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Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist I

at Illinois Department of Human Services in Joliet, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Agency: Department of Human Services

Location: Joliet, IL, US, 60436

Opening Date: 06/10/2024

Closing Date: 6/24/2024

Salary:  Anticipated Salary (Effective 7/1/24) $5,653 - $8,070 per month ($67,836 - $96,840 per year)  

Job Type: Salaried

County: Will

Number of Vacancies: 1

 

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This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position. While not required, a Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) is recommended. When applicable, titles that require specific coursework, professional license or certification will include a notation requesting the appropriate document(s) be uploaded in the Additional Documents section of your application. Failure to upload requested transcripts, license and/or proof of certification when specified may result in ineligibility. Please note that the Department of Human Services must verify proof of higher education for any degree earned (if applicable) regardless of vacancy title before any offer can be extended. Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

 

Posting Identification Number 38665

 

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire a Mental Health Recovery Support Specialist for the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center located in Joliet, Illinois to serve as the Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS), functioning as a patient’s Liaison to his/her Treatment Team regarding identified service issues.  Coordinates and facilitates Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) Mental Health (MH) Unit wellness activities, including the implementation of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups.  Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates consumer study/survey data. Provides information regarding patient/family service needs and expectations to JITC MH Unit staff.  Attends statewide meetings as indicated.  Travels in performance of job duties.

 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Serves as the Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC) Mental Health (MH) Units’ Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS), functioning as a patient’s Liaison to his/her Treatment Team regarding identified service issues.
  2. Coordinates and facilitates JITC MH wellness activities, including the implementation of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups and the enhancement of Trauma Informed Care, including the establishment of service vehicles such as comfort rooms and soothing kits.
  3. Reviews, analyzes and evaluates patient study/survey data, utilizing the collected data to identify and highlight trends, patterns and outcomes.
  4. Collaborates with the Quality Manager and JITC Clinical leadership staff in representing the Treatment Recovery, Philosophy and Practice Initiatives.
  5. Attends statewide meetings for the purposes of informing and representing consumer issues, identifying statewide and Region services and resources and addressing quality of care and/or continuum of care issues.
  6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year of professional experience providing recovery-oriented practices and techniques, peer support services and encouraging consumers to adopt wellness practices and goals.
  2. One (1) year of professional experience articulating personal experience relevant to the obstacles and successes of their own recovery.
  3. One (1) year of professional experience advocating for patients and family members providing information concerning patient rights and responsibilities.
  4. One (1) year of professional experience working with policies, procedures and regulations associated with patient rights matters, care and support systems.
  5. One (1) year of professional experience reviewing, analyzing and evaluating studies/surveys data, utilizing the collected data to identify and highlight trends, patterns and outcomes.
  6. One (1) year of experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing.

 

Conditions of Employment

  1. Requires the ability to travel in the performance of job duties.
  2. Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  3. Requires ability to pass the IDOC background check.
  4. Requires ability to pass a drug screen. On January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act made it legal for residents over the age of 21 to produce, consume and sell cannabis in Illinois. Please note that although the law has changed, the Department will continue to enforce the Department’s zero tolerance Drug Testing policy. The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.

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

 

Work Hours:  8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday  
Work Location: 
2848 McDonough St, Joliet, Illinois, 60436  

Division of Mental Health

Joliet Inpatient Treatment Center (JITC)

Treatment Services
Agency Contact: 
DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family:  Health Services ; Social Services  

 

About the Agency:

The Illinois Department of Human Services 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.

 

The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com

 

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Job Posting: 11974091

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jun 24, 2024

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