El Valor is seeking a highly organized and motivated professional to support and oversee its developmental training program for 100 adults with intellectual disabilities. The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish, comfortable working with disabled adults and family members, and willing to jump in and try new and different activities. Individuals interested in the position must be able to complete the following:
- Assist in the day to day operation of a day program, including but not limiting to: arranging for staff coverage, creating a weekly schedule, and holding staff accountable for responsibilities.
- Provide support and creative suggestions for adults to go out into the community.
- Complete monthly reports regarding the activities in the program, attendance, and any special events.
- Ensure all reports are completed by staff and follow up on any incident reports.
- Communicate with families regarding their concerns or changes in the program.
- Provide one on one support to disabled adults when necessary.
- Assist in Agency wide activities such as fundraisers and staff development day.
- Communicate with supervisors regularly regarding any follow up or concerning items.
- Complete other duties as assigned by management.
Fluent in English and Spanish Required.
Associated Degree Required.
At least 2 years of supervisory experience required.
At least 4 years of experience working with adults with disabilities.
Certified Direct Support Personnel.
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.