Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Employment-Related Services
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 we know that Together, We’re Better!
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.
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 general public
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the ‘Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the nation, in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, we know that Together, We’re Better!
Aspire was founded in 1960 and is recognized as a leader in providing bold, pioneering, and uncompromising services to kids and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and the community through our four enterprises: Aspire Kids, Aspire Living, Aspire Careers and Aspire CoffeeWorks. We are one of the most innovative human service non-profits in the Midwest with an incredibly talented and dedicated team of more than 200 that serves nearly 1,000 kids and adults every year.