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Corrections Guard Therapeutic - Transportation

Company: Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 27, 2023

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Corrections Guard Therapeutic - Transportation
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Corrections Guard Therapeutic - Transportation
$2,356.00 - $4,179.00 Monthly
Jackson, LA
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LDH-Office of Behavioral Health
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    Supplemental Information
    This vacancy is located within the Security Department at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.
    *This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System within 90 days of closing.
    The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.
    Location - Transportation
    Shift - 12 hour rotating days
    Salary is negotiable based on experience.
    Corrections Guard Therapeutic - $16.22 Hour / $1,297.60 Biweekly
    $1.50 - Hazardous Duty
    $4.00 - Recruitment/Retention
    $1.00 - 0 to 6 months - Facility Longevity
    $1.50 - 6 months to less than 3 years - Facility Longevity
    $2.00 - 3 years to less than 5 years - Facility Longevity
    $2.50 - 5 years or greater - Facility Longevity
    $1.25 - 2nd Shift
    $1.75 - 3rd Shift
    $1.00 - Weekend Shift
    $1.50 - Weekend 2nd Shift
    $2.00 - Weekend 3rd Shift
    $1.25 - Holiday Shift
    $2.00 - Holiday 2nd Shift
    $2.25 - Holiday 3rd Shift
    $1.50 - Weekend Holiday
    $2.25 - Weekend 2nd Shift Holiday
    $2.50 - Weekend 3rd Shift Holiday
    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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

    • Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

      For further information about this vacancy, please contact:
      Crystal Lambert
      LDH- ELMHS Human Resources
      Jackson, LA 70748
      Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected. However, there is no guarantee that everyone that applies to this posting will be interviewed.
      Six months of experience in a forensic, mental, correctional, or penal institution with responsibility for one of the following: security, custody, clinical care or rehabilitation of offenders.
      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.
      A forensic institution is defined as a 24-hour secure facility providing treatment to judicially remanded clients.
      Job Concepts
      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.
      General by the Corrections Lieutenant--Therapeutic or other higher level official.
      24-hour secure facilities housing judicially remanded clients.
      Differs from the Corrections Guard Trainee--Therapeutic in that the six months training period has been successfully completed.
      Differs from the Corrections Lieutenant--Therapeutic by the absence of direct supervisory responsibilities.
      Examples of Work
      Maintains locked doors and gates per facility policy.
      Follows facility policies in control and prevention of contraband on grounds (this includes clients, employees and visitors).
      Monitors client movement and provides client count 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.; maintains a level of functioning which does not induce panic among clients or employees.
      Institutes security measures when escorting clients inside and outside facility.
      Provides 24-hour security when patients 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 on 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-the-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; 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.
      Incumbents are subject to twenty-four hour call.
      Performs any related duties as assigned.
      Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.
      As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:
      Insurance Coverage More information can be found at https://info.groupbenefits.org/
      Holidays and Leave - State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

      • New Year's Day

      • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

      • Mardi Gras,

      • Good Friday,

      • Memorial Day,

      • Independence Day,

      • Labor Day,

      • Veteran's Day,

      • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

        ***** Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor
        State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.
        Retirement - State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

        • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org). LASERS has provided this video (https://lasersonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Your_Retirement_System.mp4) to give you more detailed information about their system

        • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org),

        • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others

          Have you ever been on probation or sentenced to jail/prison as a result of a felony conviction or guilty plea to a felony charge?

          • Yes

          • No

            If 'YES', give the law enforcement authority (city police, sheriff, FBI, etc), the offense, place and disposition of case. If 'NO', enter N/A.
            Are you a current employee at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System?

            • Yes

            • No

              Required Question
              State of Louisiana
              For agency contact information, please refer to
              the supplemental information above.
              Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
              (866) 783-5462
              Please verify your email addressVerify Email

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