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!
Contribute to Aspires innovative Living Enterprise and make a difference in peoples lives each day.
Position Summary: DSP 1:1 supports adults with developmental disabilities to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community. This role will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals to provide multifaceted person-centered services.
Act as an advocate for the individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals. Encourage attitudes and behaviors that foster community inclusion. Serve as a liaison to family members, guardians and the community. Ensure individuals rights are observed at all times; ensures that individuals safety and well-being are protected at all times.
High School Diploma; Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field preferred.
2 years of experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 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 participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public.
Ability to work flexible hours and days, including some holidays, according to needs/emergency coverage.
Ability to use technology to include: email, computers, copy machines, etc.
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.