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Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  16110

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 6/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022 
Salary:  Anticipated Salary: $3,840 - $5,538 per month  
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time  
County:  Kane  
Number of Vacancies:  16  
Plan/BU:  RC029  

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 SuccessFactors. 

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Posting Identification Number 10-81-16110

Position Overview

Under general supervision, performs safety and protection duties at the Elgin Mental Health Center on an assigned shift; enforces regulations and controls, responds to disturbances, intervenes with combative patients, assists unit and program staff in restoring order and in the handling of combative/aggressive patients; monitors suicidal or homicidal patients; administers emergency first aid or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR); initiates fire/emergency procedures; patrols grounds and building.

Job Responsibilities

1. Performs safety and protection duties at the Elgin Mental Health Center on an assigned shift.


2. Enforces regulations and controls, responds to disturbances, intervenes with combative patients, assists unit and program staff in restoring order and in the handling of combative/aggressive patients.


3. Retrains/controls patients during arrests and investigations.


4. Operates the main door electronic locking system for the forensic building.


5. 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 the completion of high school. 


Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program shall have the stated requirements of this classification waived by successful completion of specific proficiency tests and training programs. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, and lifting.
  2. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Requires ability to administer emergency first aid
  4. Requires the ability to acquire and maintain CPR certificate.
  5. Requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.
  6. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  7:00A-3:00P, 3:00P-11:00P, or 11:00P-7:00A  

(1) 11P-7A, Sun-Thurs, off Fri-Sat

(1) 11P-7A, Fri-Tues, off Wed-Thurs

(1) 11P-7A, Thurs-Mon, off Tues-Wed

(1) 11P-7A, Sat-Wed, off Thurs-Fri


(1) 7A-3P, Tues-Sat, off Sun-Mon

(1) 7A-3P, Wed-Sun, off Mon-Tues

(2) 7A-3P, Thurs-Mon, off Tues-Wed

(2) 7A-3P, Fri-Tues, off Wed-Thurs

(1) 7A-3P, Sat-Wed, off Thurs-Fri

(1) 7A-3P, Sun-Thurs, off Fri-Sat


(1) 3P-11P, Fri-Tues, off Wed-Thurs

(1) 3P-11P, Thurs-Mon, off Tues-Wed

(1) 3P-11P, Wed-Sun, off Mon-Tues

(1) 3P-11P, Sat-Wed, off Thurs-Fri


Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Center

Security Services

Agency Contact: 

Tori Lornitis



Job Family:  Public Safety  


About the Agency

Illinois Department of Human Services 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.


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