Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services   Chicago, IL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 18, 2023
Date:  Oct 14, 2021

Chicago, IL, US, 60634-1417

Job Requisition ID:  626

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Posting ID # 10-79-626


Salary:  $2,721 - $3,580/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Cook 
Number of Vacancies:  Varies 


Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision of the Director of Nursing, for a period of from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives training, instruction and performs entry level, routine personal care services and therapeutic activities in the treatment and habilitation of mentally ill patients at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team process. Ensures the patient service environment is maintained. 

Minimum Requirements

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program. Requires ability to develop skills necessary to provide basic personal nursing care services and to participate in programs of care, treatment and habilitation. Requires ability to provide the sincere interest necessary to work effectively with individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities. Requires ability to control, direct and restrain patients from harming themselves or others. 

Work Hours:  Various Units, Shifts and Days Off  

Mental Health Technician Trainee: Work schedule will be based on operational needs and determined upon completion of on the job training (OJT).

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

11:00 pm - 7:00 am

Work Location: Chicago Read Mental Health Center

4200 North Oak Park Avenue

Chicago, IL 60634

Job Function:  Health Services  

DHS Mission Statement -  IDHS’ 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 ofHuman Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.