Search is seeking college graduates with degrees in human services (psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, special recreation, etc.). The Intellectual Disability Para-professional (IDPP) works along side direct care professionals and case managers to provide support, life skills training, social skills training and conflict resolution skills training to adults with intellectual and development disabilities. The position also provides hands on training to become a case manager in the field.
The position responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual needs,
Assist individuals with activities of daily living and personal self care
Assist individuals with planning and participating in activities of their choosing in the community, including transporting individuals to community activities,
Actively engage individuals with meaningful activities through out their day,
Assist individuals with working on individual goals as established in their service plans,
Demonstrate daily efforts to assist individuals with learning skills needed for greater independence,
Implement Glidepath curriculum, in accordance with the posted Curriculum Master Schedules.
This position is full time, 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm. It is located in Mount Prospect and includes an excellent benefits package:
Health & dental insurance
Paid vacation and sick time
Retirement and life insurance
Employee Recognition Program
Employee Assistance Program
- Bachelor's degree in human services (psychology, sociology, social work, criminal justice, special recreation, etc.)
- Valid driver's license
- Ability to lift up to 44 pounnds
Internal Number: 10/25/19
About Search, Inc.
Search empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Search provides a wide range of flexible, personalized services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include supported living arrangements, adult learning and employment programs, as well as medical, behavioral, therapy and home-based services.
Outstanding Services, Life-Changing Experiences
Search makes a promise to each person we serve to provide exceptional services and truly memorable experiences that inspire and empower. This is reflected by our vision of a world where all people live, learn, work and play alongside one another, bringing their unique abilities to the community.
Search is a community-based nonprofit. Our programs serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mount Prospect. Search has provided high-quality services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 50 years.
Experienced... and Certified
Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
Our board of directors is a dedicated group of some of Illinois’ finest business, community and civic leaders. Through their dedication and service we are able to provide people with intellectual disabilities the quality of life they so truly deserve.