From direct care staff to program managers to clinicians, our employees make a difference every day. Our talented team helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive in the communities they call home. And as part of The MENTOR Network— a national network of local health and human services providers—REM’s employees are part of a growing organization that’s been at the forefront of providing innovative, community-based care for more than 30 years
Direct Support Professional (DSP)Apply Now Job ID 17000NN9
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Primary Location: IL-ILFrankfort-20646 Abbey Woods Ct
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Come join Illinois MENTOR Community Services in the very important work we do supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities, brain injury and emotional, behavioral or medical complexities. Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you'll carry out rewarding work, playing an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization. Based in community settings, DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, and medication administration.
DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
Our DSPs are the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. At the end of your work day, you know you have made a difference in someone’s life.
Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or this just sounds like the type of impact you want to make, we want to hear from you! Bring the right attitude, we’ll train you for success!
Part-time and Full-time positions are available. Evenings and Weekend shifts allow schedules to fit around school, other employment, or family commitments. Travel around the southside and southern suburbs of Chicago is required.
High school diploma or GED
Must be 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license in good standing required
Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance to provide transportation for individuals receiving services
Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
Afternoon, Evening, and Weekend availability
What we offer you:
- Paid time off and benefits for 30+ hour work week
- A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
- Part-time and Full-time schedules available
Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
Job training, career development, and advancement opportunities
Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded with a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. Illinois MENTOR Community Services is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services. With ~28,000 employees serving ~25,000 consumers in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!