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JUVENILE JUSTICE SPECIALIST - 2197100

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:  May 11, 2022
Location: 

Springfield, IL, US, 62704-1323 Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5643

Job Requisition ID:  81

Agency:  Department of Juvenile Justice  
Closing Date/Time:  [[cust_endPosting]] 
Salary:  $55,608-$81,996 (CBA Applies); Expected Salary Range: $ 55,608 
Job Type:  [[Continuous]] 
County:  Sangamon; Cook; DuPage; Jersey; Kane; Saline 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:   

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:

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

Job Responsibilities

Under general supervision, performs professional duties in a juvenile justice facility; conducts security checks and inspecition to ensure safety and well-being of youth and staff; facilitates group sessions to establish rapport with youth. Provides input into the development of individualized service plans. Transports youth to and from facility. Present training to facility staff in regards to departmental and facility procedures. Attends workshops and in-service trainings.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Requires working knowledge of juvenile behavior problems, and the treatment and interventions required to develop successful and appropriate behaviors.
  • Requires working knowledge of adolescent psychological development, mental health issues affecting the juvenile offenders, and social development concerns.
  • Requires working knowledge of rules and regulations and specific procedures for carrying out work assignments.
  • Requires working knowledge of basic first aid and emergency response protocols in order to deal with emergency situations.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires physical agility and strength to stand and walk for up to three hours at a time, to run for short distances, and to provide physical intervention and control, as necessary, in order to protect and/or restrain individuals.

Employment Conditions

 

  • ** Candidates must be over the age of 21.
  •  On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residnets 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 enfore it's Drug Testing policy. 
  • The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited. 
  • * The educational and age requirements are minima, in accordance with the Juvenile Justice Act, [730 ILCS 5/3-2.5-15 (b)].

 

Education Degree

 

  • ** Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Requires successful completion of an approved Department of Juvenile Justice training program.
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Work Hours:  3 Designated Shifts 
Work Location:  
Agency Contact:  [[Apply Online]] 
Job Function:  Public Safety; Social Services  

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a promotion: Effective November 1, 2019CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS-100B applications submitted directly from Applicants. Current state employees seeking a promotion should submit an official position vacancy bid form and CMS-100B (version dated 7/2019 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 7/2019 OR AFTER WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES seeking a reduction, Former State Employees, and Non-State Applicants:
- 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 CMS100 VERSION DATED 9/2020 OR AFTER WILL RESULT IN YOUR APPLICATION BEING REJECTED.

CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES 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.