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12/08/2016

Juvenile Intake Officer (Osage County)

Position Title: Juvenile Intake Officer

Department: Juvenile Services

Part-Time Position (less than 1000 hours annually)

Non-benefit Eligible Position

Position Summary:
The Juvenile Intake and Assessment Officer is a line staff position for the Juvenile Intake and Assessment (JIAS) program. This position requires on-call time – availability to accommodate juvenile intake and assessment schedule needs. Responsibilities include administering the JIAS tools (JIAQ and the MAYSI-II), making placement recommendations, making recommendations for community-based services/referrals and providing crisis counseling to youth and their families.

How to Apply: Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Base Rate: $12.13 per hour

Date Opened: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Date to Close: Open until filled.

Hours: Rotating Shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays are required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

High School Diploma or GED required. Six to twelve months related experience or training required. Must pass KBI Background and SRS Child Abuse Central Registry checks. Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Provides emergency crisis counseling to youth and their families. Works with JIAS families, youth and the community to provide resources, service, placement and referrals to families in need. Conducts and completes assignments associated with the JIAS program and assigned by supervisory staff. Forwards all intake information to appropriate agencies in a timely manner and in accordance to JIAS Standards.

Must be able to read and speak the English language clearly and distinctly; bi-lingual skills a plus. Ability to understand to understand and carry out both oral and written directives, to recognize changes in inmate behavior, and to recognize threatening symbols, situations, and language is required.

Ability to establish and to maintain effective working relationships with all employees, officials, and the public and to communicate effectively verbally or in writing is required.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed. Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions. Applicants and/or employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position’s functions. Requests should be directed to the Human Resources Director.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

Title: Juvenile Intake Officer
Grade: 11
Reports To: Juvenile Services Director
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Juvenile Services
Modified Date: November 2016

JOB SUMMARY: The Juvenile Intake and Assessment Officer is a line staff position for the Juvenile Intake and Assessment (JIAS) program. This position requires on-call time – availability to accommodate juvenile intake and assessment schedule needs. Responsibilities include administering the JIAS tools (JIAQ and the MAYSI-II), making placement recommendations, making recommendations for community-based services/referrals and providing crisis counseling to youth and their families.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works cooperatively with the JIAS Director;
  • Administers the JIAS tools (JIAQ and MAYSI-II) in accordance to JIAS Standard;
  • Provides emergency crisis counseling to youth and their families;
  • Works with JIAS families, youth and the community to provide resources, service, placement and referrals to families in need;
  • Conducts and completes assignments associated with the JIAS program and assigned by supervisory staff;
  • Forwards all intake information to appropriate agencies in a timely manner and in accordance to JIAS Standards (County Attorney, SRS, Court Services, placement, agencies, KDOC-JS, etc.);
  • Other duties as required.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
Performs other related duties as required.

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:
None.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of Kansas statutes as they relate to the care, custody and control of juvenile inmates;
  • Knowledge of the Juvenile Intake and Assessment program and placement options for Children in Need of Care;
  • Knowledge of juvenile rights;
  • Knowledge of facility policy, procedures and responsibilities concerning the operation of the detention facility;
  • Knowledge of the operation of the court system, including procedures and security;
  • Knowledge of appropriate inmate disciplinary methods;
  • Knowledge of appropriate methods to physically restrain combative inmates;
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic;
  • Knowledge of correct grammar and spelling;
  • Knowledge of basic drug identification and drug symptomology;
  • Knowledge of due process as it applies to inmates;
  • Knowledge of City, County, State and Federal Laws;
  • Knowledge of bonding procedures.

ABILITY:

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written documentation;
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions;
  • Ability to analyze situations and to take quick, effective and reasonable courses of action;
  • Ability to develop and to maintain effective working relationships with all staff, other agencies and the public;
  • Ability to understand, to write and to speak English clearly and distinctly; bi-lingual skills a plus;
  • Ability to operate computer equipment;
  • Ability to maintain simple records and to make written reports;
  • Ability to deal firmly and equitably with inmates;
  • Ability to understand and carry out both oral and written directives;
  • Ability to recognize changes in inmate behavior;
  • Ability to recognize threatening symbols, situations, and language;
  • Ability to be available on holidays, weekends, 24 hours a day;
  • Ability to meet physical demands worksheet requirements.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Maintain a valid driver’s license;

KBI Background Check;

SRS Child Abuse Central Registry Check,

Required screenings or tests by the hiring county;

CPR/First Aid Certified.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or G.E.D.; and six months to twelve months related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:
Associate's degree or equivalent from two year-college or technical school; or one year to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;

The employee is frequently required to walk;

The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell;

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up, push or pull up to 25 pounds; push or pull up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds or more with assistance;

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, it can increase to loud and chaotic;

The employee may be exposed to dangerous situations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

 

Kansas Sheriffs' Association
Sandy Horton, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1122 • Pittsburg, KS 66762 • 620-230-0864 • Fax 620-230-0866
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