The DuPage County Health Department is proud to announce an opportunity to work in our Behavioral Health focused Residential Program. We have multiple residential sites, located throughout DuPage County, that provide assistance to adult clients who have serious mental illnesses. The focus of our program is to teach our clients independent living skills,.
Current Full-time availability exists on our second shift (2 PM to 10 PM ) and 3rd shift. The schedules are either Sunday through Thursday or Tuesday through Saturday. Locations available include our sites in Naperville, Addison, West Chicago and Glen Ellyn. All full-time positions include a full benefit package.
Responsibilities and Duties
Provides assistance to adult clients with serious mental illnesses in learning independent living skills using various methods of role modeling and motivational interviewing, demonstrating and assisting with tasks such as making a shopping list, preparing meals or following recipe instructions
Provides education and direction on proper hygiene and grooming and demonstrates housekeeping skills
Monitors overall personal safety of residents including crisis intervention
Participates and encourages clients with individual and group recreational activities such as sewing, cooking and art
Monitors medication effectiveness and may observe clients taking medications
Assists in facilitating transportation including assisting clients in attending all scheduled appointments
Performs tasks related to maintaining environmental standards in residential facilities and vehicles
Maintains records according to health department policies and assists in managing clients’ financial accounts
Maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to client privacy laws
Participates in emergency activities as assigned
Two years of experience in social services, health care, or the mental health field, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training, including relevant higher education in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related health field. Some skill in understanding the problems, needs, and motivations of mentally ill clients, and/or willingness to be trained in these skills.
Preferred candidate will have excellent communication skills; some knowledge of the policies and procedures of a residential program; working skill in using a personal computer and applicable software; working skill in performing clerical duties and operating related office equipment; some skill in the preparation of records. Must be able to occasionally lift or move up to 10 pounds. Must possess a valid State of Illinois Driver’s license and good driving record.
New employees must attend a week-long New Employee Orientation program on the first shift (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.).
Credit Union offering checking, savings and loans as well as discounted movie and Great America tickets
Free Employee Assistance Program which includes financial and legal resources
Support if participating in a student loan forgiveness program for working in the public sector
Rest & Relaxation Benefits
Paid Vacation (starting at 12 days per year)
Paid Sick Leave (starting at 6 days per year)
3 Personal Days
11 Paid Holidays
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $13.00 to $14.00 /hour
Internal Number: 7656
About DuPage County Health Department
DuPage County Health Department strives to offer quality health services with courtesy and respect for our diverse population. Our goal, which is achieved through education, collaboration and access to care, is to safeguard the health of all residents.
DuPage County Health Department is an equal opportunity employer.