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Psychological Services Director (PSA Opt 6)

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:  Jan 12, 2022

Waukegan, IL, US, 60085-6263

Job Requisition ID:  10952

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-70-10952-28599

Opening Date: 10/05/21
Closing Date/Time:  01/27/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $6,250 - $7,917 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Lake 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for all degrees earned, and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire an energetic and detail-oriented manager to oversee the operations of Psychological Services at the Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center in Waukegan. The position will supervise and administer the activities of professional psychological staff providing health care services to individuals served at Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center. The Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center serves adults with developmental disabilities who have severe medical and/or behavioral needs.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Serves as the Psychological Services Director for individuals with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities served at the Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center.


2.  Serves as chairperson of the Behavior Intervention Committee.


3.  Develops quality enhancement survey (tools) for auditing psychological services.


4.  Serves as full-line supervisor.


5.  Serves on the Executive Committee and Facility Administrative Review Team, making recommendations for facility psychological services and provides assessment of and follow-up on aspects of psychological services in cases reviewed.


  6.  Serves as a training instructor for facility staff related to behavioral health and mental health services.


  7.  Serves as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotating schedule.


8.  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, with courses in a social or human services field.
  2. Requires three (3) years progressively responsible administrative experience in a health or human services organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience utilizing current diagnostic and treatment modalities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.
  2. Master’s Degree in Psychology.
  3. Two (2) years of professional supervisory experience, including assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.
  4. Three (3) years of professional experience directing, administering and coordinating a clinical treatment unit team.
  5. Two (2) years of professional experience exercising judgment and discretion in recommending policies and procedures relative to psychological services.
  6. One (1) year of professional experience communicating with internal and external stakeholders on complex psychological cases.
  7. Three (3) years of professional experience recommending individual treatment plans for psychological services.
  8. One (1) year of professional experience developing quality enhancement survey (tools) for auditing psychological services.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Require the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotational basis.
  2. Requires the ability to travel.
  3. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

  4. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  5. Requires 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.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Work Location: 1401 W. Dugdale Rd, Waukegan, IL 60085

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Ann M. Kiley Developmental Center

Psychological Services
Agency Contact:  Sarah.Raftis@illinois.gov 
Job Function: Administration/Management; Health Services; Social Services 


About the Agency

IDHS’ serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.