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28 Oct 2022

Full-Time Mental Health Technician Trainee – #20385

Illinois Department of Human Services – Posted by IDHSHR01 Alton, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Agency: Department of Human Services

Closing Date: 11/14/2022

Salary: Anticipated Salary $3,328 per month

Work Hours: 24/7 variable shifts

Work Location: Alton Mental Health Center – 4500 College Ave Alton, IL 62002-5012

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Madison

Number of Vacancies: 4


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Position Overview

The Division of Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Mental Health Tech Trainee at the Alton Mental Health Center located in Alton, Illinois. The incumbent will, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with mental illness. Performs beginning level duties in the care and habilitation/treatment of civil patients who are intellectually disabled. Actively participates in classroom and on-the-job training classes. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process.


Job Responsibilities

  1. For a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with mental illness.
  2. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process and under direct observation, assists in the implementation of the Active Treatment/Daily Activity Schedules on the unit, campus and off hospital grounds.
  3. Assists in the performance of duties to verify the assigned living unit and patient service environment is maintained to meet Department, Hospital, and regulatory standards, including performance of basic housekeeping tasks, such as mopping, cleaning tables, storage areas of small items, removing trash, folding clothes, use of chemicals involved in these activities and following specific related safety guidelines.
  4. As part of a treatment team, recommends options for best practice treatment interventions in lieu of seclusions.
  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 patients as necessary to prevent injury to the patient 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 ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  6. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
  7. Requires ability to meet all agency vaccine/health-related policies and guidance.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

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