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Serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1981.

  • Paid on the job training
  • Flexible work hours (part time)
  • Flexible locations (part time)
  • Feel good about what you do
  • Gain valuable experience

Community Support Services (CSS) is a private, nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Common diagnoses include Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy.  We also support their families.

As an employee, you will help to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in community life. Your work will help our participants recognize their own abilities and envision a brighter future. Families rank their satisfaction with our services at 95% or above, and as a staff member; you will become a key component of this important work.

Open Positions

Please contact the Human Resources department to inquire about current position openings at, 708-354-4547 ext. 170, or at jobs@CSSservices.org.

Click a open Position for descriptions and requirements:

Positions Available -
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Medical Facilitator

 

Under the direct supervision of the RN-Nurse Trainer, the Medical Facilitator is responsible for assisting the individuals in the 24-hour CILA program, in various aspects that are related to their health and safety management.  These areas include, but are not limited to, assisting the individuals in planning,scheduling, and obtaining necessary medical services, as well as ensuring medical benefits are active and current.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

1.      Provides transportation to and from medical and benefits appointments.

 

2.      Coordinates on-site appointments with medical professionals who come to CSS facilities.

 

3.      Informs nurse of any and all physical status changes.

 

4.      Effectively communicates with all required parties regarding the many components of medical facilitation activities, including, but not limited to,

a.      The RN-T regarding new or changes to doctor’s orders (or any other notable experience while at an appointment)

                                                              i.     Uses the communication log as designated by the RN-T appropriately and effectively.

b.      The Service Coordinator regarding concerns or problems with medical benefits (i.e., insurance cards or coverage).

c.      The Residential Sites, Day Program staff, House Managers, School or Vocational staff regarding pertinentappointments and necessary procedures associated with them.

d.      Physicians, Dentists, Pharmacy,Laboratory, etc. regarding pertinent clinical information as requested by theRN-T.

 

5.      Ensures the completion of all required documentation associated with medical appointments and medical issues,including, but not limited to.

a.      Completes documentation “charting”in the QuickMar system.

b.      Scans paperwork from appointments into the participant file (in agency drives) and to the nurse for review.

                                                              i.     Fileshard copies of paperwork in the “paper chart”.

                                                             ii.     Work in collaboration with the RN-T to keep the Medical Appointment Tracking Logcurrent.

 

6.      Maintains monthly appointment calendar reflecting all appointments and submits to the CILAs, RN-T, HouseManagers, as well as both CDS sites.

 

7.      Maintains Participant Face Sheets with current physician information.

a.      Updates annually during the Implementation Strategies process.

b.      Updates as needed throughout the year to reflect any changes as they occur.

 

8.      Collaborates with the Service Coordinator with regard to scheduling for and accompanying the participant toall psychiatric appointments.

 

9.      Assist RN-Nurse Trainer and other nursing staff with medication check-in and distribution to sites as requested.

 

10.  Maintain medication administration authorization at CILA sites; provide medication administration as requested byR-T or Residential Services Director.

 

11.  Executes other duties as required to assist in the provision of services within the Residential Services program,including, but not limited to assistance with ICILA medical facilitation when necessary and requested by the RN-T.

 

Emergency Response:

 

1.  Serves a member of the 24-Hour Residential Program On-Call Team.

           

 Documentation and Record Keeping:

 

1.  Maintain the confidentiality of individuals’ records.

 

2.   Utilize the QuickMar medical record system, for charting medical notes as well as theagency case management/billing system (Medisked Connect) to input case notesand billing time accurately and timely, when required.

 

3.      Submit necessary receipts for approved expenditures to supervisor.

 

4.      Complete and submit Safety/Repair Forms as needed.

 

5.      Ensure accurate documentation regarding medication administration as needed.

 

           Other Responsibilities:

1.      Maintain all current certifications (First Aid, CPR, QBS, OSHA, etc.) as required.

2.       Follow agency’s confidentiality,privacy, and code of ethics policies. 

3.       Perform related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education:

 

A high school diploma or equivalent required. 

 

Desirable Experience:

 

Minimum of one year of experience in a Human Service area working with persons with developmental disabilities

 

 

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule:



Monday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Service Coordinator/QIDP-ICILA

Full Time

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

Service Coordinators may be assigned to any of Community Support Services’ programs,including but not limited to:  Residential (24 Hour CILA), Independent Living (Intermittent CILA), Day Program (Community360), Home Based Services,and/or Case Management/Respite.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Specific         

1.     Advocate,explain and protect the individual’s rights and services.

2.     Responsible for all service functions including assessment, planning, coordination anddelivery.

3.     Convene the Support Team, initiate and modify the individual services plan as part of the interdisciplinary process.

4.    Assure the participation of the individual, team members, the guardian, the family and/or friends, and the necessary professional in the interdisciplinary team process, unless the individual is their own guardian and does not desire the involvement of the family or the family refuses to participate.

5.   Responsible for providing or helping individuals to access the services specified in theirplans.

6.   Monitor and document program individual’s progress in relation to the services plan.

7.    Assure that services specified in the Service Plan are being implemented.

8.   Identify and address gaps in service provision. 

9.   Serveas a liaison, when necessary, between CSS and other facilities, such asstate-operated facilities, convalescent care facilities, community hospitals or rehabilitation facilities.

10.  Develop natural communitysupports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g.,neighbors, volunteers, and landlords.

11.  Work collaboratively with other agencies to promote the coordination of a network of services.

12.  May supervise, recruit, hire, discipline, etc. Direct Support Professionals.

13.  May assist individuals and families with the hiring and supervising of Direct Support Professionals, if appropriate.

14.  Provide personal support and assistance in gaining access to vocational training, educational services, legal services, employment opportunities, and leisure, recreation, religious,and social activities.

15.  Provide assistance in obtaining health and dental services, mental health treatment and rehabilitation services (including physical therapy and occupational therapy),and substance abuse services.

16.  Access medication information including observing and reporting effects and side effects ofprescribed medications; provide medication administration if/when needed and appropriate.

17.  Provide support and problem-solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.

18.  Provide assistance inmoney management, including representative payee-ship, and applying for entitlements, including LINK, if appropriate.

19.  Provide informational,educational, and advocacy services to program individuals and family members.

 

Qualifications:

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or other related degree, approved by Department of Human Services.

 

Required Experience:

 Minimum of one year’s experience working with people with developmental disabilities.

 

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Sunday-Thursday

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule:


  • Sunday-7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Monday-3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday-3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.


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CILA Direct Support Professional -Oak Park

Part Time-Tuesday & Thursday

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule:



Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Thursday 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule:



Monday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional Part Time

Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 p.m.-7:00 a.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule: Evenings and weekends.

Saturday 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
Sunday 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional-Part Time

Saturdays and Sundays - 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule: Evenings and weekends.

Saturday 7:00a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Human Resources Coordinator

Job Summary: 

Under the direction of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Coordinator provides assistance to the Human Resources Department in carrying out various Human Resources programs and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

H.R.Administration 

  1. Process new hire paperwork and open new hires in various HRIS.
  2. Maintain personnel files.
  3. Assist with background checks.
  4. Maintain training, background check & driving records.
  5. Perform various clerical tasks in the department.
  6. Provide back-up coverage for the Receptionist.
  7. Assist in the recruitment & interview process.
  8. Attend quarterly DSP meetings.
  9. Run various H.R. reports.
  10. Conduct CPR & First Aid Trainings
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Other Responsibilities:
  1. Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
  1. Follow agency’s confidentiality, privacy, and code of ethics policies. 
  1. Participate in agency fundraising event annually.
  1. Perform related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 Required Education:

 Minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D., or the knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent.

 

Desirable Education:

 Bachelors in Business Administration or equivalent education/work experience.

 

Required Experience: 

  • Minimum of one year of experience in the Human Resources s field or equivalent.
  • Hands-on experience in use of computer technology programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Desirable Experience:

  • Work experience in the non-profit sector or within a developmental disabilities agency.

 

Required Skills:

 The following skills are necessary in order to perform the duties in the manner required: higher level of comprehension,skills, and ability, as well as continued learning is expected with increasing length of job experience.

 

 

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Nurse/Nurse Trainer

Job Summary:

Under direction of the Director of Adult Services, the Nurse/Nurse Trainer is responsible for ensuring the delivery of medication and other health related services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities in Residential/Independent Living Programs.  Medication management and health maintenance in accordance with DHS rules is mandatory. The outcomes of these services and supports are intended to maintain and improve the individuals’ general health, functioning and self-esteem, and to promote their independence and integration in community life.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.      Provide Medication Administration Training for all staff members who are employed in the Residential (CILA) and Independent Living Programs as required.

2.      Be available on an On Call basis for Medication Administration and health consultation for DSPs and other On Call Staff. 

3.      Provide on-going retraining for staff regarding any and all medications changes.

4.      Complete annual Nursing Assessments on all individuals in the Program(s).

5.      Complete Self Administration of Medication Assessment(SAMA) on all individuals initially and annually thereafter.

6.      Ensure all medication orders are promptly and accurately communicated to the pharmacies, to the sites, and to staff who are administering the medications. 

7.      Ensure that all prescribed (including over-the-counter)medications are at the sites and are being accurately administered.

8.      Complete weekly MAR checks.

9.      Maintain accurate documentation of physicians’ orders,including telephone orders.

10.   Maintain accurate records of controlled medications.

11.  Oversee that all medical, dental and vision examinations are current.

12.  Participate in the interdisciplinary process by contributing to the establishment of a healthcare goal for each individual, at the time of their Service Plan.

13.  Be pro-active in the recommendation of medication changes,as needed.

14.  Recommend Occupational and/or Physical therapies as needed.

15.  Refer individuals to specialists, as needed.

16.  Communicate regularly with the Service Coordinator/QIDP regarding the individuals on their caseload.

17.  Facilitate psychiatric appointments for all individuals in the Program(s).

18.  Ensure completion of Tardive Dyskinesia Screenings on all individuals taking psychotropic medications per regulations.

19.  Assess medication administration, including observing and reporting effects and side effects of prescribed medication.

20.  Review Medication Error Reports, document per DHS standards,and re-train staff accordingly.

21.  Ensure prescribed treatments are completed as needed.

22.  Order equipment and/or supplies as needed.

 

Documentation and Record Keeping:                                    

1. Maintain on-going Health Record for health related issues on each individual.

2. Maintain the confidentiality of the individuals’ records. 

3. Complete Medication Error Report as required by DHS.

4. Maintain record keeping functions, including time sheets, time-off requests, according to agency policies, procedures, and directions.

Other Responsibilities:

1.      Participate on the Behavior Management Committee, Health and Safety Committee, and/or Human Rights Committee as appropriate. 

2.      Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested. 

3.      Ensure all training compliance for self and staff. 

4.      Follow agency’s confidentiality, privacy, and code of ethics policies.

5.      Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required Education:

Minimum of an Associate degree in Nursing.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Certification by the Illinois Department of Human Services as a Nurse-Trainer.

 

Required Experience:

Minimum of two year of clinical nursing experience.

Must maintain current registration (i.e., RN) with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation.

Knowledge of the healthcare delivery system in terms of spectrum of necessary and available specialists.

Minimum of one year of experience in staff supervision.   

Background working with people with developmental disabilities.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time, Direct Support Professionals (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of the individuals and their families.  
  2. Participates as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, providing ongoing feedback to Service Coordinator, Program Director, Behavior Analyst, Nurse, etc., regarding individuals’ behavior, health, well-being and other pertinent information.  
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the program participant’s Individual Service Plan and Behavior Support Plan to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal care skills; participates in team meetings, including staffings/IDT meetings.  
  4. Provides all necessary direct services based on individuals’ needs, in the home and/or community, including, but not limited to:  activities of daily living, personal care, toileting, bathing, grooming, eating, meal planning, grocery shopping, financial management, recreational activity planning, employment, household safety and maintenance, etc.  
  5. Provides companionship and assists individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, landlords, etc.  
  6. Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.  
  7. Provides support and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.  
  8. Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.  
  9. Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.  
  10. Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.  
  11. Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required.
  12. Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.  
  13. Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

Job Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Schedule:



Monday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday – Friday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.

Job Description

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

CSS is seeking a dedicated individuals to join our team as a Full-time, Direct Support Professional (DSP) working with adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities residing in the community. As a DSP, you would assist the individuals with achieving their individualize goals in the areas of activities of daily living skills, community integration, medication management, economic independence and other areas outlined in the Individual Service Plan (ISP).

Specific Duties:

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of individuals and their families.
  2. Assists in the implementation of the program individual’s individual service plan by providing direct service to the program individual and their family.
  3. Assists program individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, and landlords.
  4. Provides training to program individuals in daily living (cleaning their home, dental care, hygiene), employment, recreation, that promotes independence, productivity and integration.
  5. Assists program individuals in money management, including applying and maintaining financial entitlements.
  6. Provides supportive counseling and problem solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.
  7. Provides transportation services and training in how to use public transportation to program individuals.
  8. Provides training and assistance to program individuals on maintaining their health and dental care, and other life safety issues (fire safety, self-preservation, etc.).
  9. Provides program individuals with companionship.
  10. Assists program individuals with their medication needs and monitors for any side effects.
  11. Participates on community support team in identifying and addressing gaps in service provision, and ongoing exploration of improvements in how services are provided.

Requirements

  • Must have a High School diploma or GED.
  • Position requires the employee to have access to a motor vehicle, to have a valid driver’s license, to provide a current certificate of automobile insurance, and to transport individuals as needed.
  • Completion of DSP certification training within 120 days of hire.
  • Prefer applicants with at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Shift:

Monday – Friday 3 p.m.- 11 p.m.

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Service Coordinator/QIDP-Residential

Full Time

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a Service Coordinator/QIDP. Under the general direction of the Director of Programs, the Service Coordinator/QIDP is responsible for the clinical needs of individuals living in assigned homes.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assure the participation of the individual, the guardian, family and friends, CSS staff and other professionals in the Interdisciplinary Team process.
  • Complete two visits each month to the individual’s home to ensure:
  • Maintain monthly contact with guardians, parents and involved family members.
  • Responsible for scheduling individual’s visit to family or friends.
  • Ensure all medical appointments have been completed on time.
  • Register Individuals for CSS Academy Classes and/or other CSS sponsored events.
  • Maintain monthly contact with the individual’s day program.
  • Identify and address gaps in service provision.
  • Rotate on-call responsibility.
  • Assist the Director of Adult Services with the Intake Process:
  • Train DSP’s on the goals and objectives of each individual’s Service Plan.
  • Review progress on goals and objectives each month and make changes as warranted.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

CSS is a private not-for-profit social/human services agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.

We are seeking a passionate, creative, full time Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to join our team .Responsibilities are focused on developing and facilitating programming for an assigned caseload.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct functional assessments.
  • Develop Behavioral Support Plans.
  • Responsible for timely clinical documentation.
  • Develop communication tools and individualized behavioral supports.
  • Train agency staff and and family members on behavioral plan.
  • Facilitate ongoing data collection and data analysis.
  • Generate Monthly Behavioral Summary reports.
  • Serve on the agency's Behavior Committee.
  • Attend Team and Service Plan meetings.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Masters Degree in related social service field required.
  • Minimum 1 year work experience with people who have developmentally disabilities.
  • BCBA certification, or eligible for certification, required.
  • Ability to bill under the Medicaid waiver (Level 1 or Level 2) and or private insurance.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of DHS and CARF standards.
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license in good standing.
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WHY OUR EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY



"I work with many different individuals and I feel like a part of each one of of their families."

- Carolyn L., DSP since 2001


"I love my job because I get to see the smiles on the individuals faces when they do something that they thought they could never do. I enjoy watching them become more independent and confident."

-Ellie R., DSP since 2005




"Going to the movies with Alex makes
me feel like a kid again."

-Pat O., DSP since 2007

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