SENIOR GROUP SUPERVISOR

Job Specifications

Class Code:

SV7

Analyst: OM, GLD

Date Originated:

10/95 

Dates Revised:

7/01 

COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

DEFINITION

Under direction, be responsible for one or both units within the juvenile hall; train, direct and supervise subordinate group supervisors providing for the care, welfare, custody and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees; oversee the activities of detainees; develop and supervise unit programming; and to perform other work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Senior Group Supervisor is responsible for serving as leadworker to Group Supervisors, program planning and day-to-day operations of a unit within Juvenile Hall. This class is distinguished from the higher class of Institutional Supervisor which is responsible for the security of the Juvenile Hall operations during an assigned shift and assumes some duties of the Assistant Superintendent when that person is not available. It is distinguished from the lower class of Group Supervisor II which is not responsible for leadwork, program planning or day-to-day operations of a unit.

TYPICAL TASKS

Assign, direct and evaluate the work of subordinate group supervisors providing for the care welfare, custody and rehabilitation of juveniles in a unit of the juvenile hall; train new personnel, prepare written performance evaluations and facilitates their development into fully functioning group supervisors; consult with superiors and coordinates with staff, teachers, mental health workers, probation officers and others regarding the conduct, attitudes and special problems of juveniles; counsel juveniles individually and in groups and assists in the maintenance of discipline; assist in calming potentially violent situations; develop, schedule and coordinate the work and recreation activities of individuals and groups in the unit; ensure the performance of specific household, medical and security routines; oversee the maintenance of logs and reports; prepare court reports and maintain necessary records; make decisions on interpreting rules for juveniles and the consequences of their infractions, assist in determining which juveniles might join and remain in special rehabilitation programs, contact and work with outside groups and volunteers in developing and coordinating special programs for juveniles; conduct unit meetings and in-service training.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge of:

Working knowledge of:

Some knowledge of:

Ability to:

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:

Special Requirements/Conditions:

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 69
Worker's Comp Code: 0285