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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 -
1

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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Positions Available -
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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday-Friday

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.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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Positions Available -
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QIDP/Service Coordinator – Day Program

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 Day& Employment Programs, the Service Coordinator/QIDP is responsible for the clinical needs of individuals attending the community day services program.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Advocate, explain and protect the individual’s rights and services.
  • Responsible for all service functions including assessment, planning, coordination and delivery.
  • Convene the Support Team, initiate and modify the individual services plan as part of the interdisciplinary process.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for providing or helping individuals to access the services specified in their plans.
  • Monitor and document program individual’s progress in relation to the services plan.
  • Assure that services specified in the Service Plan are being implemented.
  • Identify and address gaps in service provision.
  • Serve as a liaison, when necessary, between CSS and other facilities, such as state-operated facilities, convalescent care facilities, community hospitals or rehabilitation facilities.
  • Develop natural community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g., neighbors, volunteers, and landlords.
  • Work collaboratively with other agencies to promote the coordination of a network of services.
  • Provide personal support and assistance in gaining access to vocational training, educational services, legal services, employment opportunities, and leisure, recreation, religious, and social activities.
  • Provide assistance in obtaining health and dental services, mental health treatment and rehabilitation services (including physical therapy and occupational therapy), and substance abuse services.
  • Provide support and problem-solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.
  • Provide assistance in money management, including representative payee-ship, and applying for entitlements, including LINK, if appropriate.
  • Provide informational, educational, and advocacy services to program individuals and family members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Positions Available -
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CILA Direct Support Professional 2nd & 3rd Shift Back End

Wednesday-Sunday

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.


WEEK 1: 81 HOURS

Wednesday 2:30- p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Thursday: 12:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Thursday 2:30- p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Friday 12:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Friday 2:30- p.m.-9:30 a.m.

Saturday 2:30- p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Sunday 12:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

WEEK 2: 62 HOURS

Thursday 2:30- p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Friday 12:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Friday 2:30- p.m.-9:30 a.m.

Saturday 12:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 a.m.-9:30 a.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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Positions Available -
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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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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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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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For more information on working at CSS, please click here.

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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