Challenging work on a daily basis, you have to know how to flow with change. Change some days may be extreme. Good adaptive / coping skills needed. Team work is a must and is needed on a daily basis for overall success. Therapeutic communities were the most enjoyable. Offenders responded well to programmatic treatment.
I schedule Mayors event and kept calendar. I learned to be spontaneous and to multitask. The management were great people as well as my co-workers. The hardest part of the job was not to forget anything.
Sign in and clear employees coming in off of sick leave, pass out approved vacation sheets for 1st shift employees, complete roll, type memos, input roster information, answer phones, place employees on sick list, submit forms to benefits office, filing and customer service. Management was absent a lot due to personal conflict, which made it a stressful environment to work in where everyone wanted to be the boss. Best thing about the job is working in the office by myself after 4:30
Free dinner everyday
Not being able to leave out of the jail once you go in
Opening the office, checking fax machine for over night documents, prepping file and schedules for intake specialist and manger. Greeting co-workers, exchange of information that may be helpful with work load for the day. Pleasantries with other staff members in other departments. Return to desk to start updates case notes and follow-up information on consumers. Answering multi-telephone, responding to emails and updates via email. Lunch is taken and routine continues for the reminder of the day.
Juvenile Court is an adventure. You will always learn something new every day. Working to help others must be in the fore front of your mind to work with the public. You must unnderstand that you are there to help not to hurt.
Data Analyst (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – July 20, 2015
It's just like working for the Post Office. Ever heard of "Going Postal"? Management does not cross train in the Juvenile System and hostel employees are given promotion to mgt and are really unqualified and with no management training at all. After 10 years I told them to shove it. I was in a pretty well paid position but can do better