Employment Opportunities

The Berrien County Juvenile Center is a 24 hour facility. Available positions are listed on the official Job Postings (PDF). If you are interested in any available positions, please fill out an official application.

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Click on each of the types of positions below to see their job descriptions and qualification requirements.

  1. Assistant Supervisor ($42,259)
  2. Cook ($11.00/hr.)
  3. Temporary Youth Specialist ($16.49/hr.)
  4. Youth Specialist II ($37,731)

Assistant Supervisor ($42,259)

Required: A bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences or related field, or 60 semester hours of college credit with a minimum of two years of paid, fulltime experience working with juvenile delinquents or adult offenders in the justice field, or with clients in the social service/mental health fields. 

Desired: Coursework in criminal justice, corrections or administration; supervisory experience in the field of juvenile or adult corrections; knowledge of accreditation standards and administrative rules relating to juvenile detention and residential treatment facilities; knowledge of computer applications in the justice system. 

Special Requirements: Must submit to fingerprints and may be subjected to criminal record, character, drug testing, mental health screening and clearance before employment. Must possess a valid vehicle operator’s license. 

Duties: Supervises the work of Juvenile Center Group Leaders, Youth Specialists, substitutes, or unpaid personnel on assigned shifts; participates in the selection, training, discipline and evaluation of center employees, volunteers or interns. Distribute or ensure staff distributes medications to residents as prescribed, implement medical treatment plans as ordered, and process resident medical complaints. Maintain optimal security and programming in the facility by monitoring the facility security camera system and communication system. Arrange and supervise transportation for residents to and from home, court, hospital, dentist, doctor, etc. Assist the Juvenile Center Supervisor on the shift as needed or requested. Provide direct and immediate feedback or corrective discipline to childcare staff; ensure the implementation and documentation of emergency procedures by staff as required. Ensure that behavior management system guidelines are strictly followed. Monitor and/or coordinate all resident population movement within the facility and necessary security precautions are followed. Serve as the designated person in charge of the facility in the absence of the Juvenile Center Supervisor, Assistant Director or Director. Other duties as assigned. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.