• Full Time
  • Dixon, IL

Website Illinois Department of Human Services

Position Overview
The Division of Developmental Disabilities is seeking to hire a Mental Health Technician Trainee at the Mabley Developmental Center located in Dixon, Illinois. The incumbent will, for a period of time from six and not to exceed twelve months, receive instruction and training in providing care for individuals with developmental disabilities. 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. Performs beginning level direct care functions in the care and habilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities, on assigned unit under supervision during trainee period.

Essential Functions

35%
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.

30%
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.

20%
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.

10%
4. Performs basic housekeeping assignments including mopping, cleaning tables, removing trash, weighing up to 50 pounds, etc. Maintains a clean, safe, and home-like environment on an assigned residential unit, including set up and serving of meals.

5%
5. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of high school.
Employment Conditions
1. Requires ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

2. Requires the ability to physically restrain individuals as necessary to prevent injury to individual or others.

3. Requires the ability to work after business hours, weekends, and holidays.

4. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.

5. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties.

6. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.

7. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

*The conditions of employment listed here are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.
Work Hours:  24/7 Variable Shifts
Work Location: 1120 Washington Ave, Dixon, Illinois, 61021-1258

Division of Developmental Disabilities

Mabley Developmental Center

All Units/Shifts

Agency Contact: DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Posting Group:  Health Services ; Social Services

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