Detention Officer Full Time

South Bend, IN

Incumbent serves as Detention Officer for the St. Joseph Probate Court/Juvenile Justice Center, responsible for providing care and security for residents at the St. Joseph Probate Court/Juvenile Justice Center.  Meeting the physical and emotional needs of all residents.  Possessing the ability to perform any tasks necessary and requested for the overall operation of the agency.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides orientation for new residents.
  • Assists in training new employees.
  • Checks on residents in rooms every 15 minutes, with closer intervals if situation warrants.
  • Searches all rooms for contraband.
  • Provides immediate crisis intervention for distraught, suicidal or violent residents.
  • Disciplines residents consistently and fairly for misbehavior

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