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Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  25147

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 03/16/2023
Closing Date/Time: 03/29/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $4,114 - $5,836 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kane  
Number of Vacancies:   6  
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 website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended. 


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


Posting Identification Number  10-81-25147

Position Overview

Under direct supervision, performs routine tasks in dispensing therapeutic custodial care to individuals with mental illness in a forensic residential setting.  Oversees, monitors, and observes patient activities and behaviors; monitors and oversees patient movement in daily activities; completes routine security checks; serves as a member of the patient treatment team; attends and provides input into shift meetings and staff training.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs routine tasks in dispensing therapeutic custodial care to individuals with mental illness in a forensic residential setting. 
  2. Monitors and oversees patient movement in daily activities, during meals, recreational activities, and off unit programs.
  3. Performs routine face checks of patients.
  4. Serves as a member of the patient treatment team. 
  5. Attends and provides input into shift meetings and staff training.
  6. 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 successful completion of an approved Security Therapy Aide Training Program or equivalent experience.

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 the ability to acquire and maintain CPR certificate.
  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.
  6. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.


Work Hours:  Various Shifts. See Below.  

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Sun/Thurs Wk 2: Off Wed/Thurs Wk 3: Off Tues/Sat - Dix/Jenks

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Tues/Sun Wk 2: Off Sat/Fri Wk 3: Off Wed/Thurs - Dix/Jenks

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Wed/Thurs Wk 2: Off Tues/Sat Wk 3: Off Sun/Fri - Dix/Jenks

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Sun/Fri Wk 2: Off Tues/Wed Wk 3: Off Mon/Sun - Dix/Jenks

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Mon/Sat Wk 2: Off Sun/Fri Wk 3: Off Wed/Thurs - Dix/Jenks

(1 vacancy) 11:00pm-7:00am Wk 1: Off Wed/Thurs Wk 2: Off Mon/Sat Wk 3: Off Sun/Fri - Dix/Jenks
Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Services

Forensic Treatment Program
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services 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.


As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:
• A Pension Program
• Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 3 Paid Personal Business Days annually
• 12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)
• 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour Work Schedules (as applicable)
• 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
• Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
• 10 Weeks Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
• Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan
• Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)
• Tuition Reimbursement Program and Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
• 5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions
• Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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