CORRECTIONS TREATMENT OFFICER (Can only be reached via promotion)

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Date:  Nov 19, 2023

Joliet, IL, US, 60436

Job Requisition ID:  31587

Agency :  Department of Corrections 
Closing Date/Time: 01/15/2024
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary $5,234 a month; Full Range $5,234 - $7,784 a month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Will  
Number of Vacancies:   50  
Plan/BU:   RC006  


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


This posltion can only be reached via promotion.

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


Posting Identification Number  31587

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections at Joliet Treatment Center is looking for a motivated and empathetic Corrections Treatment Officer to work at its newly built Joliet Treatment Center. The successful candidate will provide care, safety and security, personal development services and activities to adult individuals in custody with emotional, social, or mental health issues. In addition, this position will observe individuals in custody and report behavior and reactions to professional team  members. Furthermore, the person for this position will receive on-going training to develop new and updated skills, while ensuring individuals in custody have access to and receive appropriate medical services and participate as an active contributing member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. If interested in this unique opportunity, please apply according to the instructions listed on the job posting. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervises individuals in custody in accordance with agency rules and standards.
  2. Observes individuals in custody and reports behavior and reactions to other professional team members.
  3. Receives on-going training to develop new and updated skills and improve proficiency in carrying out specialized service delivery programs involving group or individual services to individuals in custody.
  4. Ensures individuals in custody have access to necessary and appropriate medical services.
  5. Maintains assigned area in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.
  6. Transports and supervises individuals in custody movement to and from destinations inside and/or outside the facility grounds including but not limited to, correctional centers, court and hospitals.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires either a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university specializing in criminal justice, penology, psychology, social work or a closely related social science.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in another field of study and at least  one (1) year of experience providing direct service in the field of mental health and one (1) year of experience in the field of corrections.

2. Requires successful completion of an approved corrections treatment officer training program.

Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

1. Prefers working knowledge of behavioral problems and interventions required to foster appropriate behaviors.

2. Prefers working knowledge of the nature and treatment of mental illness or developmental disability.


Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the physical ability to perform duties assigned.

2. Requires a valid, appropriate driver's license and an ability to travel statewide.

3. Requires ability to carry a firearm.

4. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

5. Requires the ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of the position held, is prohibited.


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:  Varies  
Work Location: Joliet Treatment Center,  2848 McDonough St Joliet, IL 60431  
Agency Contact:

 Julie Anderson, Human Resources Representative

  815-730-4400 ext.# 2019      


Job Family:  Public Safety; Social Services  


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



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