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SOCIAL WORKER II (UPWARD MOBILITY) - 4141200

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois.  A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public.  Bilingual skills welcome

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Disclosure of Salary Information

In compliance with the Illinois Equal Pay Act, 820 ILCS 112/1 et seq., the State does not seek, request, or require a job applicant’s wage or salary history.  Employment decisions are not made based on an applicant’s wage or salary history.  To that end, please do not include wage or salary information in your resume or other profile or application materials.

Date:  Jun 22, 2022
Location: 

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  16096

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 06/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $5,047 - $7,869 Per Month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Madison  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  

 

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.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand

delivery) will not be considered. 

Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas for all degrees earned,

and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY

DOCUMENTS section of your application.

Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of

higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.

 

Posting Identification Number  10-77-16096

Position Overview

Under general supervision of the Clinical Director and under clinical supervision the chief Social Worker, engages in professional social work services involving the application of social work principles and techniques in the evaluation, problem identification and treatment of forensically hospitalized adults manifesting complex emotional and psycho-social disorders. Gathers information and services to facilitate patient treatment and discharge. Serves as an advocate for the patient and as a resource for other members of the treatment team.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Engages in professional social work services involving the application of social work principles and techniques in the evaluation, problem identification and treatment of forensically hospitalized adults manifesting complex emotional and psycho-social disorders. Responsible for an assigned caseload of forensic patients.
  2. Evaluates clinical problems of patients. 
  3. Serves as an advocate for the patient and as a resource for other members of the treatment team. Develops and recommends treatment strategies, including group, individual and psycho-social education.
  4. As part of a treatment team, identifies options for best practice treatment interventions in lieu of restraints/seclusions. 
  5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master’s degree in social work from a recognized college or university supplemented by one year of professional social work experience in the evaluation and treatment/habilitation of mentally ill, developmentally disabled or other disabled persons.

 

       *This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  2. Requires the ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.   

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm; Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012  

Alton Mental Health Center

Medical Department Social Work Dept – Forensic Unit B
Agency Contact: 

Amy Cook

Email: Amy.Cook@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Social Services  

About The Agency:

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.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

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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