We’re Hiring!


November 6, 2018


6 minutes




SIGN UP TODAY for Aspire’s hiring extravaganza on Tuesday, Nov. 20th from 9 am to 5 pm! We’re on a voyage to meet innovators, creatives, doers and collaborators to join our (awesome) team.

Hiring Extravaganza

  • Date: Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
  • Time: Interviews will take place between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Location: Aspire Shannon Center (1815 S. Wolf Road, Hillside IL 60162)
  • Sign up by applying for one of the many jobs listed below
    • After applying, we’ll contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview time. All candidates must sign up for this event by completing an online application.
  At the core of our company culture are three values that drive us each day: Teamwork, Integrity and Excellence. We live by TIE while providing uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and our community. If these values are in line with your own, we hope you’ll apply for an interview!

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Direct Support Professional Job Overview

Direct Support Professionals support adults within the Community Living Homes at Aspire. Aspire’s Community Living Homes provide a friendly, family-like environment for adults with disabilities who want to live with others, while receiving ongoing person-centered services. In collaboration with the Community Living Team Leaders, the Direct Support Professionals respond to the unique needs and goals of each resident so that meaningful life experiences can be realized. This important role also assists individuals with daily activities and encourages attitudes and behaviors that support community inclusion. Direct Support Professionals advocate for each individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals while at home and out in the community. Apply Today! Direct Support Professional The ideal rock star candidate has:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associate’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education or a related field (preferred)
  • 1 year experience working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (preferred)
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with people with disabilities, team members and community members – all while embodying the Spirit of Aspire (a.k.a. TIE – Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence!)
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License with a good driving record; ability to maintain PACE certification
  • Access to reliable transportation to the west side suburbs
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 23

Personal Assistant Job Overview

While maintaining outstanding customer service, PA’s will provide care, support, and supervision to all participants. This will be done through Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. Position Responsibilities: Knowledge and implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISP), Behavioral Enrichment Plans (BEP), and health directives. Engage participants in meaningful activities. Work on behalf of participants to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving success. Provide assistance as needed during transition times. Keep Facilitator and other needed team members informed of success, struggles, risks, etc. that involve the participant. Apply Today! Personal  Assistant The ideal rock star candidate has:
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (preferred)
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Minimum 19 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
  • Ability to work flexible hours and days, including some holidays, according to any classroom needs/emergency coverage
  • Ability to use technology to include: email, computers, copy machines, etc.

Life On My Own Life Consultant Job Overview

Life Consultants, in partnership with participants, families, and others invested in the individual develop and encourage all aspects of each person’s plan to transition to living on their own. Assure a safe and comfortable home environment where each person can be motivated to achieve all of his/her goals toward independence. Conduct meetings and check-ins with participants while maintaining proper documentation to help with participant growth and independence. Apply Today! LOMO Life Consultant The ideal rock star candidate has:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one year experience working directly with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (Masters preferred)
  • QIDP certified or eligible
  • One year experience working with people in residential setting and/or mental health; intellectual/developmental disabilities (preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Minimum 21 years of age

Life Enrichment Facilitator Job Overview

Collaborate with the Life Enrichment team and community partners to develop and implement curricula designed to enhance learning experiences for adults with intellectual disabilities in areas that include science discovery, art exploration, music/dance expression and more. If you want to be part of someone discovering their purpose and talents, the Life Enrichment Facilitator would be a great fit. Develop and implement syllabus, lesson plans, and teaching materials for subject area(s). Provide supervision and work together with Personal Assistants/Director Support Professionals in the classroom. Provide input and engage in a larger Aspire team that empowers each person we serve through person centered planning. Apply Today! Life Enrichment Facilitator The ideal rock star candidate has:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field (preferred)
  • 2 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities
  • Experience supervising employees (preferred)
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Minimum 23 years of age

Career Specialist Job Overview

The Career Specialist supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve and retain competitive and community-based employment in inclusive work environments. Under the direction of the Associate Director of Careers, the Career Specialist collaborates with an integrated training and employment team to prepare individuals for job placement and provides supports that promote retention. Career Specialists also assist in the execution of inclusive employment consulting engagements under the direction of the Career Placement Manager, working with employers to build embracing and inclusive environments. Apply Today! Career Specialist The ideal rock star candidate has:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (preferred)
  • HS diploma/GED with a minimum of 3 years related work experience
  • Experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (preferred)
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Ability to obtain and maintain PACE certification
  • Minimum of 23 years of age

Join Our Team

We value our Team Members and our goal is to attract top talent – like you! We offer competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefit package, a robust employee wellness program (think: fun Zumba classes!) and a supportive and engaging work environment. At Aspire, we provide comprehensive paid training to equip you with Direct Support Professional certification and CPR/First-Aid certification so you’re ready to perform at your best. You will have the opportunity to:
  • Work with a dynamic team of professionals (just like yourself!) to deliver top notch, person-centered services
  • Provide functional skills support to help people with disabilities achieve independence and success
  • Ensure individuals’ rights are respected and observed at all times – also, make sure that the safety and well-being of the people with whom we work are protected at all times
  • Maintain an atmosphere that welcomes and celebrates open discussion, teamwork, integrity and excellence
  • Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community!
  • Be an ambassador for Aspire!

Interested in Part-Time or Full-Time opportunities? All shifts are available, including weekends and overnights. If you’re ready for an exciting challenge and to take the next step in your career, apply via the links below!

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