Juvenile Justice Specialist Intern – Upward Mobility

Illinois Statewide
Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Salary: $3,820.00-$5,327.00


  • Under immediate supervision and subsequently under direct supervision for a period of twelve months, receives formal classroom instruction and on the job training, while performing beginning level professional duties.
  • Assist in the supervision of the daily activities of youth; interacts with youth; facilitates group sessions to develop rapport with youth.
  • Provides input in to the development of individualized service plans.
  • Transports youth and supervises movement to and from destination.
  • Attends in-service training to attain new and updated skills and proficiency to carry out specialized service delivery programs.


  • Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work or a closely related social science.
  • Candidate must be over the age of 21.
  • Requires elementary knowledge of juvenile behavior problems, and means to develop successful and appropriate behaviors; requires elementary knowledge of adolescent psychological development, mental health issues affecting the juvenile offenders, and social development concerns; requires ability to successfully complete a comprehensive Department of Juvenile Justice training program.

Candidates may be required to successfully pass a physical agility test and/or successfully pass an agency approved screening process administered by the Department of Juvenile Justice, prior to being considered.