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As a leading nonprofit, Aspire’s mission is to support the successes of children and adults with disabilities, strengthen their families and build embracing communities.
We do that every day by providing unparalleled services, programs and opportunities through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks, and through our organization’s dynamic team of 266 members across Cook County, Lake County, and southeastern Wisconsin.
We look to redefine what’s possible for people with disabilities by providing high quality and exceptional service, and we’re looking for people who have the same passion and drive. In return, we offer rewarding and challenging career paths that give you the opportunity to learn, grow, collaborate and advance in your field.
We also offer competitive employment salaries and compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, a robust employee wellness program and a fun and engaging work environment. We offer a variety of jobs in Chicago and across the Western suburbs, including but not limited to: case managers, direct support professionals, career specialists and more. If you enjoying helping people or have a background in case management, counselor, education, social services, teaching, or working with adults with disabilities, please view our available job opportunities or contact Aspire’s HR team.
Direct Support Professional
Description: Make a difference in people’s lives each day by supporting adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. Job duties include:
-Provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
-Perform personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks.
-Fosters positive relationships between Direct Care Staff and individuals served.
-Ensure Individuals safety and maintaining a safe environment.
-Reminds and assists Individuals with self-administration of medications (with proper training).
-Encourages self-help activities.
-Performs home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning.
-Plans meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up.
-Accompanies individuals to scheduled appointments and transports clients or running errands for individuals.
-Ensure each individual’s rights are observed at all times.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalency. Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field preferred. 1 years experience working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities preferred. Valid driver’s license with good driving record. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite. Access to reliable transportation to the western suburbs. Minimum age requirement, 21.
Hours: Full Time and Part Time opportunities; a variety of shifts including days, evenings and overnights available