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Direct Support Professional

Enterprise: Living

Description: Contribute to Aspire’s innovative Living Enterprise and make a difference in people’s lives each day. The AIDE supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. This role will have the opportunity to: Work with a dynamic team of professionals to provide multifaceted person-centered services. Act as an advocate for each individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals. Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion. Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community. Ensure individual’s rights are observed at all times; ensures that individual’s safety and well-being are protected 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, 23.

Hours: Full Time and Part Time opportunities; a variety of shifts including days, evenings and overnights available

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Maintenance Assistant

Description: We are currently looking to hire a full time Maintenance Assistant to perform day-to-day maintenance functions. Duties include light carpentry, painting and basic grounds maintenance of community homes and commercial buildings. Maintenance Assistant works with the Maintenance Manager and Enterprise Support Manager to assist in maintaining, repairing, and improving the facilities of Aspire.

Qualifications: 1-3 years experience and certification desired and Diploma. Must have 1-3 years of combined maintenance experience and a valid driver’s license.

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System Data Entry Clerk- Integration

Description:  Aspire has recently created an alliance with NorthPointe Resources and will integrate their CRM database records in a single database.  This position will help facilitate the data integration process and act as the secondary administrator for the fundraising Microsoft Dynamics CRM system.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma/ GED required.  Strong computer, administrative and data entry skills with exceptional attention to detail.  Experience with database data entry, preferably Microsoft Dynamics.  Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when working with sensitive information.  Experience with Microsoft Office suite of programs (in particular Microsoft Outlook and Excel).  Good level of written and verbal communication skills.  Good time management and organizational skills.  Professional and polite manner.  Confident, proactive, flexible approach.  Must be able to work independently with a demonstrated ability to use initiative.

Hours: Temporary/25hrs per week

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Special Events Coordinator

Description:  Aspire is looking for a Special Events Coordinator to visualize, plan, market and execute both small- and large-scale fundraising events throughout the year. Someone who is an amazing and experienced, take charge professional with an ability to manage administration and logistics in support of our annual special events. If you are creative, organized, customer focused, and love to plan, we’d like to talk to you!

Qualifications: 3 – 4 years experience in donor engagement, event planning, volunteer coordination, and donor and/or CRM software.  Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills.  Ability to maintain confidential information.  Ability to manage multiple projects/events simultaneously.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.  Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience in the non-profit sector preferred. Knowledge of online and mobile resources to improve event outcomes desired. Must have access to a personal vehicle for business use.

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Grant Coordinator

Description:  Aspire is looking for a Grant Coordinator that truly loves the grant writing process. If you’re an innovative and dynamic thinker that looks forward to research, collaboration and writing to create perfect package, this grant writer position is for you. You’ll think big, structuring grants around program design and outcomes in a way that shows inspirational impact. You’ll be grandiose one minute and the next nail down every tiny detail. Speaking of details, you’ll report back to funders on individual grants awarded, organize the application pipeline, and always meet deadlines with little supervision.

Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred in any writing intensive major such as English, Journalism, Communications, or Marketing.  Previous grant writing experience required, with ability to prove record of success.  Candidates will be detail-oriented and will possess strong communication, writing and computer research skills.

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Staff Accountant

Description:  We are looking for a Staff Accountant to join Aspire’s Finance team. The Staff Accountant performs general accounting functions including payroll processing and reporting, accounts payable processing, bank deposits, petty cash administration, monthly journal entry posting and account reconciliation.  If you are a self-driven person with an excellent eye for detail then this is the position for you!

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Accounting required. Proficiency in PC operations and software (word processing, database, and spreadsheet). Excellent attention to detail.  Clear verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people. Some knowledge of the methods and practices of sound records management; ability to prepare and maintain records.  Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, calculator, fax machine, telephone, copy machine, and other office machines.

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Team Leader

Enterprise: Living

Description: Aspire is currently searching for a dynamic and passionate individual to join our team as a Team Leader. If you are determined to make a difference in the community and in people’s lives, we want to talk to you!    In partnership with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, their family and friends, Aspire team members and other members of the Community Support Teams (CST), respond to the unique needs and dreams of each individual so that meaningful life experiences can be realized.  Assure a safe and comfortable home environment where each person thrives and has opportunities for independence.  Demonstrate superb staffing and coordinate activities in the home that result in excellence in service and enable people to fully participate in the life of the community.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred.  Experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities preferred. Experience supervising employees preferred.  Valid driver’s license with good driving record.  Minimum age requirement 23.  Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports

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Intermittent CILA Support Worker

Enterprise: Living

Description: The intermittent CILA Support Worker will provide training and support to people in the intermittent CILA program according to their individual needs in accordance to federal, state, and agency guidelines.  If you are determined to make a difference in the community and in people’s lives, we want to talk to you!  This position is also responsible for assisting with day to day activities and other duties assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required; BA/BS degree in preferred, but not required. Valid driver’s license with good driving record.

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Direct Support Professional

Enterprise: Living

Description: Contribute to Aspire’s innovative Living Enterprise and make a difference in people’s lives each day. The AIDE supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. This role will have the opportunity to: Work with a dynamic team of professionals to provide multifaceted person-centered services. Act as an advocate for each individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals. Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion. Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community. Ensure individual’s rights are observed at all times; ensures that individual’s safety and well-being are protected 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, 23.

Hours: Full Time and Part Time opportunities; a variety of shifts including days, evenings and overnights available

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DSP 1:1 Residential

Enterprise Living

Description: Contribute to Aspire’s innovative Living Enterprise and make a difference in people’s lives each day. 1:1 DSP supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. This role will have the opportunity to: Work with a dynamic team of professionals to provide multifaceted person-centered services. Act as an advocate for the individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals. Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion. Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community. Ensure individual’s rights are observed at all times; ensures that individual’s safety and well-being are protected at all times.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 23 years of age. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports.

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Health Advocate

Enterprise: Living

Description: The Health Advocate provides coordination of and transportation to healthcare appointments for persons using Aspire’s residential services. This position will act as liaison for healthcare services to individuals in addition to identifying and utilizing effective advocacy strategies to overcome the diverse challenges facing individuals.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required. 1 year experience as IL DHS Direct Support Professional, Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. Computer skills necessary to maintain communication and Electronic Health Record. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 23 years of age.  Attention to detail, good oral and written communications skills, interpersonal and training skills

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Clinical Counselor/Therapist

Enterprise: Living

Description: The Clinical Counselor/Therapist provides clinical support to adults with intellectual disabilities in the home and day programming setting by providing assistance and guidance in developing skill sets to effectively manage mental and behavioral health challenges. The Clinical Counselor provides support through weekly counseling sessions and writing and maintaining counseling plans based upon assessment results and the individuals’ therapeutic goals. The Clinical Counselor provides clinical skills training, presentations and team member consultations to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan across all environments and to enhance the individuals’ communication and emotional regulation skill sets.

Qualifications: Master’s in Counseling or related field required. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Social Worker (LSW) required. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to apply therapy techniques and train on them. The desire to help Aspire live its’ mission and will embody Aspire’s values of Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence.

Hours: Full Time

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DSP 1:1 Life Enrichment

Enterprise Living

Description: Contribute to Aspires innovative Living Enterprise and make a difference in peoples lives each day. 1:1 DSP supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. This role will have the opportunity to: Work with a dynamic team of professionals to provide multifaceted person-centered services. Act as an advocate for the individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals. Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion. Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community. Ensure individuals rights are observed at all times; ensures that individuals safety and well-being are protected at all times.

Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED required; 2 years of experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 23 years of age. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to deal tactfully, engaging, and courteously with participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public.

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Careers

 


Business Development Manager

Enterprise: Careers

Description:  The Aspire Careers team is looking to grow the number of people with disabilities who are meaningfully employed across Chicagoland.  The Business Development Manager will help us to ensure people with disabilities are included in the workforce by managing and developing a portfolio of community employment partner accounts.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field.  Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Strong relationship-building skills with exceptional attention to detail.  Strong organizational, time management and project management skills. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills –written and verbal – with internal and external audiences.  Strong analytical and computer skills; database management experience a plus.  Ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities and people from diverse backgrounds.  Familiarity and commitment to developmental disabilities is strongly preferred.

Hours: Full Time Day

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Career Facilitator

Enterprise: Careers

Description: Collaborate with the first of its kind Career Academy team and community partners to develop and implement curricula designed to teach career exploration for adults with intellectual disabilities in Aspire’s brand new learning areas that include hospitality, hoteling, strength/stamina, computers, and more. If you want to be part of someone’s journey of discovering and achieving their dream job this position would be a great fit. Develop and implement syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials for learning area(s). Provide supervision and work together with Personal Assistants in the classroom. Aspire encourages all team members to be part of the whole organization and many opportunities to grow your own career.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Psychology, or related field. Experience with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities preferred. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 21 years of age. Effective oral and written communication skills; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from many different levels of people. Ability to deal tactfully, engaging, and courteously with all the people Aspire serves.

Hours: Full Time Day

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