Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services   Dwight, IL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on January 18, 2023
Date:  Oct 12, 2021

Dwight, IL, US, 60420-1322

Job Requisition ID:  608

Agency:  Department of Human Services  

Posting ID # 10-67-608 


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

Job Responsibilities

Under immediate supervision, on an assigned shift, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with intellectual and devleopmental disabilities for a period of from 6 and not to exceed twelve months.  Attends formal classes for instruction in routine nursing practices and and techniques to gain basic understanding in nature, cause, treatment and rehabilitation of intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Ensure compliance with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) requirements when performing duties.  

Minimum Qualifications

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 understand and effectively carry out written and oral instructions.  Requires ability to adjust to and function effectively in an environment with individuals with mental illness or developmental disabilities.  Requires abiity to write clear and concise statements of individual care, treatment and performance in accordance with approved guidelines.

Work Hours:  Various Units, Shifts and Days Off  

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday during classroom training with other days/shifts as assigned.

Upon completion of classroom training, assignment to shift:

5:45 am - 2:00 pm

1:45 pm - 10:00pm

Every Third Weekend Off

Other days/shifts as assigned or required

**Note:  Shift assignments and area assignments will be made based on operational needs and are subject to change. 

Work Location: Fox Developmental Center

134 W. Main Street

Dwight, IL 60420

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.