Sign in

Correctional Officer Care Specialist

Madison, MS, 39110
October 27, 2022

Contact this candidate


Melvin Truitt Jr.

Professional Summary

Multi-talented and consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity. Experienced working with behavior problem children with over 10 years of experience in mental health. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Consistently saved costs while increasing profits.

Work History

Canopy Children's Solutions - Residential Care Specialist 1

Jackson, Mississippi

10/2018 - Current

Saved money by researching and implementing extra curriculum activities and cost-saving initiatives and creating fresh new approaches to long-standing problems.

Managed quality assurance program including on site evaluations, internal audits and customer surveys.

Take responsibility for the basic care of children – assisting and ensuring good personal care, health care, education and recreational activities.

Proactively support the young person's care plan – and taking active responsibility to promote their Health, Education, Independence, Social, Emotional and Personal Well Being.

Henley Young Juvenile Justice Center - Correctional Officer

Jackson, Mississippi

01/2015 - 01/2019

Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.

Built solid relationships with staff and residents to keep institution safe and secure.

Made regular sanitation and maintenance checks of dorms and reported results to appropriate personnel.

Established healthy relationships and maintained professional boundaries with resident offenders correctional institution.

Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.

Supervised and directed juvenile movement during various activities on and off campus.

Walmart - Deli Worker

Vicksburg, MS

03/2013 - 08/2015

Took special orders for event catering and party trays, assisting customers by recommending additional items, condiments and garnishes.

Cleaned and sanitized dishes and utensils, consistently keeping adequate supplies on hand for expected customer loads.

Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.

Listened to customer requests and suggested additional menu items as appropriate to upsell products.

Adams County Correctional Center - Correctional Officer

Natchez, MS

11/2010 - 03/2013

Searched building and grounds, living quarters and work areas for contraband.

Made rounds at specified intervals and conducted head counts and roll calls.

Physically restrained juveniles when disturbances required physical intervention.

Verified facility security by inspecting plumbing, outside areas, locks and cells for potential hazards.

Additional Information

References upon request


585 Dexter Dr. Apt. B, Flowood, MS 39232


Patient assessment

Crisis intervention

Charting and clinical documentation

Data collection and management

Discharge planning

Emergency response

File and records management

Criminal law knowledge

Search and seizure procedures

Crisis intervention training

Program development and management

Problem-solving skills

Critical thinking

Positive reinforcement

Customer/Client relations



Port Gibson High School

Port Gibson, MS

High School Diploma


Alcorn State University

Lorman, MS

Bachelor of Arts: Physical Education


Certified Protection Officer (CPO)

Homeland Security


Contact this candidate