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SECURITY OFFICER (UPWARD MOBILITY)

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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Sponsorship for Employment

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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 24, 2023
Location: 

Hines, IL, US, 60141-7000

Job Requisition ID:  22056

Agency:  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date:  01/25/2023
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023
 
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,992 - $5,502 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   3  
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 the illinois.jobs2web.com 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 to the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in eligibility. 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. An employee desiring to transfer to the same position classification within the same Agency to a different geographical location shall file a request to transfer. The transfer form must be uploaded to the Additional Documents section of your application.

 

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

 

Posting Identification Number  10-82-22056

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Security Officer for the Madden Mental Health Center located in Hines, Illinois to perform safety property and protection services involving patients, employees, visitors, and state property within the facility on an assigned shift. Assists other unit staff in restraining and controlling combative or acting out patients. Takes actions allowed to apprehend uncooperative and potentially combative patients within policies and procedures. Enforces traffic rules and regulation of the facility. Assists supervisor with gathering paperwork, collecting written statements from patients and staff, secures possible crime scenes and communicates with Law Enforcement and assists as directed. Prepares detailed reports as needed.  Communicates with patients, staff and other members of the community.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs safety property and protection services involving patients, employees, visitors, and state property within the facility on an assigned shift.
  2. Assists other unit staff in restraining and controlling combative or acting out patients at the time of their admission and during their hospitalization at the facility.
  3. Enforces traffic rules and regulations of the facility.
  4. Takes actions allowed to apprehend uncooperative and potentially combative patients who are attempting to leave the facility without authorization as stated within policies and procedures.
  5. Assists supervisor with gathering paperwork, collecting written statements from patients and staff, secures possible crime scenes.
  6. Communicates with patients, staff and other members of the community, including law enforcement, when required, during investigations and reports results relating to unusual incidents.
  7. Participates in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training for the nonviolent physical control of combative patients and completes CBL (Computer Based Learning) training and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) annually.
  8. 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 specified proficiency tests and training programs. 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Two (2) years of experience working with security requirements and regulations for a public or private organization.  
  2. Two (2) years of experience working with emergency response procedures including fire safety and controls for a public or private organization.  
  3. Two (2) years of experience in the use of security enforcement practices and techniques.
  4. Two (2) years of experience providing initial responses to security breaches and safety hazards.
  5. Two (2) years of experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.
  6. One (1) year of basic proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office with basic computer skills. 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires a valid driver’s license.
  2. Requires ability to climb stairs, chase runaways and physically restrain and control patients.
  3. Requires ability to work after business hours, weekends, holidays, including being mandated to work.
  4. Requires ability to become OIG rule 50.3 certified within 90 days of employment.
  5. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  6. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  7. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

Work Hours:  Various shifts. See below:  

(1) 6:00a-2:00p

(1) 2:00p-10:00p

(1) 10:00p-6:00a

Administration
Work Location: 1200 S 1st Ave Hines, IL 60141-7000  

Division of Mental Health

Madden Mental Health Center

Security
Agency Contact:
  
DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Public Safety; Social Services  

 

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.

 

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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. 

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. 

Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.  If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

Qualifying state employees in the Upward Mobility Program should follow the Upward Mobility Policy Guidelines when applying for this title.

 

Illinois Federation of Public Employees (IFPE) desiring to transfer within the same position classification to a different work location or other Agency shall file a request to transfer. IFPE Transfer Request Form: 

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/work/Documents/pdfs/emp_transferIFPE.pdf

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com