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Juvenile Counselor/Juvenile Detention Officer

19th Judicial Circuit - Juvenile Probation/Detention Services

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Contact Information

Address:

19th Judicial Circuit - Juvenile Probation/Detention Services
24647 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL 60061-1567

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/28/22

Salary:

  • Starting: $46,176.45

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!


Position Details

General Description:

Are you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities?

If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.

Becoming a Juvenile Counselor for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, Hulse Detention Center, would allow you to be involved with restorative justice solutions for court-involved youth. Your day will consist of handling routine and crisis situations and observing and recording behavior patterns.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Juvenile Counselors are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of all court-involved youth and employees in the Hulse Juvenile Detention Center and the FACE-IT Residential Program.
  • It is a direct care position which entails working with a group of youth daily.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES AND EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Individuals should have a working knowledge of adolescent growth, development, behavioral psychology, and modern correctional practices
  • Possess the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Have the ability to work both individually and in a team atmosphere
  • Education Required:
    • Applicants must have a Baccalaureate degree, related field in human service preferred.
  • Previous experience working with youth is desired.
  • Bilingual is a plus. 

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically participate in restraints of hostile youth when all verbal de-escalation attempts have failed. 

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lakecountyil/jobs/3168944/juvenile-counselor?keywords=juvenile&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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