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The Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation is seeking candidates to help promote our mission of community safety, community restoration, and reduced risk of re-offense.
The County Home School (CHS) is a state-licensed residential treatment center for juveniles ages 13 to 19, committed by the court for felony level offenses. The CHS provides a safe, secure, healthy environment on a 167 acre site in Minnetonka, just 10 miles west of Minneapolis. The campus includes residential cottages, a school with gymnasium, an administration and services building, and recreational areas. Residents are committed by the Juvenile Court to one of the following programs: Short Term Adolescent Male Treatment Program (STAMP), Long Term Adolescent Male Treatment Program (STAMP Plus), Adolescent Female Treatment Program (Focus), or Adolescent Family Sex Offender Health Services Program (AFSHS).
The CHS is located at 14300 County Road 62 in Minnetonka - there is no bus service to this location.
The CHS is currently hiring six limited-duration, non-permanent, non-benefit earning Juvenile Correctional Officers. Candidates must be available to work various shifts which includes day, evening, night, overnight, and weekend hours. Anyone indicating limited availability will not be considered.
Applicants with bilingual skill in Spanish and English, Somali and English, Hmong and English, and/or Russian and English are encouraged to apply.
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include: Supervise the activities of adolescents in a residential setting; which includes personal living habits of residents and visits between residents and their families.
Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in residents' recreation and leisure activities; in some cases to achieve defined behavioral objectives with residents.
Observe behavior of residents individually and in groups and prepare daily reports which may include recommendations for further treatment strategies or diagnostic efforts.
Work with multidisciplinary teams of professionals which may include supervisors, program directors, other juvenile correctional officers, social workers, and probation officers.
Enforce resident related policies; record incidents, positive and negative, in appropriate logs and reports.
Keep the institution safe for staff and residents by building relationships, employing de-escalation techniques, using verbal commands, and employing physical and mechanical restraints when necessary; conducting security checks of building and grounds and searching residents, living quarters and work areas for contraband.
Receive/release residents from facility; may transport residents to appointments with county vehicles.
Establish healthy relationships and maintain professional boundaries with resident offenders in the institution. Recognize and respect cultural differences and provide culturally appropriate services. Best Qualified Candidates must be at least 21 years of age and have: One of the following: Bachelor's degree or higher in corrections, law enforcement, sociology, psychology, or related criminal justice or behavioral science field. 40 quarter (27 semester) credits or more in the above-cited fields PLUS two years or more of full-time equivalent (FTE) experience in a correctional, residential treatment or other comparable setting which involves the supervision and/or control of at risk youth. Four years or more of full-time equivalent documented experience in a correctional, residential treatment, or other comparable setting which involves the supervision and/or control of at risk youth. A valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record that includes no more than two moving violations in the last three years of licensure. Experience serving the needs of at risk youth in a residential or non-residential setting (teachers, group counselors, outreach workers, coach/mentor, etc).
Commitment and dedication to the needs of adolescent offenders and their families. Experience/understanding of Evidence Base Practice (EBP). Skill in the use of de-escalation and cognitive behavioral interventions. Skill in Lotus Notes email and calendar, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word and basic computer skills; familiarity with Adobe Reader and Share Point. Knowledge of: Individual and interpersonal behavior within a social system. Psychosocial and behavioral disorders.
The criminal justice system and its stakeholders. Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, African American, and new immigrant cultures. Ability to: Work with at risk youth in a therapeutic and strength-based manner. Communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing. Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population. Demonstrate the employee competencies.
Under State of Minnesota law, certain criminal convictions disqualify persons from employment in this job classification. Please click to review these disqualifying characteristics . If you do not know this information, you can refer to your sentencing order or contact the county where you were convicted. For gross misdemeanors or felonies in the state of Minnesota, you can go to the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) , click on Site Index and scroll down the page to 'criminal justice information systems'.
Application materials will be reviewed and invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience. Job offer will be contingent on passing a pre-employment physical, drug test, employment history/reference check, background check, language assessment (as required) and driver's license check prior to employment.
If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to actively participate in the employment process, please email us at HR.Dept@co.hennepin.mn.us or call us at 612.348.2163.
Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN 55487, 612-348-2163.
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