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Date:  May 22, 2023

Park Forest, IL, US, 60466-1200

Job Requisition ID:  27217

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 05/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $4,982 - $7,369 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


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Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Posting Identification Number  10-72-27217

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Administrator I for the Ludeman Developmental Center located in Park Forest, Illinois to serve as Assistant Residential Services Director.  Plans, directs, and evaluates the activities of a multidisciplinary team, in the provision of training, care and treatment services. Supervises and participates in the activities and services of direct care and ancillary program staff engaged in the observation, treatment, development, and rehabilitation of individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Formulates and implements treatment programs for intellectually disabled individuals served by the Ludeman Developmental Center.  Assigns and directs staff in the implementation of treatment and habilitation plans including completion of tasks such as quality assurance checks, data collection, analysis, implementation of department of public health regulations and other applicable rules and regulations. Implements, directs, and monitors disciplinary action for the residential department.  Develops and implements policy that impacts services.  Verifies staffing compliance with applicable Public Health and other regulatory agency policies, standards, and regulations.  Identifies adequate staff/individual ratio compliance based on the clinical needs of the individuals served.  Travels in the performance of duties.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Plans, directs, and evaluates the activities of a multidisciplinary team, in the provision of training, care and treatment services for the Residential Unit(s).
  2. Serves as Assistant Residential Services Director, verifies staffing compliance with applicable Public Health and other regulatory agency policies, standards, and regulations. 
  3. Serves as working supervisor.
  4. Directs the formulation and implementation of Individual Service Plans Treatment and programming, evaluating each therapeutic plan’s effectiveness to meet the individual’s needs.
  5. Develops and implements quality assurance reviews associated with Program Plan processes related to the provision of services to individuals, conferring with supervisors and professional staff concerning recommended changes/revisions.
  6. Assists in planning and developing in-service training programs, confirming documentation is completed and forwarded to staff development for the record. 
  7. Verifies physical plan and safety/sanitation problems/issues are addressed, taking correctable action and/or submitting requests or documentation for correction.
  8. Performs other duties 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 (1) a master’s degree in administration, education or the behavioral sciences and successful completion of a comprehensive training program at the Mental Health Administrator Trainee level.


      (2) Three years of progressively responsible professional experience in or applicable to the provision of   therapeutic patient services for persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.


      (3) Three years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in, or applicable to the care, treatment, and development of persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Three (3) years of professional experience directing and guiding the activities and services of a direct care program for intellectually disabled individuals for a public or private organization.
  2. Three (3) years of professional experience monitoring implementation of programs, evaluating the plans effectiveness.
  3. Three (3) years of professional experience developing and implementing policy impacting services for a public or private organization.
  4. Three (3) years of professional supervisory experience assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance and training staff.
  5. Three (3) years of professional experience developing and implementing quality assurance reviews for a public or private organization.
  6. Three (3) years of experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  2. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.
  3. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  4. Requires the ability to travel in performance of job duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  5. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  6. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  7. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm  
Work Location: 114 N Orchard Dr Park Forest, IL 60466-1200  

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Ludeman Developmental Center

Residential Units
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  

About The Agency:

The Illinois Department Human Services serves families in need all 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)
  • 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity 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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