posted

28 days ago

Location

Normal, IL

Description

 Marcfirst’s mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

Marcfirst is seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our Supported Living program. Marcfirst currently supports ten Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) in the Bloomington-Normal area with 2-8 adults in each group home.  DSPs provide a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities. These services are meant to increase independence and overall life fulfillment.  

Pay:                $12.20/hour (plus $0.50/hour pay increase once med authorization training is completed)
Job Type:       Full Time (30 hours/week)

Responsibilities:

  • Building relationships and encouraging community participation
  • Personal care – bathing, changing, and toileting
  • Fostering skill-building and working towards residents’ individual goals
  • Other household tasks – cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and meal planning
  • Transporting residents to appointments, recreational events, and other outings

Requirements:

  • Desire to make a difference in lives with people with developmental disabilities
  • Relevant work or volunteer experiences preferred
  • Scheduling may include days, evenings and/or weekends
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must possess valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, safe driving background check, TB test and drug screen

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

Here are some of the benefits we will offer you:

  • Supportive and positive work environment
  • In-depth on the job training
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Comprehensive benefit plans
  • Professional development and education assistance opportunities
  • Paid time off including vacation, personal time, and holidays
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Free shared meals at the group home when working during a regular meal period

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer 

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About the Company

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Marcfirst

Marcfirst's mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

Marcfirst’s vision is to become a bridge to a community where all people can pursue and achieve their dreams throughout their lives.

Marcfirst will endeavor to operate under the following principles:

  • We support people and promote individual abilities based on their hopes and dreams throughout their lifetime. 
  • We treat people with dignity and respect. 
  • We promote an atmosphere of personal growth, development and continuous quality improvement.
  • We value a diverse community for all. 
  • We value a partnership within our community.

Marcfirst's services are for people who:

  • have a developmental disability including autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and have the need for support in three or more life-function areas; and
  • children from birth to age fourteen who have a developmental disability or delay or who are at risk of delay.

Marcfirst has been a leader in the field of the developmentally disabled for more than 50 years. Through many evolutions in its history, Marcfirst stands today as a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the personal dignity of people with developmental disabilities by helping them to achieve their dreams, desires, and abilities.

Marcfirst is supported through fundraisers, individual donations, corporate sponsorships and grants from both private foundations and the State of Illinois.

Company Size

100 to 499 employees

Industry

Healthcare Services

Founded

1955

Website

http://www.marcfirst.org