Careers

At CSS, you will find satisfying rewarding work where you make a difference! We have been serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1981.

Enjoy paid on the job training, flexible work hours (part time), flexible locations (part time), feel good about what you do, and 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. 186, or at jobs@CSSservices.org.

Click a open Position for descriptions and requirements:

Positions Available -

Revenue Cycle Coordinator

Full Time

PRIMARYPURPOSE

 

·       The Revenue Cycle Coordinator is crucial in maintaining accurate and timely billing, financial reporting, and funding stream management. This individual is meticulous and has a strong understanding of the steps involved in the entire revenue cycle.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       Partner with team members to ensure accurate and timely completion of monthly billing in the Connect billing and clinical data system.

·       Manage scheduled ROCS uploads and manual entries related to DHS funding.

·       Prepare and submit timely reports to local partners (Oak Park, Proviso, etc.).

·       Reconcile billing data across multiple systems to ensure accuracy.

·       Proactively address and resolve billing rejections and adjustments.

·       Manage all aspects of CILA and Custodial accounts (setup, processing, , and reporting). Manage non-custodial accounts.

·       Support a variety of billing and accounting tasks as needed.

·       Maintain organized and accurate financial records.

·       Handling inquiries and problem resolution with insurance companies, government agencies, and families, regulatory audits, SSA, etc.

·       Arranging participant and family payment options as needed.

·       Collaborating with team members across the agency to optimize revenue cycle workflows.

 

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested.

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

·       Ensure activities comply with healthcare regulations, including HIPAA, and contractual agreements. Stay updated with changes in laws and billing practices.

·       Perform related duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

 

·       Leadership: Sets a positive example, motivates others, and readily accepts feedback.

·       Adaptability: Embraces change, manages multiple priorities, and thrives in a dynamic environment.

·       Communication: Expresses ideas clearly (verbally and in writing),listens actively, and seeks clarification when needed.

·       Professionalism: Demonstrates respect and accountability and aligns actions with the organization's goals.

·       Teamwork: Collaborates effectively, welcomes diverse perspectives ,and prioritizes team success.

·       Problem-Solver:  Fixes billing issues and streamlines workflows.

·       Client Focus:  Provides exceptional service, addressing inquiries promptly.

·       Technologically inclined: Has a solid foundation in technology and a passion for expanding knowledge.

 

EDUCATIONAND EXPERIENCE

 

·       Associate degree (Bachelor's preferred) in arelevant field.

·       Minimum of 2 years of experience in a financedepartment, ideally with exposure to nonprofits and I/DD or mental healthservice billing.

·       Familiarity with handling multiple fundingstreams.

·       Strong attention to detail and commitment toaccuracy.

·       Ability to work independently and managemultiple priorities.

·       Effective communication and collaborationskills.

 

 

WORKINGCONDITIONS

 

·       The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform basic functions.

·       Performance of duties may have a low frequency of hazards because of unknown risk factors regarding health (e.g., offensive odors) and safety (e.g., some individuals may occasionally be verbally or physically aggressive).  

·       While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee must regularly stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.

·       This position is located at the Community Support Services administrative office in Brookfield, Illinois.

 

 

SALARYTITLE

 

Full-time, non-exempt  

Salary: $45,000-$50,000

 

SUPERVISOR

 

             Director, Data Analytics

 

 

DISCLAIMER

 

The statements herein describe the general nature and level ofwork the employee performs in this position. The content of this jobdescription is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of allresponsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

 

 

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CILA Direct Support Professional-Part Time One on One

Monday-Thursday 4:00 p.m. -8:00 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 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-4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday-4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday- 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thursday-4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 p.m.-10 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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2 p.m.- 10 p.m.

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Service Coordinator/QIDP-ICILA

Part 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.

 

Monday – Thursday 8:30a.m.  to  3:00p.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, Programs, 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

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-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.
  • Thursday-3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
  • Friday-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.

$19.25-19.75 p/h.

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QIDP/Service Coordinator – Programs

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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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:

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

Thursday 2:00 p.m.- Friday 9:30 a.m.

Friday 2:00 p.m.-9:30 a.m.

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

WEEK 2:

Thursday 2:00- p.m.-Friday 9:30 a.m.

Friday 2:00 p.m.-Sunday 9:30 a.m.

$16.25-16.75 p/h.

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CILA Direct Support Professional Part Time

Thursday, Friday, 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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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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CILA Direct Support Professional-Part Time One on One

Male Staff Needed

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 part-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-Wednesday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00p.m.

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CILA Direct Support Professional

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.

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

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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

Part time

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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CILA Direct Support Professional

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 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 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Employment Specialist

Under the direction of the Director of Day and Employment Programs, the Supported Employment Specialist/Job Coach provides on-the-job training employment assessment, helps develop resume, mock interviews, and follow up with an employer, reaching out to employers on their behalf, and continued support for participants once they are employed.

 The goal of the Employment Specialist position is to assist people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in securing and retaining employment in positions that they like and in which they can be successful. For this role, the emphasis is on maintaining a caseload of employed and unemployed individuals and securing documentation throughout the month to secure billing.

 

This job is suited for individuals seeking meaningful and fulfilling work, looking to build a career in human services, and are passionate about serving others and making a difference. Those who are comfortable working independently, prefer not to sit behind a desk all day, and are motivated to exceed goals are likely to do well.

Duties & Responsibilities:

 

General:

1.      Responsible for all service functions, including assessment, planning, coordination, and delivery.

2.      Assures that the services specified in the employment plan are being provided.

3.      Monitors and documents the program’s progress concerning the employment plan.

4.      Fosters positive relationships with current and newly formed employer partners.

5.      Maintains staffing meetings (every 8 weeks) in compliance with contracts.

6.      Works with employer partners to identify hiring needs and proactively collaborates with the team to secure placements when opportunities arise.  

7.       Works with Program Admin to ensure information specified in the NOS, IPE, IPP and program intake are entered in the Data Management System (Medisked Connect) in a timely manner.

8. Maintains Employment Case File to ensure contract compliance. 

9.       Provides transportation services and training in how to use public transportation to program.

10.   Provide job coaching and follow-up services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities at their employment locations, including individual meetings during the individual’s free time (lunch, before/after work hours), phone contact, and other correspondence

11.   Act as a liaison between the program and business/industry to assigned employers

12.   Maintains detailed records on client programs and employer development

13.   Solve practical problems where only limited adjustments exist

14.   Speaks and writes clearly and informatively with various stakeholders in various methods.

15.   Remains calm, patient, and supportive in stressful or time-sensitive situations.

16.   Adhere to all policies and procedures specific to the assigned job site.

17.   Report progress to employer and Director of program.

18.   Develop plans and job aids as needed with Supervisor oversight to ensure individuals' success at work.

19.   Maintain a positive working relationship with the company.

20.   Represent CSS business and vocational interests professionally. Individuals.

 

Documentation and Record Keeping:

1.       Maintains the confidentiality of individuals’ records.

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

Other Responsibilities:

1.       Attend staff meetings and other meetings as requested.

2.       Ensure all training compliance for self.

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

4.       Perform related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required Education:

Minimum of a high school diploma or G.E.D.

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.

Interpersonal Skills:

✔     Ability to relate cooperatively and constructively with individuals served, families, significant others, co-workers, administration, other departments, other community agencies, and referral sources.

✔     Ability to enlist the cooperation of others.

 

Relationships & Contacts

 

Supervision Received:

Service Coordinator and/or Program Director

 

Supervision Exercised:

 

None

 

Contact with Individuals Served:

 

Has extensive contact with individuals and their guardians/families.

 

Internal Contacts:

 

1.      Has frequent contact with direct Supervisor and direct care staff.

2.      Has occasional contact with Program Director.

3.      May have occasional contact with other program and administrative staff.

 

External Contacts:

 

1.       Has frequent contact with generic and specialized service providers within our service area such as schools, adult service agencies, DORS, DCFS, Public Aid, DHS, and Social Security offices, and medical providers to assist program individuals obtain or maintain benefits and appointments.

 

2.       Has frequent contact with community organizations and resources such as YMCAs, park districts, to assist program individuals’ access and participate in their communities.

Full Time: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

$40,000-50,000

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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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