Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services

About the organization

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills are welcome! IDHS is comprised of more than 13,200 employees in offices statewide where at any given time, a variation of career opportunities may be available. This creates the potential for you to advance the mission of IDHS and serve the community in which you live.

The Illinois Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of IDHS to employ qualified personnel, to provide equal employment opportunities in the hiring and promoting of individuals, and to administer these activities in a manner that does not discriminate against any person.


Mental Health Technician Trainee
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Date: Mar 7, 2024
Location: Kankakee, IL, US, 60901
Job Requisition ID: 35670
Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 03/08/2024
Closing Date/Time: 11/07/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $3,700-$5,041 per month ($44,400-$60,492 per year)
Job Type: Salaried
County: Kankakee
Number of Vacancies: 200
Plan/BU: RC009
Posting Identification Number 35670
Position Overview
The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Technician Trainee at the Shapiro Center located in Kankakee, Illinois. The incumbent will, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training and instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services, educational, social, vocational and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of intellectually disabled individuals at Shapiro Center. Attends formal classes for instruction in routine nursing practices and techniques to gain basic understanding in nature, cause, treatment and habilitation of intellectual disabilities. Ensures compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health requirements when performing duties.
Essential Functions
1. For a period from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training and instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services


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


$3,700-$5,041 per month

Application instructions

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