Website Illinois Department Human Services

Anticipated Salary: $6,975 – $11,063 per month

Job Requisition ID: 37191
Opening Date: 04/22/24
Closing Date/Time: 05/03/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $6,975 – $11,063 per month ($83,700 – $132,756 per year)
Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Work Location: 4500 College Ave, Alton, Illinois, 62002-5012, Division of Mental Health, Alton Mental Health, Psychology Dept. – Forensic AFC-A

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Clinical Psychologist for the Alton Mental Health Center located in Alton, Illinois to serve as an advanced clinician in a forensic psychiatric hospital, serving mentally ill patients who have been determined Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) or Unfit to Stand Trial (UST). Administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests and writes comprehensive reports based on findings to request advanced court ordered privileges. Conducts group and individual psychotherapy. Makes diagnostic classifications and clarifications. Testifies in criminal and court hearings.

Job Responsibilities

Serves as an advanced clinician in a forensic psychiatric hospital, serving mentally ill patients who have been determined NGRI or UST.
Conducts individual and group psychotherapy counseling sessions with patients.
Serves as adjunct member of all treatment teams, participates in treatment planning conferences and professional reports and reviews.
Develops behavioral management plans for those patients who exhibit maladaptive behavior.
Serves on a variety of hospital and statewide committees.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires current license as a Clinical Psychologist by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Conditions of Employment

Requires the ability to physically restrain patients as necessary to prevent injury to patient or others.
Requires the ability to obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
Requires ability to perform and deliver mouth to mask CPR and manual resuscitation.
Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
Requires physical ability to access various worksites throughout the hospital to attend meetings.
Requires ability to pass CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training within the probationary period.
Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties.
Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
*All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need across Illinois. Our mission is providing equitable access to social services, supports, programs and resources to enhance the lives of all who we serve. We are committed to the core values of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

A Pension Program
Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually – (10 days in year one of employment)
* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)
13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave
Deferred Compensation Program – A supplemental retirement plan
Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans
5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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