Night Security

Application Deadline: 2024-04-26
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Portage County is all about having a servant heart and providing services that enable our citizens to build productive communities, families and lives. The Health and Human Services department has a full time Night Security opening!

Summary of Position:

This position is based at Portage House, the Community & Residential Program which provides supervision for adults who are working on integrating into the public after incarceration and ensures the safety of program residents and protection of the public. Follows procedures regarding safety and resident conduct to ensure resident security and compliance. Employee is responsible for knowing the whereabouts of all program residents during overnight shift, performs assessment, completes reports and manages the facility in the overnight hours.

What are the primary job duties?

House coverage and client supervision:

Reviews prior shift activities and the sign-out/in log.
Orients self to new residents, their special needs and supervision requirements. Updates self- concerning status of all program residents.
Monitors residents’ activities during shift. Ensures curfews have been met and all residents are in the facility unless their absence has been authorized.
Follows appropriate program procedures in the event a resident leaves or is absent from the facility without authorization.
Manages crisis situations and responds to the need for disciplinary actions. Provides informal counseling if necessary during shift.
Follows appropriate program procedures in the event any client’s behavior requires intervention.
Completes safety and security inspections of the facility and residents as scheduled during shift.
Conducts urine screens, breathalyzer tests, and personal, room and property searches as assigned or as situation warrants.
Completes intake and orientation process as assigned.
Enforces all rules, policies, restrictions, and special conditions pertaining to clients.

Assessment and reporting:

Maintains accurate records of activities and incidents in the daily log.
Prepares incident reports if necessary.
Screens prospective client referral files, writes summaries and recommends whether to grant initial interviews.

House management:

Monitors the completion of duties assigned to residents
Logs the use of prescribed medications by residents
Conducts fire safety and hazardous weather drills as assigned
Trains part-time night security staff
Schedules night security and relief shifts

What are the minimum requirements?

High school diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary education in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field or comparable training and experience is preferred.
Crisis management, security experience, or experience providing supervision in a residential setting preferred.
First Aid, CPR, Fire Safety certification required. If not certified at time of hire these certifications must be obtained within 90 days of hire date.

Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week, which includes the following;

Vacation – available on day one!
Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan)
Health insurance starting at $19.15 a paycheck!
Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment! Earn up to $600 per year!
Flexible spending account
Dental insurance
State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan – County contribution of 6.9%!
Paid holidays
Paid sick leave
Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) – paid by the County
457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

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