State of Louisiana

Date: 01/15/2022 01:30 AM

City: St. Martinville, Louisiana

Salary: $3,089 - $5,479 / month

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located at the Lafayette Regional Office which covers the following secure care facilities in this area: St. Martinville Detention Center and Acadiana Center for Youth. These positions may be required to work in any one of the aforementioned secure care facilities.

The Juvenile Justice Specialist 4 title has a Special Entrance Rate of $1,842.40 biweekly.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:

John Carrigan

DPS/ Human Resources


If you are contacted for an interview, please let us know at that time if you will need special accommodations.

The Office of Juvenile Justice is a State as a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resource Guide (Download PDF reader).

In the supplemental questions section, applicants must authorize the HR Office of DPS/DYS-Office of Juvenile Justice to contact prior employers to check references under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) to be considered for employment.

******You must also list your High School or GED information in the education portion of your application in order to qualify******

NOTE: Prior to an appointment, the selected applicant must take and pass a drug screening test, possess a valid Louisiana Driver's License and clear a background check.

This agency participates in the E-Verify system for verification of citizenship and employment authorization.


Possession of a high school diploma or GED plus three years of experience in a residential, correctional, mental health, or group home setting with responsibility for one or more of the following: rehabilitation of delinquent youth, clinical care, custody, or security


Three years of experience in Probation and Parole

One year of continuous employment in any field of work will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Must have attained eighteenth birthday at the time of application

An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) (Part 115:17) of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations an applicant who has been found to have engaged in any form of sexual abuse; engaged in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable or refused will be disqualified.

Job Concepts

To ensure that security and therapeutic intervention is accomplished in accordance with the overall goal of evaluating and/or treating youth judicially remanded to the facility.


General from the Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 or other higher level official.

Direct over the Juvenile Justice Specialist 1, 2 & 3.

Office of Juvenile Justice.

Differs from the Juvenile Justice Specialist 2 in that supervisory functions are exercised.

Differs from Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 in that the scope of the supervisory function is limited to a particular unit.

Examples of Work


Supervises and directs staff in the provision of a secure environment.

Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.

Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on facility grounds (this includes youth, employees and visitors).

Monitors youth movement and provides youth count as per facility policy.

Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.

Follows procedure for searching youth, living quarters, etc. to control contraband and avoid litigation.

Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; maintains a level of functioning which does not induce panic among youth or employees.

Institutes security measures when escorting youth inside and outside facility.

Responds to order to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.

Supervises those youth assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment.

Keeps youth records, etc. on all youth in his/her unit.

Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for youth (under the guidance of the medical staff).

Accompanies youth to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-the-facility activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.

Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of youth in therapeutic activities.

Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations.

Maintains adequate records for each youth in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems or, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.

Maintains a safe and sanitary environment for youth by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the unit.

Completes performance planning evaluations and identifies educational programs which will enhance the subordinates' job abilities.

Provides on-the-job training or assigns individuals to appropriate educational programs as needed.

Documents employee problems and refers to Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 for action.

Assesses and completes security assessment forms on youth; utilizes this means to direct subordinates and other staff members in regard to security considerations for individual youth.

Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills.

Incumbents are subject to twenty-four hour call.

Consults on a regular basis with Juvenile Justice Specialist 5 regarding problems on his/her assigned area and for direction in solving problems.

Performs any related duties as assigned.

How to apply

To apply for this job you need to authorize on our website. If you don't have an account yet, please register.

Post a resume