Big Muddy River Programs Sex Offender Therapist II

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Date:  May 23, 2024

Ina, IL, US, 62846

Job Requisition ID:  37076

Position Title: Sex Offender Therapist II

 Agency :  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time: 11:59 pm, 06/06/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,272 a month; Full Range $6,272 - $9,069 a month  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Jefferson  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU: RC062   


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Posting Identification Number  37076 

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Sex Offender Program Clinical Director (Public Service Administrator), monitors and directs the daily activity of the Big Muddy River Sex Offender Program. This individual should be highly motivated and ready to assist in the successful operation of the Big Muddy River Sex Offender Program. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires possession of a master's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or a closely related behavioral science degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Requires five (5) years of related professional experience counseling sex offenders.

3. Requires eligibility to be approved to conduct sex offender treatment and evaluations by the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers at least five (5) years of experience applying theories and assumptions underlying the field of sex offender treatment and evaluation.

2. Prefers at least five (5) years of experience in assessment instruments and measurement techniques.

3. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience with techniques and methods used in sex offender diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy, and research.

4. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience applying and following state or non-state’s rules and regulations governing the field of sex offender evaluation and treatment.

5. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience identifying valid, reliable individualized measures of client needs and progress.

6. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience applying training methods.

7. Prefers at least one (1) year of performing leadership and guidance to lower-level staff.

8. Prefers at least one (1) year experience in planning and design of individual treatment programs for assigned recipients.

9. Prefers at least one (1) year experience working cooperatively and effectively with staff members, department recipients, and their families.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  2. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of the position held, is prohibited.
  3. Requires the ability to travel.
  4. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.

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; 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:  See Below:  

8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Work Location: Big Muddy River Correctional Center,  251 North Illinois Hwy 37, Ina, Illinois, 62846  
Agency Contact: 

Mason Walker


Posting Group:  Health Services ; Public Safety; Social Services  


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



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