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Detention Screener (Varied Schedule), Juvenile Detention Center

Company: BAYS
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Client serving position with responsibility for screening and assessing youth brought in for processing by law enforcement. Provides screening of youth to determine detention status, assessment of mental health or substance abuse risk factors, and to make a recommendation for services and/or court handling.

*We are looking for a Detention Screener to fill an immediate opening.*

*The qualified Detention Screener will have: *

* High school diploma or GED *(Required)*
* Two (2) years of experience working with youth *(Preferred)*
* Possess a valid Florida Driver's license and Auto Insurance *(Required)*

*The qualified candidate will be able to perform the following task: *

* Conducts interviews and follows detention screening criteria, for all youth taken into custody, to determine eligibility for release, respite care, supervised release, or secure detention.
* Conducts youth interviews to make appropriate State Attorney recommendations for all youth screened.
* Ensures each youth receives medical and mental health clearance prior to admission to the JAC (juvenile assessment center), or screening processing area.
* Reviews law enforcement paperwork and criminal history records.
* Acts as a resource to families, outside agencies and staff; answers telephones.
* Maintains accurate records, to include youth files, screening packets, and documentation in the Department's Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS).
* Communicates with youth's parents/guardians, Department of Juvenile Justice and/or Department of Children and Families staff, and law enforcement to ensure efficient and accurate processing of youth.
* Attends court hearings as needed to present findings of detention risk assessment.
* Provides crisis intervention to de-escalate immediate conflict situations as needed.
* Provides sight and sound supervision of youth at risk for self-harm.
* Completes installations of EM (electronic monitoring) equipment on youth based on assessment score or court order.
* Assesses suicide risk and complete mental health and substance abuse screenings.
* Utilizes Motivational Interviewing and Trauma-Informed Care techniques to effectively conduct all interviews and assessment requirements during the screening process.
* Performs other related duties as assigned.

*Additional Information: * Medical, Dental, Vision, Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Business Casual/Jeans Dress Code, Annual Employee Events, BAYS Tickets at Work, Gym Discounts available and more.

*Rate: *$16.50-16.92/hr.

*Hiring Stipend: Hiring stipend paid out over the first 3 months of employment. ($100 paid after 30 days, $150 paid after 60 days, $250 paid after 90 days)*

*Schedule: * Varied schedule, possibly 2-12 hr. shifts and 2-8 hr. shifts. Schedules are provided a month in advance. Overnights, needed over the weekend.

*Physical Demands: *

* Must be able to remain in a stationary position for prolonged periods
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
* Demonstrate proficiency for all physical intervention techniques and mechanical restraints in accordance with Department Juvenile of Justice (DJJ)-approved crisis intervention curriculum and CPR/First Aid training and able to apply same to work setting.

*Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace: * The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. BAYS does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. The Company has a Drug-Free Workplace Policy in effect that is strictly adhered to.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.50 - $16.92 per hour

* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
* 12 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Overnight shift
* Weekend availability

* High school or equivalent (Required)

* working with AT-RISK youth: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: On the road%58047475%

Keywords: BAYS, Fort Myers , Detention Screener (Varied Schedule), Juvenile Detention Center, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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