Employee Development Services Coordinator - Grayslake

at Little City Foundation in Grayslake, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Employee Development Services Coordinator – Grayslake

Job Details



Job Location

Grayslake – Grayslake, IL

Remote Type


Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

HS Diploma or BA Human Svc. prfd.

Salary Range


Travel Percentage


Job Shift

Business Hours

Job Category

Nonprofit – Social Services



This position is responsible for providing leadership, direction and training to the Employee Development Services (EDS) staff, development of systems, and promoting a positive and optimistic environment that is responsive to the needs of the individuals served, the staff providing the services, and reflects the mission of the organization. In addition, this position ensures relationships are maintained with funding and referral sources, other providers, employers, and volunteer sites. Ensures that policy, procedures and practices are in full compliance with all regulatory and accreditation agencies.


The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

Utilize a team approach to hiring with consideration to factors of skill, knowledge, integrity, capacity to learn, conflict resolution, and motivation for working in the field, along with the recognition of the need to complement the existing team.

Train, supervise and provide performance evaluations for Community Specialists and Enclave Job Coaches to enable them to provide the highest quality of supports and inclusion to the individuals served.

Create under the guidance of the Employee Development Services Administrator the program design, policies, procedures and learning curriculum that would lead to launch and eventual accreditation of this time-limited transitional program.

Identify the supports and services needed by participants to progress toward the desired competitive employment outcome.

Establish and maintain relationships with funding and referral sources, DRS offices, school districts, job training sites, volunteer sites and other providers in order to expand and enhance supports to individuals served.

Collaborate with Employment First and Transition staff to ensure referrals to DRS are maximized through community networking opportunities and ensuring positive working relationships with employers, referral, and funding sources.

Works cooperatively with allLifePathstaff to ensure that programs/services offered to enhance the quality of life of individuals receiving services.

Provide oversight to the intake process, conducting intakes as needed and monitor enrollments, billable services, and enclave or community job placements or volunteer opportunities.

Ensure that EDS staff maximize opportunities through relationships with chambers, local employers, collaboration with day services, and other networking venues.

Provides input and guidance to direct reports through individual and group meetings as well as visiting community employment and volunteer sites.

Stay abreast of community employment trends, public policy, employment first initiatives, and issues affecting individuals with disabilities (e.g. ADA, social security, health benefits, accommodations, etc.).

Maintains annual American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.

Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.


High School diploma or GED equivalent is required, a Bachelors Degree in a human services field is preferred. At least one year of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities desired. Prior supervision of others helpful. Knowledge of and experience in working with regulatory agencies and funding sources, including DHS, DRS and CARF standards preferred. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities. Effective communication skills, both written and oral. Proficient in the use of computers, software applications, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Valid Illinois drivers license with good driving record.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination when working with persons served and handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lifts up to 30 pounds with varying amounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Generally, no occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances, but may require performing unplanned Category III tasks (Category II). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Job Posting: JC241061791

Posted On: May 29, 2023

Updated On: Sep 28, 2023

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