GROUP SUPERVISOR I/II
10/81, 10/84, 6/89, 4/94,
9/95, 7/01, 4/06, 5/19
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY
Under direction, provides for the care, welfare, custody and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees in the juvenile hall on an assigned shift and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program; and does other work as required.
Group Supervisor I is the trainee class in the series. Incumbents initially work under close supervision, learn the procedures of caring for and counseling juvenile detainees in custody and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program subject to various shift assignments. Incumbents are expected to promote to the next level of Group Supervisor II after gaining experience and demonstrating the required level of proficiency.
Group Supervisor II is the full journey level expected to carry out a wide range of responsible work assignments on a shift with a minimum of direction. This class is distinguished from Senior Group Supervisor in that the latter is responsible for leadwork responsibilities, program planning and operation of a unit.
- Plan, organize and supervise a program of work, study, athletics and recreation for a group of delinquent or emotionally disturbed detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program, including activities such as housekeeping chores, clothing issue, personal hygiene, meals, arts and crafts and sports;
- Maintain good discipline and instruct detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program in acceptable behavior;
- Take proper action for non-cooperating detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program;
- Maintain visual surveillance and employ prescribed security measures;
- Conduct individual, group and family counseling and discussions;
- Assist detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program to gain insight into themselves and their relationships to family, peers and adults;
- Observe and record information on detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program behavior, attitude, appearance, interests and skills;
- Maintain necessary logs and reports;
- May help in diagnosis and assist the probation officer with development of a treatment plan for detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternate program;
- Admit and release detainees upon proper authority;
- Contact parents, probation officers, police and other individuals as required;
- Supervise visiting;
- Explain the purposes and procedures of the hall, facility or community based detention alternative program;
- May supervise volunteers and student interns;
- Remain alert for potential problems and take measures to reduce tensions and avoid possible violence;
- Attend and assist with unit meetings;
- participate and assist in group, individual, and community based detention alternative program in-service training programs; transportation of youth from home to the community detention alternative program and home again, provide relief for other classifications as required.
Group Supervisor I
Some knowledge of:
- Basic factors that
influence human behavior.
- Good health and hygiene and
typical housekeeping methods.
- Basic interviewing
principles and techniques.
Group Supervisor II
The above, plus:
Working knowledge of:
- Principles and methods of
detention and care of juveniles.
- Basic counseling
- Security requirements
associated with juvenile detention and/or youth participating in a
community based detention alternative program.
- Methods of juvenile
Abilities required of
I as trainee and II as journey
- Learn and apply the practices and procedures used in detention, custody and care of detainees and youth participating in a community based detention alternative program.
- Respond constructively to detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program behavior problems and understand and gain their cooperation.
- Plan, organize and direct a group of detainees and/or youth participating in a community based detention alternative program in work, meal and leisure time activities.
- Learn to anticipate and prevent acts of violence to persons and property.
- Work cooperatively with others.
- Write clear and concise log entries and reports.
- Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
- Communicate effectively orally.
- Obtain a First Aid and CPR Certificate issued by the American Red Cross.
- Stand and walk for extended periods of time up to 8 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 pounds.
- Conduct individual, group and family counseling with juveniles with behavioral or emotional problems.
- Work without close supervision.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Group Supervisor I: Coursework in psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science, or experience involving the supervision, care or leadership of juveniles or adults.
Group Supervisor II: One year of experience performing duties comparable to a Group Supervisor I in Santa Cruz County.
Requirements: For both levels: Possession and maintenance of a valid California class C driver license during the course of employment. Ability to successfully complete CA State mandated Core training through the Standard and Training for Corrections (STC) program within the probationary period.
Investigation: Ability to pass a full background investigation to meet provisions of Government Code 1029, 1029.1 and 1031.
- Special Working
Conditions: Exposure to the 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 Working
Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age at time of appointment to be in compliance with the Division of Juvenile Justice 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; Candidates are subject to the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections Title 15 - Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities and must pass a pre-employment medical evaluation and physical examination that meet the requirements of Title 15, Article 3.
Bargaining Unit: 45
EEOC Job Category: 04
Occupational Grouping: 69
Workers' Compensation Code: 0285