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Posted on 09/25/2017

Direct Support Professional / Residential Worker

Search, Inc. - Mount Prospect, IL

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Job Description

Search, Inc. is looking for professionals, advocates, caregivers and individuals that want a job that makes a difference in someone's life! We are a dedicated and progressive social service agency that has been supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 45 years. Our employment opportunities include direct care positions in beautiful group homes and adult learning/classroom sites in WAUKEGAN,SKOKIE, MORTON GROVE & MOUNT PROSPECT. Join our long term employees in realizing the rewards and benefits of working for Search, Inc.

Some of the job responsibilities include but aren't limited to:

  • Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting consumer needs,
  • Assist consumers with activities of daily living and personal self care such as toileting, eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, etc...
  • Assist consumers with planning and participating in activities of their choosing in the community, including transporting consumers to community activities,
  • Actively engage consumers with meaningful activities through out their program day or evening,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of each consumer’s Individual Service Plan and the goals established for the current period,
  • Assist consumers with working on individual goals as established in their service plans,
  • Demonstrate daily efforts to assist consumers with learning skills needed for greater independence,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of individual behavioral approaches and behavioral tracking,
  • Maintain direct and continuous supervision of consumers at the program site and on outings to ensure their safety and therapeutic well being at all times,
  • Provide consumers with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance on an on-going basis and at times of crisis.

Full time employment (40 hours/week) with Search comes with benefits which include:

  • health & dental insurance
  • paid vacation, sick time and holidays
  • two retirement plans
  • life insurance
  • employee assistance program
  • employee appreciation program

We are hiring for the following schedules:

  • FULL TIME: 3pm - 11pm, Monday - Friday, and weekends (8 - 16 hour shifts)
  • FULL TIME: Overnights (11pm - 9am) and Weekends
  • FULL TIME: 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday (Mount Prospect only)
  • PART TIME: 9:30am - 8:30pm, Sat & Sunday
  • PART TIME: 9am - 2:30pm, Mon - Friday

Must meet minimum requirements:

  • valid driver's license and clean driving record
  • minimum of high school education/GED
  • ability to lift up to 44 lbs

* Please indicate which shift you are applying for within the cover letter or application




6PM - 8PM


MOUNT PROSPECT, 60056 (located in the Kensington Business Park)

Please join us at Search 360 for a one of kind hiring event! You can meet the Search Team, learn more about our programs and find out more about our wonderful employment opportunities. While you’re there you can complete an application.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements include:

- high school diploma or equivalent

- driver's license and clean driving record

- ability to lift up to 44 lbs

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