Overview

Supplemental Information
This vacancy is located in the Security Department at* LDH/OAAS/Villa Feliciana Medical Complex, Jackson, Louisiana *(30 miles North of Baton Rouge).

THIS VACANCY WILL BE FILLED AS A TEMPORARY CLASSIFIED WAE APPOINTMENT.

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if all work experience and education sections are not completed.
Applicants will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or the application is received after the expiration date of the posting.

This position is located in East Feliciana Parish, Jackson, Louisiana.

There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.

A criminal background check and drug screening will be required of all selected applicants. If you are selected for employment, a criminal background check and a passing drug screen is a condition of your employment.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the ‘Applications’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
For further information about this vacancy contact:

OAAS/Villa Feliciana Medical Complex
Terrie P. David, Christy Rossin, or Marianne Covington, HR Dept.
P.O. Box 438, Jackson, LA 70748
(225) 634-4011

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
No experience or training is required.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must have attained eighteenth birthday at time of application.

An applicant who has been convicted of a felony or who is under indictment on a felony charge will be disqualified until relief from the disabilities imposed by state and federal laws is granted.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide security of clients and assist in application of clinical treatment in accomplishing the overall goal of evaluation and/or treatment of individuals judicially remanded to the facility.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Trainee.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Close from the Corrections Lieutenant-Therapeutic or other higher-level official.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

LOCATION OF WORK:
24-hour secure facilities housing judicially remanded clients.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Corrections Guard-Therapeutic by performance of trainee duties for six months.

Examples of Work

Trains in all protective service duties:

Maintains locked doors and gates as per facility policy.

Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes clients, employees, and visitors).

Monitors client movement and provide client count as per facility policy.

Makes security checks of buildings, grounds, fences, doors and gates to ensure that the integrity of security is intact; refers problems and/or deficiencies to proper authority.

Follows procedure for searching clients, living quarters, etc. to control contraband and avoid litigation.

Maintains security and follows instructions in handling emergency situations such as riots, fire, etc.; must maintain a level of functioning which does not induce panic among clients or employees.

Institutes security measures when escorting patients inside and outside facility.

Provides 24-hour security when clients are transferred to off campus medical facilities.

Responds to orders to report to duty during elopement (or other unusual occurrences) and mans duty stations as assigned.

Supervises those clients assigned to his/her area and contributes toward creation of an atmosphere that is conducive to treatment. Assists in keeping client ward charts, records, etc. on all clients in assigned ward.

Assists with all routine clinics, details, and laboratory work for clients (under the guidance of the medical nursing staff).

Accompanies clients to recreational and occupational therapies and all off-ward activities to provide security and therapeutic assistance.

Participates and assists clinical treatment team members with groups of clients in therapeutic activities.

Participates as an active member in treatment team meetings, advising others about observations and recommendations and signs master treatment plans.

Maintains adequate records in charts for each client in their assigned area for unusual happenings, such as side effects from drugs, behavior problems, eating and sleeping problems or one who might be physically ill or dramatically losing weight from a mental or physical disorder, suicidal or homicidal attempts or threats, and any elopements or any attempts of elopements.

Creates proper atmosphere on a security treatment unit which includes maintaining a safe and sanitary environment for clients by assisting in the cleaning of the physical surroundings, furnishings, and equipment, and other items in the patient care unit.

Participates in educational programs (either in-house or outside facility) as assigned, to increase knowledge base and job skills (is subject to 24-hour call).

Performs any related duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $2,201.00 – $3,905.00 per month