Postdate  12/21/2017


Facility Cermak Health Services at Cook County Jail
Cook County Health & Hospitals System
Location  Chicago, IL


JOB SUMMARY                                                                                

The Correctional Psychologist works under the supervision of the Chief Psychologist and the Director of Mental Health, Cermak Health Services of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS), with clinical patient management by the responsible Unit Psychiatrist and Chief of Psychiatry. Participates in and oversees the orderly management, operation, and delivery of a comprehensive continuum of mental health services in the acute, residential care, and/or outpatient unit as well as the receiving and emergency/urgent care areas. This includes the behavioral health delivery system to identify and manage all mental health recipient detainees admitted to the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) and/or housed in those divisions/units.

The mission of these specific mental health receiving, treatment, and housing units is to provide for the safe and human identification and management of detainees with serious or other mental illnesses within the Cook County Department of Corrections environment. These mental health areas entail intensive and structured mental health program services using a multi-disciplinary unit team approach, which incorporates all level of clinical, medical , nursing, and custody staff. The treatment team include the assigned psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed social worker/licensed professional counselor, unlicensed mental health specialist, expression therapist and reentry social worker, relevant nurse, and primary care physician as well as the CCDOC custody personnel, respective Corrections Rehabilitation Worker (CRW) and other Sheriff's Department personal as appropriate.

The unit and program goals, to be enacted by the Unit Director: providing screening, assessment and diagnostic systems, and a therapeutic housing environment for mentally ill pretrial and sentenced detainees. To facilitate institutional adjustment and development of the detainees coping skills and attaining a level of functioning sufficient for return to a general population or community setting, in preparation for post-release linkage programming.

Applicants are invited to apply for this position online or submit a resume/CV to the following email address:


The job title (CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST) and posting number (00121140) must be in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.


To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be included with your emailed resume/CV. 

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Licensed in the State of Illinois (Doctoral Clinical Psychologist with a PhD or PsyD)

Completion of a pre-doctoral internship at a program accredited by the American Psychological Association or listed with the Association of Psychology Post- Doctoral & Internship Centers (APPIC) (Must provide certification of completion at time of credentialing)

Completion of a PhD or PsyD from an American Psychological Association accredited graduate program (Must provide copy of official transcripts at time of credentialing) (In Adult Psychiatry)

Five (5) years of behavioral health services delivery experience

Three (3) years of progressively responsible clinical or administrative supervision of mental health professionals and programs

Must be Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified




Forensic or correctional supervised training and/or work experience

Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Experience in Electronic Medical Record (Epic, Cerner, Centricity or other forms)

Experience in working with public health

Experience in dealing with mentally ill, developmentally disable, co-morbid and substance abuse patients

Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Polish)




The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.  


CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.


The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.




City  Chicago
State  Illinois