County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Juvenile Correctional Counselor I

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on May 11, 2019

Juvenile Correctional Counselor I Regular and Extra-Help $21.62 - $26.28/Hourly

Working as a Juvenile Correctional Counselor I (JCC I) at the County of Sonoma
offers an expansive opportunity for growth and development. The ability to be a part of a collaborative work environment that provides continuous training and education and the satisfaction of knowing that you are working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits*, including:

  • A cash allowance of approximately $600 per month for permanent employees 
  • Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a 5% salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
  • Opportunities for additional premium pay depending on assignment, generally 5% for each assignment for a maximum of 10%
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • With experience and good work performance, career advancement to Juvenile Correctional Counselor II ($25.55-$31.06/hour)

Being a JCC I
This position offers a challenging and rewarding start to a career helping our community youth. In addition to learning the fundamental principles of the juvenile justice system, JCC's have the unique opportunity to use their skills to directly and positively influence the course of a young person's life. As a JCC I, you will perform a wide variety of duties related to the care, guidance, and supervision of juvenile offenders. Responsibilities include:

  • Communicating directly with detained youths, on an individual or group basis
  • Maintaining on-going security checks, and overseeing and directing the activities of youth offenders detained in Probation facilities
  • Performing minor clerical duties, including data entry into justice system databases
  • Transporting youth to and from various locations
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and order of the facility

Candidates with experience working with challenging populations (i.e. youth/adults with mental health conditions, youth/adult offenders, trouble youth) are highly desirable.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.