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River Valley Psychological Services

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DEPARTMENT:            Will County Court Services - River Valley Psychological Services
TITLE:                            Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Full-Time (flexible schedule)                     
RESPONSIBLE TO:     Chief Psychologist and Assistant Superintendent of the River Valley Detention
                 Center (RVDC)
RESPONSIBLE FOR:   Complete court-ordered forensic evaluations, including but not limited to competency to stand trial                      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. Maintain adequate records of all clinical work as outlined under the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) and River Valley Justice Center 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:
  1.   Psychodiagnostic Assessment and Evaluation
  2. Administration and Interpretation of Psychological Tests
  3. Strong Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  4. Problem Analysis and Team Building
  5. Application of Judgment and Decision-Making Skills
  6. Planning and Organizational Skills
STARTING DATE:                     To Be Determined
SALARY & BENEFITS:            $75,000 annually with scheduled pay increases; flexible schedule; paid continuing education credits for licensure; full benefit package (see Benefit Summary below)
APPLICATION DEADLINE:    Open until filled
APPLICATION PROCESS:      Send a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to (email acceptable):
                                                      Dr. Anna Stapleton, Chief Psychologist
                                                      River Valley Detention Center
                                                      3200 W. McDonough St.
                                                      Joliet, IL  60431
                                                      Office: 815-773-7231

                                                   River Valley Detention Center
                                                Benefit Summary
  1. 14 paid holidays each calendar year
  1. After 30 days of service = 1 sick day will be earned on the anniversary date of each month
  2. Sick time can accumulate year to year
  1. After 1 year service = 2 vacation weeks each anniversary year
  2. After 5 years service = 3 vacation weeks each anniversary year
  3. After 10 years service = 4 vacation weeks each anniversary year
  4. After 15 years service = 5 vacation weeks each anniversary year
  1. After 1 year service = 3 personal days will be earned on anniversary date, then December 1st of each year thereafter
  1. Employee’s paycheck will be directly deposited into their account(s) on payday
  1. Some employee positions can earn shift differential
  1. Includes medical and prescription drug (HMO, PPO, or HSA), dental, and vision benefits
  2. Effective on the first of the month following 30 days of service
  3. Premium cost is based on set salary ranges and will be discussed per individual at the County orientation.
  1. $10,000 life and accidental death insurance policy provided at no cost to employees
  2. Additional life and AD&D insurance may be purchased at reasonable premium rates
  1. Disability pay coverage is provided to employees at no cost, as eligible
  2. Short-term disability insurance pays $225 per week for up to 4 weeks
  3. Pension disability then pays 50% of base salary after 30 days of disability
  1. Employees may purchase coverage to pay cash benefits to cover accident expense, short-term disability, hospital confinement, cancer protection, and personal recovery
  1. Employees may deduct money from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis to be set aside for reimbursement of out-of-pocket health and dependents care expenses
  1. 4.5 % of gross pay is automatically deducted toward the pension plan
  2. Employees are immediately vested in their own savings and will be vested with the County for pension benefits at 10 years of seniority to receive benefits upon retirement at age 62
  3. Employees have the option to make additional contributions towards their pensions
  1. Section 457 voluntary retirement savings plan to save and invest more tax deferred income by payroll deduction
  1. Free and confidential advice, counseling, and referral program to assist employees and their family members with personal, legal, financial, substance abuse, etc. issues
  2. Life Works 877-234-5151
                                         The above summary is for informational purposes only and is not a binding contract. 
                                                            Benefits are subject to change and eligibility at any time.










Will County Court Services Department

12th Judicial Circuit

Juvenile Detention Officer



Under the 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. 


  1. Supervising, controlling, and working with resident’s behavior so that they are not a danger to themselves or to others.
  2. Maintaining the physical security of the detention center.
  3. Ensuring safety of the residents and that they remain in secure custody.
  4. Preventing and stopping physical altercations between residents, residents and staff, or residents and any volunteer worker.
  5. Managing resident behavior by supervising wake-ups, personal hygiene and grooming, meals, showers and bedtimes.
  6. Overseeing the emotional needs of the residents by humane personal interaction, individual contacts, group processes guidance and assistance in handling stress and behavior problems.
  7. Screening detention requests and assisting supervisors when making decisions for detention or alternative placement.
  8. Patting down and strip searching residents.
  9. Processing residents into the detention center through securing personal property, intake interview, and facility orientation.
  10. Releasing residents from the detention center with all personal property and obtaining the proper signature from the parent/legal guardian for all release paperwork.
  11. Maintaining resident intake supplies & restocking and rearranging resident inventory as needed.
  12. Processing and recording information from court orders regarding residents.
  13. Maintaining daily logs of resident movement and activities.
  14. Supervising resident’s visits with families and assisting them by answering basic questions about the facility.
  15. Completing other job related tasks and undertaking special projects as assigned by the shift supervisors or other administrative staff.
  16. Remaining abreast of recent developments in the field of juvenile detention and programs.
  17. Participates in training as directed.
  18. Maintaining the cleanliness of “staff only” areas and posts.
  19. Abiding by the RVDC Rules of Conduct.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 ·       Basic knowledge of professional methods of handling socially maladjusted and emotionally disturbed children and the dynamics of normal and abnormal adolescent behavior.

·       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.


Physical Demands:   

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  Application Instructions


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

AOIC Application


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

Email the above items to:



Questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Will County Court Services

(815) 727-8446


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