Juvenile Justice Specialist Intern - Upward Mobility
State of Illinois - Illinois

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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 duties. Assist in the supervision of the daily activities of youth; Interacts with youth; facilitates group sessions to develop rapport with youth; Provides input in to the development of individualized service plans. Transports youth and supervises movement to and from destination. Attends in-service training to attain new and updated skills and proficiency to carry out specialized service delivery programs.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work or a closely related social science. Candidate must be over the age of 21. Requires elementary knowledge of juvenile behavior problems, and means to develop successful and appropriate behaviors; requires elementary knowledge of adolescent psychological development, mental health issues affecting the juvenile offenders, and social development concerns; requires ability to successfully complete a comprehensive Department of Juvenile Justice training program.

Candidates may be required to successfully pass a physical agility test and/or successfully pass an agency approved screening process administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice, prior to being considered.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact:

WORK HOURS; 24/Hr. Supervision - 3 Designated Shifts by Work Location. DAYS OFF - Vary.

LOCATION/AGENCY: Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Click for a list of statewide facilities and addresses or visit our website at www.IDJJ.state.il.us


Christie Austin, Human Resources Administrator
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
707 N. 15th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 557-1030, Ext. 3012


Jeff Hooker, Acting Chief Training & Staff Development
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
707 N. 15th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 557-1030, Ext. 3004
email: jeff.hooker@doc.illinois.gov

How to Apply:

Current state employees who possess an Upward Mobility grade will need to complete and submit a bid form and a CMS100 Employment Application to the Agency Upward Mobility Contact listed above.

Non-State Applicants should complete an agency specific application form for Juvenile Justice Specialist Intern and submit to: Jeff Hooker, Acting Chief of Training & Staff Development, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, 707 N. 15th Street, Springfield, IL. 62702.

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