JJS Technician I

STATE OF UTAH

Job Description

JJS Technician I-West Valley City, Utah

If you would like a position working with today’s youth, then you are in the right place! A great way to start your career in Juvenile Justice is to become a Technician I. A Juvenile Justice Technician’s work with delinquent adolescents in the following types of environments:
Short- and long-term secure confinement
Multi-use facilities
Community-based programs
Principal Duties
Assists in planning programs for youth, counsels youth under supervision, and provides direct care, supervision, and control of youth in secure, multi-use and related facilities
Works under moderate supervision with delinquent adolescents in short and long term secure confinement, observation, and assessment settings, in multi-use facilities or community based programs.
Oversees delinquent youth in group settings, individual encounters, visitations and community involvement activities.
Schedules activities and resolves potentially dangerous situations to ensure the safety of staff, clients, and or the public.
Writes or drafts correspondence, reports, documents and/or other written materials.
Coordinates and refers services of community resources, placement providers, collateral agencies, the court, and/or other community partners with families, clients, or patients receiving services.
Assists full time staff in identifying and applying appropriate security, safety, and/or control intervention techniques or devices to secure people, facilities, property, supplies or equipment
Communicates information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a motivated individual who enjoys being challenged while working with troubled youth. We are looking for a candidate who is available to work rotating shifts, which include days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Preference
May be given to candidates 19+ years of age
May be given to candidates who have a high school diploma or GED

Why You Should Join Our Team
Employees within Juvenile Justice Services have an opportunity to see the impacts that their hard work and dedication does for the well-being of today’s youth. It is imperative that we provide support and guidance to troubled youth while they are transitioning into adulthood.

The Agency
The Department of Human Services is dedicated to provide care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) provides a continuum of intervention, supervision and rehabilitation programs to youth offenders while assuring public safety. For more information on Juvenile Justice Services with the Department of Human Services, please click here!

Supplemental Information
Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.
High risks in this job include physical intervention with clients in order to de-escalate hostile or volatile situations
Work requires physical exertion. May require the ability to stand; walk over rough surfaces; bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, reach, lift moderately heavy items (up to 50 lbs.) in a recurring manner and/or for long periods of time.