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Controller

Aspire is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven finance executive to serve as Controller. The Controller is an active part of the management team, helping us move forward strategically and grow in a dynamic, competitive environment. The Controller brings a customer service mentality helping our team become an even stronger partner with our various departments as we provide additional services to our community. The successful candidate will lead by providing timely, insightful reporting and ensuring we effectively use our financial resources and information technology to enable our team to further Aspire’s position as the agency of choice in the disability field in Chicagoland.

Qualifications: BS in Accounting required. CPA/MBA or three plus years in public accounting preferred. Strong accounting and analytical skills. An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups. Proficient in project management, including tracking of timelines and documentation. Demonstrated passion and commitment to developing team members.

If you’re inspired by what you’ve read and are committed to making a difference, please email your resume and cover letter to Lisa Pinion at lisa@pinionsolutionsgroup.com.

 

Kids

Early Intervention Contract Therapist

Enterprise: Kids

Aspire Kids serves as a billing agent for contract therapists through Early Intervention. If you are an Early Intervention provider looking for flexible work hours and hassle-free billing, contact Ann-Preston Bosher, Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies, for information regarding rates and benefits, 708.236.0979 ext. 3120 or abosher@aspirechicago.com.


Developmental Therapist

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Identify, evaluate and provide therapy to children in order to improve their overall development with a focus on cognitive, social-emotional, and play skills. Integrate parents (family members) as partners in the learning process. Provide consultation and education to promote the inclusion of children in all settings.

Position Responsibilities: Evaluate children for level of functioning and write reports based on the results of the evaluation. Participate in the development of the IFSP/IEP to develop goals for the child/family while building on the strengths and needs of the child/ family. Complete six-months reviews and do annual evaluations/reviews to assess progress and update goals. Provide individual and group family-centered, child-led therapy in the clinic, home or community setting. Integrate primary caregivers and teachers into all aspects of service provision. Work collaboratively with therapists from other disciplines, parents, family members, teachers, and community providers to develop appropriate strategies for addressing cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral needs across environments. Complete documentation and billing accurately and in a timely manner. Participate in professional development team meetings and mentoring with interdisciplinary team members. Provide consultation to interdisciplinary team members. Provide school/community education workshops/activities on topics related to early childhood development, developmental disabilities, and strategies for participation in inclusive settings.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or other relevant field of study. Extensive knowledge of the State of Illinois Early Intervention System. Extensive knowledge of evaluation and treatment of infants, toddlers and young children.

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Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with exceptional speech therapy and multidisciplinary teams in a family-centered model while providing evaluations and ongoing therapy for infants, toddlers, and children with developmental delays and disabilities. Knowledge of typical and atypical speech/language development, feeding, assessment, and intervention strategies specific to these age groups, as well as the ability to work well with families and team members is required.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide individual and group speech therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings. Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatment plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services.  Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care. Collaborate with other members of the Speech Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications: MA or MS in Speech/Language Pathology. Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. Early Intervention credentials highly preferred, but not required.

Hours: Full Time

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Pediatric Speech Therapy Team Leader

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Speech Therapy Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to supervise and mentor an exceptional team of speech/language pathologists in a family-centered model. The Speech Therapy Team Leader works collaboratively with Team Leaders from other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies to support program expansion and development. The Speech Therapy Team Leader maintains a caseload of infants, toddlers, and children across home, community, school, and clinic settings.

Responsibilities: Supervise and mentor speech-language pathologists. Collaborate with Team Leaders of other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies. Provide individual and group speech/language and feeding therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings. Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatments plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services. Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care. Collaborate with other members of the Speech Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications MA or MS in Speech/Language Pathology. Licensed Speech/Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois. ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competency. Early Intervention Full Speech/Language Pathology Credential; Evaluation/Assessment Credential. At least three years of clinical experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Hours: Full Time

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Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Occupational Therapist for our Hillside location. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with exceptional occupational therapy and multidisciplinary teams in a family-centered model while providing evaluations and ongoing therapy for infants, toddlers, and children with developmental delays and disabilities. Knowledge of typical and atypical development, sensory integration, assessment, and intervention strategies specific to these age groups, as well as the ability to work well with families and team members is required.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide individual and group occupational therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings. Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatment plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services.  Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care. Collaborate with other members of the Occupational Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications: MS in Occupational Therapy or OTD. Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Illinois.  Current Registration with NBCOT. Early Intervention credentials highly preferred, but not required.

Hours: Full Time

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Team Leader

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Occupational Therapy Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to supervise and mentor an exceptional occupational therapy team in a family-centered model. The Occupational Therapy Team Leader works collaboratively with Team Leaders from other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies to support program expansion and development. The Occupational Therapy Team Leader maintains a caseload of infants, toddlers, and children across home, community, school, and clinic settings.

Primary Responsibilities: Supervise and mentor occupational therapists. Collaborate with Team Leaders of other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies. Provide individual and group occupational therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings. Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatment plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services. Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care. Collaborate with other members of the Occupational Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications: MS in Occupational Therapy or OTD. Licensed Occupational Therapist in the State of Illinois. Current Registration with NBCOT. Early Intervention Full Occupational Therapy Credential; Evaluation/Assessment Credential. At least three years of clinical experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required.

Hours: Full Time

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Pediatric Physical Therapist

Enterprise: Kids

Description: Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Physical Therapist for our Hillside location. This is an excellent opportunity to work collaboratively with exceptional physical therapy and multidisciplinary teams in a family-centered model while providing evaluations and therapy for infants, toddlers, and, children with developmental delays and disabilities. Knowledge of typical and atypical motor development, assessment, and intervention strategies specific to these age groups, as well as the ability to work well with families and team members is required.

Primary Responsibilities: Provide individual and group physical therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings.  Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatment plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services. Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care.  Collaborate with other members of the Physical Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications: MS or Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Illinois. Early Intervention credentials highly preferred, but not required.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Team Leader

Enterprise: Kids

Description:

Aspire Kids is seeking a full-time Pediatric Physical Therapy Team Leader. This is an excellent opportunity to supervise and mentor an exceptional physical therapy team in a family-centered model. The Physical Therapy Team Leader works collaboratively with Team Leaders from other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies to support program expansion and development. The Physical Therapy Team Leader maintains a caseload of infants, toddlers, and children across home, community, school, and clinic settings.

Primary Responsibilities: Supervise and mentor physical therapists.  Collaborate with Team Leaders of other disciplines and the Associate Director of Pediatric Therapies.  Provide individual and group physical therapy in the child’s home, community, school, and clinic settings. Conduct evaluations and write comprehensive reports. Develop treatment plans and document progress in child’s electronic medical record. Integrate caregivers and other important stakeholders into all aspects of the provision of services. Provide caregiver education/coaching regarding strategies for follow through across home and community settings. Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide holistic care. Collaborate with other members of the Physical Therapy Team to implement evidence-based practice into treatment approaches.

Qualifications: MS or Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Illinois. Early Intervention Full Physical Therapy Credential; Evaluation/Assessment Credential  At least three years of clinical experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred, but not required

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Living

Behavior Therapist

Enterprise: Living

Description: Aspire is looking for a Behavior Therapist to write and maintain individual behavior enrichment programs based upon the individual’s needs and the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the home and day programming setting and to provide clinical skills training and team member consultations for consistent application of behavior reduction protocols that enhance the individual’s communication and skill set.

Qualifications: Current certification or ability to meet certification requirements for a Level 2 Behavior Therapist by the Department of Human Services. Bachelor’s degrees in a human service field and 1,500 hours of coursework, training and/or supervised professional experience in the application of behavior analysis.

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Personal Assistant (L.E.)

Enterprise: Living

Description: Aspire is seeking a motivated and goal orientated individual to serve as a Personal Assistant within the Life Enrichment Team. This individual will support each participant in their day-to-day activities so that meaningful learning experiences and skill development can be realized. In collaboration with the Life Enrichment Team the Personal Assistant will assure a safe and stimulating environment where each person is encouraged to communicating their needs, self-expression and goals

Qualifications: 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.

Hours: Full Time

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Maintenance Assistant

Enterprise: Living

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; certification desired. Diploma, Certificate or equivalent education. Must have 1-3 years of combined maintenance experience. Valid driver’s license. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Hours: Full Time

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Life Consultant: Case Manager (QIDP)

Enterprise: Living

Description: 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), ensure all aspects of each individual’s program are implemented, coordinated, and monitored to meet quality expectations and regulatory requirements. Communicate and work closely with each person’s interdisciplinary team in order to have seamless service delivery that results in positive outcomes for the person with the highest level of proactive customer service.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one-year experience working directly with people with developmental disabilities, Masters preferred. QIDP Illinois state certified or eligible. Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports and routine business correspondence. Working knowledge of PC operations and software. Some knowledge of the methods and practices of sound records management; ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to maintain confidential information.

Hours: Full Time

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Life Enrichment Facilitator

Enterprise: Living

Description: 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.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work or related field plus 2 years’ experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Ability to obtain and maintain PACE certification. 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, team members at all levels, families, and the general public.

Hours: Full Time

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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; 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 23 years of age. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, employees, and the general public. and the ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public. Ability to work flexible hours and days, including some holidays.

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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: 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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Careers

Personal Assistant

Enterprise: Careers

Description: While maintaining outstanding customer service PAs 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. Work on behalf of participants to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving success. Keep Facilitator and other needed team members informed of success, struggles, risks, etc. that involve the participant. Provide First Aid/CPR with current certification and seek emergency medical care when needed. Provide approved crisis prevention/intervention including de-escalation and physical intervention techniques when necessary to protect the person and others. Accurately and timely complete all charting and data collection tools (goal tracking, behavioral tracking, attendance, communication log, etc.).

Qualifications: 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.

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Career Specialist

Enterprise: Careers

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.

Hours: Full Time

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DSP 1:1 Careers

Enterprise: Careers

Description: In partnership with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, their family, 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 career development experiences can be realized. Assure a safe and stimulating environment where each person is productive, explores job options and acquires skills to develop his/her career. Provide top quality services in a customer-focused manner.

Qualifications: High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred. 2 years of experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Experience following lesson plans and creating activities to follow lesson plans. 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. 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.

Hours: Full Time

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