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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 180 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.
Description: Aspire is seeking a Career Specialist that will support 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.
Qualifications: 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. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to deal tactfully, engaging and courteously with Individuals, employees at all levels, families and the public.
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