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CORRECTIONS ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST(UPWARD MOBILITY)- 0975800-

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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:  Apr 6, 2021
Location: 

Pinckneyville, IL, US, 62274-3418

Job Requisition ID:  1743

Posting ID :  1743

Agency:  Pinckneyville Correctional Center- Department of Corrections  
Closing Date/Time: 4/20/21  11:59 
Salary:  Anticipated starting salary $5,047/Month;CBA Applies; $5,047-$7,570/Month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Perry 
Number of Vacancies:  2 
Plan/BU:  RC063 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process.  This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

*****DO NOT APPLY ONLINE*****

 

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #1743

Position Description and Responsibilities

 

Under direction of the Clinical Services Supervisor, conducts motivational interviews to complete a comprehensive assessment on assigned offenders and conducts periodic updates; identifies appropriate programming; participates in the orientation of new offenders; Prepares and participates in the delivery of services for offenders; provides individual and group programming; provides guidance for offenders exhibiting complex personal problems or difficulty in adjustment and growth; independently counsels and guides offenders in the areas of pre and post release in preparation for reintegration into the community.

40% Conducts motivational interviews with assigned offenders to complete a comprehensive risk, assets, and needs assessment; recommends appropriate programming to aide in the adjustment to aide in the adjustment to institutional living by the offender as identified by the initial assessment; conducts periodic follow-up interviews to update the initial assessment.  

20% Conducts individual and group programming; provides guidance for offenders exhibiting complex personal problems or difficulty in adjustment and growth; independently counsels and guides offenders in the areas of pre and post release in preparation for reintegration into the community; participates in the orientation of new offenders by providing information regarding the completion of a risk, assets, and needs assessment; prepares and participates in the delivery of services for offenders.

15% Develops and implements new program initiatives including, but not limited to; evidence based programming, cognitive behavioral programming, and re-entry programming.

10% Gathers statistical information and prepares complex written and/or oral reports for review by other professional and administrative staff.  Charts assigned casework activity and updates records.

05% Attends staff training required by the Department; pursues continued professional development through outside workshops, conferences, and academic training.

05% participates in crisis intervention to resolve immediate or urgent offender concerns and make referrals to a qualified mental health professional.

05% Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Requirements

 

1. Requires possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university evidencing completion of a program major of social work, psychology, or a directly related field

2. Requires one year of a professional direct-client casework experience, preferably In a correctional setting, that includes conducting risk and needs assessments, and performing one of the following functions: client intake interviews, assessments or other evaluative processes; professional individual or group counseling;  or, providing reentry services to individuals transitioning from incarceration into the community.

3. Requires extensive knowledge of the science, theories and assumptions underlying the field of risk and needs assessment.

4. Requires extensive knowledge of basic principles and techniques of social work and case management.

5. Requires extensive knowledge and application of assessment instruments and measurement principles.

6. Requires ability to conduct professional comprehensive assessment interviews. 

7. Requires ability to complete comprehensive criminogenic needs assessment and treatment planning. 8. Requires ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and community vendors.

9. Requires ability to identify offender needs and quantify treatment progress.

10. Requires ability to determine efficacy of treatment programs and modify to produce successful outcomes.

Employment Conditions

 

1. Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Corrections background Check.                                                          

2. 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 enforece the Department's zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the postion 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 elimination 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:  8:00 am-4:00 pm with M-F, S/S off  
Work Location: Pinckneyville Correctional Center,5835 State Route 154 Pinckneyville, IL 62274-3418  
Agency Contact:  Rachael Aguiniga   Rachael.J.Aguiniga@illinois.gov
Job Function:  Public Safety  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. PLEASE USE THE REQUISITION ID FOR THE BID # ON THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION FORM.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B(version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.