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MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

About State of Illinois - Department of Human Services

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.

Duties

Posting Identification Number 35666 Position Overview The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Technician Trainee at the Kiley Developmental Center located in Waukegan, 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. Attends formal classes for instruction in routine nursing practices and techniques, behavior intervention skill development and to gain elementary understanding of the causes, nature and treatment of intellectual disabilities. Performs routine tasks in providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities, including conducting activities and programs, documenting data regarding the individual’s response to care and programs and escorting individuals to participate in the receipt of community services. Travels in performance of job duties.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications 1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of high school. Employment Conditions 1. Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds. 2. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to the individuals or others. 3. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays. 4. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers. 5. Requires the ability to travel. 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.

Application instructions

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Use the “Apply” button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process. If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so. State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees – a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. Non-State employees should log in on the using the “View Profile” link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account. If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources: State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com – click “Application Procedures” in the footer of every page of the website.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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