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Home Detention Officer
Title:Home Detention Officer
Department:Detention Services

Job Title: Home Detention Officer                                                                                                               Salary Grade: 13

Division/Department: Court Operations/Detention                                                                                   Services Salary: $42,779.92

Reports To: Home Detention Manager                                                                                                    Date Posted: 09/27/2017

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                                                                                                       Last Revised: 9/20/17

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.


Provides intense supervision, performs mandatory face-to-face contacts, monitoring and reporting of youth awaiting court hearings or placement.

Provides close supervision, contact and surveillance of youth referred to home detention.

Maintains communication with parent/guardian of youth on surveillance on a weekly basis.

Troubleshoots, installs, retrieves, and exchanges electronic monitoring equipment at client homes.

Maintains daily log of each client caseload for file. Maintains file on each client with all schedules, contacts, school logs and any relevant correspondence for the duration of time they are on the program.

Inputs any contact or relevant information about clients into the appropriate computer system daily.

Checks for compliance of given schedules and locations of all youth being monitored electronically each day using the electronic monitoring vendor’s website. Contacts clients through face-to-face visits weekly using the Graduated Response Matrix.

Submits court reports detailing statistics, behavior, observations, level of compliance, and all pertinent information for all scheduled court hearings.

Uses the Court’s iCase computer system to track court hearings, keep up with court orders, and information regarding client charges daily.

Establishes relationships in the community with supporting professional to strengthen enforcement of Home Detention rules.

Holds violation meetings when youth have not followed rules of Home Detention.

Assesses child's behavior and determines the appropriateness of case referrals.

Makes referrals to appropriate community agencies, health centers, etc.

Completes various reports and documentation related to child's behavior, accountability and home detention statistics.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Has no direct supervisory responsibility for staff members.

Equipment Operated

Home detention security equipment such as computers, cameras, telephones, and radios.

Confidential Data

All court-related information regarding hearings, etc. that the employee may come in contact with by working in the facility.

Working Conditions

While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently sits, walks and stands. Employee will conduct a large majority of his or her time performing field work outside of the office. While supervising offenders, they may interact with others, such as family members, schools and friends of the offender, who may be upset or difficult to work with. Occasionally handles emergency or crisis situations; frequently subject to interruptions, and multiple calls and inquiries. Employee must be available to work all shifts as required and be available via court-issued cell phone 24/7 including holidays and weekends.

Usual Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, to speak clearly, and to hear. Must be willing to work in varied weather conditions and for long periods of time in a vehicle.

Must pass a pre-employment physical exam.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; skills in interviewing; knowledge of juvenile justice and juvenile behavior; understanding of adolescent growth and development; should have a working knowledge of community resources. Must possess basic computer skills and have knowledge of Microsoft office; bilingual and an ability to sign are preferred. Must be available 24/7 via mobile device or phone as required.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related area


One (1) year of work experience with juveniles or relevant field experience

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain valid automobile insurance, with a clean driving record and ready access to a safe functioning automobile.

Court Expectations of Employee

In accomplishing the responsibilities of this position, the Court expects that the employee will adhere to the mission and values of the Court as well as all Court policies and procedures. In addition, while carrying out the duties of this position, the employee is expected to model high ethical conduct on and off the job, and exhibit a professional and respectful demeanor with all Court employees.


Court Mission Statement

To administer justice, rehabilitate juveniles, support and strengthen families, and promote public safety.


Application Procedure

Current Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Employees:

  • The deadline to apply is 10/03/2017.

  • Please visit to complete and submit the Job Posting Response Form to the Human Resources Division.

  • The Job Posting Response form must be received in Human Resources by the job posting deadline for consideration as a candidate for the posted position.

    External Applicants:

  • This position will remain posted until filled.

  • Please visit to view this posting and to complete and submit the Application for Employment.



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