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Job Title:

Corrections Treatment Officer

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:





Joliet, Elgin, Sheridan, Dixon, Pontiac


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

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 functions in a range of individual, group and
social development services providing for the care, safety, well-being and personal
development of adult offenders – including geriatric and other specialized populations –
with emotional, social, and/or mental health issues. Receives training in security and
custodial functions. Learns to be a contributing member of a multidisciplinary treatment
team. Work at this level is closely supervised and work products are reviewed and
discussed with the incumbent until the employee has demonstrated proficiency in
accomplishing each new skill or assignment – both in the areas of treatment and
Receives training by participating in treatment assignments that may include, but are
not limited to, social and recreational activities, motivational training, personal care and
social skills development, teambuilding and group facilitation, work habits training, goal
setting, academic skills and study habits mentoring and monitoring. Learns to maintain
individual behavioral case records for the individual service plans. Receives training in
the proper methods for conducting safety and security assignments covering a variety of
areas (e.g., conducting searches, supervising the movements of offenders, patrolling
offender-occupied areas, standing guard at certain locations, including towers,
healthcare units, dining halls, gates, etc.).

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications to Screen
•21 years of age
•Valid driver's license
•Requires either a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university specializing in criminal justice, penology, psychology, social work or a closely related social science, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field of study and at least one year of experience providing direct service in the field of mental health and one year of experience in the field of corrections.
?If your degree is in an unrelated field of study, a completed CMS100 and transcripts verifying degree must be sent to for eligibility review after you apply.
•U.S. citizen or authorized alien with proof of permanent resident card
•Speak, read, and write English

Note: Illinois residency is required for employment as a Correctional Treatment Officer Trainee. Non-residents may be screened; however, non-residents shall not be considered until the list of all qualified Illinois residents has been exhausted. If selected, non-residents must establish Illinois residency prior to employment.


The starting annual salary for a Correctional Treatment Officer Trainee is $47,928. During the three-month appointment as a trainee all Correctional Treatment Officer Trainees are required to attend eight (8) weeks at the Corrections Training Academy. After four months in a trainee title, appointments are made to the position of Correctional Treatment Officer in a probationary period for 8 months, where their respective salary becomes $53,064.

The State of Illinois provides employees with Health, Vision, and Dental insurance with a small co-payment from employees. Life insurance is provided at 100% your annual salary. This position includes a pension plan.

Benefit time for new employees includes three (3) personal business days, ten (10) vacation days, and twelve (12) sick days per year.

Work Attire is issued to you while in training.

Company Information

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.
Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and religious oppression.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Instructions:

Go to:
• Select “Careers” on the top right
• Choose “Training Academy”
• Choose Corrections Officer Trainee or Corrections Treatment Officer Trainee
• Click on “Applicant Data Form”
• Fill out form completely and click “submit”

You will receive a date to screen/test in
approx. 1-3 months via email.

Other Information: