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Field Services Representative - CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR III

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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To be provided a Reasonable Accommodation during the hiring process, you will need to provide a certification of disability from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor. Supporting documentation should be uploaded under My Documents → Additional Documents section for each application.

Any questions on Reasonable Accommodations can be directed to Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524-7514 for further information and to request or discuss an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

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Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Nov 18, 2022
Location: 

Ina, IL, US, 62846

Job Requisition ID:  20726

Agency:  Department of Corrections - Big Muddy River Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time:  12/06/2022
 11:59pm
Salary:   Anticipated starting salary: $5,479/month; CBA Applies; Full Range: $5,479 - $8,180/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Jefferson  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  

 

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 the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number: 20726

Position Overview

As a Field Service Representative, you will be part of a diverse team who provides opportunities designed to assist individuals in making a successful transition from a corrections environment to the community. These opportunities not only help individuals to develop and enhance their skillsets, but they also better equip them to be a productive member of society. We invite you to come make a difference in other’s lives and truly impact change.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs counseling and case management functions to help prepare individuals to release to the community. 
  2. Serves as a liaison for enhancement of the reentry program initiatives, fostering a relationship that utilizes community resources and parole staff to empower and prepare the individual for reentry into society.
  3. Prepares and disseminates release documents and conducts Offender 360 (O360) input for individual’s release plans.
  4. Completes data reporting duties utilizing the case management and O360 systems.
  5. Maintains release tickler files for each individual as well as parole violators.
  6. Serves as back up to the other Correctional Counselor III’s in the Clinical Services Unit during times of absence.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral or social sciences.
  2. Requires two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in corrections, behavioral, social sciences, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience coordinating services between community and governmental agencies.
  2. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience working with state and county housing entities.
  3. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience utilizing departmental computer systems.
  4. Prefers extensive knowledge of counseling and guidance principles and techniques.
  5. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience providing assistance with placement or transition into the community.
  6. Prefers at least two (2) years of experience in working with state and county agencies, or equivalent, regarding registry requirements for criminal convictions.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires written and spoken knowledge of the English language.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
  3. 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.
  4. Requires COVID-19 vaccination.

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 offender behavior, 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. We invite all qualified applicants to join our team.

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri; Sat/Sun as RDOs  
Work Location: 251 North Illinois Hwy 37 Ina, IL 62846  
Agency Contact:
 

Mason Walker

Email: mason.walker@illinois.gov

Phone #:618-437-5300 ext. 218

Job Family:  Public Safety  

 

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

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

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