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High School Correctional Officer

Belleville, IL
September 27, 2023

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LaWanda Johnson

Belleville, IL *****



First aid and CPR certified

Behavioral disorders familiarity

Strategic planning and organization

File and record maintenance


October 1999 to Current

St. Louis County Justice Services Clayton, MO

Correctional Officer

Inspected cells and conducted random searches of common areas.

Monitored daily activities to identify and manage suspicious behavior, improper conduct and signs of conflict.

Monitored inmate behavior to prevent crime, escape attempts and other dangerous activities.

Employed de-escalation techniques, verbal commands and physical and mechanical restraints to address unruly inmates.

Maintained clear and open communications with facility areas to support safe operations.

Informed inmates and visitors of rules, safety and security procedures and responsibilities.

Supervised residents during meal distribution and intake, recreation time and work-site performance.

Enforced resident behavior management protocols and drafted incident reports for infractions.

Received property from incoming inmates, provided receipts and inspected items for contraband.

Transported inmates to and from medical and dental appointments, funerals, work details and court hearings.

Processed inmate intake and re-assignment by completing paperwork, conducting searches and recording fingerprints.

Directed visitor sign-in, documenting processes and completing appropriate visitation logs.

Reviewed housing assignments and reassigned inmates to meet allocation and safety needs.

Instructed inmates on work detail and oversaw work-site transportation.

September 2004 to June 2005

William Wentzel St Louis, MO

Private Duty Caregiver

Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.

Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.

Created safe and positive living situations for clients by communicating with family and other staff about concerns or challenges.

Assisted with meal planning to meet nutritional plans.

April 1997 to August 1999

Teitsa/Neil St Louis, MO


Assisted with meal planning to meet nutritional plans.

Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.

April 1993 to March 1997

Martha Rounds Academy Brentwood, MO

Childcare Provider

Sanitized toys and tables to maintain clean, safe environment.

Prepared meals, snacks and refreshments while accounting for dietary needs and restrictions.

Assisted children in development of social, communication and problem-solving skills.

Cared for children of various ages and assisted with feeding, dressing and directing activities.

Education and Training

May 1988 St Clair High School St. Clair Mo

High School Diploma


I received a Directors Citation. I saved 5 lives in my 23 years of service there.

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