DOC Taylorville Sex Offender Unit - Facility Sex Offender Therapist I

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Date:  Jul 2, 2024

Taylorville, IL, US, 62568

Job Requisition ID:  39490

Agency:  Department of Corrections- Taylorville Correctional Center

Position Title: Sex Offender Therapist I
Closing Date/Time: 07/31/2024 
Salary:   Anticipated Starting Salary (Effective 7/1): $5,653/month; Full Range: $5,653- $8,070/month.  
Job Type:   Salaried 
County:   Christian  
Number of Vacancies:   4  
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.


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Posting Identification Number: 39490

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections is looking for a mental health professional interested in working with individuals convicted of sexual offenses and other problematic behavior. The Sex Offender Therapist will facilitate group treatment, conduct intakes, complete risk assessments, and make recommendations for supervision strategies in the community. This individual will have the opportunity to become fully licensed as a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider with additional professional supervision options available.  We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of strengths and evidence-based approaches in mental health services. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Responsibilities

1. Provides specialized sex offender specific group and individual therapy utilizing a variety of evidence based therapeutic techniques.

2. Develops behavior modification programs specific to each participant which are designed to decelerate identified maladaptive behaviors and facilitate increased appropriate behaviors.

3. Maintains required standards of clinical documentation that is specific and congruent to the sex individuals in custody population.

4. Conducts risk assessments and testing of sex individuals in custody utilizing clinical evaluations procedures.

5. Travels to provide court testimony on treatment progression and evaluation.

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

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires possession of a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy or a closely related behavioral science degree from an accredited college or university.

2. Requires eligibility to be approved to conduct sex offender treatment and evaluations by the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Prefers an Associate Sex Individual in custody Treatment License.

2. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience working with the sex offender population in some capacity.

3. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience writing progress notes and discharge summaries.

4. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience developing and implementing treatment plans.

5. Prefers at least one (1) year of experience conducting clinical risk and needs assessments.

Conditions of Employment

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

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

3. Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.

The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Agency Statement

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- 4:30pm; Monday- Friday; Saturday/ Sunday off.  
Work Location: 1144 Il Route 29, Taylorville, Illinois, 62568  
Agency Contact: 

Sarah Brown- Foiles


Phone: (217) 371-3080

Posting Group:  Health Services ; Public Safety  


As a IDOC employee, you are entitled to a robust benefits package that includes:
 Flexible work schedules in some program areas (flexible time and hybrid options)
 Health, life, vision, and dental insurance
 12 weeks paid maternity/paternity leave
 Pension Plan – vesting at 10 years for Tier II
 Full 20‐year retirement awards free health insurance during retirement.
 Deferred compensation and other pre‐tax benefits programs
 Paid state holidays 13‐14 days annually
 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
 10‐25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually ‐ (10 days in year one of employment)
 Personal, sick, and vacation rates modified for 12‐hour work schedules. (As applicable.)
 Employee Assistance Program and/or mental health resources
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This position [DOES NOT] contain “Specialized Skills” (as that term is used in CBAs).



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