juvenile detention specialist resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Knowledgeable professional pursuing a career as Qualified Mental Health Professional-Trainee with experience in criminal justice, human behavior, health, and child development. Former Juvenile detention specialist working day or night shift, providing daily accurate written and verbal reports and timelines of 20 detainees on average. Monitored behaviors and security task completion according to policy. Communicated with the sergeant of the guard with on-time shift tasking, security measures, and reports. Ensured care of 12 children under care, ages of 6 weeks through 5 years of age, providing meals, personal hygiene care, developmental classes, and monitoring children’s behavior and safety.

Core Qualifications
  • Strong Working ethic
  • Paying Attention to detail
  • Traffic observations
  • Calm under pressure
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Counterterrorism
  • Documentation skills
  • Report writing
  • Security Checks
  • Facility Inspections
  • Fluent in Haitian Creole
  • Safety and Security
  • Non-lethal control techniques
Juvenile Detention Specialist, 10/2021 to 06/2022
Wayne County GovernmentMI, State,
  • Established positive working relationships and maintained boundaries with resident offenders.
  • Created and maintained arrest files on inmates processed through the jail.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Behavior observation techniques, principles, theories, and practices, including enforcing facility rules, juvenile law, regulations, crisis intervention, and verbal and physical intervention skills Handle with Care and First Aid and CPRA and PREA
  • Enforced rules and regulations to maintain order among inmates
Childcare Assistant, 08/2019 to 03/2021
Tacoma Community CollegeTacoma, WA,
  • Observed play activities to identify positive behaviors and areas needing improvement, implementing behavior redirection where appropriate
  • Maintained child-friendly environment by allowing frequent access to outdoor activities.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling
  • Discussed programs policies and practices with families and visitors
  • Honesty and integrity, well as maintain professional demeanor when interacting with co-workers, supervisors, and all others
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
Mental Health Technician, 06/2018 to 12/2018
Saratoga HospitalMalta, NY,
  • Assist professional staff in providing direct care treatment for mentally ill clients in Small care units
  • Identified behaviors that necessitated intervention and obtained assistance from qualified personnel to complete intervention.
  • Reported and maintained patient-related records while maintaining HIPAA guidelines
  • Completed documentation for every incident and forwarded correct personnel for review
  • Built and maintained positive staff relationships to promote teamwork and better serve clients
  • Maintain approved CPR certification as well as successful completion of Management of Assaultive Behavior training, including restraint and seclusion policies before assuming patient care responsibility
  • Strategized with clinical team to prevent inmate diversion, abuse recidivism
  • Communicated effectively, both orally and in writing, with patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Performed scheduled patient safety checks and documented results to establish patients' well-being
Mental Health Support Worker, 10/2015 to 05/2017
Gateway Behavioral Health ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Provided case management services to monitor client access to resources and services
  • Observed, documented, and provided reports on consumer behavior progress
  • Provided clients with recommendations for community resources.
  • Conducted vital signs and health procedures to monitor patients' conditions effectively.
  • Completed home welfare checks to align with state and program guidelines.
  • Reported child abuse by legal standards of mandatory reporters.
  • Participate in maintaining therapeutic milieu on unit enforces level system or other methods of behavior management.
  • Strengths suggest modifications to treatment plans based on observations of patients' behavior.
  • Provided complex crisis intervention and stabilization to patients in psychological distress.
  • Built partnerships with community agencies and service providers to remove access gaps.
Bachelor of Applied Science: CRIMINAL JUSTICE & PSYCHOLOGY COUNSELING, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, SECURITY, Expected in 06/2021 to Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL

of Member of The Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Nu Lambda Dean's List Awarded 2020, GPA: 3.547

Associate Degree: Human Services, Expected in 01/2017 to Columbia C.College - ,
Associate of Science: Assistant: Health Administration, Expected in 01/2016 to Barton County Community College - Great Bend, KS

Register As A Trainee for Qualified Mental Professional Adult/Child

Haitian Creole:
Native or Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Saint Leo University
  • Columbia C.College
  • Barton County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Juvenile Detention Specialist
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Mental Health Technician
  • Mental Health Support Worker


  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Associate Degree
  • Associate of Science

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