The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) provides safe and temporary housing for youth with pending legal action in the Cook County Courts. The JTDC is dedicated to providing its youth with leadership, structured care, and supervision through a balanced approach of creative programming and services that teach responsibility, accountability, and sensitivity. Each member of the JTDC staff is actively encouraged and supported in pursuit of creative participation, personal well-being, and professional development.
Cook County is currently looking for an Management Analyst to work in the JTDC Facility within the Division of Administrative and Legal Services and under the Office of Resident Advocacy and Quality of Life.
This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
Provides tours for students, international visitors and other interested parties.
Liaison for research projects such as the University of Chicago Crime Lab CBT Research Collaborative and City of Chicago Second Chance Juvenile Mentoring Initiative.
Research and development of alternative programming options for residents.
Prepare overage documentation for Aging Out/DOC Transfers status residents.
Participates in and/or completes Quality of Life Assessments such as Social Climate Scales-Resident Perceptions, Staff Organizational Commitment Scale-Staff Perceptions, POD Checklist, etc.
Assists in the development, modification, or amendment of JTDC policies and procedures; gathers feedback and recommendations from management and staff with regard to content and implementation.
Performs quality assurance functions relative to performance-based standards, national standards, federal mandates, and state standards.
Establishes and maintains thresholds data protocols.
Understands, supports and integrates concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) programming into Center dynamics.
Provides input into current MIS needs and makes recommendations to further utilize systems for data entry/collection and report creation for management analysis.
May assist in staff training, program development, and/or volunteer services; relevant data entry and other duties as assigned.
Ability to interface with senior management, receive administrative directives to develop policy and programmatic initiatives.
Supervision of the Administrative Analyst I/Hearing Officers, and may:
In accordance with court implementation plan
- Conduct due process hearings for residents charged with rule violation reports
Supervision of the JTDC Court Liaison
- Render judgments, document rationale, and utilizes a continuum of sanctions that includes principles of a balanced and restorative process.
- Identify and report on issues regarding the timely submission and scheduling of rule violation hearings.
- Monitor and report on trends concerning non-compliance for further action.
- Communicates effectively with supervisor regarding due process trends, issues.
- Ensures Due Process Compliance with the Modified Implementation Plan set forth by the U.S. Federal Court
- Enter Record of Disciplinary Hearing data into database
- Processing of Court Ordered requests for documentation.
Collect, review, post, report and follow-up on Resident Grievances
- Monitoring of the Resident Court Reports
- Liaison and linkage to the Court for resident behavior adjustment
- Review Orders of the Court for compliance and internal advisement
- Linkage to the admission and release function
- Provides court testimony as required and appropriate
Participation in the weekly Extraordinary Incident Review Committee and maintaining of Extraordinary Incident Records/Reports
Coordinate Resident Visitation inquiries and requests
Respond to parents, court personnel, external inquiry phone calls
Ability to interact with Team Leaders, Assistant Team Leaders and Center staff to deal with emergent resident programming issues
Attend daily 12:00 noon) management status meetings
Provides court testimony as required and appropriate
Research juvenile temporary detention issues as assigned
Receiving, reviewing, logging, photocopying and distributing Incident Reports to Court Personnel-Judge, Public Defender, States Attorney and Probation Department
Collects, monitors and reports on a daily basis the RUR status, Warrants, number of juveniles in detention, gender of juvenile in detention, AT Stays List, Basic Rights Unit, Room Restrictions, Hearing Held, hospital referrals, infectious diseases, and DJJD/DOC
The Management Analyst should meet the following requirements:
A Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Legal Studies or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in support services including; direct and continuous resident interaction and supervision, development of policies and procedures, mediation skills, written communications skills, and analytical skills.
Possess a working knowledge of management principles. Can interpret Agency policy and procedure to subordinates to shape appropriate work behavior responses.
Possess a working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an understanding of Principles of Restorative Justice and knowledge of the court system.
Demonstrate the ability to work effectively and remain objective when dealing with the external entities such as the Public Defender’s Office, State’s Attorney, Probation Dept. personnel, Judges and designees as well as juveniles in a detention setting
Ability to Multitask, display sound judgment and work thoroughly and objectively
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide accurate and informed testimony in court
General computer skills, including word processing and database creation and maintenance, must be proficient in Excel
Ability to plan, assess and inspect the work of others
Must have open/flexible schedule to work hours which may include evenings, weekends and holidays, depending on the needs of the Office of the Resident advocacy and Quality of Life.
Highly accountable, reliable and a strong work ethic
Must be a resident of the State of Illinois within 90 days of date of hire.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check including but not limited to LEADS, CANTS, and professional references.
Selected candidates must also 1) meet additional minimum requirements for eligibility established by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC), and 2) pass required and nationally recognized written examination(s) for direct care and supervisory positions.
Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center - 15 months ago