WHO WE ARE
The Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility is offering excellent opportunities for individuals interested in a career in the criminal justice field. The successful candidates will work in a modern, 10-unit housing detention facility and will function as part of a highly motivated, team-oriented group of detention specialist professionals. Specialist work in both direct and indirect supervision housing units. Specialists are solely responsible for the general supervision, safety and custody of up to 10 children per unit of the facility. Youth housed at JDF are awaiting adjudication, sentencing or placement. Educational services are provided through an on-site charter school. Additionally, on-site medical services, dental services, mental health services, appropriate recreational activities, counseling and behavior management activities are provided to young people housed in the Juvenile Detention Facility. Wayne County is eager to hire those committed to excellence and dedicated to a valued career path with youth.
This position offers competitive starting salaries and classification wage increases approved by the ASFCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is a part of a career progression.
Juvenile Detention Specialist 1 starting salary $52,582.50 - $56-263.95
Juvenile Detention Specialist 2 starting salary $56,263.95 -
A valid driver's license and an acceptable safe driving record are required for both positions.
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Juvenile Detention Specialists are responsible for: maintaining control and security of living quarters; instructing and supervising the youth in personal hygiene; counseling youth on personal behavior problems; and supervising the housekeeping activities of the youth in and about the facility and are also responsible for adhering to the rules and regulations of Michigan Child Care Institutions and the policies and procedures of the detention facility. Juvenile Detention Specialists are also responsible for documentation of activities and behavior; maintaining housekeeping; assisting in the feeding and providing necessary supplies and clothing.
NOTE: Applicants must describe their experience and training in sufficient detail to allow evaluation of their acceptability under the above qualifications. Military experience may be substituted and/or considered to qualify for the position.
Please attach three professional reference letters to your application, along with your DHHS Clearance which can be obtained by going to any local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Appointees must obtain a State of Michigan Chauffeur's license within their probationary period. Appointees who do not obtain the chauffeurs license will be removed from the Juvenile Detention Specialist position pursuant to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources procedures. As a condition of employment, appointees must:
1. Pass a DHHS Clearance, Fingerprinting and a Children's Protective Services History Review
(Below is the DHHS Clearance Form, this document should be completed and taken to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for processing please make sure to have your State of Michigan Driver's License or ID with you).
2. Be willing to accept appointment to any one of the three shifts in any five-day work week schedule, Monday through Sunday, including holidays.
3. Have a medical examination and drug screen when hired and annually thereafter.
4. Have binocular vision.
5. Agree to a criminal history check and subject to periodic criminal checks.
6. Have the ability to perform the prescribed functions as required by the Michigan State Child Licensing Rules, which specifically include, but are not limited to, the ability to provide for the continual needs and protection of residents which includes the ability to engage in the approved physical restraint techniques.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx.
If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.
Wayne County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO Utilization Report, please visit https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/phr/legal-postings.aspx.