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Job Requisition ID:  38651

Agency: Department of Human Services 

Opening Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Date/Time: 06/24/2024 

Salary:   Anticipated Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $6,339 - $9,595 per month ($76,068 - $115,140 per year)  

Work Hours:  8:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday  

Work Location: 750 S State St, Elgin, Illinois, 60123, Division of Mental Health, Elgin Mental Health Center, Forensic Treatment Program/Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity


Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Social Worker 3 for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois to provide professional social work services to patients served at Elgin Mental Health Center (EMHC). Performs professional social work services to patients served. Completes initial, addendum and annual social assessments. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team. Serves as a team leader over an assigned team in the Forensic Unit. Coordinates services as well as provides referral and linkage to outside resources. Attends patient's treatment plan meetings, discharge planning meetings and required training. Performs social work functions in accord with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and EMHC policy and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides professional social work services to patients served at the Elgin Mental Health Center (EMHC).
  2. Serves as a team leader of the social service team and member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
  3. Serves as the primary team liaison through personal meetings and correspondence with other team members, guardians, courts, family, and community agencies.
  4. Coordinates services as well as provides information for annual evaluations.
  5. Provides direct patient counseling as part of patient programs and/or legal rights issues.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires a master's Degree in Social Work from a recognized college or university supplemented by two (2) years of professional social work experience in the evaluation and treatment/habilitation of intellectually and developmentally disabled, or other disabled persons.
  2. Requires Illinois licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by the Department of Professional Regulation.

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to walk and stand for a significant period of time, including stooping, bending, lifting or exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally.
  2. Requires the ability to physically restrain patients as necessary to prevent injury to patient or others.
  3. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  4. Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  5. Requires ability to pass a drug screen for drugs prohibited from recreational use under Illinois Law.

* All conditions of employment listed are incorporated and related to any of the job duties as listed in the job description.

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services serves families in need 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.

As a State of Illinois Employee, you will receive a robust benefit package that includes the following:

A Pension Program

Competitive Group Insurance Benefits including Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

3 Paid Personal Business Days annually

12 Paid Sick Days annually (Sick days carry over from year to year)

10-25 Days of Paid Vacation time annually - (10 days in year one of employment)

* Personal, Sick, & Vacation rates modified for 12-hour & part-time work schedules (as applicable)

13 Paid Holidays annually, 14 on even numbered years

Flexible Work Schedules (when available dependent upon position)

12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Deferred Compensation Program - A supplemental retirement plan

Optional Pre-Tax Programs such as Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP), Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP)

GI Bill® Training/Apprenticeship Benefits eligibility for qualifying Veterans

5% Salary Differential for Bilingual Positions

Commuter Savings Program (Chicago only)

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