COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
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.
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.
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
- Techniques of group and individual
- Basic interviewing principles and
- Methods of juvenile behavior
management and discipline.
- Principles and methods of detention
and care of juveniles.
- Security requirements associated
with juvenile and adult detention.
- Factors that influence human
behavior and constructive ways of coping.
- Modern methods and techniques used
in rehabilitating juvenile delinquents.
- Hygiene and first aid.
Some knowledge of:
- Community based drug, alcohol,
counseling and gang intervention programs.
- Laws, regulations and ordinances
governing institutional administration for juveniles.
- Basic elements of supervision and
- Plan and implement recreation and
work programs on an individualized or group basis for juveniles.
- Serve as leadworker to organize,
plan, assign, monitor, train and assist in evaluating the work of
- Conduct individual and group counseling
for juveniles with behavioral or emotional problems.
- Recognize and respond effectively
to emergency situations.
- Respond constructively to detainee
behavior problems and understand and gain their cooperation.
- Supervise juveniles in a group
- Communicate with community groups
regarding their potential for assistance to juveniles.
- Prepare clear and concise written
- Establish and maintain effective
- Instruct, train, supervise and
evaluate subordinate group supervisors and personnel.
- Stand and walk for extended periods
of time for up to 12 hours.
- Lift items weighing up to 35 pounds
from floor level and 50 pounds from 12 inches above floor level, such as
assisting in lifting a minor detainee, and carry items weighing up to 50
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:
- One year of experience performing
duties comparable to a Group Supervisor II in Santa Cruz County.
- License/Certificate Requirement:
Possession and maintenance of a valid California class C driver license during
course of employment; acquisition and maintenance of a Standard and
Training for Corrections (STC) Core Certificate within the probationary
- Background Investigation: Ability
to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government
Code 1029, 1029.1 and 1031.
- Special Working Conditions:
Exposure to: possibility of bodily injury; infections which may cause
chronic disease or death; combative minor detainees; offensive odors; high
noise levels; insect bites; dust and pollens.
- Other Special Requirements: Must be
at least 18 years of age at time of appointment to be in compliance with the
Division of Juvenile Justice (title change from California Youth Authority
in 2005) requirements; must be a U.S. citizen or have a pending
application for naturalization; must be available to work a flexible
schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an emergency, as
needed basis. Mentally and physically capable of performing the position's
essential functions as summarized under typical tasks.
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 69
Worker's Comp Code: 0285