Direct Support Professional

at Sevita in Carbondale, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Interview First – Apply Later Are you motivated by relationships and your impact on other people? Do you want to provide direct support to help people live fulfilling, independent lives – and make a career out of it? Working as a Caregiver for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is not for everyone, but for those up to it, it’s incredibly rewarding work. DISCOVER CAREERS, WELL LIVED. Our mission at Sevita is to create a world where every person has the right to live well. As a Caregiver, you’ll provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to help them live well in their community and environment. Each day, the connections you make and the compassion you bring make a difference in the lives of our participants. You’ll work alongside a dedicated team of clinical staff and supportive supervisors, while you grow your career.

Life Skills Trainer / Caregiver Adult Programs – Behavioral, Rehab and Supported LivingAdolescent Integration ProgramHiring immediately for evening and overnight shifts!

Wou ld you like to make a difference every day in someone’s life? In this role you will carry out rewarding work and play a crucial role in the success of our organization.

+ Provide training, assistance and supervision to individuals receiving care in the areas of living skills, therapeutic recreation, and other forms of assistance in both residential and community settings.

+ Assist with daily activities such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, shopping, cleaning, and medication administration.

+ Facilitate the working relationships between employers and individuals served, and support community involvement by accompanying them on outings, or providing transportation to work or other activities.

+ Work closely with our clinical staff to support the therapeutic and behavioral plans in place.


+ High School Diploma or GED equivalent

+ Six months to one year of experience in the human services field

+ Valid Driver’s License from state of residence

+ Must be minimum of 18 years of age (21 for Adolescent program)

+ Successful clearance of background checks

+ A caring attitude with a dedication to assisting others

+ Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and effective communication skills

+ A reliable, responsible attitude and a compassionate approach

+ A commitment to quality in everything you do

Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or this just sounds like the type of impact you want to make… we want to hear from you!

Why Join Us?

+ Full, Part-time, and As Needed schedules available

+ Paid Time Off and Health benefits to employees working a minimum of 30 hours/week

+ Paid training, Holiday pay, Mileage reimbursement

+ Career development and advancement opportunities

+ Work with some of the best co-workers you could ask for and see your impact on the lives of those individuals we serve

+ A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next

+ Since our funding comes from Federal and State payers, we offer stability, and secure work opportunities

Work with fantastic co-workers – Come join our team – Apply Today!

This role is part of [details around specific location or local entity (REM,MENTOR, ADH)], a member of the Sevita family. At Sevita, we believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. Through home and community-based specialized care, our work changes lives and inspires growth at every turn. When you join our mission-driven team, you’ll create relationships that motivate us all to be better every day. We have a bright future and the determination to get there. Join us today – careers, well lived. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

The Mentor Network is pleased to be an equal employment employer Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Job Posting: JC239896257

Posted On: May 08, 2023

Updated On: Jun 08, 2023

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