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Job Title:

Corrections Assessment Specialist (Social Worker)

Job Post ID:



Illinois Department of Corrections

Posted Until:



$4821 to $7304/month


Centralia, Vandalia, East Saint Louis, Ina, Pinckneyville, Chester


1st and 2nd Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

1. Conducts periodic professional comprehensive and structured interviews with an assigned caseload of offenders in state custody to evaluate the risk, assets, and criminogenic needs of each, modifying assessments as warranted; applies relevant pre-screen and dynamic assessment tools to prioritize individual treatment needs.

2. Employs assessment results to develop and implement programming plans to aide in adjustment to incarceration, and rehabilitation promotion and support designed to reduce the risk of recidivism; develops and implements new program initiatives, such as evidence-based, cognitive behavioral, and reentry programming; evaluates and recommends modifications to assessment tools or procedures.

3. Prepares and submits comprehensive written reports detailing treatment of offenders; maintains all required case management documentation and records.

4. Participates in preparing the reentry case plan for offenders assigned to caseload; makes recommendations for Mandatory Supervised Release (MSR) to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB) based on evidence of treatment progress and the community reintegration case plan.

5. Performs reassessments of offenders completing Mandatory Supervised Release and works cooperatively with assigned parole agents to reinforce and enhance case planning and augment linkage to community services.

Job Requirements:

Requires possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university evidencing completion of a program major of social work, psychology, or a directly related field. Requires one year of professional direct-client casework experience, preferably in a correctional setting, that includes conducting risk and needs assessments, and, performing one of the following functions: client intake interviews, assessments or other evaluative processes; professional individual or group counseling; or, providing reentry services to individuals transitioning from incarceration into the community.


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.

Company Information


To serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in offender behavior, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.

•We will operate safe, secure, and humane correctional facilities.
•We will provide quality services to those who require medical and mental health treatment.
•We will evaluate offenders individually and develop an appropriate course of action based on individual needs.
•We will reduce recidivism by offering seamless, efficient services that are geared toward offender rehabilitation.
•Staff is our greatest asset and we will ensure that all staff is trained to the highest professional level.
•This is a team-based environment where open communication and sharing new ideas are encouraged.
•We value the well-being of IDOC staff and offenders and will serve the people of Illinois with compassion and fairness.

Application Instructions:

1. Visit
2. Click on the (forms) link on the left hand side of the page
a. Non-state employees click on CMS100 and fill this out completely (see attached)
b. Current state employees click on CMS100B and fill this out completely (see attached)
3. For additional information on how to fill out the CMS100 click the link CMS100 help underneath the (forms) tab on the left hand side.
a. You must select county prefer
4. Mail signed application off to CMS along with supporting documentation
CMS Bureau of Personnel
Examining and Counseling Division
Stratton Office Building, Room 500
Springfield, Illinois 62706