Careers

Satisfying Rewarding Work Where You Make a Difference!
Serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities since 1981.

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

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

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

Open Positions

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

Click a open Position for descriptions and requirements:

Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional  

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

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

Apply Now!
Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday – Friday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.

Job Description

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

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

Specific Duties:

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

Requirements

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

Shift:

Monday – Friday  3:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

Apply Now!
Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional

Sunday-Thursday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.

Job Description

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

CSS is seeking a dedicated individual to join our team as a full-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.

Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Monday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Tuesday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

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

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Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional

Wednesday – Friday 2 p.m. – 9 a.m. (Fireman Shift) and Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. – 9 a.m. (24hrs)

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:

Wednesday – Friday 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m. (Fireman Shift)
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (24hrs)

Apply Now!
Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional

Monday – Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Job Description

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

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

Specific Duties:

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

Requirements

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

Shift:

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Apply Now!
Positions Available -
1

CILA Direct Support Professional

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

Apply Now!
Positions Available -
2

Service Coordinator/QIDP

Full Time 37.5 hours/week

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

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

Job responsibilities include:

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

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For more information on working at CSS, please click here.

WHY OUR EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY



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

- Carolyn L., DSP since 2001


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

-Ellie R., DSP since 2005




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

-Pat O., DSP since 2007

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