Under immediate supervision, and subsequently under direct supervision for a period of twelve months, receives formal classroom instruction and on-the-job training while performing beginning level professional functions in a range of individual, group and social development services providing for the care, safety, well-being and personal development of adult offenders – including geriatric and other specialized populations – with emotional, social, and/or mental health issues. Receives training in security and custodial functions. Learns to be a contributing member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. Work at this level is closely supervised and work products are reviewed and discussed with the incumbent until the employee has demonstrated proficiency in accomplishing each new skill or assignment – both in the areas of treatment and
Receives training by participating in treatment assignments that may include, but are not limited to, social and recreational activities, motivational training, personal care and social skills development, teambuilding and group facilitation, work habits training, goal setting, academic skills and study habits mentoring and monitoring. Learns to maintain individual behavioral case records for the individual service plans. Receives training in the proper methods for conducting safety and security assignments covering a variety of areas (e.g., conducting searches, supervising the movements of offenders, patrolling offender-occupied areas, standing guard at certain locations, including towers, healthcare units, dining halls, gates, etc.).
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, gender and gender identity, and religious oppression.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.