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Date:  Feb 22, 2021

Kankakee, IL, US, 60901-5018

Job Requisition ID:  617

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Posting ID # 10-75-617


Salary:  $2,721 - $3,580/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kankakee 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies 
Plan/BU:  RC009 


Collective Bargaining Agreement language applies to this posting:

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.



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Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision, on an assigned shift, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with intellectual and devleopmental disabilities for a period of from 6 and not to exceed twelve months.  Attends formal classes for instruction in routine nursing practices and and techniques to gain basic understanding in nature, cause, treatment and rehabilitation of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Ensure compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements when performing duties.  

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.  Requires ability to develop skills necessary to provide basic personal nursing care services and to participate in programs of care, treatment, and habilitation.  Requires ability to understand and effectively carry out written and oral instructions.  Requires ability to adjust to and function effectively in an environment with individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities.  Requires abiity to write clear and concise statements of individual care, treatment and performance in accordance with approved guidelines. 


Work Hours:  Various Units, Shifts and Days Off  

Mental Health Technician Trainee: Work schedule will be based on operational needs and determined upon completion of on the job training (OJT).
6:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

2:45 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.

11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
**Note:  shift assignments and area assignments will be made based on operational needs and are subject to change
Work Location: Shapiro Developmental Center

100 East Jeffery Street

Kankakee, IL 60901

Agency Contact:

Maryann Kenton 815-939-8222

Fax: 815-939-8560
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.








To Apply:   Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact listed above.

  • Failure to complete and submit the new CMS-100 version (dated 9/2020 or after) will result in your application being rejected.