Description of Duties/Essential Functions
Subject to administrative approval of the Principal, acquires and transfers academic and other pertinent records to and from Juvenile Justice facilities, educational facilities or other public, state or local agencies; monitors and tracks the provision of Juvenile Justice School District education services for compliance with state and federal education mandates and required deadlines; documents and records data; provides counseling and guidance to students, parents and guardians regarding educational testing, educational goals, graduation planning and career planning; assists educators and administrators in evaluating and improving teaching methods and classroom strategies for all students.
Requires a Master’s degree in school counseling, school psychology, counseling psychology, education, social work, or psychology or closely related field. Requires completion of an Illinois program for the preparation of school counselors or a comparable approved program in another state or hold a comparable certificate of license issued by another state. Requires completion of a supervised counseling practicum of at least 100 clock hours that provides interaction with individuals of school age and includes at least 40 hours of direct service work. Requires completion of a structured and supervised internship that is part of an approved program. Requires a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) endorsed for teaching, having completed as part of an approved program, coursework addressing the structure, organization and operation of the educational system with emphasis on P-12 schools. Requires ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, students and parents in a juvenile justice setting. Requires patience and tolerance of a wide range of behavior. Requires the ability to travel and must possess a valid driver’s license.
Conditions of Employment: Requires the ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.
On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will make it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy.
The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.
Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact
Anticipated Starting Salary: $4848/month: $58,176/year
Current bargaining unit employees – Contractual language applies
Full bargaining unit range: $58,176/year – $97,068/year
WORK HOURS: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with Saturday / Sunday off.
Apply via Email (include BID ID in Subject line), USPS or Facility drop off:
IL Department of Juvenile Justice Illinois Youth Center – St. Charles
Kathy Borkowski, Human Resources Representative
3825 Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL 60175
PHONE: 630-584-0506 ext 1519
How to Apply
Current State Employees: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and signed CMS 100 Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed above; however, if you are a current state employee seeking a promotion, you should submit a signed CMS 100B Promotional Application to the Agency Contact listed above, A separate bid form and signed application is required for each posting/bid or your bid will be rejected.
Non-State Employees: When you submit your signed CMS 100 in response to this posting, the agency contact will then submit your application for grading. If deemed qualified, your name will be placed on the appropriate Open Competitive list for this title.
SPECIAL NOTICE: A new version of the CMS 100 Employment Application dated July 2019 is available and effective November 1, 2019 any employment application that is dated prior to July 2019 will not be considered.
Click Here for Applicant Information and Grading Procedures
This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select ‘Application Procedures’. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only).
Additional Documentation for Juvenile Justice School Counselor:
Class Specification (Download PDF reader)
Additional Title and Exam Information (Download PDF reader)
These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.
NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.