Mental Health Technician Trainee

Illinois Department of Human Services   Elgin, IL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 19, 2022
Date:  Oct 19, 2021
Location:  Elgin, IL, US, 60123-7612
Job Requisition ID:  8419

Agency:  Department of Human Services  
Closing Date/Time:  11/02/2021 
Salary:  $2,853 - $4,072/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Kane 
Number of Vacancies:  13 

Posting Identification #10-81-8419-31519-31531

Position Overview - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

Under immediate supervision, for a period of from six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with mental illness on a facility-wide basis; performs entry level duties in the care and habilitation/treatment of patients who are mentally ill at the Elgin Mental Health Center (EMHC). Actively participates in classroom and on-the-job training classes. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team Process.

Job Responsibilities - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

1. For a period of six and not to exceed twelve months, receives instruction and training in caring for individuals with mental illness on a facility-wide basis.

 

2. Receives training in the Interdisciplinary Team Process and under direct observation assists in the implementation of the Active Treatment/Daily Activity Schedule on unit, campus, and off facility grounds. 

 

3. Assists in the performance of duties to ensure that the assigned living unit and patient service environment is maintained to meet Department, Facility, and regulatory standards. 

 

4. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

  • Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete a comprehensive training program.

Conditions of Employment - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN TRAINEE

  1. Requires ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, and lifting.
  2. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Requires ability to adjust to and function effectively in an environment with the mentally ill.
  4. Requires the ability to acquire and maintain CPR certification.

Position Overview - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I

Under immediate supervision, performs beginning level duties associated with the direct care and treatment, designed to help patients within an assigned group area, to achieve greater mental, physical, and social development.  Verifies compliance to Facility philosophy, program, procedures, and practices, and ensures that the clinical services are appropriate with respect to cultural needs, chronological age, developmental age, and social classification.

Job Responsibilities - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I

1. Performs beginning level duties associated with the direct care and treatment, designed to help patients within an assigned group area, to achieve greater mental, physical, and social development.

 

2. Provides physical support to patients with personal care services.

 

3. Assists higher level staff conduct individual and group programs.

 

4. Verifies patient safety and protection through monitoring, supervision, and oversight.

 

5. Teaches and directs patients in the maintenance of a clean, safe, and secure environment. 

 

6. Attends and completes scheduled training as required by Department of Human Services (DHS), the facility and the programmatic unit.

 

7. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of those duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I

  1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
  2. Requires successful completion of a comprehensive training program at the Mental Health Technician Trainee level. 

Conditions of Employment - MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN I

  1. Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, and lifting.
  2. Requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Requires the ability to acquire and maintain CPR certificate.

Work Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM, 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM  

Every other weekend off

31519-31521:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

31522-31525:  4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

31526-31531:  12:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Work Location: Elgin Mental Health Center  

750 S. State St.

Elgin, IL 60123

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 of Human Dignity, Equity, Community, Urgency, Transparency and Kindness.