Mental Health Technician Trainee job Dixon Illinois
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Mental Health Technician Trainee Job

Employer Name: Illinois Department of Human Services SpiderID: 13532036
Location: Dixon, Illinois Date Posted: 9/6/2023
Wage: $43,320 - $59,016 Category: Trainee
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 40

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
1. For a period, from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in the caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.
2. 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.
3. Escorts individuals during activities including self-help activities such as toileting, bathing, dressing, eating and laundry.
4. Performs basic housekeeping assignments including mopping, cleaning tables, removing trash, weighing up to 50 pounds, etc.
5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

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 utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
6. Requires the ability to travel.
7. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
8. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.
9. 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:

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required: Other
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Other Benefits

Company Profile:
About Illinois Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services is one of Illinois' largest agencies, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual budget of over $5.4 billion. Illinois created DHS in 1997, to provide our state's residents with streamlined access to integrated services, especially those who are striving to move from welfare to work and economic independence, and others who face multiple challenges to self-sufficiency. DHS is proud of its diversity, efficiency, and the services that the agency and its community partners provide to Illinois citizens. Our mission is to reduce poverty and keep individuals and families out of the deep-end of social service systems.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Zhuya Yang Company Type: Employer
Company: Illinois Department of Human Services Phone: 13127931889
Street: 401 S Clinton St. Fax:
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip: 60607
Web Site:

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