Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services

About the organization

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.

Upcoming Recruitment Events:


1. For a period, from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in the caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. Completes classroom and on the job training. Performs beginning level direct care functions in the care and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities, on assigned unit, during trainee period. Actively participates in and completes formal classroom training. Completes training in physical care and support of individuals including bathing, toileting, dressing, eating and oral hygiene, management of maladaptive behaviors, injury prevention and injury reporting.

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. This would include habilitation training programs, skill training programs and behavior programs.

3. Escorts individuals during activities including self-help activities such as toileting, bathing, dressing, eating and laundry. Education or medical/nursing events and appointments on and off campus. Physically restrains individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others. In performance of job duties, works after business hours, weekends and holidays. Travels in performance of job duties.

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


Anticipated Salary: $3,700 - $5,041 per month

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