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Date:  Oct 12, 2021

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  620

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Posting ID # 10-77-620


Salary:  $2,721 - $3,580/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Madison 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies 
Plan/BU:  RC009 


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Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision of the Nursing Education and Infection Control Manager, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with mental illness; performs beginning level duties in the care and habilitation/treatment of civil patients who are intellectually disabled. Actively participates in classroom and on-the-job training classes. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires ability to develop skills to provide basic personal and nursing care services and to participate in programs of care, treatment and habilitation, to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program. Requires ability to provide the sincere interest necessary to work effectively with patients with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Requires ability to conduct unit rounds to respond to facility wide emergencies, to perform and deliver mouth to mask CPR and manual resuscitation. Requires ability to write clear and concise statements of patient care, treatment and performance in accordance with approved guidelines. Requires ability to exercise good judgement in human interactions and patient care activities, to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with direct care staff and to identify the most positive treatment regime and carry out that treatment according to best practice and behavior modification.

Physical Requirements

Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 

Work Hours:  Various Units, Shifts and Days Off  

Mental Health Technician Trainee: Work schedule will be based on operational needs and determined upon completion of on the job training (OJT).

6:30 am - 3:00 pm

2:30 pm - 11:00 pm

10:45 pm - 6:45 am

Off two days a week and off every other weekend

Work Location: Alton Mental Health Center

4500 College Avenue

Alton, IL 62002

Agency Contact:  Elton.Arrindell@illinois.gov

Fax: 618-474-5538
Job Function:  Health Services  


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To Apply:   Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact listed above.

  • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.