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Habilitation Services Director (PSA Opt 6)

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 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.

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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 17, 2022

Anna, IL, US, 62906-1652

Job Requisition ID:  16325

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Posting ID: 10-80-16325-28529

Opening Date: 06/21/22
Closing Date/Time:  07/05/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $6,250 - $7,917 per month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Union 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Gubernatorial Exclusion 063 



Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your transcripts or diploma 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.  You WILL NOT be considered for the position if you attach a CMS100, CMS100b or any other document in lieu of a Resume or CV.

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a dynamic and passionate individual to provide leadership and oversight of the developmental disability/ habilitation plan coordinator services at the Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center in Anna. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center offers a variety of treatment programs and services including but not limited to: Psychiatric/psychological, medical/physical, social, educational, vocational/rehabilitation, recreational, speech, language and hearing, pharmacy, dental and dietary services, and referrals and special consultations for individuals with developmental disabilities or intellectual disabilities.

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as the Director of Habilitation Services for individuals served at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center.

2. Serves as full line supervisor.

3. Coordinates the Habilitation Team and the overall management of the therapeutic milieu.

4. Monitors and approves the development of plans including timelines for the discharge plan. 

5. Implements facility policy and procedures on the unit and the development and implementation of the unit structure and procedures.

6. Serves as a member of facility committees, sub-committees and workgroups.

7. Ensures that legal paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner.

8. Serves as Administrator on Duty (AOD) on a rotating basis, exercising full authority after business hours, weekends and holidays.

9. Performs other duties as assigned or required that are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four (4) years college with course work in a social or human services field.
  2. Requires three (3) years progressively responsible administrative experience in a health or human services organization.

Preferred Qualifications (in priority order)

  1. Three (3) years of professional supervisory experience, preferably five (5) years, including assigning work, providing guidance to subordinates, recommending counseling and/or discipline following collective bargaining agreements, training staff and approving time off.
  2. Five (5) years of professional experience working in a developmental treatment program.
  3. Three (3) years professional experience working with current diagnostic and treatment modalities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or developmental disabilities.
  4. Two (2) years of professional experience communicating in oral or written form with internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Two (2) years of professional and/or managerial experience in a residential treatment facility.
  6. Two (2) years of professional experience implementing policies and procedures for a treatment program in a residential setting.
  7. Two (2) years of professional experience performing quality assurance assessments, evaluating services to individuals, in adherence to established goals and standards of care.
  8. Two (2) years Extensive knowledge understanding the causes, nature and treatment of developmental disabilities and the methods and techniques employed in individual care development and rehabilitation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays on a rotation basis.
  2. Requires the ability to use common office equipment, including computers and productivity software programs.
  3. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  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.

Work Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm 
Work Location: 1000 N Main St Anna, IL 62906-1652 

Developmental Disability Services

Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center

Developmental Disability Services
Agency Contact: 
Job Family: Administration/Management; Social Services 


Agency statement

IDHS' 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.