Exciting news! We’re pleased to announce that as of August 1, NorthPointe is joining the Aspire family! NorthPointe Resources is another leading agency serving people with developmental disabilities based in Zion, Illinois.
By coming together we aim to be one of the most recognized and respected disability service providers across the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake County (Illinois), and southeastern Wisconsin.
Position Summary: In partnership with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, their family and friends, Aspire team members and other members of the Community, ensure all aspects of each individual’s day program are implemented, coordinated, and monitored to meet quality expectations and regulatory requirements. Communicate and work closely with each person’s team in order to have seamless service delivery that results in positive outcomes for the person with the highest level of proactive customer service.
Person Centered Plan (PCP) duties.
Monitors individual status/progress, goal tracking and other reporting forms pertaining to the person to ensure proper data collection.
Instruct and monitors Direct Support Professionals (DSP) in the Implementation Strategy and programming.
Actively participates in and/or facilitates all assigned meetings and effectively communicate within the appropriate time-frame all necessary information to the proper team members, enterprises, and others who need to know in a professional and friendly manner.
Maintains familiarity with individualized behavior support programs and implements accordingly.
Provide training as directed.
Conduct training for direct care staff as needed to develop a better understanding of participants’ goals, interventions, and/or relationship building.
Conduct training and/or develop new activities in social and interpersonal skills for participants as needed.
Provide communication coordination.
Monitor implementation of Personal Plan.
Ensure compliance with waiver and assists as needed for benefits/entitlements
Provides necessary information including, but not limited to, hospital stays, medical appointments, dietary changes, medication regimen and medical conditions are communicated with the person’s team for provision of day services.
Maintain the integrity and compliance of the participant’s paper and electronic files. Ensure each participant’s file is up to date and organized at all times and in accordance to DHS, agency and other accreditation standards.
Provide input and/or engage in opportunities for organizational committees or special events.
Respond to behavioral, medical, or other crisis situations.
Attend and actively participate in supervision with Director keeping them informed of needed information.
Make recommendations and assist with changes in the development and delivery of new and/or existing policies, procedures, services, etc., to optimize quality assurance, reduce department deficits, and maintain the integrity of the department and Aspire.
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.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, employees, and the general public.
Ability to assess employee performance according to best practice standards and provide feedback.
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.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional documents, technical procedures, and regulations.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with employees at all levels, families, and the general public.
About Aspire Chicago
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. 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 and growing.