Youth Facility Assistant Superintendent

  • Capps
  • Gainesville,TX,USA
  • May 21, 2021

Job Description

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HOW TO APPLY

Complete a State of Texas Application for Employment and the following additional forms (available at

http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms):

TJJD Employment Application Supplement (HR-003)

Child Abuse Registry Check Consent Form (HR-028)

Disclosure of PREA Employment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Authorization to Release Information (HR-074)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays in your consideration for this position.

Apply Onlineat https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/644/jobdetail.ftl?job=00013743&tz=GMT-05:00 and attach to the application the above additional forms along with copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).

Apply through Work-In-Texasat https://www.workintexas.com/vosnet/loginintro.aspx. You will also need to complete and attach to the application the supplemental questions/forms indicated above along with a copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214). The additional forms are available at: http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/index.php/doc-library/category/304-forms) and can be submitted via email to: hrjobsgainesville@tjjd.texas.gov.

Apply via Emailto hrjobsgainesville@tjjd.texas.gov. Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of high school/college diploma(s), copy of official college transcripts, any licenses/certifications, and, if a military veteran, any Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214).

PLEASE NOTE

Your job application must be completely filled out and include all employment, do not limit employment to the past 10-15 years.Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment (month & year), supervisor’s name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week. If any of this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete.Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

BENEFITS

State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov. Benefits include: Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program. Optional add-on benefits include: Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc. Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) work assisting the youth facility superintendent in the management and oversight of a high security correctional facility for youth who have been adjudicated delinquent of felony offenses and committed to the agency by a juvenile court. Work involves assisting the youth facility superintendent in planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of a multifaceted institutional service and treatment system, which includes an integrated, system-wide rehabilitative program and specialized treatment programs; establishing goals and objectives and developing standards for achieving established goals; developing guidelines to administer and enforce policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; overseeing daily facility operations and activities; developing and evaluating budget requests. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. May interact with juvenile judges, district attorneys, probation departments, and other state agencies.

Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per workweek, be on-call 24 hours per day, and travel occasionally.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Uses leadership and teambuilding skills to motivate facility staff and youth to work toward common objectives and goals.

Prepares and maintains management and operational reports, including special projects and non-routine reports; provides relevant information to the youth facility superintendent and other facility staff regarding the impact of the facility’s daily operations on the treatment and recreational programs, religious services, health services, and other services provided at the facility.

Implements techniques for evaluating programs, services, and daily activities; develops and evaluates recommendations for guidelines, procedures, policies, rules and regulations to enhance programs, services, and operations.

Ensures ongoing implementation and maintenance of all aspects of the Texas Model of trauma-informed corrections.

Oversees and monitors activities of staff and the youth population; provides technical guidance; takes necessary action to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures.

Coordinates secure facility operations to ensure the security and safety of the youth population, staff, property, and equipment; appropriately responds to emergency situations.

Cooperates and consults with the facility’s program administrators and supervisors to ensure common goals are met.

Participates in activities relating to the facility’s compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Assists in the review of fiscal data and directing the organization and controlled use of resources to meet fiscal goals and objectives.

Monitors outcomes for racial, ethnic, and gender disparities and takes action to address identified disparities and takes action to address identified disparities.

Performs a variety of related duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Performs all duties in compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:

Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.

Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames.

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s Degree Track:

Education.

A Master’s Degree.

Experience.

Six (6) years full-time wage-earning experience in a residential setting, treatment, correctional program, or trauma-informed settings for youth with significant needs and risks.

Program administration experience.

Four (4) years of experience must be in a supervisory/management position, which oversees or directs an operation, program, or organization.

OR

Bachelor’s Degree Track:

Education.

A Bachelor’s Degree.

Experience.

Eight (8) years full-time wage-earning experience in a residential setting, treatment, correctional program, or trauma-informed settings for youth with significant needs and risks.

Program administration experience.

Two (2) years of experience must be in a supervisory/management position, which oversees or directs an operation, program, or organization.

OR

Non-Degree Track:

Education.

Must have a high-school diploma or equivalent. May substitute additional relevant years of experience on a year-for-year basis in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.

Experience.

Eight (8) years full-time wage-earning experience in a residential setting, treatment, correctional program, or trauma-informed settings for youth with significant needs and risks.

Program administration experience.

Two (2) years of experience must be in a supervisory/management position, which oversees or directs an operation, program, or organization.

Preferences:

A Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as major course work in business administration, public administration, criminal justice (corrections), social services, or closely related field.

Direct experience with trauma-informed care organizations.

Practitioner-level certification in trauma-informed care.

Texas Model certification or current enrollment in the certification program (for existing TJJD staff).

Note: Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent, or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be from an accredited educational institution, college or university.

This position is subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent upon acceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The following physical demands and working conditions are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The overall operation of a secure correctional facility.

Laws and regulations and agency policies and procedures relating to the management and operation of a secure correctional facility.

Juvenile treatment/correctional methods, techniques, practices, and procedures.

Adolescent behavior, counseling, and guidance techniques.

Mental health assessments, techniques, and interventions.

Skill in:

Verbal and written communication.

Problem-solving.

Coordinating and organizing.

Determining appropriate treatment options.

Using computers and applicable software

Ability to:

Plan, manage, and implement youth programs.

Use model problem-solving skills.

Establish goals and objectives.

Organize workloads and set priorities.

Make decisions and demonstrate the soundness of those decisions.

Develop and evaluate administrative policies and procedures.

Devise solutions to administrative problems.

Prepare reports.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Maintain order and discipline fairly.

Respond quickly to emergencies, and defuse hazardous, combative, and/or volatile situations on an as needed basis.

Plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Carry out assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Learn agency software.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Work in excess of 40 hours per workweek.

Be on-call 24 hours per day.

Travel occasionally

VETERANS

Go to https://texasskillstowork.com/, https://www.onetonline.org/, or http://www.careeronestop.org/ for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

Additional Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information is available from the Texas State Auditor’s Office at Criminal JusticeMOS Codes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls.If you submitted your application through the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en), you may also check the status of your application by accessing your profile and selecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.

Thank you for considering employment with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Texas Juvenile Justice Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.