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Correctional Officer, Juvenile

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Job Description:


As a Juvenile Correctional Officer, you will supervise the activities of at-risk youth in a residential setting, including personal living habits of residents and visits between residents and their families at the County Home School. The County Home School is a state-licensed residential treatment center for juveniles ages 13 to 18, who have been committed by the court. If you have a passion for working with at-risk youth and have great adaptability skills, then this position may be for you.

Location and hours:
This position is located at the Hennepin County Home School at 14300 County Road 62, Minnetonka, MN 55345. There is no public transportation to this location.

Candidates must be available to work various shifts, which include day, evening, overnight, holiday, and weekend hours. This position is subject to 12-hour shifts. Anyone indicating limited availability will not be considered.

A shift differential of $1.00 per hour will be paid for nights and weekends. Meals are provided and a uniform allowance is given for qualifying positions.
In this position, you will:
  • Supervise the activities of at-risk youth in a residential setting, including personal living habits of residents and visits between residents and their families. Plan, organize, supervise, and participate in residents' recreation and leisure activities; achieve defined behavioral objectives with residents.
  • Observe behavior of residents individually and in groups and prepare daily reports which may include recommendations for further treatment strategies or diagnostic efforts; participate in the delivery of treatment programs.
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams of professionals which may include supervisors, program directors, other juvenile correctional officers, social workers, and probation officers.
  • Keep the institution safe for staff and residents by building relationships, maintaining professional boundaries, employing de-escalation techniques, using verbal commands, and employing physical and mechanical restraints when necessary; conduct security checks of building and grounds; and search residents, living quarters, and work areas for contraband.
  • Receive/release residents from the facility; may transport residents to appointments.

Amount of Pay:

20.65 - $33.31

Other Qualifications:

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • Two years or more (90 quarter/60 semester credits) of college or vocational/technical coursework in corrections, law enforcement, or a related criminal justice or behavioral/social science field.
    • Two years or more of full-time equivalent work experience in corrections, law enforcement, or criminal justice.
    • Active military duty with an honorable discharge.
    • Note: Completion of an Evidence-Based Practice Corrections Professional Certificate from an approved school may be substituted for one year of relevant coursework or work experience.
  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit.
  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, run, and walk both inside and outside.

Nice to have:

  • Experience:
    • Serving the needs of at-risk youth in a residential or non-residential setting (teachers, group counselors, outreach workers, coach/mentor, etc.).
    • Working with juveniles affected by psychosocial and/or behavioral disorders such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), anxiety, conduct disorder, depression, and/or another similar disorder.
    • Using evidence-based practices (EBP).
    • Facilitating groups with at-risk youth.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Individual and interpersonal behavior within a social system.
    • Psychosocial and behavioral disorders.
    • The criminal justice system and its stakeholders.
    • Hispanic, Asian, American Indian, African American, and/or new immigrant cultures.
  • Skill in the use of de-escalation and cognitive behavioral interventions.
  • Skill in the use of email, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, and basic computer skills; familiarity with Adobe Reader and SharePoint.
  • Ability to:
    • Work with at-risk youth in a therapeutic and strength-based manner.
    • Communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing.
    • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
    • Work effectively with an increasingly diverse client population.

Total Years of Relevant Experience:



Adjunct Services and Program Services for Defendants



Work Schedule:

Rotating Shift




Community Corrections



Application Deadline: