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Date:  Sep 20, 2022

Kankakee, IL, US, 60901-5018

Job Requisition ID:  18436

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date/Time: 9/21/22
Closing Date/Time: 10/04/2022
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,328 monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Kankakee  
Number of Vacancies:   27  
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.


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Posting Identification Number  10-75-18436

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Tech Trainee at the Shapiro Center located in Kankakee, Illinois. The incumbent will, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training and instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services, educational, social, vocational and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of intellectually disabled individuals at Shapiro Center. Attends formal classes for instruction in routine nursing practices and techniques to gain basic understanding in nature, cause, treatment and habilitation of intellectual disabilities. Ensures compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health requirements when performing duties.  

Job Responsibilities

  1. For a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training and instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services, educational, social, vocational and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of intellectually disabled individuals at Shapiro Center.
  2. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process and assists under direct observation, in the implementation of the active treatment/daily activity schedule on the programmatic unit.
  3. Through direct observation, achieves familiarity with each individual’s sensory, medical and physical condition.
  4. Maintains a safe, clean, and orderly unit by performing general housekeeping tasks, such as spot mopping, cleaning spills, wiping tables and making of beds and lifting up 50 pounds.
  5. 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.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  2. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to the Individual or others.
  3. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays.
  4. Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.
  5. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.
  6. Requires the 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:  24/7 Various Shifts  
Work Location: 100 E Jeffery St Kankakee, IL 60901-5018  

Shapiro Development Center
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; 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)
  • 13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years
  • Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)
  • 10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)
  • 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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