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Habilitation Program Coordinator (Upward Mobility)

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:  Nov 22, 2022

Anna, IL, US, 62906-1652

Job Requisition ID:  19431

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  11/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 12/08/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $4,738 - $7,280 per month.  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Union  
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.


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  10-80-19431

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Habilitation Program Coordinator for the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center located in Anna, Illinois to serve as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) and a Program Coordinator/Team Leader of designated Interdisciplinary (ID) Teams.  Integrates, coordinates and monitors Individual Program Plans. Provides habilitation services to assigned teams. Provides division-wide program compliance assessments.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)/Program Coordinator/Team Leader of designated Interdisciplinary (ID) teams.
  2. Provides habilitation services for designated individuals.
  3. Provides guidance and direction to ID team members in the implementation of behavioral procedures to modify individual's behavior.
  4. Conducts assessments on a division-wide basis regarding compliance to accreditation/certification standards. 
  5. Observes individuals during daily living activities and active treatment.
  6. Coordinates services both internally and externally of the Center to implement active habilitation according to the plan established by the Interdisciplinary team.
  7. Conducts in-services and workshops which enhance staff services to individuals such as active habilitation.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a human services professional field (e.g. sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, psychology).
  2. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy or a registered nurse will also meet required education and training requirements.
  3. Additionally requires one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in addition to the education and training stated above.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of professional experience in applying the principles and practices for the habilitation and training of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  2. One (1) year of experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  3. One (1) year of professional experience administering a habilitation and training program for public or private organization.
  4. One (1) year of professional experience dealing with sensitive situations in relation to staff, individuals and the legal guardian of families of individuals.
  5. One (1) year of professional experience directing a team in development and reviewing individual habilitation plans for a public or private organization.
  6. One (1) year of professional experience coordinating services to implement active habilitation plans.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Appointees are required to have successfully completed a department training program designed specifically for the Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional before the completion of her/his probationary period.
  2. Requires the ability to physically restrain individual as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.
  3. Requires the ability to work before or after business hours, weekends and holidays.
  4. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  6. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:30pm, Mon - Fri, working one late night per week  
Work Location: 1000 N Main St Anna, IL 62906-1652 

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center 

DDS-Clinical Services
Agency Contact: 

Job Family:  Social Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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)
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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 homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the 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 – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title.


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