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River Valley Psychological Services

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DEPARTMENT:            Will County Court Services –- River Valley Detention Center


TITLE:                          Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Full-Time (flexible schedule)       


RESPONSIBLE TO:    Chief Psychologist and Assistant Superintendent of the River Valley Detention

                        Center (RVDC)



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. 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:


                                           Psychodiagnostic Assessment and Evaluation

                                           Administration and Interpretation of Psychological Tests

                                           Clinical Supervision Experience

                                           Strong Oral Communication and Interpersonal Skills

                                           Problem Analysis and Team Building

                                           Application of Judgment and Decision-Making Skills

                                           Planning and Organizational Skills


STARTING DATE:                    To Be Determined


SALARY:                                   $75,000 annually with scheduled pay increases                          


APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Opened 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










DEPARTMENT:                               Will County Court Services Department
TITLE:                                               Full-Time Administrative Assistant (8:30-4:30 Monday - Friday)
RESPONSIBLE TO:                        Office Manager
Under the direction of the Office Manager, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for:   Answering incoming calls as well as acting as customer service to the public with inquiries at the front window; Time-stamping and distributing both in-house and daily incoming mail; Sending correspondence to parents and legal guardians of facility residents; Releasing Residents personal property to parents or legal guardians; daily filing (i.e. court orders, other documents, etc); Basic office upkeep (i.e. filling the copier, pens, fax machine, etc); Assist with maintaining ongoing documentation for the accreditation process; and all other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:           High School Diploma, equivalent, or higher level of education
Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
                                                Recordkeeping proficiency
                                                Strong interpersonal skills
                                                Planning and organizational skills
                                                Ability to multi-task   
QUALIFICATIONS:                     Bi-lingual a plus
                                                         AS400 knowledge
                     Illinois State Board of Education Child Nutrition Program
                     Corporate credit card coding and reconciliation
                     Office purchasing
                     Accounts payable experience
                     Archiving records experience
START DATE:                               To be determined
SALARY:                                        $31,504.29
APPLICATION DEADLINE:      Open until filled 
SEND RESUME TO:                     Julie Hadala, Office Manager
                                                          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



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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