Title: Home Detention Officer
Closing Date: Until Filled
Department: Probation and Court Services
Hours: Varies including weekends and evenings
Salary: $50,026/year plus an additional $2,000/year if working an evening shift
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The responsibilities of this position include:
- Providing daily monitoring and supervision for all juveniles placed on Home Detention in their home, school, place of employment or other field based location;
- Collaborate with Probation Officers and Therapists on case issues;
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot and remove electronic monitoring equipment;
- Appear and testify in court as needed;
- Assisting Pretrial teammates/completing Pretrial work as needed
- Working effectively as a team member, communicating and collaborating with the other Home Detention/Pretrial Officers and sharing equally in the distribution of the workload;
- Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with law enforcement personnel and community resources who work with or have contact with juveniles/defendants;
- Testifying in court and providing written reports to the court, when needed;
- Attending and participating in team/department meetings;
- Maintaining complete and accurate case notes;
- Completing all other duties and functions as assigned; and,
- The ability to transition and/or provide services as an Adult Pretrial Officer and/or an IPS Officer should operational needs arise. The role of a Pretrial Officer includes monitoring pretrial release conditions and completing pretrial investigations.
Requirements for this position include:
- Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in the Behavioral Sciences such as Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Criminal Justice, etc., or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
- Effective crisis intervention skills;
- Ability to take initiative and use good judgment;
- Demonstrated skills in the area of communication, both written and verbal;
- Ability to function independently and be an effective contributor to a team;
- Good decision making skills;
- Flexibility in relation to working hours, which will include evening, weekend and holiday hours;
- Ability to complete numerous physical equipment installations or maintenance daily including but not limited to standing, kneeling, and/or working in close proximity to juveniles/defendants.
- Ability to meet physical demands in the field.
- Current, valid Driver’s License and willingness to utilize personal vehicle to complete work assignments as necessary.
This position is a part of bargaining unit AFSCME local #3328