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SECURITY THERAPY AIDE I

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Date:  Jan 20, 2023
Location: 

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  22277

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 01/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 02/03/2023
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,950 - $5,836 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   15  
Plan/BU:   RC009  

 

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 illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

 

While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in eligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended.

 

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

 

Posting Identification Number  10-77-22277

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Security Therapy Aide I for the Alton Mental Health Center located in Alton, Illinois to perform routine tasks in providing therapeutic custodial care to adults in a secure residential care forensic unit. Assists in providing and developing activity therapy and psycho-social rehabilitative programs of mentally ill patients.  Oversees the movements, conduct, activities and basic care of patients in assigned unit.  Provides general guidance and counseling to patients; prepares routine reports concerning patient behavior, progress and responses to treatment of medication. Confers with supervisor concerning special programs.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs routine tasks in providing therapeutic custodial care to adults in a secure residential care forensic unit.
  2. Assists in on-the-job training of trainees in either classroom or facility setting.
  3. Assists in the settlement of minor disputes among individuals.
  4. Provides security during distribution of prescribed medications.
  5. Records patient behavior on logs, charts, and reports.
  6. Reports updates of roster of patients for specific areas.
  7. Conducts routine checks of security equipment and the interior of the buildings to ensure the integrity of the security systems, locks, screens, etc.
  8. Oversees patient hygiene and safety to ensure that the personal care needs of the patients are met.
  9. Confers with supervisor concerning special programs.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned or required which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires successful completion of an approved Security Therapy Aide Training Program or equivalent experience.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to physically restrain patients as necessary to prevent injury to the patient or others.
  2. Requires the ability to control and direct patients with mental illness.
  3. Requires the ability to pass Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) training.
  4. Requires the ability to obtain and maintain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
  5. Requires the ability to write clear and cohesive statements in the clinical records.
  6. Requires the ability to report and document unusual happenings, accidents and violations of rules.
  7. Requires freedom from personality or character defects which would interfere with effective treatment of individuals with mental illness under conditions of maximum security.
  8. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  9. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  10. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  11. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Various Shifts. See Below.  
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012  

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health Center

Nursing Services-Forensic

(1) Unit A 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit A 10:45 p.m. - 6:45 a.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit B 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit B 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Group E Tuesday & Friday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit B 10:45 p.m. - 6:45 a.m. Group A Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group A Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Group D Tuesday & Friday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Group B Monday & Thursday and Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Group A Monday and Thursday & Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Group B Monday and Thursday & Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 10:45 p.m. - 6:45 a.m. Group D Tuesday & Friday & Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 10:45 p.m. - 6:45 a.m. Group D Tuesday & Friday & Every Other Weekend Off.

(1) Unit C 10:45 p.m. - 6:45 a.m. Group B Monday & Thursday & Every Other Weekend Off.
Agency Contact: 
DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  

 

About The Agency:

Illinois Department of 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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

 

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If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

 

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