State of Utah
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JJYS Technician II-Return Utah (Full-Time)
The Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services is hiring a JJYS Technician II to participate in the Return Utah program. 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 II. A Juvenile Justice Technician’s work with delinquent adolescents in the following types of environments:Short- and long-term secure confinement
The Return Utah program is similar to an internship designed for adults looking to re-enter the workforce after an extended absence. These opportunities are structured as return-to-work positions that provide the experience, training, skills, and mentoring an individual needs to return to the workforce.
Return Utah is a 16-week program for people who have taken a career break for at least two years or more for reasons such as starting or raising a family, caring for a family member, chronic illness, enhanced education, other personal/career related needs, etc. Those serving, separated, or retired from military service and their spouses and/or partners are not required to meet the two-year requirement. A career break of any length makes them eligible to participate in the program.
This is a full-time, intent-to-hire Return Utah opportunity. Upon completion of the program, based on performance, participants may receive an offer of employment.
To be eligible for this return-to-work opportunity, candidates must:
Be on a career break of two or more years at time of application unless currently serving, recently separated, retired from military service, or supporting a military spouse/partner.
Have prior professional experience in functional area of interest
Have interest in returning to a full-time position
Principal DutiesOversee and work closely with high risk/ violent youth offenders
Monitor visitors & residents within the facility
Schedule and coordinate activities for the youth
Assist the Control Supervisor by making perimeter checks
Resolves potentially dangerous situations to ensure the safety of staff, clients, and or the public by applying appropriate intervention techniques to people, facilities and property
Pass the Integrated Crisis Response (ICR) intervention program within 90 days of employment
Practice “Standards of Care” and supervision of delinquent youth
Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely in writing (read and understand information presented in writing)
Write correspondence, reports, documents and other written materials
The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for a candidate who is available to work rotating shifts, which include days, graveyard, weekends and holidays.
May be given to candidates 19+ years of age
May be given to candidates who have a high school diploma or GED
Employees within Juvenile Justice and Youth 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 our employees provide support and guidance to troubled youth while they are transitioning into adulthood. Together, we can help to improve the lives and welfare of troubled youth.
The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to provide care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services (JJYS) provides a continuum of intervention, supervision and rehabilitation programs to youth offenders while assuring public safety. For more information on Juvenile Justice and Youth Services with the Department of Health and Human Services, please click here!
Supplemental InformationOnly 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.
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