Youth Support Specialist
Provide supportive assistance, personal care & training to consumers in their daily living, social, recreational, day services and community activities, in accordance with the goals & requirements prescribed in each consumers I.S.P. and in a manner that facilitates cross-team collaboration, cooperation and service integration across work unit, department and organizational boundaries.
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP): Provide support & comfort to people with developmental and other disabilities, assisting them to lead self-directed lives, achieve their personal goals and contribute to their community; and encourage attitudes and behaviors that enhance inclusion in their communities.
High School diploma or GED. 2 years of successful work/volunteer experience with persons/Children with developmental disabilities. Valid Illinois Drivers license required. Certificate of Proof of Insurance and maintenance of such at minimum amount of coverage required by law, Possess or acquire within first ninety days of employment self-administration of medication training. Maintain certification through retraining and annual recertification, as required. Possess or acquire within new hire training cycle First Aid and C,P.R. certification, updating as required by licensing agency. Completion of Department of Human Services mandated training curriculum for DSPs in Illinois within agency designated timeline or within 120 days (whichever is less)\Certification in Safety Care behavior intervention training within the first month of hire.
This position is a “6 days on, 6 days off” rotation, for 144 continuous hours on site per each rotation. Work time is inclusive of all 144 hours with 40 hours paid at a base rate and the additional 104 hours paid at an overtime rate. Following 6 days on shift, the Extended Support Specialist will be off work for 6 days, returning on the seventh day to start their next consecutive six days on shift. Absences must be reported within 4 hours prior to start shift.
FLAT SALARY: $70,000