Employment Opportunities

The Berrien County Juvenile Center is a 24 hour facility. Available positions are listed on the official Job Postings (PDF). If you are interested in any available positions, please fill out an official application.

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Click on each of the types of positions below to see their job descriptions and qualification requirements.

  1. Cook ($11.00/hr.)
  2. Temporary Youth Specialist ($16.49/hr.)
  3. Youth Specialist II ($37,731)
  4. Juvenile Center Assistant  Supervisor ($42,259)
  5. Juvenile Center Director ($74,862)
  6. Secretary ($37,731)

Cook ($11.00/hr.)

Note: This is a temporary, part-time position working a maximum of 1,000 hours per calendar year. There are no benefits. 

Required: Completion of the eighth grade is required. A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Previous experience in commercial or institutional food preparation is preferred. 

Duties: The temporary cook works as an on-call, temporary employee to fill scheduled or emergency vacancies within the facility Food Service Department. Under the direction of a designated Juvenile Center supervisor, the temporary cook is responsible for preparing and serving palatable meals according to recipes and the established menus. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.