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SOCIAL WORKER IV

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

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Date:  Jan 25, 2023
Location: 

Alton, IL, US, 62002-5012

Job Requisition ID:  21137

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 1/24/2022
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $6,175 - $9,730 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.

 

While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma for any degrees earned and a copy of any applicable professional licenses is recommended and should be uploaded to the Additional 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.

 

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

 

Posting Identification Number  10-77-21137

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Social Worker IV for the Alton Mental Health Center located in Alton, Illinois to perform professional social work services involving the advanced application of social work principles, techniques and evaluations, as well as clinically sophisticated diagnostic recognition and implementation of appropriate treatment interventions for forensically hospitalized adults manifesting complex emotional and psycho-social disorders.  Identifies and acquires additional clinical information to construct a robust understanding of patient problems and treatment needs. Develops and maintains professional working relations with a wide variety of community resources in support of assuring adequate patient treatment and housing needs are met upon discharge. Interviews patients, family members and/or significant others. Serves as a program manager for and coordinates and recommends the course treatment to an interdisciplinary team. Serves as an advocate for the patient and as a resource for other members of the treatment team. Serves as a qualified examiner.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs professional social work services involving the advanced application of social work principles, techniques and evaluations, as well as clinically sophisticated diagnostic recognition and implementation of appropriate treatment interventions for forensically hospitalized adults manifesting complex emotional and psycho-social disorders.

  2. Interviews patients, family members and/or significant others to obtain pertinent psycho-social data to identify, evaluate and develop treatment goals and objectives.

  3. Serves as an advocate for patients and as a resource for other members of the treatment team.

  4. Serves as a qualified examiner.

  5. Serves as a program manager for and coordinates and recommends the course treatment to an interdisciplinary team.

  6. Serves as a mental health resource for non-professional direct care staff.

  7. 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 school of social work supplemented by three years of supervised post master’s clinical social work practice and possession of a clinical social worker’s license from the Department of Professional Regulation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to conduct interviews and to access various work sites throughout the hospital.

  2. Requires the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people both verbally and in writing. 

  3. Requires the ability to testify in court.

  4. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

  5. Requires the ability to pass the Illinois Department of Human Services background check.
  6. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm  
Work Location: 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012  

Division of Mental Health

Alton Mental Health Center

Medical Services - Social Work Department AFC-C
Agency Contact:
 

DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov 

Job Family:  Social Services  

 

About the Agency:

The 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)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 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

 

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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