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Henderson County Detention Center accepts job applications
on a continual basis for the position of Deputy Jailer.
Henderson County Employee Benefits Include:

  • Uniforms: Required uniforms furnished (Employees must furnish their own boots and belts)
  • State Retirement: Henderson County participates in Kentucky State County Employee Retirement System
  • Life Insurance: $30,000 policy, premiums paid by the county
  • Sick Time: Accrue one half (1/2) sick day per month
  • Vacation: Earn 80 hours of vacation per year (after one year of service)
  • Health & Vision Insurance: County Contributes approximately 75% toward monthly premium

Hours:

  • Full time employees work 40 hours a week. Henderson County currently runs 3 - 8 hour shifts.
  • 1st Shift - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 2nd Shift - 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • 3rd Shift - 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Deputies must be available to work any shift, any day of the week.

Job Duties:

  • Provide security for the jail: Perform scheduled and impromptu security checks, Conduct cell and inmate searches, Prevent inmate escape.
  • Maintain inmate safety: Observe inmates behavior and physical appearance, Control inmate movement.
  • Enforce state laws and jail policies: Write reports, give verbal directives, Use physical force when required.
  • Qualify with various weapons: Experience firsthand the effects of OC Pepper spray.
  • Physical altercations: Learn to use confrontational avoidance techniques to deescalate situations. Learn basic self-defense techniques and controlled force.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED.
  • Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Must possess valid motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal, medical history, drug screen and employment background check.

Applications may be picked up at the detention center or downloaded. Completed applications can be mailed, faxed or turned in at the detention center or emailed to: kwiesen@hendersonky.us

 
Employment Application (pdf)


 

MAINTENANCE OFFICER

Fulltime position with benefits
Subject to random drug screens
Applicant should be mechanically inclined, hard-working, detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, and a fast learner
Salary commiserate with experience.

Requirements:

  • Pre-employment: Drug screen ($20 to be pd by applicant) & Physical (pd by applicant).
  • Must be able to read and write the English language.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Must have basic computer skills to create, save and print various word documents.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  • Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • May be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  • Thorough background investigation.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Ability to: stoop, kneel, reach, pull, grasp, hold, stand/walk continuously for long periods;
    Strength & agility to perform a medium work level (exerting 20-50 lbs of force) & occasionally very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 lbs of force)
    .

Copies of the following (Requirements) must be submitted with application:

  • Active OL
  • Proof of US Citizenship  IE:  Social Security Card
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • 21+ yrs. of age (state issued birth certificate)
  • Proof of any certifications/licenses (IE:  HVAC, Plumbing, etc)
  • For Veteran's preference, applicants must submit a copy of Form DD 214

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)
Submit complete application packet via U.S. Mail:
Henderson County Detention Center
PO Box 979
Henderson, KY 42419
ATTN: HR OFFICER

Or

Email complete application packet to: lquarles@hendersonky.us




DEPUTY JAILER/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER

  • Fulltime position with benefits; requires shift work including but not limited to nights, weekends & holidays; subject to call back within 24 hours if required to meet the needs of the facility
  • Subject to random drug screens
  • Applicant should have good communication skills, be hard working, organized, self-motivated, detail oriented, honest, trustworthy, observant & have a high level of integrity.
  • Ability to Maintain discipline, law, & order over inmates & Detention Center; search & escort inmates; assist in cleaning & sanitation duties, keep accurate records, provide verbal and written reports, other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Pre-employment: Drug screen ($20 to be pd by applicant) & Physical (pd by applicant)
  • Thorough background investigation
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be able to read and write the English language
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • Must have basic computer skills to create, save and print various word documents
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound
  • Visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment
  • Ability to: stoop, kneel, reach, pull, grasp, hold, stand/walk continuously for long periods;
  • Strength & agility to perform a medium work level (exerting 20-50 lbs of force) & occasionally very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 lbs of force)

Copies of the following (Requirements) must be submitted with application:

  • Active OL
  • Proof of US Citizenship  IE:  Social Security Card
  • Diploma or equivalent
  • 21+ yrs. of age (state issued birth certificate)
  • For Veteran's preference, applicants must submit a copy of Form DD 214

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)
Submit complete application packet via U.S. Mail:
Henderson County Detention Center
PO Box 979
Henderson, KY 42419
ATTN: HR OFFICER

Or

Email complete application packet to: lquarles@hendersonky.us




Substance Abuse Program Counselor

Henderson County Detention Center is seeking a Counselor for a female substance abuse program.
Candidate must have at a minimum:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • A Bachelor's degree in a social service field with clinical experience in substance abuse treatment and/or counseling.
  • Preferred candidates would have a BA, BS, BSW and/or CADC.

Mail, email, or fax:
Henderson County Detention Center,
Attn: Human Resources Officer
P.O. Box 979 Henderson, KY 42419
Fax: (270) 827-0890
Email: lquarles@hendersonky.us
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)

 

Substance Abuse Program Director


SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Directs, develops and implements programming to the substance abuse program. Provides case management and counseling services to inmates/clients assigned to the substance abuse recovery unit. Perform administrative duties, provide supervision of program staff and maintains and establishes professional relationships in the community, agencies and other interested parties
.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Minimum requirements are comprehensive statements of the minimum background as to education, experience and other qualifications which will be required in all cases as evidence of appointee's ability to perform the work properly.

Education:
  • Graduate with an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's of Science Degree or higher in psychology , counseling, social work or a closely related field with 3-5 years’ experience in substance abuse treatment, counseling, etc..
  • Computer data entry skills
  • A comprehensive understanding of corrections and at least three years of successful employment in the human service area, with demonstrated supervisory skills and the ability to effectively plan and integrate program goals.
Experience:
  • Preferred correctional  knowledge
  • 3-5 years of experience in supervisory role.
Special Requirements:
(age, licensure regulations, etc.)
  • Must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check including drug screen upon hire and upon request
  • Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor preferred clinical supervisor or Certified or licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor post two years or comparable licensure.
  • 3-5 years of experience in supervision required; or willing to work towards CADC certificate aggressively
  • Must demonstrate the ability to complete any required training.
  • Have the ability to travel and work flexible hours.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:  Other duties may be assigned.

The appropriate applicant should be able to perform all of the following functions at a pace and level of performance consistent with the actual performance requirements.

  • Interview and assesses prospective program participants.
  • Determine individual and group needs; on the basis of needs, develop specific programs for both individual and group treatment s; supervise program activity.
  • Plan, develop and conduct seminars, workshops and specialized programs in the specific areas of substance abuse and prevention.
  • Serve as a liaison between the facility and other community and agency programs or interested parties.
  • Coordinate admissions, treatment, evaluation and release information with other interested staff and departments.
  • Review, supervise and monitor prisoner/client files for quality, accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare progress reports on assigned prisoners; assist administrative and supervisory staff in development of statistical reports.
  • Utilize established county, facility and state policies and procedures in making decisions, but perform with a high degree of independence and professional administrative skill and use sound judgment in meeting requirements and performing the duties of the position.
  • Maintain and monitor confidentiality of prisoners and administrative files; review status of prisoners to verify that treatment and therapeutic programs are completed. Participate in developing, submitting to the Jailer for approval prior to implementing administrative policies and program procedures.
  • Administer personnel and inmate/client policies fairly and equally.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of standard narratives, statistical, summary and/or operational records, reports and logs, using appropriate grammar, to include filing, alphabetizing and labeling; properly process all reports and documents in a timely manner.
  • Screen requests for records and appropriately approve/disapprove in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies & procedures and applicable laws.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the work of staff assigned to program unit
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteers and practicum students according to HCDC policies.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings, group meetings and other staff or group activities essential for effective program and service delivery; promote communications and the proper flow of relevant information between administration, staff and prisoner/ client.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently to administration, staff, prisoners/clients, visitors and the general public, particularly in situations requiring tact, diplomacy, understanding, fairness, firmness and good judgment to include giving information, instruction and directions, advising of rights and processes and providing reliable testimony in court and other formal settings
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views and opinions of prisoners/clients and others.
    E.g. visitors and family members, encountered in an antagonistic environment.
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include administrating basic emergency medical aide.
  • Take appropriate action to prevent or diffuse potentially disruptive situations.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies as required; submit written request for approval for any order including replacement items in a timely manner via the Admin & Finance Office.
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; apply concepts such as fractions , percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations .
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Attend seminars, workshops, training classes, meetings, conferences, etc., as required.
  • Endeavor to comply with the requirements of applicable regulations, laws, rules, procedures, policies, standards and/or contracts including Henderson County Detention Center policies and procedures.
  • Remain alert at all times and react quickly, efficiently and calmly in emergency and other high stress situations.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS AND UNIQUE PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Incumbents in this classification will typically perform primary duties under these conditions. However these conditions may change on occasion in performing the duties in individual positions.

Mail, email, or fax:
Henderson County Detention Center,
Attn: Human Resources Officer
P.O. Box 979 Henderson, KY 42419
Fax: (270) 827-0890
Email: lquarles@hendersonky.us
Job Type: Full-time
Job Type: Full-time

To download application: Employment Application (pdf)