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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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CILA Direct Support Professional 2nd & 3rd Shift

Sunday-Thursday 2:30- p.m.-9:30 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.


WEEK 1: 62 HOURS

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

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

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

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

WEEK 2: 81 HOURS

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

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

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

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

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

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CILA Direct Support Professional 2nd & 3rd Shift

Wednesday-Sunday 2:30- p.m.-9:30 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.


WEEK 1: 81 HOURS

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

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

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

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

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

WEEK 2: 62 HOURS

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

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

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

Sunday 2:30- p.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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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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Team Lead

Combination of Mid Shift and 2nd Shift

Job Summary:

 

Under the direction of the Residential Services Program Manager, the CILA Team Lead supports the operations of the CILA programs. The outcomes of these supports are intended to meet the individuals’ needs, improve their skills and self-esteem, and to promote their independence, productivity, and integration in community life.

 

Duties &Responsibilities:

 

General:

 

1.       Support& assist with creating the monthly schedules at all the CILA’s

 

2.       Support with covering shifts at all the CILA’s when needed.

 

3.       Be medication trained for all eight CILA homes. 

 

4.       Assist and be a part of the interviewing process of hiring and training of DSP(OJT’s).

 

5.       Assist with weekly grocery shopping.

 

6.       Support the other DSP’s as needed (taking phone calls).

 

7.       Assist with facilitating monthly house meetings.

 

8.       Assist with creating monthly menus (healthy eating).

 

9.       Assist with ensuring the house have adequate supplies out for the week (from the supply closets).

 

10.   Provide maintenance with a list of supplies needed when supplies are running low.

 

11.   Assist with creating monthly paperwork…. attendance sheets, bedbug check, drills, PPE monthly paperwork, cleaning checklist (print out and make sure the paperwork is at all the house by the 1st of the month).

 

12.   Assist with ensuring all paperwork is turned in by the 3rd of each month.

 

13.   Bea member of the on-call rotation.

 

14.   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.

 

15.   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 staffing/IDT meetings.

 

16.   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.

 

17.   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.

 

18.   Provides assistance with medical needs, medication administration (if appropriate), and maintenance of health and dental care.

 

19.   Provides support and problem-solving assistance on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis.

 

20.   Provides transportation services, including transportation training, as needed.

 

21.   Maintains positive interactions with individuals, family/guardians and co-workers.

 

22.   Develop, follow, and/or implement individuals’ in-home and community activity schedule.

23.   Be familiar with agency safety and fire procedures; conduct drills as required

24.   Maintain Universal Precautions at all times.

25.  Attend staff meetings and training sessions as scheduled.

               Documentation and Record Keeping:

 

1.       Assist with the monthly creating monthly paperwork, attendance sheets, bedbug check, drills, PPE paperwork, cleaning checklist.

 

2.       Utilize the agency case management/billing system (Medisked Connect) to input case notes and billing time accurately and timely.

 

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, OSHA, etc.) as required.

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

 

3.      Perform related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education:

 

High School diploma or equivalent.

 

Desirable Experience:

 

Minimum of one year of experience in a Human Service area working with persons with developmental disabilities(DD).

 

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 are expected with increasing length of job experience.

 

Competencies:

·        Leadership:  Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates other to perform well; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

 

·        Adaptability:   Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent change.  Must be able to work in a dynamic, complex, and fast-paced organization.

 

·        Communication Skills:  Clearly and persuasively communicate; listen and seek clarification; participate in meetings; write clearly and informatively; comfortable with public speaking.

 

·        Professionalism:  Treat others with respect and consideration; accept responsibility for own actions; understand business implications of decisions; align work with strategic goals; complete administrative tasks and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals.

 

·        Teamwork:  Balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; ability to build morale

 

·        Problem Solving:  Gather and analyze information skillfully; solicit feedback and use reason when dealing with emotional topics.  Strategic a data-driven thinker with excellent analytical skills and ability to identify and respond to issues/opportunities in a timely manner. 

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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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Manager of Accounting

Job Summary:

 

Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Manager of Accounting maintains the general ledger and associated financial records, plays a key role in the monthly close process and issuance of monthly financial statements.  Assists with financial activities related to the revenue cycle, state and local reporting requirements and aspects of the payroll function that relate to billing and financial reporting.  Applies accounting principles, theories, concepts and practices to a wide variety of accounting transactions.  Uses the accounting system and other software applications to support efficient and effective financial reporting and analysis.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Financial Reporting: 

  • Leads the monthly general ledger close process from beginning to end and plays a lead role in ensuring that all material account reconciliations including bank     reconciliations are prepared and reviewed on a monthly basis.  Maintains the integrity of all subledgers including working with Development to ensure the proper recording in Raisers Edge.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements and performs monthly account analyses of balance sheet and relevant income statement accounts.
  • Works with programmatic and financial staff to ensure the reliability of state and local billing procedures including all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Assists the CFO with Prepared by Client (PBC) work papers for the annual audit.
  • Responsible for assisting in the preparation of the Forms 990, 1099 and any other required CSS tax related matters.
  • Takes a lead role in compliance ensuring that financial procedures and internal controls are adhered to and monitored.
  • Assists in the annual operating and capital budget preparation including meeting with programmatic and administrative staff.           
  • Maintains financial records and files in compliance with agency’s record retention procedures.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to maintain comprehensive and centralized personnel files. 
  • Maintains fixed asset files and appropriate reporting.

 

Information Technology: 

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive understanding of the agency’s accounting software application as well as outside data systems needed to report agency data to outside entities.
  • Identify methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness through the use of software applications. 
  • Manages maintenance of accounting software which includes user and general ledger account set-up and end user support.

                

Qualifications: 

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field from an accredited college.

Minimum of five years of experience in accounting, preferably in a nonprofit environment. 

 

Salary/Title:

Full-time/Exempt

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Counselor

Part time

Job Summary

 

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Clinical Programs the Counselor is responsible for providing psychotherapy/counseling services to meet the clinical needs of individuals enrolled in programming.   The outcomes of these services and supports are intended to improve theindividuals’ functioning, self-esteem, ability to live independently in a safe and healthy home environment.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Billing Expectation:

1.     The Counselor is expected to produce 110 billable hours per month,for a total of 1320 annually.  Billable hours are those authorized by Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities aspsychotherapy/counseling services.

 

Documentation and Record Keeping:      

1.     Document counseling sessions and all related materials according to DHS regulations and timelines.

2.    Maintain the confidentiality of the individuals’ records.

3.    Complete all billing in Medisked Connect as scheduled.

 

Program Implementation:

  1. Conduct individual and/or group counseling sessions for clients on caseload and complete documentation.
  2. Assess clients in crisis to determine next steps (i.e. hospitalization, no harm contract, follow up phone call, etc.)
  3. Open new clients to counseling services as needed.  Speak with coordinators about the reasons counseling is being requested, both current and past history.  Obtain recent ISP, Psychological and face sheet for file.
  4. Participate in special staffings for counseling clients as needed.
  5. Participate in CILA home meetings to discuss progress of clients.
  6. Attend monthly behavior committee meetings to discuss client behavior issues.
  7. Communicate necessary information regarding client situations to program staff including Service coordinators, Nurse, BCBA, program managers.
  8. Participate in counseling client ISP meetings.
  9. Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  10. Follows agency procedure for reporting Incidents of Abuse and Neglect to OIG.

 

Required Education:

Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling or other related degree, approved by Department of Human Services and eligible for clinical licensure.

 

Required Experience:

LCPC or LCSW required.

 

Desirable Experience:

  1. Minimum of one year’s experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
  2. Previous experience as a Service Coordinator/QIDP.

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Behavior Analyst

Full time or part time available

Job Summary:

Under general direction of the Vice President of Clinical Programs and Quality Assurance, the Behavior Analyst is responsible for conducting behavior and functional assessments,developing Behavior Support Plans / Behavioral Protocols,directly implementing the Support Plans and Protocols, analyzing progress data,and modifying the plan as necessary. The position also requires designing and conducting instructional and in-situ training on individuals’ Behavior SupportPlan(s) for agency staff as well as parents / guardians as necessary.  The outcomes of these services and supports are intended to keep people safe andimprove their self-esteem, increase their ability to experience meaningful activities and to promote participation into community life.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate activities related to functional behavioral assessment of problem behavior
  • Applies behavioral principles consistently in all interactions with individuals
  • Develops & oversees function-based Behavior Support Plans /Behavioral Protocols 
  • Consistently implements Behavior Support Plans/Behavioral Protocols 30 days from completion of functional assessment
  • Teaches the individuals to acquire language, academic, self-help, and social skills as stated in the Behavior Support Plans/Behavioral Protocols
  • Responsible  for distributing, collecting and analyzing behavioral data each month
  • Maintains ongoing and current records of behavioral concerns, progress and recommendations to be shared with the interdisciplinary team, including individual’s psychiatrists
  • Writes progress reports, and other requested written assignments related to the individuals we support
  • Acts as an active member of the treatment team by supporting all staff and team members and assisting with them ideas, suggestions and work duties
  • Have consistent contact with  individuals who have Behavior Support Plans/Behavioral Protocols and with the staff who support them
  • Communicates in a professional and respectful manner with individuals, parents / guardians, CSS staff, staff from other organizations behavior analysts/consultants, therapist 
trainers, therapists and clients
  • Reviews referral material and make recommendations regarding individuals applications for services
  • Coordinates the administrative tasks associated the Behavioral Development Committee: Distribute Meeting Announcements, Developing an Agenda and Distributing Meeting Minutes
  • Functions as the lead staff person for overseeing the SLS team response to behavioral crisis interventions
  • Reviews incident report and make recommendations regarding programmatic response
  • Develops and coordinates new staff training in behavioral teaching methods, functional assessment, behavior measurement, data collection and interpretation and other related areas, through large and small group trainings
  • Train Supervises, Direct Support Professionals, House Managers and Service Coordinators, etc., on necessary elements of the Behavior Support Plan.

 

Required Experience:

 

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 CQL standards.

Valid Illinois driver’s license in good standing with ability to travel to multiple sites, required.

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Community Day Services/Supported Employment Direct Support Professional

Monday-Friday 9a-3:30p FT

Job Summary:

Under the direction of a Program Manager or Service Coordinator, the Direct Support Professional is responsible for providing community-based services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.  The outcomes of these services and supports are intended to improve the individual’s functioning and self-esteem, and to promote their independence, productivity, and integration in community life.

Duties &Responsibilities:

 

General:  

  1. Advocates, explains and protects the rights of individuals.
  1. Participates as a member of the community support team.
  1. Assists in the implementation of the program individual’s individual service plan by providing direct service to the program individual.
  1. Provides direct service in the natural environment or in other facilities, such as state-operated facilities, convalescent care facilities, community hospitals or rehabilitation facilities, as assigned.
  1. Assists program individuals to develop community supports, fostering relationships with non-paid persons in the community, e.g. family members, neighbors, volunteers, and landlords.
  1. Provides training to program individuals in daily living, employment, recreation, that promotes independence, productivity and integration.
  1. Encourage participants in the mastery of their goals from their individual service plans.
  1.  Aid in the development and implementation of personal plans to improve social, economic, cultural, health, and personal     care skills.
  1. Document participant’s goals and progress through the use of Medisked Connect.
  1. Participate monthly meetings and complete required training including QBS Safety Care, First Aid, and CPR.
  1. Follow agency policies/procedures and government regulations for the programs.
  1. Provide individualized on-the-job training.
  2. Provide support for individuals in dealing with co-workers and supervisors.
  3. Assist in developing natural supports on the job.
  4. Provide remedial skill training as necessary.

 

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Director of Residential Services

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 Director of Residential Services. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Clinical Programs & Quality Assurance, the Director of Residential Services oversees all Supported Living Services, including eight 24 Hour CILA homes, At-home Day Program and is responsible for program expansion/initiation. The Director insures that all program services are high quality and in alignment with the agency mission.

 

Job Summary:

 

1. As a member of the Management Team, assists in providing general direction,supervision and coordination of agency activities.

2.Provides input into the development of agency policies approved by the Board and administrative procedures approved by the President/CEO. Implements approved policies and procedures. Interprets, executes, and enforces policies adopted by the Board under the direction of the President and CEO.

3.Provides input into the development of program policies approved by the Board and program procedures approved by the President/CEO. Implements approved policies and procedures.

4.Obtains and incorporates input from program staff for the strategic planning process. Chairs staff committees and Task Forces as required. Assists in the development and implementation of the plan to meet agency’s annual program goals and objectives.

5.Assists the Vice President of Programs & Quality Assurance to ensure that the agency is accountable to its funders, licensing and accrediting bodies, and meets all legal obligations.

6.Initiates and maintains good working relationships with other local agencies and sources of services, funding sources, public officials, local civic organizations, and the community-at-large.

7. Works collaboratively with the Vice President of Development and Marketing, in its efforts to raise funds, to develop proposals, and to communicate the agency's mission by providing information, making presentations and supporting fundraising events.

8.Assists the Vice President of Programs & Quality Assurance to communicate with public officials and the community at large to increase their awareness of the strengths and needs of persons with developmental disabilities, and advocates on their behalf for the creation of a full array of community-based services.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the social services field is required, Master’s degree is preferred.
  •  Minimum of five years in positions requiring progressively increasing management experience in the administration of programs serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Must meet the requirements for a "Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) contained in the Illinois Administrative Code, Title 59: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Part 115, Standards and Licensure Requirements for Community Integrated Living Arrangements, Section 115.120, which are, in part, ‘a     human service professional with a bachelor's degree in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology.’”
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record,vehicle insurance and ability to use personal vehicle required.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Thursday-Saturday 11:00 p.m.-9:00 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.


Thursday 11:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Friday 11:00 p.m.-9:00 a.m.

Saturday 11:00 p.m.-9:00 a.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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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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