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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 150 members in Chicago and the suburbs.
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, speech therapy, occupational therapy and more. If you enjoying helping people or have a background in case management, counselor, education, social services, teaching, or working with kids or adults with disabilities, please view our available job opportunities or contact Aspire’s HR team.
AIDE: Advocating Independence through Daily Experiences
(Direct Support Professional)
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: 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 availableClick Here To Apply