SECURITY THERAPY AIDE I: Under direct supervision, on the night
shift (2245-0645), performs routine tasks in providing therapeutic
custodial care to adults in a secure residential care forensic
unit. Oversees the movements, conduct, activities and basic care of
patients in assigned unit. Provides general guidance and counseling
to patients; prepares routine reports concerning patient behavior,
progress and responses to treatment of medications; confers with
supervisor concerning special programs.
SECURITY THERAPY AIDE TRAINEE: Under immediate supervision for a period not to exceed 12 months, receives training and on-the-job experience in providing therapeutic custodial care to adults in a secure residential care forensic unit. Transports/drives patients to court appearances, medical appointments and other needs outside of the facility.
SECURITY THERAPY AIDE I: Requires knowledge, skill and mental
development equivalent to completions of high school. Requires
successful completion of an approved Security Therapy Aide Training
Program or equivalent experience. Requires the ability to control
and direct patients with mental illness, to pass Crisis Prevention
Intervention (CPI) training. Requires ability to protect self and
others and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
and manual resuscitation, mouth to mask. Requires ability to write
clear and cohesive statements in the clinical records and the
ability to maintain satisfactory working relationships with others.
Requires ability and willingness to give and follow orders.
Requires ability to report and document unusual happenings,
accidents and violations of rules. Requires freedom from
personality or character defects which would interfere with
effective treatment of individuals with mental illness under
conditions of maximum security. Requires ability to think clearly
and exercise initiative in emergency situations. Requires ability
to identify most appropriate positive treatment regime and carry
out that treatment in accordance with best practice and behavior
SECURITY THERAPY AIDE TRAINEE: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of high school. Requires ability to participate in and successfully complete the Security Therapy Aide training program. Requires ability to protect self and others. Requires possession of a valid driver's license to transport/drive patients to court appearances, medical appointments and other needs outside the facility
Security Therapy Aide Trainee Salary Range: $3151-$4401/month
AFC Unit C NOCS: 2245-0645, Group B; Tuesday and Friday off, Off
every other weekend
(Must follow the instructions on HOW TO APPLY below to be an eligible bidder)
Contact: Elton Arrindell
Alton Mental Health Center
4500 College Ave
Alton, IL 62002
CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position
Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS-100 (8/2018) Employment
Application to the Agency Contact address listed above. For
promotional, submit an Official Vacancy Bid Form and new version of
the CMS-100B (10/14) Promotional Employment Application to the
Agency Contact address listed above. Applicant must be deemed
qualified or have submitted a promotional application to CMS to
receive a qualifying grade PRIOR to the closing of the posting
period. Application is required for each posting/bid ID or your bid
will be rejected.
FORMER STATE EMPLOYEES: Submit an Official Position Vacancy Bid Form and new version of the CMS-100 (8/2018) Employment Application to the Agency Contact address listed.
NON STATE EMPLOYEES: : DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS AGENCY.
GRADES FOR THIS TITLE ARE OBTAINED BY TAKING THE AUTOMATED MULTIPLE-CHOICE TEST AT CMS.
Additional Documentation for Security Therapy Aide I:
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NOTE: Salary amounts shown are only to be used as a guide; actual salary will be determined at the time of hire based on current salary plans and/or collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.