Jobs Part-Time Youth Detention Worker

Southwest Iowa Juvenile Detention Center

$14 - $14/hour


629 6th Avenue, Council Bluffs



The Southwest Iowa Juvenile Detention Center, located in Council Bluffs, is looking for part-time Youth Detention Workers.  The detention center is a 25 bed locked facility that houses both male and female juveniles between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.


Essential Functions

The Youth Corrections Worker is responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:
  1. Ensuring the safety and security of all juveniles and the facility.
  2. The direct supervision and care of detained youth.
  3. Intake process of detained juveniles
  4. Dispense medication
  5. Conduct group sessions
  6. Guide the juveniles through daily programming

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

High School Diploma or equivalent (prefer college hours).  Must be flexible and willing to work any shift, including overnights, holidays and weekends on an as needed basis.  Be able to pass a thorough background check, physical agility test and drug screening.

Apply in person, at the SWI Juvenile Detention Center, 629 6th Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA  51501.  


I chose to work for Pottawattamie County because I knew it could be a place where I could spend the rest of my career.  They provide great benefits and are very competitive with wages.

Matt, Jail Maintenance Worker II
Buildings and Grounds
4 Years with Pottawattamie County