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Psychologist I (Upward Mobility)

Date:  Oct 18, 2023

Location:  Dwight, IL, US, 60420

Job Requisition ID:  32340

Agency: Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 11/13/2023
Closing Date/Time: 11/28/2023 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $4,928 - $7,243 per month. ($59,136 - $86,916 per year)  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Livingston  
Number of Vacancies:  1  
Plan/BU:  RC063  

Posting Identification Number 10-67-32340

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Psychologist I for the Fox Developmental Center located in Dwight, Illinois to perform professional psychologist duties to individual living at the Fox Center, including assessment program planning, instructing staff on implementation of programs and data collection and interpretation of individual progress. Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. Implements behavior programming with individuals. Completes comprehensive summaries of counseling sessions. Travels in performance of job duties.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs professional psychologist duties to individuals living at the Fox Developmental Center.
  2. Serves as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team by conveying individual progress information to the Team for assigned individuals.
  3. Implements behavior programming with individuals.
  4. Completes comprehensive summaries of counseling sessions.
  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Requires a master’s degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by two years’ professional experience in psychology.


Satisfactory completion of the psychologist associate program.

*This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires visual acuity and hearing levels to conduct counseling sessions and evaluations.
  2. Requires ability to write clear and cohesive summaries of counseling sessions.
  3. Requires physical ability to access various work sites throughout the center and to attend meetings and confer with individuals and other professional staff.
  4. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  5. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.
  6. Requires the ability to travel.
  7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.


Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Working 1 early, 1 late and 1 weekend day per month.  
Work Location: 134 W Main St Dwight, IL 60420-1322  

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Fox Developmental Center

Residential Services Unit
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  


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 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)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
  • 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
  • Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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Must apply online.

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