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Date:  May 23, 2023

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  22392

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 05/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $6,543 - $10,378 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


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Posting Identification Number 10-77-22392

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Clinical Psychologist for the Alton Mental Health Center located in Alton, Illinois to serve as an advanced clinician in a forensic psychiatric hospital, serving mentally ill patients who have been determined Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) or Unfit to Stand Trial (UST). Administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests and writes comprehensive reports based on findings to request advanced court ordered privileges. Conducts group and individual psychotherapy. Makes diagnostic classifications and clarifications. Testifies in criminal and court hearings.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as an advanced clinician in a forensic psychiatric hospital, serving mentally ill patients who have been determined NGRI or UST.
  2. Conducts individual and group psychotherapy counseling sessions with patients.
  3. Serves as adjunct member of all treatment teams, participates in treatment planning conferences and professional reports and reviews.
  4. Develops behavioral management plans for those patients who exhibit maladaptive behavior.
  5. Serves on a variety of hospital and statewide committees.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires current license as a Clinical Psychologist by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to physically restrain patients as necessary to prevent injury to patient or others.

  2. Requires the ability to obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

  3. Requires ability to perform and delivery mouth to mask CPR and manual resuscitation. 

  4. Requires ability to prepare complex written and oral reports. 

  5. Requires the ability to communicate effectively with many functioning levels of patients as well as family, coworkers and outside entities. 

  6. Requires physical ability to access various worksites throughout the hospital to attend meetings. 

  7. Requires ability to pass CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training.

  8. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

  9. Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Human Services background check.

  10. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.   

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm  
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012  

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health

Psychology Dept. - Forensic AFC-A
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need all across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

  • A Pension Program
  • Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
  • 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)

  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
  • Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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