High Need Titles

The following titles are a list of hard to fill positions that IDHS is either actively recruiting or accepting applications for.

This is not a comprehensive list of all of our vacancies.

We post all our vacancies that we are hiring for on www.work.illinois.gov.

If you are interested in applying for these titles, please email a resume to IDHS.Recruitment@illinois.gov for evaluation and further instruction. Please ensure that you list what title(s) you are interested in applying for in the body of the email.

Please also feel free to complete this brief survey to let us know any and all titles or positions in which you are interested.

Behavioral Analyst Associate

  • Located at Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.
  • Requires possession of a master's degree, with major coursework in behavior analysis and modification, from a graduate program accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis.

Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice

  • Located at Choate Developmental Center in Anna.
  • Requires current licensure as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois.

Registered Nurse II

  • Located at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee.
  • Requires (a) graduation from an approved nursing education program resulting in an associate or diploma degree in nursing and two years of progressively responsible professional nursing experience; or (b) a bachelor's degree in nursing and one year of professional nursing experience; or (c) a master's degree in nursing.
  • Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.

Activity Therapist

  • Located at Ludeman Developmental Center in Park Forest or at Chicago-Read Developmental Center in Chicago.
  • Requires a bachelor's 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.

Dietary Manager

  • Located at Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.
  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with courses in dietetics.
  • Requires one year of professional experience in a large-scale food service program.
  • Requires possession of a Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate (FSSMC) issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

Mental Health Technician Trainee 

Dietitian

  • Located at Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, Murray Developmental Center in Centralia, Choate Developmental Center in Anna, or Kiley Developmental Center in Waukegan.
  • Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in dietetics.
  • Requires possession of a current Food Service Sanitation Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, or requires possession of a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) certification from a program accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
  • Requires licensure as a dietitian nutritionist by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.*

Social Worker II

  • Located at Chester Mental Health Center in Chester.
  • Requires a master's degree in social work from a recognized college or university supplemented by one year of professional social work experience in the evaluation and treatment/habilitation of mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or other disabled persons.
  • May require the School Social Worker Endorsement from the Illinois State Board of Education.
  • When hiring from an open competitive list, candidates who are licensed clinical social workers may be preferred.

Psychologist I

  • Located at Murray Developmental Center in Centralia.
  • Requires a master's degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by two years' professional experience in psychology or satisfactory completion of the psychologist associate program

Clinical Psychologist

  • Located at Choate Developmental Center in Anna, Alton Mental Health Center in Alton, or Chicago-Read Mental Health Center in Chicago.
  • Requires 1) a doctoral degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by two years of supervised experience in health services of which at least one year is post doctoral and one year is in an organized health service program or 2) a master's degree in psychology from a recognized college or university supplemented by at least six years of experience as a psychologist with at least two years of supervised experience in health services.
  • Requires licensure as a Clinical Psychologist by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Medical Administrator I

  • Located at Fox Developmental Center Medical Administrator in Dwight.
  • Option 2 Located at Ludeman Developmental Center in Park Forest.

Option D/18

  • Located at Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and an American Board of Medical Specialties certification or its equivalent in psychiatry.
  • Requires two years of medical practice experience in clinical/psychiatric medical program

Medical Administrator II

Option D/05

  • Located at Ludeman Developmental Center in Park Forest.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and American Specialty Board Certification, or its equivalent, in family practice.
  • Requires three years of substantive medical administrative experience in medical/clinical or medical programs direction, planning, and evaluation.

Option D/06

  • Located at Fox Developmental Center in Dwight.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and an American board of Medical Specialties certification in Internal Medicine.
  • Requires three years of substantive medical administrative experience in the directing, planning and evaluating a medical/clinical program.

Option D/18

  • Located at Alton Mental Health Center in Alton and Madden Mental Health Center in Hines.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and American Board Certification in psychiatry.
  • Requires 2 years of substantive medical administrative experience in clinical psychiatric program direction, planning and evaluation.

Physician

  • Located at Choate Mental Health & Developmental Center in Anna.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine.

Physician Specialist

Option A or B

  • Located at Madden Mental Health Center in Hines.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and 1) completion of an approved residency in Internal Medicine or Family Practice or 2) American Board Certification in internal medicine or family practice.

Option B/06

  • Located at Shapiro Developmental Center in Kankakee.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and American Board Certification in Internal Medicine.

Option C/18

  • Located at Alton Mental Health Center in Alton.
  • Requires a valid Illinois license to practice medicine and American Board Certification in psychiatry.

Option C/18 or D/18

  • Located at Madden Mental Health Center in Hines.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and 1)  completion of an approved residency in the job related medical specialty of psychiatry or 2) American board Certification in the job related medical specialty of psychiatry.

Option D/S18

  • Located at Madden Mental Health Center in Hines.
  • Requires an Illinois license to practice medicine and American board Certification in the job related medical specialty of psychiatry.
  • Requires ability to speak, read, and write Spanish at a colloquial level.