Case Management/Social Services, Employment-Related Services
4 Year Degree
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: The Employment Specialist supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve and retain competitive and community-based employment in inclusive competitive work environments. Under the direction of the Director of Community Employment, the Employment Specialist collaborates with an integrated training and employment team to prepare individuals for job placement and provides supports that promote retention. Employment Specialists also assist in the execution of inclusive employment consulting engagements under the direction of the Director of Community Employment, 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. 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.