Applying For a Position with JJS
The Division of Juvenile Justice Services has a wide range of employment opportunities. To apply for positions with JJS, you must use Utah Job Match, the statewide online application system. For those seeking the position of Juvenile Justice Services Counselor, additional steps are required.
Utah Job Match
All applications for State jobs must be submitted via the Utah Job Match System. With Utah Job Match, you can:
- Access the system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- View job announcements on the internet
- Apply directly for jobs that match your interests and skills
- Answer job-related questions for specific job openings
To access Utah Job Match, visit: https://statejobs.utah.gov
Applying for the JJS Counselor Position
- Counselor duties include:
- Supervising and counseling severely delinquent youth
- Planning, developing, and implementing individualized treatment plans which identify problem areas in the youth’s behavior, outline steps required to address problems, and set goals for the youth
- Writing incident reports, court reports, parole summaries, treatment plans, and supervision standards
- Attending court hearings to present recommendations for placement or release
- Working various shifts - Generally, facilities operate on three shifts: 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM; 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM; and 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
- Working holidays and weekend shifts
- Completing and successfully passing 40 hours of crisis and physical intervention training during the 12-month probationary period of employment. The physical intervention aspect of the training is physically demanding and requires good health and physical conditioning.
- Applicants MUST have:
- A bachelor degree in a related field (i.e., social work, family and human development, psychology, sociology, or criminal justice) AND/OR
- 4 years work experience that demonstrates skills in counseling youth and/or youthful offenders (or any combination of education /experience)
- Valid Utah driver’s license
- Certification in CPR
- Background investigation
- Completed and passed the Counselor Test
- Counselor I Hiring Procedure:
- Applicants who meet the educational requirements and pass the Counselor test will be placed on the Juvenile Justice Services Counselor Hiring Register in score ranking order for six months.
- Interviews are conducted from the Hiring Register as there are vacancies.
- Applicants who meet the qualifications for a Juvenile Justice Services Counselor should apply through Utah Job Match to the position announcement.
- Pay range is $12.84/hour to $20.37/hour. Entry level is $12.84/hour.
- Benefits are listed at the following: http://www.dhrm.utah.gov/benefits.jsp
- JJS reserves the right to transfer counselors at any time from one facility to another within the geographical area program, based upon the needs of the Division.