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MONITOR I in Houston, TX at GEO Reentry Services

Date Posted: 1/17/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/17/2023
  • Job ID:
    36440/39966/211845

Job Description

Facility: SOUTHEAST TEXAS TRANSITIONAL CENTER

Pay: $18.00 hr.

Bonus (if applicable):

Shift: Various Available

Benefits: Employees working a normal work week (30 hours or more) will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including:

• Paid time off        • Paid holidays         • 401(k)
• 401(k) matching      • Health Insurance        • Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance       • Life Insurance          • Flexible spending account
• Health savings account    • Tuition Reimbursement     • Reduced tuition rates
• Employee discount     • Employee assistance program • Pet insurance
• Disability Insurance     • Paid training           • Other benefits available

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you looking for a career you can feel good about? We hire only those that strive to do their best. By joining our family, you'll receive the honor and recognition that comes with working for the industry's global leader in evidenced based rehabilitation.

Who We Are:

GEO provides complementary, turnkey solutions for numerous government partners worldwide across a spectrum of diversified correctional and community reentry services. From the development of state-of-the-art facilities and the provision of management services and evidence-based rehabilitation to the post-release reintegration and supervision of individuals in the community, GEO offers fully diversified, cost-effective services that deliver enhanced quality and improved outcomes.

Why Work for GEO:

  • At GEO, we believe that diversity in our workforce and the inclusion of a variety of views, perspectives, and backgrounds are integral parts of our company's success.
  • We believe that work is more than a place you go every day. It is about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things.
  • Employee benefits play an important role in making The GEO Group a great place to work. At GEO, we believe in the three pillars of employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, and financial. With comprehensive benefits and competitive wages, we trust that you will find all the resources you need here to be successful.


Summary

Under direct supervision, maintain continuous state of alertness and awareness to control and secure the facility and residents. Operate within legal constraints and contract agency stipulations. 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prior to relieving the watch, ensure that the equipment necessary for each watch is operational, radios, flashlights, and keys.  Prepare shift documentation (i.e., end of shift reports, work orders, security reports, unusual incidents, etc.) that is legible and concise and that meets standards and contracting agency requirements.
  • Receive from the Monitor I leaving the watch all information pertaining to events that transpired during the shift, (resident medical problems, disciplinary problems, new arrivals, etc.) and any special instructions. Make an entry in the security log showing the time the watch was relieved noting name and title.
  • Conduct radio checks, reporting radio malfunctions immediately.
  • Conduct facility counts at the prescribed times and ensure the logbooks in the buildings are accurate as to count.
  • Frequently patrol building to observe and listen to individual residents and groups of residents and monitor the state of the building. Examples of activities include smelling for marijuana and/or unauthorized tobacco use; listening to conversations; ensuring doors and windows are properly secured.
  • Organize and supervise resident work details to assist in maintaining facility cleanliness to ensure that facility meets and contracting agency requirements.
  • Perform the following activities on both a scheduled and random basis: urinalysis testing, pat downs, shakedowns, counts, breath tests, etc., to maintain control and security of the residents and facility.
  • Document disciplinary action for rule violations according to procedure, to comply with contracting agency requirements, and log accordingly.
  • Conduct scheduled and impromptu cleanliness checks of the facility to maintain it in an orderly and clean fashion to meet health and environmental requirements. (Includes all rooms within the facility and residents’ personal belongings.)
  • Make initial contact with any visitors and verify their identity. Be professional and courteous while assisting visitor or government officials with resident affairs (e.g., arrival, release, etc.).
  • Communicate with residents and staff in a professional manner to affirm and enhance self-esteem and dignity, and to maintain positive resident/staff relations.
  • Participate in staff meetings by sharing observations and recommendations regarding the facility, residents and staff relations to identify and resolve problems and function as a unified team.
  • Maintain confidentiality obtained through job duties regarding employees, vendors, residents, outside agencies, etc., so that sensitive information is only given on a "need to know" basis.
  • Comply with policies and work rules as described in the company Employee Handbook, the Statement of Work, and the Facility Policies and Procedures Manual, including directives of managers and supervisors in a cooperative spirit to ensure conformance to company standards.
  • Adhere to attendance policy; be available to work all shifts; work overtime as required, to ensure adequate coverage of the program and to ensure the safety and security of the residents.
  • Comply with facility safety rules; take appropriate corrective action to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and without injury to self or others.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of staff in a manner that promotes a team spirit and a sense of cooperation.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year general work experience. Experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Sufficient organizational skills to keep the workflow on-going in an orderly manner.
  • Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.
  • Demonstrated flexibility in order to perform a wide range of duties.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others and learn supervisory techniques. .
  • Ability to maintain positive relation with staff and residents.
  • Ability to motivate and create an atmosphere of enthusiasm toward work ethic.
  • Ability to express thoughts logically, in both written and verbal form using correct grammar.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in order to perform a wide range of duties
  • Ability to work with computers and the applicable software typically used by the facility.

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