Illinois Treatment and Detention Facility – Rushville, IL
Clinical Therapist (Current Employee) – Rushville, IL – February 21, 2018
A typical work day at the IDHS Illinois Treatment and Detention Facility in Rushville, IL is fast-paced, energizing, and challenging. The workplace culture is professional and strives to maintain quality moral and ethical standards and accountability of its employees. Liberty encourages clinical staff to explore and expand professional interests in a widely diverse forensic setting comprised of residents with paraphilias, personality, mood, and thought disorders, high psychopathy, trauma, ASD, hidden disabilities, and a wide rang of abilities and talents. The facility promotes a non-shaming work environment that has enabled me to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to take risks, work with confidence, gain independence, and trust my professional instincts and judgments. I find my strengths and abilities (compassion, adaptability, flexibility, and optimism) to be a perfect match for my position. One of the most meaningful and rewarding parts of this job is the role it allows me to play in making a positive difference in people's lives, of both offenders and victims (and their families) with the ultimate goal of reducing violence and making society a safer place for all of us.
four (10 hour day) work schedule, collaborative and supportive environment, promote personal, physical, and professional development, monetary reimbursement for training, attendance at national conferences, professional memberships, and access to professional journals and research
high turnover rate, 60 - 90 minutes away from shopping mall, costly medical insurance, outdated technology, budgetary limitations, and lack of secretarial assistance drain valuable time