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Job Title:

Direct Support Professional

Job Post ID:


Posted Until:



$10.00 - $13.00/hr


Rockdale, Kankakee, Joliet


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Are you a compassionate and ambitious individual looking to make a difference in others lives? Are you looking to apply your degree in social work, psychology, special education or in other areas of human services? Then apply with us! And get paid training!

We have full-time and part-time positions available. As well as: day, morning, afternoon, and overnight shifts available!

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.

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 (full-time employees)

· FREE Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO (or four other HMO/PPO plans) with an on-call doctor to answer questions or assist on common ailments (flu, sinus infections, colds, etc.

· FREE 24/7 medical consult phone service, no copay if enrolled in the HMO/PPO plans

· FREE dental insurance (full-time employees)

· 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

· 2 paid personal days

· 12 paid sick days per year

· 2 paid attendance bonus days available

Additional Benefits

· Tuition reimbursement

· Employee Assistance Program (EAP) assists with finding child care or elder services for loved ones. Speak with financial experts on loans or retirement options. Receive counseling guidance when going through difficult transitions or life challenges.

· Prescription savings card

· 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)

Application Instructions:

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