DEPARTMENT: Will County Court Services – River Valley Detention Center
TITLE: Licensed Clinical Psychologist
RESPONSIBLE TO: Chief Psychologist and Assistant Superintendent of the River Valley Detention
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Complete court-ordered forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility evaluations, and sex offender evaluations for in-custody and out of custody adult and juvenile defendants for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. Appear in Court when necessary to provide testimony on cases. Provide clinical supervision to diagnostic and/or advanced pre-doctoral students when assigned. Participate in on-call, 24/7 mental health crisis rotation. Additional duties may also include completing court-ordered psychological evaluations and screens on detained and out-of-custody court-involved youth, as well as maintaining a caseload of detained youth to provide psychotherapy. The licensed clinical psychologist may also be responsible for facilitating weekly psycho-educational group therapy sessions with detained youth if needed, as well as providing crisis intervention, disciplinary reviews, and segregation check services with at-risk youth detained at RVDC. Finally, the licensed clinical psychologist will maintain adequate records of all clinical work as outlined under the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) and RVDC protocol. The candidate may also complete special projects as indicated by the Chief and Assistant Chief Psychologist.
MINIMUM A Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and current, active license to practice in the
QUALIFICATIONS: State of Illinois; Experience conducting Forensic Evaluations; Licensed Sex
Offender Evaluator (LSOE) preferred but not required.
GENERAL In addition to the minimum qualifications, the successful candidate will have
SKILLS: demonstrated abilities in the following skills:
v Psychodiagnostic Assessment and Evaluation
v Administration and Interpretation of Psychological Tests
v Clinical Supervision Experience
v Strong Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills
v Problem Analysis and Team Building
v Application of Judgment and Decision-Making Skills
v Planning and Organizational Skills
STARTING DATE: To Be Determined
SALARY: Starting Range of $66,000 to $72,000 annually
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until the position is filled
APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to (email acceptable):
Kathryn Murphy, Chief Psychologist
River Valley Detention Center
3200 W. McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60431
WILL COUNTY COURT SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Will County Court Services Department
12th Judicial Circuit
Juvenile Detention Officer
supervision of the Shift Supervisor and Assistant Superintendent of the River
Valley Detention Center, a juvenile detention officer (JDO) will perform work of
moderate difficulty in supervising; counseling; providing treatment in a safe,
humane, and secure manner; and taking care of the physical and emotional needs
of residents detained at the River Valley Detention Center.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Knowledge of security measures and the criminal justice system as it relates to juveniles and detention.
· Basic knowledge of family dynamics and systems, child and adolescent development, learning theories and patterns, and individual and group counseling.
· Basic computer skills.
· Skill in applying professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed children.
· Skill in dealing effectively with others.
The following may be required routinely:
Handling objects, hearing, near and far sighted vision, standing, reaching, lifting and fingering objects, walking, sitting, using legs to ascend and descend stairs, carrying objects weighing 20 lbs. or less,
The following may be required in unusual or non-routine situations:
Kneeling, crouching, crawling, running, climbing, grappling, lifting objects including people that weigh 100 lbs. or more, pushing or pulling objects or people that weigh up to 100 lbs. or more, issuing, responding to, and taking directives during emergency or crisis situations
After an offer of employment is extended, hiring will be contingent upon completing a physical (to be provided by the employer) to determine fitness for the above demands of the job, and upon obtaining a tuberculosis screening test. All employees, including those with a history of Bacillus Calmette, and Guerin (BCG) vaccination, will receive a Atwo step@ Mantoux tuberculin skin test unless a previously positive reaction can be documented. The two-step shall be performed, at no cost to the employee, by the current medical agency affiliated with the RVDC and the Will County Health Department, or at a nominal cost to the employee by a licensed physician. Documentation of the test results shall then be provided to the RVDC Administration.
Individuals with active pulmonary or laryngeal TB shall not return to work until there is definite proof of lack of infectivity with regard to negative cultures and negative sputum smears. Documentation of the test results shall then be provided to the RVDC Administration.
All employees with negative PPD=s will be tested annually by the current medical agency affiliated with the RVDC.
Will County Court Services
The Twelfth Judicial Circuit is an equal opportunity employer.
For Will County Court Services Officer (Adult and Juvenile Probation Officer, and Juvenile Detention Officer), applicants must:
1. Complete a four-year degree (BA, BS, BBS, BSW, etc.) from an accredited college or university prior to application
2. Complete an Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) Application, and be on the AOIC Certified list prior to hiring (see link below).
3. Be a U.S. citizen
4. Reside in the State of Illinois within six months of hiring
Apply Online to be on the AOIC Certified List
How to Apply for a Will County Court Services Officer position:
Please submit the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. Current resume
3. Copy of your official college transcripts from institutions where you were enrolled
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation. It is advisable that letters of recommendation be authored by individuals who are familiar with your employment record or academic performance. Letters of recommendation must not be older than a year from your date of application.
5. Will County Court Services Application (Click To Print)
Any materials that may have been submitted on a previous application must be submitted again and in accordance with applicable time limitations and deadlines. The submission of any, or all, of the above materials does not guarantee employment or the offer of an interview. In addition, all requested materials must be included in one submission. Failure to do so may result in the disqualification of your application.
Mail or hand deliver to:
Will County Court Services Department
Attn: Human Resources
57 N. Ottawa Street, 3rd Floor
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to:
Will County Court Services