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Direct Support Professional

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Minooka, Channahon, Joliet, Tinley Park, Romeoville, Plainfield


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Specific Functions:
•Properly complete daily documentation: progress notes, incident reports, inspection checklists, client contact hours, program data, etc.
•Oversee and provide instruction in client routines such as housekeeping, kitchen chores, laundry, personal shopping, banking and others.
•Provide client skill training as specified in the Individualized Services Plan/Individual Habilitation Plan, and provide documentation. Skill training areas may include: cooking, meal planning, housekeeping, kitchen chores, laundry, shopping, banking, etc.
•Participate as a team member in the development of the clients' Individualized Services Plan/Individual Habilitation Plan.
•Maintain awareness of clients' physical condition and activity level and report suspected problems or symptoms to the Lead Direct Support Professional, Case Manager, Nurse, or other administrative personnel.
•Supervise the clients in the self-administration of prescribed medications and treatments, and document the procedure when applicable.
•Communicate appropriately and effectively with consultants and other staff of the agency. Respond appropriately to clients' family and friends, as well as guests of the clients.
•Be familiar with the location and the organization of the client records and files, and other record keeping systems.
•Implement behavior development programs and complete documentation, if applicable.
•Provide counseling and crisis intervention to clients in need of such assistance and guidance.
•Operate agency vehicle in accordance with established policies and procedures.
•Respond per established procedures to all emergency situations including: medical, behavioral, fire, severe weather and other hazards.
•Be familiar, and act in accordance, with established safety regulations, policies and procedures.
•Perform minor maintenance and housekeeping at the direction of the Lead Direct Support Professional or other administrative personnel.
•Supervise and assist the clients in recreational programming, medical appointments, shopping or other activities as appropriate.
•If appropriately qualified, may serve as MHP for planning and delivery of Medicaid mental health services.
•Perform other unspecified tasks and duties at the direction of the Lead Direct Support Professional, Case Manager, Coordinator of Residential Services, Associate Director of Residential Services , Director of Residential Services or other administrative personnel.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Driving record in accordance with agency policy. A criminal background check and post offer drug screen required. EOE.


Comprehensive Health Benefits •FREE Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO (or four other HMO/PPO plans)
•FREE 24/7 medical consult phone service, no copay
•FREE dental insurance
•Optional low-cost vision coverage
•FREE $15,000 life insurance benefit
•Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Generous Paid Time-off Benefits
•11 paid holidays
•10 paid vacation days per year to start
•2 paid personal days
•12 paid sick days per year
•2 paid attendance bonus days available

Additional Benefits
•Tuition reimbursement
•403B retirement plan
•AFLAC elective benefit plans
•Extensive paid training
•Professional and personal growth
•Discounts on area businesses and services
•Loan forgiveness through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

Company Information

Since 1969, Cornerstone Services has been an advocate for people with disabilities in Joliet and greater Will County area. The agency is a recognized leader in providing the support necessary for individuals with disabilities to live and work in the community. In recent years, Cornerstone has expanded services to Kankakee County, as well.

Cornerstone is guided by the belief that people with disabilities are entitled to live in their own communities and make choices for themselves, like everybody else. To this end, Cornerstone employees provide specialized services that empower individuals with as much independence as possible. Some individuals may need a lot of help, while others may need just a little.

The agency’s dedicated staff helps people find and keep jobs, maintain stable housing, and learn to access public transportation and community resources. Group and individual counseling and therapy for mental health needs are also provided by Cornerstone professionals. The organization is guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and has fostered partnerships with other local service providers.

Application Instructions:

Required Documentation if you are asked to interview with us:

1. Proof of education. Diploma, or official transcript still sealed (case managers, program manager and lead direct support professional candidates are required to bring in their official transcripts)
2. Current Illinois driver’s license
3. Current driving record (This can be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles for $12. You’ll be reimbursed as long as your record is in accordance with our policy. Note: Case manager, program manager and lead direct support professional candidates must bring in their auto declaration to verify insurance coverage)
4. Any document on List A or List B & C from the attached document (Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, etc.)

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