Employment Opportunities


2 Positions Available at the Law Enforcement Program

Bilingual Assessment Specialist (Tuesday-Saturday 6 AM to 2 PM)

Overnight Assessment Specialist (Friday-Monday 8 PM to 6 AM)


The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Law Enforcement Program (LEP) intervenes and addresses factors contributing to concerning behavior; increasing aspects of a young person’s life that keep them at home and out of juvenile justice and human service systems.


As a LEP Assessment Specialist, you can expect to conduct the intake, assessment and release of youth transported by law enforcement to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility for behavior concerns or delinquency matters. Your daily activities include, but art not limited to, screening youth for immediate medical and behavioral health needs; assessing strengths, risks, and needs; creating case plans and coordinating release from the program; and performing short-term case management. Through the program’s contract with the 18th Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program, you will administer the Juvenile Detention Screening and Assessment Guide (JDSAG) and determine the most appropriate level of detention services for eligible youth. You will place electronic monitoring devices on youth eligible for home detention; coordinate with the Department of Human Services for shelter placements; and facilitate release to the Department of Youth Services. Your obligations as an Assessment Specialist also include database data entry, fingerprinting youth for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and creating detailed assessment reports for District, County, and Municipal courts.



  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with community resources preferred
  • Training in motivational interviewing techniques preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices is a plus
  • Experience working within juvenile justice or related fields a plus



  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, human development, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.
  • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.



  • The Law Enforcement Program operates within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility in Centennial, Colorado.
  • This is a full time 40 hour position that may include day, evening, overnight, and/or weekend hours in an assigned schedule, as well as coverage for holiday shifts annually. Requires flexibility to attend monthly meetings and training as needed.



The starting salary for this position is $33,500. Overnight staff receive an annual differential of $2,520. Bilingual staff receive an annual stipend of $650.

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.



Email resume and letter of interest with BILINGUAL ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST or OVERNIGHT ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST in the subject line to: Zach Abdelbaki, Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; Zabdelbaki@Arapahoegov.com. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. 

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

updated 10/25/2017