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IL Dept of Juvenile Justice Holds Hiring Events

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Eric Prouzet

The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice will host employment screening events in St. Charles and Alton this week.

The IDJJ has positions available at the five Illinois Youth Center locations in Chicago, Warrenville, St. Charles, Alton, and Harrisburg. Juvenile Justice Specialist positions have a starting salary of more than $54,000.

The positions are full-time, year-round, shift-work positions and there are job openings at the following

Illinois youth centers: Chicago, Warrenville, St. Charles, Grafton, and Harrisburg. The position has a starting salary of $54,648; and interested applicants must attend an upcoming required screening event to be considered.

Illinois Youth Center St. Charles (Visitor Center)- 3825 Campton Hills Rd., St. Charles, IL

  • Aug 15, 2023
  • Sept 19, 2023

Illinois Youth Center Harrisburg- 1201 W. Poplar Harrisburg, IL 62946

  • Aug 17, 2023
  • Sept 21, 2023

Illinois Youth Center Chicago- 100 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

  • Sept 23, 2023 (SATURDAY)

All screenings begin at 8 a.m. and last four to six hours. Applicants should wear comfortable attire for physical agility testing and must complete an online application prior to arrival. A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, birth certificate, college transcript (if applicable), and selective service number (if applicable) should be brought to the screening.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates without a bachelor’s degree must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) and two or more years of experience providing direct care to youth in the form of residential care, coaching, case management, or mentoring.

More information is available at idjj.illinois.gov/careers or by contacting Jim Crowley atjim.crowley@illinois.gov.

Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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