Staff Wellness Regional Coordinator - EXECUTIVE I (Central Region)

at Department of Corrections in Taylorville, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is looking for a motivated professional to serve as the Staff Wellness Regional Coordinator for the Central Region to ensure staff wellness initiatives are implemented. The selected candidate will provide guidance and assistance to employees, Staff Development and Training, facility trainers and management. Additionally, they will serve as a liaison between vendors and staff for educational programs and manage vendor contracts of staff wellness programs. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for staff support/assistance, improving morale, and providing hope for staff. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides guidance and assistance to employees of the Department of Corrections (DOC) through staff wellness initiatives in the Central Region.

  2. Manages vendor contracts of staff wellness programs for DOC in the Central Region, works with DOC Fiscal regarding vendors contracts and participates in the procurement process, monitors executed contracts, serves as agency point of contact for the vendor of staff wellness programs.

  3. Assists Staff Development and Training, facility trainers, and management in the development of formal and on-the-job training programs for institution staff.

  4. Coordinates with the Agency morale activities and initiatives committee’s Chief Administrative Officers statewide, Chief Public Safety Officer, and agency Chief of Staff to ensure that employee wellness initiatives are implemented throughout the Central Region.

  5. Serves as a consultant to community groups and organizations by working closely with community leaders in coordinating correctional staff needs and services with assigned facilities, and in the development of prevention, control and aftercare programs.

  6. Prepares information and data for research and evaluation of programs implemented, analyzes data, and prepares reports for the Staff Wellness Program Administrator.

  7. Assists the Staff Wellness Program Administrator in the development of unit and program policies and procedures.

  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years of college, preferably with coursework in business or public administration.

  2. Requires one (1) year of responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization, or completion of an agency approved professional management training program.


Special Skills Requirements

  1. Requires at least one (1) year of peer support team experience in a correctional setting.

  2. Requires at least one (1) year working experience in Critical Incident Stress Management debriefs and canvass in a correctional setting.
Preferred Qualifications (In Order of Significance)

  1. Prefers at least five (5) years of working experience in a correctional facility.

  2. Prefers at least two (2) years as the facility coordinator on the Staff Wellness Response Team (SWRT).

  3. Prefers at least three (3) years on the Staff Wellness Response Team (SWRT).
Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to travel in the performance of duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.

  2. Requires appropriate, valid driver’s license.

  3. Requires ability to pass the IDOC/IDJJ background check.

  4. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. The use of unauthorized drugs by an employee, regardless of position held, is prohibited.

  5. Applicants are required to abide by all vaccine and/or other medical standards as set out by the employer.
About the Agency

The Illinois Department of Corrections is a multicultural agency deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. We recognize the benefit of workplace empowerment, the importance of diversity and fully support an environment where ALL employees are treated fairly, respectfully, and have equal access to opportunities and resources necessary to thrive and contribute to the agency’s success. IDOC genuinely values the differences of individuals in our custody and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.  Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender, and religious oppression.  The IDOC team works to serve justice in Illinois and increase public safety by promoting positive change in behavior of individuals in custody, operating successful reentry programs, and reducing victimization.  Employees enjoy excellent benefits, including health, vision, and dental insurance; retirement plan and deferred compensation; state holidays and other benefit time off; and pre-tax benefit programs. The department also offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities.  The Illinois Department of Corrections is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Job Posting: ILCS29989

Posted On: Feb 14, 2024

Updated On: Mar 02, 2024

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