 12 sick leave days per year – Deferred compensation plan
– 10 paid holidays per year – ADJC Tuition Assistance
– 21 semester hours of college credit for academy completion
Positions in this classification participate in the Correctional Officer Retirement Plan (C.O.R.P).
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources Office at (602) 542-9231. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.