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Austin, TX
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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 Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Texas Juvenile Justice Department (Dallas, TX) in May 2018.

    Interview

    I filled out an app online, they called me 3 days later to interview the week after. It was a panel interview with 3 people, where they asked questions and told me about the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you want to become a JCO.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you witnessed an employee physically abusing a juvenile?   Answer Question
    • How would you approach coworkers?   Answer Question
    • What if your coworker came to you starting rumors about another coworker .what would you do and how would you handle it?   Answer Question
    • This job is a high stress job. How do you deal with stress?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
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