Night Security

Portage County is all about having a servant heart and providing services that enable our citizens to build productive communities, families and lives. The Health and Human Services department has a full time Night Security opening!
What are the primary job duties?

House coverage and client supervision:

  • Reviews prior shift activities and the sign-out/in log.
  • Orients self to new residents, their special needs and supervision requirements. Updates self- concerning status of all program residents.
  • Monitors residents' activities during shift. Ensures curfews have been met and all residents are in the facility unless their absence has been authorized.
  • Follows appropriate program procedures in the event a resident leaves or is absent from the facility without authorization.
  • Manages crisis situations and responds to the need for disciplinary actions. Provides informal counseling if necessary during shift.
  • Follows appropriate program procedures in the event any client's behavior requires intervention.
  • Completes safety and security inspections of the facility and residents as scheduled during shift.
  • Conducts urine screens, breathalyzer tests, and personal, room and property searches as assigned or as situation warrants.
  • Completes intake and orientation process as assigned.
  • Enforces all rules, policies, restrictions, and special conditions pertaining to clients.
Assessment and reporting:
  • Maintains accurate records of activities and incidents in the daily log.
  • Prepares incident reports if necessary.
  • Screens prospective client referral files, writes summaries and recommends whether to grant initial interviews.
  • Types other computerized reports.
House management:
  • Monitors the completion of duties assigned to residents
  • Logs the use of prescribed medications by residents
  • Conducts fire safety and hazardous weather drills as assigned
  • Trains part-time night security staff
  • Schedules night security and relief shifts
What are the minimum requirements?
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Post-secondary education in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field or comparable training and experience is preferred.
  • Crisis management, security experience, or experience providing supervision in a residential setting preferred.
  • First Aid, CPR, Fire Safety certification required. If not certified at time of hire these certifications must be obtained within 90 days of hire date.
Portage County offers an AWESOME benefit package for permanent employees working at least 20 hours/week, which includes the following;
  • Vacation - available on day one!
  • Health insurance- your choice of two health plans- (Health Savings Account associated with a High Deductible Health Plan with a County contribution or a PPO Co-pay plan) 
    • Health insurance starting at $19.33 a paycheck!
  • Wellness incentive plan offered with health insurance enrollment!  Earn up to $600 per year!
  • Flexible spending account
  • Dental insurance
  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan - County contribution of 6.5%!
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Life insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
  • Long term disability insurance- premium paid by the County (must work a minimum of 30 hrs/wk)
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Plan) - paid by the County
  • 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer