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ACTIVITY THERAPIST (UPWARD MOBILITY)

  • ... State of Illinois
  • ... Elgin, Illinois, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 83856 per month
  • Posted on: May 26, 2024

ACTIVITY THERAPIST (UPWARD MOBILITY)   

JOB TITLE:

ACTIVITY THERAPIST (UPWARD MOBILITY)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Elgin Illinois United States

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 05/20/2024

Closing Date/Time: 06/03/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $4,611 - $6,988 per month ($55,332 - $83,856 per year)
Job Type: Salaried
County: Kane
Number of Vacancies: 2
Plan/BU: RC062

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


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 37344

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an Activity Therapist for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois to perform professional activity therapy duties involving the therapeutic use of activities individually or in group setting for forensic patients. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT), completing activity therapy assessments, activity therapy interventions, and evaluating patients' behavior and progress toward a measurable objective; develops plans and procedures to assist in the treatment and habilitation of consumers to guide them towards recovery; budgets activity therapy funds and orders supplies; works with other staff to maintain a safe working environment. Ensures that the clinical services are appropriate with respect to chronological age, developmental age and social maturity of the adult (18-64 yrs.) and geriatric (65+ yrs.) population.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs professional activity therapy duties involving the therapeutic use of activities individually or in group setting for forensic patients.
  • Develops plans and procedures to assist in the treatment and habilitation of consumers to guide them towards recovery.
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDT).
  • Relates the philosophy, scope and needs of the Activity Therapy Department to the Rehabilitation Director.
  • Conducts recreational therapy and/or expressive arts programs such as music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, and/or drama therapy that meets the needs of the consumers services.
  • Participates in departmental activities and meetings to promote and enhanced positive staff interaction, cooperation, and communication within the discipline.
  • Budgets activity therapy funds and orders supplies.
  • Provides professional direction and counseling to students for internship training and clinical practicum.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are normally within the scope of those duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelors degree with a major in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, leisure studies or recreation with a specialization in recreational therapy, including successful completion of an approved internship, fieldwork, or practicum.
  • This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  • Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  • 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.

Work Hours: Various shifts, see below:

(1) vacancy: 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, FTP Hartman Unit

(1) vacancy: 12:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday-Friday and 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday, FTP Dix Unit
Work Location: 750 S State St, Elgin, Illinois, 60123

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Center

FTP - Medical Department

Agency Contact: DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family: Social Services

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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx


This title is within the Upward Mobility Program. General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the Apply button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.

Non-State employees should log in on the using the View Profile link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com click Application Procedures in the footer of every page of the website.

State employees should include temporary assignment in the application profile. Temporary assignment verification forms can be uploaded to the Additional Documents section.

State employees participating in the Upward Mobility program for this title should include applicable UMP grade information in the Upward Mobility Program section of the candidate profile. UMP grades can be uploaded to the Additional Documents section.


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

Position Details

POSTED:

May 26, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

83856 per month

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1717185188-71dd7aac702eda8ec78751d85337b637

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Elgin

Job Origin:

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Agency: Department of Human Services
Opening Date: 05/20/2024

Closing Date/Time: 06/03/2024
Salary: Anticipated Salary: $4,611 - $6,988 per month ($55,332 - $83,856 per year)
Job Type: Salaried
County: Kane
Number of Vacancies: 2
Plan/BU: RC062

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.


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 37344

Position Overview

The Division of Mental Health is seeking to hire an Activity Therapist for the Elgin Mental Health Center located in Elgin, Illinois to perform professional activity therapy duties involving the therapeutic use of activities individually or in group setting for forensic patients. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team (IDT), completing activity therapy assessments, activity therapy interventions, and evaluating patients' behavior and progress toward a measurable objective; develops plans and procedures to assist in the treatment and habilitation of consumers to guide them towards recovery; budgets activity therapy funds and orders supplies; works with other staff to maintain a safe working environment. Ensures that the clinical services are appropriate with respect to chronological age, developmental age and social maturity of the adult (18-64 yrs.) and geriatric (65+ yrs.) population.

Job Responsibilities

  • Performs professional activity therapy duties involving the therapeutic use of activities individually or in group setting for forensic patients.
  • Develops plans and procedures to assist in the treatment and habilitation of consumers to guide them towards recovery.
  • Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Treatment Team (IDT).
  • Relates the philosophy, scope and needs of the Activity Therapy Department to the Rehabilitation Director.
  • Conducts recreational therapy and/or expressive arts programs such as music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, and/or drama therapy that meets the needs of the consumers services.
  • Participates in departmental activities and meetings to promote and enhanced positive staff interaction, cooperation, and communication within the discipline.
  • Budgets activity therapy funds and orders supplies.
  • Provides professional direction and counseling to students for internship training and clinical practicum.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are normally within the scope of those duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelors degree with a major in therapeutic recreation, music therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy, leisure studies or recreation with a specialization in recreational therapy, including successful completion of an approved internship, fieldwork, or practicum.
  • This class is included as an Upward Mobility Program credential title.

Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • Requires the ability to utilize office equipment, including personal computers.
  • Requires ability to pass the IDHS background check.
  • 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.

Work Hours: Various shifts, see below:

(1) vacancy: 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday, FTP Hartman Unit

(1) vacancy: 12:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday-Friday and 8:00am-4:00pm Saturday, FTP Dix Unit
Work Location: 750 S State St, Elgin, Illinois, 60123

Division of Mental Health

Elgin Mental Health Center

FTP - Medical Department

Agency Contact: DHS.HiringUnit@Illinois.gov

Job Family: Social Services

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)

For more information about our benefits please follow this link: https://www2.illinois.gov/cms/benefits/Pages/default.aspx


This title is within the Upward Mobility Program. General Program information can be found by clicking on the Upward Mobility Program link or for specific title information at UMP Title Descriptions. There are three categories of UMP titles: 1) certificate titles which require passing a written proficiency exam; 2) credential titles which require the possession of a specified college degree and/or licensure; and 3) dual titles for which a certificate may be earned by following either the certificate or credential pathway.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the Apply button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.

Non-State employees should log in on the using the View Profile link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com click Application Procedures in the footer of every page of the website.

State employees should include temporary assignment in the application profile. Temporary assignment verification forms can be uploaded to the Additional Documents section.

State employees participating in the Upward Mobility program for this title should include applicable UMP grade information in the Upward Mobility Program section of the candidate profile. UMP grades can be uploaded to the Additional Documents section.


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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