Youth Service Coordinator

Racine County, WI | Racine, WI

Posted Date 5/24/2023

Job Summary

To provide direct supervision to detention workers, and perform related work as required under the jurisdiction of the Department of Human Services.

Essential Duties

  1. Schedule and supervise the daily work of detention workers.
  2. Serve as a member of detention center management team.
  3. Assume responsibilities of the Superintendent in his/her absence.
  4. Evaluate employee performance and recommend administrative and disciplinary actions.
  5. Assist in the intake and release process.
  6. Restrain aggressive and hostile residents when necessary.
  7. Maintain discipline and enforce policies and procedures.
  8. Conduct required room checks and documentation.
  9. Perform monthly inspections and report on all electrical equipment and process work orders for building/equipment repairs.
  10. Prepare monthly inventory of cleaning, laundry and personal care supplies and equipment.

Supervision Exercised
Supervise Detention Center employees on assigned shift.

Supervision Received
Receive supervision from the Detention Superintendent.


  • Bachelor's Degree in a Human Services related field from an accredited college or university and two (2) years experience in a juvenile justice setting or adult corrections; OR 60 college credits and four (4) years of experience in a juvenile justice setting or adult corrections; OR a High School diploma or GED and eight (8) years of experience in a juvenile justice setting or adult corrections.
  • No convictions of a felony, misdemeanor or other offense of which the circumstances substantially relate to the circumstances of the particular job or licensed activity.
  • Supervisory or lead worker experience preferred.
  • Experience in maintaining records and preparing reports.
  • Requires post-offer drug testing and random drug tests while employed.
  • Must attend and satisfactorily complete State of Wisconsin Jail/Detention worker training.
  • Prompt and regular attendance.
  • *Or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to supervise and communicate with staff.
  • Ability to follow written policies and procedures.
  • Ability to restrain residents when necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth, law enforcement personnel and the general public.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and professional manner.
    Good organizational skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Continuous (67% - 100% of work day) feeling, talking, hearing, far, near, color, peripheral vision, and light intensity of fingering.
  • Frequent (34% - 66% of work day) standing, walking, sitting, bending/twisting, reaching, lifting objects weighing 1-20 pounds, carrying objects weighing 1-10 pounds, light intensity of handling and medium intensity of fingering.
  • Occasional (1% - 33% of work day) stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing using legs and feet, lifting objects weighing 21-80 pounds, carrying objects weighing 11-20 pounds, pushing/pulling objects weighing 1-20 pounds or 11-40 pounds on wheels.

Working Conditions

  • Continuous (100% of work day) inside work.
  • No facial hair allowed – mustaches okay if to department and state standards.
  • Required to wear a designated uniform (uniform policy).
  • Most times employee is required to carry a portable radio.
  • Possible exposure to bloodbourne pathogens.

This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc., present in the classification. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor, it is intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind and level of difficulty.

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