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Date:  Jun 22, 2022

Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612

Job Requisition ID:  16103

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 06/23/2022
Closing Date/Time: 07/07/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $5,047 - $7,869 Per Month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kane  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC063  


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.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand

delivery) will not be considered. 

Please attach a copy of your transcripts or diplomas for all degrees earned,

and a copy of any applicable professional licensures to the MY

DOCUMENTS section of your application.

Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of

higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) before any offer can be extended.


Posting Identification Number  10-81-16103

Position Overview

Under general supervision, administers professional social services involving the application of intake, treatment and discharge planning for adult patients manifesting complex psychiatric and psychosocial conditions.  Manages a caseload of patients with various disabilities. Interviews patients, family and significant others to obtain pertinent psychosocial data for problems identification, evaluation and development of treatment goals and objectives. Communicates in Spanish to those individuals who do not read or speak English.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Administers professional social work services involving managing a caseload of patients with mental illness and other conditions.
  2. Determines and develops sources of information and services to facilitate patient treatment.
  3. Develops and implements treatment strategies and conducts active treatment/psychoeducational interventions/groups, conducts patient and family counseling sessions.
  4. Works as a member of a social service team providing coverage and participates in utilization reviews/peer reviews.
  5. Engages with Community Providers Services for future placement based on the needs of patients.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master's degree in social work from a recognized college or university supplemented by one year of professional social work experience in the evaluation and treatment/habilitation of intellectually and developmentally disabled, or other disabled patients. 
  2. Requires the ability to speak, read and write Spanish at a colloquial skill level.

      *This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, lifting or exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.
  2. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  3. Requires the 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:  8:00am - 4:00pm; Monday-Friday with weekend schedule  
Work Location: 750 S State St Elgin, IL 60123-7612  

Elgin Mental Health Center

Civil Treatment Program/Unfit to Stand Trial 
Agency Contact:

Amy Cook


Job Family:  Social Services  

About The Agency:

Illinois Department 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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