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The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is a multifaceted agency serving juveniles in the Commonwealth. While striving to hold youth accountable for their actions, the Department creates opportunities for youth sentenced, committed, paroled, or detained to develop social and career skills that will prepare them to re-enter their communities as productive and responsible citizens.

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice seeks to serve youth in the least restrictive and appropriate setting possible. We aspire to be a world-class team of professionals committed to providing life-changing services that result in the positive transformation of children, families, and communities.

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This is a position of high responsibility in the Cabinet of Justice and Public Security. The employee is expected to perform all her duties to the best of her ability, act in a responsible manner at all times, demonstrate leadership qualities and treat all staff, youth and individuals with respect. This is a demanding position that requires maturity, reliability, and self-discipline. Professional growth and advancement are encouraged through training and mentoring opportunities.


Location: Columbia, KY 42728
Company: Kentucky Department Of Corrections
Salary: $33,000 a year
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent / Contract / Fixed


Vacant Position:

  • Youth Worker-I



  • Maintains custody and control of minors in a secure custodial environment. At the initial level, he supervises and monitors the activities of the DJJ youth; Helps children develop interpersonal skills. Youth companions between various institutional areas. Take appropriate steps during emergencies to prevent leaks and suppress clutter.
  • Maintains shift logs on minor activities and notifies supervisors of problems; complete incident reports as needed; assists minors in complaint procedures. Perform counts and/or welfare checks for minors. Supervises people entering and leaving institutional grounds. Maintains approved physical restraint techniques certifications as required by DJJ policies.
  • Support provision services for routine maintenance, etc.; check the facilities and ensure the safety of minors; attends staff meetings, case conferences, and trainings.
  • Must be able to exert physical effort in the correct restraint of residents based on behavior.
  • You can make other physical efforts to help youth with work-related and recreational projects.
  • This position is considered essential and has been designated for mandatory operations by the Appointing Authority; therefore, the holder is not eligible for the Adverse Weather License.
  • You must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for the duration of employment in this classification.
  • May be required to work overtime and any shift as needed and directed.
    You must successfully complete the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy; which involves two weeks of on-the-job training, four weeks of virtual training, and one week of ACT (Aikido Certified Training) at the academy training location (Louisville, Kentucky). Lodging and overnight travel are required by the ACT and provided by the department.




You must possess a valid driver’s license prior to appointment in this classification. She must successfully complete the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy within six months of appointment. You must maintain all required licenses, certifications, or other credentials for the duration of employment in this classification. The employing agency is responsible for ensuring that the other employee possesses and maintains the required license(s), certification(s), or credentials.
working conditions
You typically work in a day treatment, group home, residential setting, community office, or detention center. You may be exposed to risks and hazards associated with the operation of a motor vehicle while providing transportation services.
Trial period
This job has an initial and promotional trial period of 12 months, except as provided in KRS 18A.111.


  • High school graduate.



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