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Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Jacksonville, IL, US, 62650-6204

Job Requisition ID:  19077

Agency :  Department of Corrections - Jacksonville Correctional Center
Closing Date/Time: 10/06/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary: $5,876/month: CBA Applies; Full Range: $5,876-$8,753/month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Morgan  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   CU500  


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Posting Identification Number: 19077

Position Overview

The Correctional Casework Supervisor position would provide a great opportunity for someone that wants to utilize their clinical programming knowledge in a supervisory capacity.  The ability to impact clinical programming in a correctional setting in a positive way and ensuring individuals in custody are provided access to services while also enhancing and assisting in the development of the Correctional Counselor Staff.  This position provides the opportunity to be part of a clinical team that interacts with all correctional facility departments and spans many different responsibilities.  If interested in expanding your supervisory skills in the clinical programming area, this position is for you.  We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervises staff.
  2. Directs counselors by setting forth specific objectives to be achieved by the counselor.
  3. Monitors staff engaged in appropriate pre-release planning, pre-release procedures and processing.
  4. Coordinates the preparation of psychological and psychiatric referrals.
  5. Participates in standing committees such as Adjustment, Assignment, or Program Teams.
  6. 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 supplemented by a master'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 three (3) years professional experience providing counseling services to individuals in a custody setting.
  2. Prefers at least three (3) years of professional experience participating as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  3. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience documenting progress of individuals in relation to case/treatment plans.
  4. Prefers at least (2) years of professional experience in connecting people to community-based resources in preparation of community reintegration.
  5. Prefers at least two (2) years of professional experience utilizing computer programs in relation to counseling/or human development services.
  6. Prefers at least one (1) year of professional experience delivering clinical programming in a group setting.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ 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 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 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:  8:00am - 4:00pm Monday-Friday, off Sat/Sun  
Work Location: Jacksonville Correctional Center: 2268 E Morton Ave Jacksonville, IL 62650-6204  
Agency Contact:

Tara Grummel


Job Family:  Public Safety  


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



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