Employment Opportunities

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

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            Click on each position below to see the job description and qualification requirements.

Youth Specialist I  ($41,130 -$52,492)

Required: A combination of qualifying experience and training may be considered in lieu of the educational requirement. The Court reserves the right to make the final judgment about what constitutes an appropriate combination of education, experience and training by an applicant.  

Requirements: Thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education which includes three semester or four quarter hours of Psychology. 

Desired: Bachelor's Degree in human services and relevant experience in the juvenile justice field.

Duties: Under the direction of an assigned Juvenile Center Supervisor, provides direct services that emphasize safety, security and quality programs for juveniles in a community based treatment environment and/or detention services placement; provides active leadership, coaching, crisis intervention, positive role-modeling and activities planning for assigned juveniles; intensely monitors the juveniles and facility to maintain optimal security; closely observes juvenile behavior providing positive reinforcement, corrective discipline or verbal/physical restraint when appropriate; is expected to prepare all required written reports, files, logs, etc. in a professional and timely manner; provides for the overall care and welfare of juveniles and the facility, including basic health and hygiene, food service, laundry, housekeeping, etc.; works a schedule that may include weekends, holidays, evening or overnight hours

Temporary Youth Specialist ($19.77/hr.)

Note: This is a temporary, part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits. 

Required: Thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education, which includes three semester or four quarter hours of psychology. 

Duties: The Temporary Youth Specialist works as an on-call employee to fill temporary vacancies in the fulltime Youth Specialist schedule. Participates in supervising and reporting on programs. 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.