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Austin, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
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Texas Juvenile Justice Department Reviews

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  • "Fabulous Opportunity to Model Grace"

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    I worked at Texas Juvenile Justice Department full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the students and the "family" that develops with your co-workers. Since you almost have to work there to be able to understand the uniqueness, you really form a bond with the team you work alongside. Our facilities are truly a perfect place to model Grace and Forgiveness to the students. They are almost a forgotten society. They need people who feel called to serve there and who can demonstrate unconditional love.

    Cons

    The stress level can often run high. The turn-over rate tends to be high so there are some issues involved with maintaining veteran, well-trained staff. These positions are not for the faint of heart or those who can be easily manipulated.

    Advice to Management

    Most of your staff truly have servants' hearts for the students. Please continue the great practice that has been occurring the last few years of awarding additional (surprise) time off at Holidays. Nothing made us feel more cherished than opening an email stating we were being awarded an extra half-day off! Those "mental health breaks" meant so much to us all.
    Please continue to fight to keep ALL facilities open! These students deserve it! Your loyal staff deserve it!

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Texas Juvenile Justice Department Interviews

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    Juvenile Correction Officer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Antonio, TX
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Texas Juvenile Justice Department (San Antonio, TX) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call a couple days later for an interview. The interview itself was pretty quick, only five questions and they seemed very basic. It was a one on one interview. In addition to the five questions, you were given an opportunity to tell them in your own words why you're qualified or tell them more about yourself. Was told there were two days of interviews and after he made his decision that HR will call, so assuming if you don't get a call in a week or so then you didn't move on (they do not call you or notify you if you aren't selected).

    Interview Questions

    • What are five skills you possess that would make a good candidate for the job?   Answer Question
    • If an inmate made a claim of abuse against another inmate, what steps would you do to address it?   Answer Question
    • What are skills, you believe, must someone have to fulfill the position?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a situation in where a juvenile was cursing and spitting at you?   Answer Question
    • If an inmate made an accusation against you, How would you handle it?   Answer Question
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