The DuPage County Health Department is proud to announce an opportunity to work in our Behavioral Health focused Residential Program. Our residential sites, provide assistance to adult clients who have serious mental illnesses. The focus of our program is to teach our clients independent living skills, with the goal of the residents eventually becoming self-sufficient and living within the community.
Current Availability exists for the following positions: Full-time positions
1st Shift (7:00 AM until 3:00 PM), that will work out of our Glen Ellyn site working on the Sunday through Thursday schedule.
2nd Shift (2:00 PM until 10:00 P.M.) One position will work out of our Wheaton location on the Tuesday through Saturday schedule and the other position will work out of our Naperville location on the Sunday through Thursday schedule.,
1st Shift (7:00 AM until 3:00 PM), that will work out of our Wheaton site working on Monday and Friday. Another day is required, however, that day of the week is flexible.
2nd Shift (2:00 PM until 10:00 P.M.) that will work out of our West Chicago site working on Sunday and Monday. Another day is required, however, that day of the week is flexible.
Our on-call or substitute positions fill open shifts resulting from regular staff members vacation, ets. You must be able to commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per month. You may pick up additional shifts. Usually, the greatest need for coverage ore on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays as well as on the overnight shift and holidays.
The base salary for the positions is $13.24 per hour, however, the salary does increase based on experience. A qualified candidate 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.).
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
Requirements include: 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.
The 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.
About DuPage County Health Department
The DuPage County Health Department, founded by public referendum in 1944, works to protect and promote the health of our community. The responsibilities of the Health Department include: preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards and injuries, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters and assisting in recovery, and assuring the accessibility of health services.
Among our many services, we offer immunization clinics and dental services, inspect pools and restaurants, educate students about healthy behaviors, investigate disease outbreaks, prepare for public health emergencies, provide testing and treatment for sexually-transmitted diseases, and offer behavioral health services, in addition to numerous other programs that support the health of our residents. For more information about all the services we offer, visit www.dupagehealth.org.
Clients wishing to make an appointment can call (630) 682-7400. The Health Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some clinics holding evening and weekend hours.
The Health Department also provides 24 hour support for mental healt...h emergencies through our Crisis Intervention Unit. Individuals in need can contact the Crisis Intervention Unit at any time at (630) 627-1700.
DuPage County, Illinois is located directly south and west of Cook County, which includes the city of Chicago. In serving the approximately 932,000 residents of DuPage, the Health Department employs approximately 600 dedicated health care professionals and support staff. Services are provided at various facilities located throughout the county, with Public Health Centers in Addison, Lombard, West Chicago, Westmont, and Wheaton.
For more information about employment and volunteer opportunities at the DuPage County Health Department, visit https://www.dupagehealth.org/317/Career-Opportunities.