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Date:  May 11, 2022

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  13962

 Agency:  Department of Corrections - Elgin Treatment Center/Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center
Closing Date/Time:  May 25, 2022  11:59pm 
Salary:  Anticipated Starting Salary: $6,201/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $6,201-$9,462/month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Will  
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.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through SuccessFactors.  Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number 13962

Position Overview

Under direction of the Mental Health Administrator (Public Service Administrator), conducts facility on-site clinical reviews. Combines considerable responsibilities that are diagnostic, consultative, clinical and confidential in nature. Conducts structured evaluations and reviews of diagnostic and treatment considerations of individuals who have discharge barriers. Signs petitions for commitments and involuntary admissions. Utilizes independent judgment to evaluate treatment plans and their implementation for patients to ensure that care meets the patient's goals.  Receives clinical oversight from the Northern Region Mental Health Administrator.  All duties are performed at Joliet and Elgin Treatment Centers.  Travels in the performance of duties. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Travels to conduct intensive, structured on-site client and treatment plant clinical reviews for Joliet and Elgin Treatment Centers.
  2. Participates in monthly staff meetings, facility staff meetings and mental health team meetings.
  3. Serves as Crisis Team leader for Joliet and Elgin Treatment Centers.
  4. Collaborates with clinical staff to identify available facility operational and community resources that present treatment and discharge barriers for individuals receiving care and evaluates the utilization of these resources.
  5. Assists the facility administrative staff at Joliet and Elgin Treatment Centers with formulation of facility program design/expansion recommendations, with the most effective and efficient utilization of program resources.
  6. Signs certificates of admission for involuntary and court-ordered admissions.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master's degree in social work from a recognized school of social work supplemented by three (3) years of supervised post master's clinical social work practice.
  2. Requires possession of a clinical social worker's license from the Department of Professional Regulation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Requires thorough knowledge of the theories and assumptions underlying the social work field.
  2. Requires ability to make clinical judgments regarding a recipient's competency and defend same in court testimony.
  3. Requires ability to prepare complex written and oral reports.


Conditions of Employment

All applicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position

  1. Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Corrections background check. 
  2. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.  The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited. 
  3. Requires COVID-19 Vaccine.
  4. Requires valid, appropriate Driver’s License.
  5. Requires ability to travel statewide.

About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.  The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in behavior of individuals in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; tuition reimbursement; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.  The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday  
Work Location: Elgin Treatment Center - 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Elgin Treatment Center will be relocating in 2022 to the following location:

2848 W. McDonough St.

Joliet, IL  60436

Agency Contact: 

Julie Anderson

Email: doc.jtchr@illinois.gov

Phone #: 815-730-4400 ext. 2019


Job Function:  Public Safety; Social Services  


This position does not contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).





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