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Overview

Tehama County Probation Department

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Employees in this position may be required to COVID-19 test weekly and follow quarantine/isolation protocol in the event of a positive test result

SALARY

(A-E Steps)

JDF Counselor I: 

$18.75-$22.83 Hourly / $1,500.00-$1,826.40 Biweekly

JDF Counselor II: 

$20.67-$25.20 Hourly / $1,653.60-$2,016.00 Biweekly

DESCRIPTION:

Provides proper counseling, treatment, recreation and daily living activities for juveniles detained in the Juvenile Detention Facility; performs various tasks to help ensure the safety and welfare of juveniles, staff members and the general public. Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I employees are usually promoted to a Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor II upon successful completion of one year of employment.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

Monitors and enforces security procedures and department policies and rules | Directs and supervises juveniles’ daily physical education activities, including dining, recreational, personal hygiene and housekeeping activities | Provides for juveniles’ needs, including delivery of prescribed medications, linens and supplies | Applies disciplinary measures for juveniles as appropriate | Counsels juveniles and their family members; develops treatment plans detailing behavioral goals using behavior modification techniques | Performs typical peace officer duties, including investigative and arrest duties Provides emergency medical care and crisis counseling to juveniles; restrains physically abusive and dangerous juveniles as required Prepares case reports, records, shift reports and other documents related to daily activities | Transports juveniles to and from Juvenile Detention Facility, courts and other locations as necessary | Inspects juveniles’ rooms to ensure compliance with all facility policies and procedures concerning possessions, cleanliness, etc.; searches juveniles for contraband | Participates in the maintenance of the building, grounds and department equipment; performs laundry and food preparation duties as necessary | Performs various office duties as necessary, including preparing reports and correspondence, compiling data for reports, copying and filing documents, entering data/retrieving data from computer, answering the telephone, etc.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

• Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade. Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Services or a closely related field is desirable.

• Prior experience supervising juveniles in a controlled setting is desirable.

JDFC II:

• Requires one (1) year of experience at the level of Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I level or equivalent.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Within one (1) year after appointment to this classification, must successfully complete required instruction in the Juvenile Corrections Officer CORE course as certified by the California State Board of Corrections under the Standards and Training for Corrections program;
  • Must complete and maintain Penal Code 832 qualifications.
  • Must possess current certification in CPR and first aid.

JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY COUNSELOR II:

  • Must have successfully completed required instruction in the Juvenile Corrections Officer CORE course as certified by the California State Board of Corrections under the Standards and Training for Corrections program.
  • Must maintain Penal Code 832 qualifications.
  • Must possess a valid certification or recertification in CPR and first aid.

Benefits:

This position is represented by the Tehama County Peace Officers Association.
The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:
  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County.
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees with a County match, up to $60 per month, on behalf of employees.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.
Benefits include an annual leave plan:
  • 96 hours of vacation, increasing upon continuous years of service
  • 96 hours of sick leave
  • One 8 hour personal holiday
  • 13 paid holidays
  • All employees are eligible to participate in the sick leave incentive program.
Benefits above reflect what full time employees receive, benefits and salary for part time employees are based on the ratio of hours worked in the employee’s regular workweek compared to those paid in a full time position.

Recruitment Information

To Apply, visit www.governmentjobs.com and search for the job title. 

The department is currently recruiting for multiple vacancies.

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Juvenile Detention Facility Counselor I/II, as well as subsequent vacancies, which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For questions about this recruitment, contact:
Glennda Allen
530-527-4052 | gallen@tcprobation.org
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Probation Department

Our mission is to improve public safety and the quality of life in Tehama County through offender compliance and accountability.