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MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE - 2702000

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:  May 6, 2022
Location: 

Chicago, IL, US, 60634-1417

Job Requisition ID:  14268

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 05/09/2022
Closing Date/Time: 05/20/2022
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,202 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   4  
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.

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

 

Posting Identification Number  10-79-14268

Position Overview

Under immediate supervision of the Director of Nursing, for a period of from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training, instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of mentally ill patients at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process. Ensures the patient service environment is maintained.

Job Responsibilities

  1. For a period of from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training, instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of mentally ill patients at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center. Actively participates in classroom and on-the-job training classes.  Receives training and provides physical support, with personal care services for patients in bathing/showering, personal grooming, personal hygiene, clothing selection and dining skills.
  2. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process and assists under direct observation, in the implementation of the active treatment/daily activity schedule on the inpatient unit. Escorts patients to active treatment schedule locations within and without hospital campus i.e., procedures, appointments, home visits, court appointments, etc.  Under direct observation, ensures protection of patient rights regarding clothing, personal items, choice, preferences, privacy, etc.
  3. Ensures the patient service environment is maintained to meet Department, Hospital and regulatory standards.
  4. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  2. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance. 
  3. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check. 
  4. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law. 

Work Hours:  24/7 Variable Shifts  
Work Location: 4200 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634-1417  

Division of Mental Health

Chicago-Read Mental Health Center
Agency Contact: 

Andrew Reagan

Email: Andrew.Reagan@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Health Services; Social Services  

 

About the Agency

IDHS’ 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 work.Illinois.gov homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the work.Illinois.gov 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 [KS(1]  and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid HERE [KS(2] 

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