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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:  Oct 12, 2021

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  619

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Posting ID # 10-81-619


Salary:  $2,721 - $3,580/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kane 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies 
Plan/BU:  RC009 


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Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision of the Clinical Nurse Manager for a period of from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for persons with mental illness.  In addition to speaking and reading English, communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires elementary knowledge of nursing care, first aide and personal and environmental hygiene health care.  Requires ability to participates in and successful complete a comprehensive training program.  Requires physical ability to help restrain a patient, be able to provide personal care such as bathing, transferring a patient from wheel chair to stretcher to bed.  Must be able to hear sounds from all areas of the unit.  Must have visual capability to adequately identify patients, staff and visitors as well as patient behavior that may necessitate immediate intercession or lead to changes in a patients condition that may threaten the safety and well being of patients and staff.  Must be able to participate in physical activities such as sports, dances, picnics, etc.  Must be able to accompany patients on and off grounds to clinics, doctor's appointments, shopping etc.  Must be physically able to perform general housekeeping or maintenance duties.  Requires the ability to maintain clinical patient records.  Must be able to understand and follow directions, understand treatment modalities and tolerate frustrations of working with mentally ill patients who may have provocative or threatening behaviors. 


In addition to speaking and reading English, communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English. 

Work Hours:  Various Units, Shifts and Days Off  

Mental Health Technician Trainee: Work schedule will be based on operational needs and determined upon completion of on the job training (OJT).

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 12:00 am

12:00 am - 8:00am

Work Location: Elgin Mental Health Center

750 South State Street

Elgin, IL 60123

Agency Contact:  


Phone: 847-742-1040 ext. 2095

Fax: 847-429-4933

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.








To Apply:   Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact listed above.

  • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.