I am a resourceful and dedicated Correctional Officer/Supervisor offering over 15 years of experience, motivational leadership, guidance and team work providing quality care for troubled youth. I am an open and clear communicator with a decisive nature, accompanied by sound judgment. I have extensive experience in managing staff, monitoring offenders, planning and developing activities, and identifying security risks. I am hard working and ethical with a gift for deescalating high risk situations. I have proven success enforcing facility policies and reducing staff/detainee altercations. With my assertive and firm demeanor I am confident and prepared to resolve the array of conflicts that will develop tactfully. I am committed to maintain ethical and moral standards while leading and monitoring staff along with detention youth. Enforcing policy, rules and regulations, along with integrity and honesty have allowed me to impact my overall performance and is a requirement when working in any field. I am motivated to lead, share my experiences, create a strong team of employees and direct them as we grow and excel in the field of juvenile corrections with a focus on rehabilitation and creating a safe and secure environment to succeed.
I currently oversee and have been entrusted to supervise all facility related decisions, security and safety issues in detention, supervisors and staff, medical, dietary, programs, recreation, and classrooms. I perform evaluations, interview and hire, train staff, administer disciplinary sanctions, deal with public communications, review policy for improvements and work with a team on expenditures. I continue to work front line security enforcing rules and policy among detention youth and staff, guiding and training staff in all aspects of the facility striving for professionalism, consistency, structure and order, allowing for an effective and safe rehabilitation setting.
I am focused on lessening the use of force and educating staff to respond effectively to youth with deescalation techniques. I have established a committee to investigate any use of force used by staff, recognizing weaknesses and identifying any problem areas that will prevent injuries to staff and/or detention youth.
Responsibilities consisted of ensuring the safety and security of Juvenile detainees and staff during a twelve hour shift. I provided direct supervision to Juvenile Correction Officers and support services, leading, correcting, mediating and intervening to allow operations to run effectively. Duties include assuming Command and Central Control supervising and coordinating all security functions and activities relating to the care and well-being of detainees, medication pass. I relieve staff as necessary and provide back up in emergency or crisis situations, ensure detainees adherence to rules and procedures, monitor behavioral logs and record briefing minutes. I transport detainees to and from facility appointments and resolve conflict among staff and detainees while maintaining overall order and safety within the a secured facility. I have been employed at various levels within this facility as a Juvenile Corrections Officer working from 2001-2004/ 2007-2014/2014-present.
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