Temporary – Juvenile Detention Officer I – Closes 4/27/17

Position Temporary – Juvenile Detention Officer I
Employer Whatcom County
Job Description Do you have the ability to work varied shifts with little notice?

Would you enjoy the challenge of working as part of a team committed to the goal of rehabilitating juvenile offenders?

Do you have the ability to exert a calming influence and gain the cooperation of people in crisis or emotionally charged situations?

Do you enjoy and have experience working with youth?

If you are looking for rewarding work that will have a positive impact on our community, Whatcom County is interested in learning more about your qualifications and experience to fill this key role in the Whatcom County’s Juvenile Detention Center.  Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested pending a court appearance or who have been sentenced to serve time after a court appearance.

The temporary Juvenile Detention Officer position serves a critical role ensuring a humane, safe and rehabilitative environment for juvenile offenders.  Key duties include:

  • Monitoring the detention facility security to ensure the safety of juveniles and staff.
  • Directing and/or participating in activities and programs for juveniles
  • Escorting juveniles to appointments, as well as overseeing visits from authorized visitors
  • Documenting observations of daily behaviors, including writing reports


Length of Position:

Approximately mid-May through September 2017.  Start and end dates may vary dependent on candidate availability.

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