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6 Sep 2023

Full-Time Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services – Posted by Illinois Department of Human Services Dixon, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Work Location: Dixon, IL, US, 61021-1258

Agency: Department of Human Services

Opening Date: 9/06/2023

Closing Date: 10/05/2023

Salary: Anticipated Salary: $3,610 – $4,918 per month ($43,320 – $59,016 per year)

Work Hours: 24/7 Variable Shifts

Work Location:  1120 Washington Ave Dixon, IL 61021-1258

Job Type: Salaried Full Time

County: Lee

Number of Vacancies: 40

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position. While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended. Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 10-73-30645

Position Overview

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Technician Trainee at the Mabley Developmental Center located in Dixon, Illinois. The incumbent will, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receive instruction and training in providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Completes on the job training assignments totaling a minimum of 120 hours in formal classroom training and a minimum of 400 hours in on-the-job training. Performs beginning level direct care functions in the care and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities, on assigned unit under supervision during trainee period.

Job Responsibilities

For a period, from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in the caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Completes on the job training assignments totaling a minimum of 120 hours in formal classroom training and a minimum of 400 hours in on-the-job training.
Escorts individuals during activities including self-help activities such as toileting, bathing, dressing, eating and laundry.
Performs basic housekeeping assignments including mopping, cleaning tables, removing trash, weighing up to 50 pounds, etc.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Conditions of Employment

Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to the Individual or others.
Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays.
Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.
Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
Requires the ability to travel.
Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
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.

About the Agency:

The 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)
  • 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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx


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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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