Registered Nurse
at Sequel Youth and Family Services

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

Job Description

Northern Illinois Academy, a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Aurora, IL, serves youth ages 6-twenty one who have major mental health and/or developmental issues.  Our eight7 bed facility is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Position Overview

We are looking for a full time or PRN Registered Nurse to serve a dynamic group of children with psychiatric disorders and Autism.  The Registered Nurse provides direct patient care and management of children and adolescents (ages 6 to twenty one) with psychiatric illness as prescribed by the psychiatrist and physician.  The RN will also provide medical management and medication administration as prescribed by a physician.  The RN supports residents by providing safety and crisis management for patient populations, and completes nursing assessments/evaluations on all patients.


  • Knowledge of psychiatric assessment, diagnosis and intervention with children and adolescent patients.
  • Ability to accurately administer medication and monitor side effects.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility to other staff and monitor their performance.
  • Ability to safely implement special treatment procedures.
  • Skill in developing therapeutic relationships with children, adolescents and their families.
  • Skill in preparing and maintaining appropriate medical record documentation.


  • Six months to one year related experience in a residential psychiatric setting preferred.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Current IL State Registered Nurse's Licensure.

Other Requirements

  • CPR and First Aid certification.
  • Current IL Driver's License
  • Must pass a Physical exam, Drug test and TB test.
  • Must pass a Criminal Background Check.
  • Must pass Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training at time of hire.

Job Snapshot

About Us

At Sequel Youth and Family Services, we work together today to build a brighter tomorrow. With a focus on providing programs for behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges, we proudly serve children and adults alike. Associates at Sequel Youth and Family Services enjoy giving back and getting more out of a career that positively impacts the community. If you’re a compassionate, motivated individual who’s looking for a truly meaningful career, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sequel Youth and Family Services is committed to offering a broad spectrum of services and options that care for our patients and families alike. Our offerings include long-term residential treatment, short-term impact programs, shelter care, therapeutic group homes, therapeutic foster care, community-based services, in-home services, and alternative education programs. Our reach extends to clients from 37 states and territories – and we’re growing every day.

Current employment opportunities span:

  • Business Administration & Support

  • Education & Counseling

  • Residential Support Services

  • Child & Family Therapy

  • Nursing (LPN, CNA, RN, PRN)

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