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CU is a nonprofit that offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work in the community. We offer work opportunities for STAFF and CLIENTS. 

We define a CLIENT as someone who is qualified to work in the AbilityOne Vocational Training Program. To qualify you must be an individual with a documented disability. 

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Team Lead/DSP

Department: Residential Options
Location: Alton, IL
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Client or Staff: Staff
Position Hours: Flex shifts; (8a-4p) or (3p-11p)

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

Hours: Flexibility to work days/evening 

Pay: $12.40-$12.90 hr.

Job Functions:

1.   Train, supervise and assist Residents on completing Activity of Daily Living (ADL) skills. Assist Residents by completing cleaning, laundry, cooking, and administering proper dose and timing of medications to Residents.  Assist Residents with bathing, hygiene and toileting when Resident is not capable of completing independently.  Perform tasks necessary to maintain a safe living and working environment (i.e. cleaning, shoveling walks, etc.) Schedule and run medical appointments. 

2.    Supervise group home staff in the absence of the Residential Site Manager (RSM).  Assist the RSM in providing on-the-job training and safety training for the group home staff. 

3.    Provide active treatment services as outlined in each Resident’s plan (IHP/ISP/ITP) and as assigned by the RSM.  Review and complete daily documentation for services provided, progress, behaviors and incidents in the Resident files.  Comply with MRO billing procedures per Resident ITPs.

 4.  Communicate Resident concerns and needs, health, safety, building and staff issues to the RSM and/or the dietician.  Participate in IHP/ISP/ITP staffing and IDT meetings as requested by the RSM. 

 5.  Ensure adherence to daily activity schedules and supervise family style meal service.  Prepare food/kitchen supplies shopping list and order or purchase food/kitchen supplies as needed.


Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma or G.E.D. 
• At least 6 months experience working with people with developmental disabilities (DD) or mental illness (MI) 
• Must be at least 21 years of age to complete MRO documents in CILA homes. Must have valid driver's license.
• CPR, 1st Aid, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and DSP training provided by the company must be successfully completed within the first 4 months and annually thereafter to be certified and maintain position.

Pre-Employment Test:
• Must pass state required TABE literacy assessment prior to employment. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email your resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt, .rtf, .html, or .ascii format to the address below. If you wish to enclose a cover letter, please include it in the body of your email message.

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