Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Juvenile Detention Resource Training Officers Needed

The Texas Probation Training Academy at Sam Houston State University in conjunction with the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission is looking for interested persons with work experience in the field of Juvenile Detention to become Resource Training Officers (RTOs).

The RTO team meets annually to discuss, evaluate and modify the Juvenile Detention Basic Training curriculum that is used throughout the state of Texas. Basic Training is offered to new JDOs (1 day to 1 year) and includes the topics mandated by TJPC. Members from the RTO team will also be expected to assist with at least one week-long training per year.

Requirements to become a Juvenile Detention RTO are (1) a recommendation letter from the chief, (2) the ability to miss at most two weeks of work per year (one week of curriculum planning and one week of training), and (3) the ability to complete a Training for Staff Trainers course within the year if not already completed.

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming an RTO, please contact me as soon as possible.

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