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MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR I/MENTAL HEALTH ADMINISTRATOR TRAINEE - 2681100

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations throughout the hiring process and during performance of all job duties.  Please email the Central Management Services Disability Resource Center at CMS.DisabilityResCen@illinois.gov or call (217) 524 - 7514 for further information and to request an accommodation.

Sponsorship for Employment

The State of Illinois does not provide sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. H-1B visa status).  To be considered for permanent employment with the State of Illinois, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

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 12, 2022
Location: 

Kankakee, IL, US, 60901-5018

Job Requisition ID:  9085

Agency:  Department of Human Services  
Opening Date: 1/12/22

Closing Date/Time:  01/26/2022 
Salary:  $4,353 - $7,089/Month 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kankakee 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  RC062 

 

Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this requisition:
We are currently transitioning away from a paper application process to an electronic application process. This position has not been transitioned. Please follow the directions below when applying to this position.

 

DO NOT APPLY ONLINE

**DO NOT CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON**

 

CMS100/B Employment Application and all applicable documentation should be submitted to the Agency contact listed below.

 

Posting Identification #

  10-75-9085-31631

Mental Health Administrator I - Position Overview

Under general direction of the Unit Director, directs and guides the activities and services of direct care and ancillary program staff in the implementation of care and treatment programs for intellectually disabled individuals served by Shapiro Center.  Assigns, directs, supervises staff in the implementation of treatment and habilitation plans including completion of tasks such as quality assurance checks, data collection, analysis, implementation of department of public health regulations and other applicable rules and regulations; provides direction and guidance with regards to behavioral problems.  Implements, directs, and monitors disciplinary action for the residential department.  Develops and implements policy that impacts services at Shapiro Center. Ensures individuals health and medical needs are met; reviews residential area locations to ensure physical plant is clean and homelike.  Verifies compliance with Shapiro Center, DHS, Public Health and other regulatory agency policies, standards and regulations.

Mental Health Administrator I - Job Responsibilities

1. Serves as a working supervisor.

 

2. Directs and guides the activities and services of direct care and ancillary program staff in the implementation of care and treatment programs for intellectually disabled individuals served by Shapiro Center.  Provides direction and guidance with regards to behavioral problems.  Plans, directs and evaluates the activities of a multidisciplinary team in the provision of training, care and treatment services on a 24/7 basis.

 

3. Monitors implementation of programming, evaluating each plan’s effectiveness.

 

4. Assigns, directs, supervises staff in the implementation of treatment and habilitation plans including completion of tasks such as quality assurance checks, data collection, analysis, implementation of department of public health regulations and other applicable rules and regulations.  Develops and implements quality assurance reviews associated with those processes and forms related to the provision of services to individuals, conferring with supervisors and professional staff concerning recommended changes/revisions.  Prepares and reviews forms, charts and reports such as injury reports, restraint reports, daily living area reports etc. ensuring information is accurate and submitted within required timeframes.  Prepares supply requisitions.

 

5. Reviews physical plant to ensure equipment in in good repair and proper working order, areas are clean and homelike, painting/repair work has been completed.

 

6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Mental Health Administrator I - Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to (1) a master’s degree in administration, education or the behavioral sciences and successful completion of a comprehensive training program at the Mental Health Administrator Trainee level, or (2) three years progressively responsible professional experience in or applicable to the provision of therapeutic individual services for individuals with intellectual disabilities, or (3) three years progressively responsible supervisory experience in, or applicable to the care, treatment and development of individuals with intellectual disabilities. 

Mental Health Administrator I - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires ability to plan, supervise and participate in the activities of a multidisciplinary team engaged in the planning, formulation and implementation of therapeutic and rehabilitative treatment programs. 
  • Requires working knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles and practices.

Mental Health Administrator I - Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  2. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  3. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

Mental Health Administrator Trainee - Position Overview

Under direction, for a period of four but not to exceed nine months, receives training in the proper methods used in supervising a multidisciplinary team engaged in the observation, treatment, development and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.  Receives training and instruction in the supervision of staff and applications of various union contracts.

Mental Health Administrator Trainee - Job Responsibilities

1. For a period of four but not to exceed nine months, receives training in the proper methods used in supervising a multidisciplinary team engaged in the observation, treatment, development and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.  Receives training to function as a Living Unit Administrator in the form of classroom training and on-the-job training.  Develops techniques used in ensuring for the program delivery and services to comply with Public Health, Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) and Accreditation Council for People with Developmental Disabilities (ACDD) standards.

 

2. Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings to discuss programmatic services.  Receives training in standard methods and techniques of service provision.

 

3. Observes staff meetings relevant to general management issues to ensure understanding of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

 

4. Receives training in community involvement with respect to the service needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

5. Receives training and instruction in the supervision of staff and application of various union contracts.

 

6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Mental Health Administrator Trainee - Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a master's degree in administration, education or the behavioral sciences. 

Mental Health Administrator Trainee - Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Requires elementary knowledge of the causes, nature and treatment of mental illness and intellectual disabilities, therapeutic techniques, conceptual framework and techniques and the concepts and principles of behavioral sciences employed in the provisions of therapeutic patient services.
  • Requires the ability to develop skills necessary to plan, supervise or participate in the activities of a multidisciplinary team engaged in the planning, formulation and implementation of therapeutic and rehabilitative patient treatment programs.  
  • Requires the ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written).
  • Requires physical ability to receive training such as CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, etc.

Mental Health Administrator Trainee - Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.
  2. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  3. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  4. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

Work Hours:  7:45am - 4:15pm M-F w rotating wkd/holiday coverage; ability to work several early/late days per mo  
Work Location: Shapiro DD Center/Residential Unit, 100 E Jeffery St Kankakee, IL 60901-5018  
Agency Contact:

DHS.ShapiroHR@illinois.gov

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.

 

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A SEPARATE BID FORM (as applicable) AND CMS-100/B FOR EACH POSTED VACANCY APPLIED FOR. 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

TO APPLY: SUBMIT ALL CMS APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSTING TO: DHS.ShapiroHR@illinois.gov

Include the Posting ID # and applicants entire name in the subject line of the email when applying.

 

Current State Employees:

  • Seeking a Promotion – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100B Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Older versions of the CMS-100B will not be graded or returned to applicants. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100B (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Transfer – Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid FormTransfer Request, and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

  • Seeking a Reduction - Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

 Former State Employees:

  • Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • A separate Bid form and Application is required for each Posting Identification#/Job Requisition ID # or your bid will be rejected. 
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 (version dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.

 

Non-State Employees:

  • Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) and official college transcripts (where applicable) to the Agency Contact address listed above.
    • Documentation is required for each Posting/Bid ID or your application(s) will be rejected.  
    • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.