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The Illinois Department on Aging serves and advocates for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Illinois Department on Aging. The Illinois Department on Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer and deeply committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. This commitment is at the forefront of our operations, hiring, policies and procedures, and training. Through our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), we shall establish and uphold agency policies and practices conducive to eliminating all forms of exclusion including, but not limited to, racism, ageism, ableism, sexism, discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and religious oppression. IDoA genuinely values the differences of older Illinoisans we serve and is committed to ensuring a healthy living environment where they feel valued, respected, and included.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by individuals participating in all steps of the employment process. This includes the initial testing phases of the candidate selection process for state positions as well as the subsequent employment interview process. Any and all accommodation requests by applicants throughout the State employment process should be appropriately reviewed and considered by human resources staff in state hiring agencies.
Central Management Services, Division of Examining and Counseling, administers several programs for people with disabilities through the Disabled Workers Program. Those programs are the Accommodated Testing Program, Alternative Employment Program (AEP), and Successful Disability (SD) Opportunities Program. These programs help meet the directive required by Public Act 96-0078, effective July 24, 2009, which requires CMS and other state agencies to develop and implement programs to increase the number of qualified employees with disabilities working for the state.
*The use of unauthorized drugs, including cannabis, by an employee, regardless of the position held is prohibited.