SUMMARY: Provides direct care services to developmentally disabled individuals in El Valor's residential and day programming services.
Direct care includes: ensuring individuals reach daily goals, working with individuals on skills of daily living, medication management, goal tracking, and other daily activities.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: An equivalent amount of training, education and experience will be considered.
High School diploma or equivalent required;
One to two years of prior experience with the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) population.
Ability to pass the Test of Adult Basic Education(TABE)
Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required;
Must be able to successfully complete DSP and Medication training courses;
Current, valid Illinois driver’s license.
About El Valor
El Valor was founded in 1973 by the late Guadalupe Reyes, a visionary leader and mother who dreamed of a community in which all members, including her son with special needs, could live, learn and work. From its roots in the Hispanic community, El Valor has grown into a nationally recognized multicultural, multipurpose organization with a mission that reaches millions through its International Public Awareness Campaign.
El Valor has three Children & Family Centers, a Technology Center, a Vocational Development Center and five Community Residence Homes for adults with disabilities. Programs work with families throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. El Valor has a budget of over $15 million. Over 300 staff members and hundreds of volunteers help provide services to children, people with disabilities and their families.