Juvenile Detention Worker – Female

Position Summary

As a full time Juvenile Detention Worker, you will supervise youth between the ages of 10 and 17, who are in secure detention and will assist in providing services for their care. Work involves maintaining a secure and safe environment; enforcing the policies and procedures established for the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center, in accordance with laws and regulations governing secure detention of juveniles, demonstrating leadership by being a positive role model for youth, and treating all persons with dignity and respect.
Essential Functions

  • Manages and interacts with juveniles, individually or in groups, in order to provide a positive rehabilitative influence
    • Observes and documents individual and group behaviors on a daily basis
    • Admits and discharges juveniles, records all necessary information, and maintains required documentation
    • Screens and evaluates juveniles for signs of abuse, behavioral problems, alcohol and drug abuse or withdrawal, security risk and psychological needs
    • Enforces regulations and behavior management  policies related to the security and operation of the facility
    • Complies with all procedures and schedules for meals, laundry, cleaning, maintenance, and inspections
    • Identifies and takes appropriate action with all juveniles that appear mentally or physically ill
    • Receipts, verifies, and dispenses resident medications as instructed
    • Provides and supervises juveniles’ access to educational and recreational activities
    • Distributes meals, clothing, and linens
  • Provides transportation to juveniles for court and off-site appointments and activities
  • Provide case management services to juveniles in the 180 Program
    • Conduct home, school and work site visits
    • Coordinate juvenile’s daily program activities
  • Performs related duties as required or directed


Qualifications and Other Requirements

  • High school diploma or its equivalent (GED), and one of the following:
    • Two (2) years of work experience providing care, supervision or custody of children within juvenile justice, group home, shelter care or foster care environments; or work experience within the juvenile justice system, or
    • Post high school training from a recognized college or university with several courses in social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field
  • No federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older upon appointment
  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
    • Criminal and Caregiver background checks
    • Pre-employment physical examination including audiogram
    • Psychological examination
    • Drug screening
    • Finger printing and with a search of local, state, and national fingerprint records
    • Background Investigation
  • Possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License, private vehicle for work related travel, acceptable driving record, and provide proof of vehicle insurance $100,000/$300,000.
  • Must satisfactorily complete the 160-hour Basic Juvenile Detention Officer Training and Exam within 12 months of hire in order to be eligible for continued employment, in accordance with requirements of state administrative rules
  • As a condition of continued employment, will be required to complete 24 hours of annual recertification training.


Organization: Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Center

Job Location: Eau Claire, WI