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CASCADE COUNTY Detention Officer - Juvenile in GREAT FALLS, Montana

Qualifications: Associate Degree in Psychology, Human Services, Criminal Justice, or closely related field, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job. Certifications required: CPR, First Aid and CPI certification preferred or ability to obtain certification provided by employer. Must successfully complete Montana Corrections/Detention Officer Basic Training within 1 year of hire. Receive POST Basic certificate for CDOB within 1 year. Valid Driver's License issued by the State of Montana.Job Summary: Detention Officers supervise youth in a variety of situations while performing related duties in a Detention setting. Officers admit youth into the Center, complete detention documentation such as youth fingerprints, files, medical records, property inventories, incident reports, youth progress notes, and daily logs. Officers must be able to work collaboratively with numerous outside agencies, work independently and as part of a team to provide the highest quality of care possible to detention residents, transport youth to placements, court, and other specified places, perform a variety of searches including searches of people, buildings, cells and vehicles, handle youth with behavior problems and respond to potentially dangerous situations, meal preparation and other housekeeping duties. Officers must act as a role model to youth and staff, ensure detention hearings are held in a timely manner according to state standards, understand the purpose, mission, and philosophy of the Center and be willing to carry out the Center's policies and procedures as written. Must be able to successfully complete 120 hours of orientation training and practical exam before undertaking assignments and must successfully complete the Policy and Procedure Exam within 60 days of hire. Must attend annual CPR/First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) in addition to the mandatory 20 hours of annual training. May be required to act in the Shift Supervisor's absence.See Complete Job Vacancy Announcement for essential job duties and responsibilities for this position.