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MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST II - 2962200

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:  Jan 13, 2022
Location: 

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  9744

Agency:  Department of Human Services  
Opening Date: 1/13/22

Closing Date/Time:  01/27/2022 
Salary:  $4,793 - $7,410/Month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kane 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

10-76-9744-32223  

Position Overview

Under general direction, serves as a regional Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist (MHRSS).  Develops and maintains contacts/relationships with community mental health centers/agencies for the purpose of enhancing recovery-oriented services/service delivery.  Addresses, reviews and resolves identified consumer and/or family issues and concerns.  Reviews, analyzes and evaluates consumer study/survey data to identify trends, patterns and outcomes. Represents the region’s “consumer voice” to community groups requesting information.  Provides expertise regarding consumer/family service needs and expectations to region community mental health agencies and hospitals.  Serves as a member of the statewide Recovery Services Development Group (RSDG).

Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as a regional Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist (MHRSS), facilitates the enhancement of recovery-oriented services/service delivery in community mental health agencies and community hospitals.  Provides information concerning consumer rights, responsibilities, directives and issues, toward the goal of increased consumer-centered services and facilitation and consumer recovery.  Provides region consultation concerning consumer related policies and procedures, focused upon increased consumer involvement in the design, delivery and implementation of recovery initiatives.

 

2. Develops and maintains contacts/relationships with community mental health centers/agencies, for the purpose of enhancing recovery-oriented services/service delivery. Provides information, orientation and training to each concerning Region recovery-orientated service delivery and the utilization of Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and the Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) credential.  Serves as technical advisor for recovery conferences and other similar events in the region.

 

3. Addresses, reviews and resolves identified consumer and/or family issues and concerns related to the quality of care and services provided to consumers.  Advises Deputy Director on the review/resolution and outcomes, forwarding the review Reports for those issues and concerns needing further resolution.

 

4. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates consumer study/survey data, utilizing the data to identify and highlight trends, patterns and outcomes. Addresses and facilitates development and revision of consumer policies and procedures.  Collaborates and works with region staff and consumer representative from community mental health agencies and hospitals to develop, review and revise policies, procedures and protocols and guidelines to effect recovery-oriented services/service delivery changes throughout the region and state.

 

5. Represents the region’s “consumer voice” to community groups requesting the information concerning mental health issues, wellness and recovery, the empowerment of consumers and families to recovery-oriented services.  Serves as a mentor to consumers in identified leadership roles in community agencies and hospitals.  Provides training and orientation for consumers/families in the development of recovery-oriented leadership.  Provides technical assistance regarding consumer issues.

 

Job Responsibilities - Continued

6. Provides expertise regarding consumer/family service needs and expectations to region community mental health agencies and hospitals.  Provides training to region, provider, provider agency staff, consumers and family concerning those issues.

 

7.  Serves as a member of the statewide Recovery Services Development Group (RSDG).  Represents the region on the RSDG.  Participates in RSDG initiatives and activities, including the RSDG Community Issues Group and the Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Calls.

 

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

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a bachelor’s degree in one of the social sciences or a related area and two years of experience performing peer support work within a mental health program setting. Must be a current or former consumer of mental health services, and willing to self-identify.
  2. Requires evidence of certification as a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS).

Conditions of Employment

1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related Policies and guidance.

2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

 

Work Hours:  8:00 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri  
Work Location: Elgin MH Center/Consumer Services, 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  
Agency Contact:

DHS.Elgin.jobs@illinois.gov

Job Function:  Health Services  

 

DHS Mission Statement – 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.

 

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE.

TO APPLY: SUBMIT ALL CMS APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING TO DHS.Elgin.jobs@illinois.gov

Include the Posting ID #  and applicants entire name in the subject line of the email when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.