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Date:  May 22, 2023

Park Forest, IL, US, 60466-1200

Job Requisition ID:  27321

Agency :  Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 05/23/2023
Closing Date/Time: 06/06/2023
Salary:   Anticipated Salary: $3,125 - $4,233 per month  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Cook  
Number of Vacancies:   3  
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.


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.


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


Posting Identification Number  10-72-27321

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Technician I for the Ludeman Developmental Center located in Park Forest, Illinois to perform beginning level duties on an assigned unit, on an assigned shift in the direct care of individuals, i.e., bathing, personal hygiene, heavy lifting, heavy carrying and pushing of wheelchairs. Participates in the implementing of individuals’ habilitation plans.  Ensures compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health requirements when performing duties.  Travels in performance of job duties.


Job Responsibilities

  1. Performs beginning level duties on an assigned unit, on an assigned shift in the direct care of individuals.
  2. Receives guidance from higher level staff in the observing and reporting of the condition and behavior or individuals.
  3. Performs general housekeeping tasks, such as, spot mopping, cleaning spills, wiping tables and making beds.
  4. Receives training in and assists higher level technicians with escorting and taking part in individual’s activity/recreational programs, i.e., swimming pool, bowling alley, skating arena and trips to the zoo and lake.
  5. Under supervision, performs simple nursing procedures (TDR’s, BP, weights, collects specimens for lab, etc). 
  6. Completes all in service training for the Mental Health Technician II position.
  7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of those duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires successful completion of a comprehensive training program at the Mental Health Technician Trainee level.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.
  2. Overtime is a condition of employment, and you may be requested or required/mandated to work overtime including scheduled, unscheduled, or last-minute overtime. This requires the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. 
  3. This position is considered heavy work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor (20 CFR 404.1567(d)). Heavy work involved lifting no more than 100 pounds at time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  4. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  5. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties, with overnight stays as appropriate.
  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.
  8. Requires the ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.


The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

Work Hours:  Various shifts. See below.  

(1 vacancy) 2:00pm-10:30pm, Days Off Schedule 21 day rotation: Mon, Sat/Sun, Thurs, Tues/Wed, Unit 1

(1 vacancy) 2:00pm-10:30pm, Days Off Schedule  21 day rotation: Mon, Sat/Sun, Thurs, Tues/Wed, Unit 2

(1 vacancy) 2:00pm-10:30pm, Days Off Schedule  21 day rotation: Mon, Sat/Sun, Thurs, Tues/Wed, Unit 3
Work Location: 114 N Orchard Dr Park Forest, IL 60466-1200  

Division of Developmental Disabilities 

Ludeman Developmental Center

Residential Homes Unit
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Health Services; Social Services  


About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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)

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