Detention Counselor

Henrico, VA, US
Sep 16, 2020
Job Title:
Detention Counselor

Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name:
County of Henrico Juvenile Detention Facility

About Us:
Henrico County , a progressive employer of choice, provides job seekers with the promise of fair and competitive compensation; a close-knit atmosphere with low employee turnover; and a benefits package that helps secure financial stability.
Established in 1611, Henrico County has deep historical roots. Henrico County borders the City of Richmond to the west, north and east and constitutes approximately a third of the Richmond metropolitan areas. Henrico County is among the top-rated counties in the nation and was one of the first localities to adopt the County Manager Form of Government. Citizens of Henrico County are represented by an elected Board of Supervisors representing five magisterial districts.
Henrico County General Government currently has more than 30 agencies. Department Heads are appointed by the County Manager , with the exception of the elected constitutional officers. Henrico County is an equal opportunity employer and, when you join us, you will be surrounded by fellow associates who come from all walks of life, all types of cultural backgrounds and all ages.

General Statement of Duties:
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, September 28, 2020.
Supervises children placed in the Henrico Juvenile Detention Facility; does related work as required.

Essential Duties:
Knowledge of behavioral science principles and of current social and economic conditions and problems; knowledge of psychological and emotional problems involved in social maladjustment; knowledge of basic first aid and physical hygiene; ability to work positively and effectively with severely maladjusted children in situations involving considerable stress; ability to organize and participate with children in a variety of recreational work and creative pursuits; ability to keep records; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a bachelor's degree in a behavioral science; OR , any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Additional Information:
Must be willing to work assigned shift that includes some weekends and holidays. Requires a pre-employment background check, physical examination and CPS check.

A criminal history record check and fingerprinting is conducted on all persons conditionally offered employment, including a conditional offer of initial employment, or a conditional offer to promote, demote, or laterally transfer an employee.

How To Apply:
Closing Date: This position closes on Monday, September 28, 2020.
You apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection. Please access our job site portal through or click on the Jobs link in the upper right hand corner of our main County page at .

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General Government General Government

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Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

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