Security Therapy Aide I/Trainee

State Of Illinois Alton , IL 62002

Posted 2 months ago

Description of Duties/Essential Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions

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.

Minimum Requirements:

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 modification.

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.

Work Hours & Location/Agency Contact: Anticipated Starting Salary

  • STA1: $3,784 - $5,401/mo.

Anticipated Starting Salary

  • STAT: $3,317 - $4,561/mo.

Current Bargaining Unit: Employees

  • CBA Language applies

Security Therapy Aide Trainee:

Hours of work: 0800-1630 Mon-Friday during classroom training with other shifts as assigned. Upon completion of classroom training assignment to shift for target STA 1 position:

AFC Unit A, Nights 2245 - 0645, Group E, Off every other weekend

Alton Mental Health Center

4500 College Ave

Alton, IL 62002

Fax: 618-474-5538

How to Apply:

Bid Forms and Applications can be mailed to the address above, faxed to (618) 474-5538, or scanned to

Include posting ID# and bidder's name in subject line when applying


Bids/applications must be received at the by the closing date of the posting, late applications will be considered ineligible.



PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY (applying for a grade OR currently hold a grade): Effective November 1, 2019, CMS Examining will no longer accept CMS100B applications. Current employees interested in this position must submit a bid form and completed Promotional Application (CMS100B, Rev. 9/2020 or newer) to the email address listed above; this must be done within the bid/posting period and contain the posting ID number on the all forms.

ALL OTHER INTERESTED CANDIDATES (Voluntary Reduction, Job Assignments & Transfer): Applicants must submit a bid form, transfer request form (if applicable), and a completed employment application (CMS100, Rev. 09/2020 or newer) to the email address listed above; this must be done within the posting period and contain the bid/posting ID number on all forms.


Submit a CMS-100 Employment Application (version dated 9/2020 or after) to the Agency Contact address listed above. For titles requiring an automated exam, submit your application to the contact listed on the posted vacancy. An assessment center staff member from CMS will contact you to schedule an exam when the posting you have applied to is selected for testing; this must be done within the posting period and contain the bid/posting ID number on all forms. Please visit to obtain a CMS100 application.For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact.

Additional Documentation for STA1/STA Tr.

Class Specification

Additional Title and Exam Information

These documents are in PDF format and can be viewed using Adobe Reader.

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.

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