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Job Title:

Community Support Associate

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:







1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Specific Functions:

Provide training on an individual and group basis, offering classes in work behaviors, job skills, coping skills, management of disability, independent living skills, behavior management, social and recreational skills and/or other needed training areas. Assist with implementation of alternate programming as assigned.

Develop lesson plans for each class offered in program, and update program manual as necessary.

Develop and implement a complete individual training plan for each client in the program as required and to update the plan as needed. Promote client participation in discussion of plans, goals, etc.

Conduct formal staffings, which include the client and any ancillary agencies, on a regular basis in order to evaluate client progress and develop a training plan based on client needs and preferences.

Provide crisis counseling to clients as needed.

Assist all clients as needed in order to promote community based services and full community inclusion.

Actively engage clients, implementing instructional plans and activities designated by the Community Support Services Supervisor.

Assist in implementation and documentation of behavior programs.

Maintain data collection and other required documentation, i.e., behavior tracking sheets, behavior incident reports, data sheets, injury/witness reports, etc. Submit documentation in a timely manner to the Coordinator of Community Support Services.

Provide for client toileting needs and clean up as necessary.

Monitor client break/lunch periods.

Ensure secure storage and inventory of program supplies.

Participate in staffing and development of program plans whenever possible.

Drive agency vehicle, as assigned.

Other duties as assigned by the Community Support Supervisor.

Job Requirements:

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. A.A. Degree preferred. Driving record and auto insurance in accordance with agency policy. Criminal background check and post offer drug screen required.


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:
Watch our informational video about our services we are providing in the community and the different career opportunities we have to offer.
If you are called in for an interview you must bring in the following:
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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