Direct Support Professional - Residential - FT (1st, 2nd & 3rd)
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Berkeley, IL 60163
Direct Support Professional-Residential – Lake County Illinois and Cook County Job Details Level Entry Job Location Lake County Illinois and Cook County (Western Suburbs) – Hillside, IL Position Type Full-Time Education Level High School Diploma / GED Salary Range $13.00 Hourly Job Category Nonprofit – Social Services Description Join the Aspire team! We are looking for highly motivated individuals to assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Direct Support Professional acts as an advocate for individuals by supporting their personal needs, encouraging respectful interactions with others and creating a positive living environment. Apply today! We offer paid training, health/dental/vision, retirement plan and paid time off benefits! The signing bonus is payable over six months. Aspire’s priority is keeping our team members and participants healthy and safe during the pandemic. PPE is provided to all team members and regular cleaning and disinfecting regiments are followed to maintain a safe work and living environment. Screening stations allow for temperatures to be taken and a screening questionnaire to be completed. Hand sanitizer is available throughout our facilities. Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago for the past six years, we know that Together, We’re Better! Be one of the heroes on the front line making a difference in the lives of those we serve every day. Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community. In 2019, we joined forces with NorthPointe Resources to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan , Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin areas. Location of Positions: Lake County Illinois- Gurnee, Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor and Grayslake Cook County- Hilliside, Bellwood, Maywood, Lagrang, Brookfield, Westchester, Forest Park, Franklin Park and Berkeley Illinois Position Responsibilities: ? Support adult individuals with daily activities such as shopping, laundry, money management, and home care ? Assist individuals with grooming, bathing, toileting, and dressing as needed ? Assist with meal preparation, which may include cooking and serving meals ? Perform light housekeeping duties ? Monitor or administer medication dosage to participants ? Position may require driving adult individuals to doctor appointments, to and from work, and various errands (company provided vehicle) ? May provide mobility support to participants, which includes lifting or walking utilizing adaptive equipment ? Complete and submit reports ? Provide companionship to individuals ? Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion ? Serve as a liaison to represent Aspire in the community ? Additional duties as assigned Qualifications ? High School Diploma or GED – required ? Valid Driver’s License with good driving record – required ? Minimum 21 years of age – required ? 1-year experience working with adults with developmental disabilities – preferred Full Time Benefits: ? Health Insurance ? Dental Insurance ? Vision Insurance ? Vacation days ? Sick day ? Personal days ? 13 Holidays ? 403(B) Retirement Plan ? Disability Insurance ? Life Insurance ? Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Aspire provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws