Juvenile Security Officer

If you are looking for a meaningful role in Corrections / Law Enforcement that serves the community and improves outcomes for troubled youth, then this career is for you! We are looking for positive individuals to join our security team in a therapeutic detention setting for a government agency.

This dynamic essential full-time position is entry-level and works a 12-hour shift beginning at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m. with every other weekend off.

The Security Staff entry level rate of pay begins at $16 - $18 per hour with opportunities to increase pay based on job performance! Annually, entry-level staff who successfully complete a 6-month probationary period earn $34,000 to $40,000! The benefits are among the Northshore’s best; State Retirement, State Health Insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and much more!


•Our Security Staff enjoy a set-schedule that offers lots of free time and every other weekend off! Officers work 12-hour shifts and only work 3-4 days per week, on rotation!

•Staff enjoy up to 6-months of time off-duty each year to spend with family and friends!

•FPJDC’s new hires undergo 80+ hours of paid training. Our interactive courses include Handle with Care Crisis/Conflict Intervention, Behavioral Health Disorders, Adolescent Development, and CPR/First Aid. Additionally, we train all staff on proper usage of our evidence-based behavior management system and proper restraint tactics.

•Meals and uniforms are provided for each team member. There is no cost to you!

•Our excellent benefit plan offers each employee health, vision, and dental insurance at no cost. The Center also subsidizes all health insurance plans ensuring affordable quality healthcare for the families of staff. Other offerings include life, short/long-term disability, and accident insurance!

•Security Staff enjoy premium holiday pay, paid vacation/sick time, overtime pay, participation in the State’s amazing Retirement Program, and so much more! Visit www.FPJDC.org for the complete list.

•There is an opportunity to earn annual pay raises of up to 6% each year!

•Credit will be given for higher educational level relative to this role. Up to 15% increase in the starting rate of pay for applicants with college credits! It’s a great job for entry-level grads in a variety of fields or those looking to make a successful career change. Entry level graduates can earn up to $41,000 in their first year!

•FPJDC is a government agency, so employment may qualify you for participation in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.


Our Security Staff provide direct care and constant supervision to the residents. As members of our Operations Department, their primary duty is to assure the safety and security of each juvenile, yet this position is much more dynamic and interactive. JDS accompany the residents as they attend school, enjoy recreational time, and dine with their peers. They also implement FPJDC’s therapeutic behavior management program, utilizing basic tenants of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change criminal thinking.


Candidates MUST successfully complete all pre-employment requirements, as listed online at www.FPDJC.org. These include a Physical Fitness Exam (1.5 mile run, sit-ups, and push-ups), Diana Screen, criminal background check, Child Abuse Network Screen, drug test, and basic physical health screen.


Applicants must possess a valid driver’s License and have a high school diploma/GED to be eligible for employment. 


The Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center provides a safe and restrictive environment for juveniles requiring secure residential detention within the five Florida Parishes. We are a nationally recognized award-winning agency and pride ourselves on our service to the communities of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Livingston, and St. Helena Parishes.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY VISIT:   https://fpjdc.org/open-positions/

FPJDC is an equal opportunity employer.