The DSP ensure individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities receive continuous active treatment in accordance with their Individual Support Plans (ISPs). They are also responsible for carrying out structured behavior management programming to people with disabilities receiving residential and day program services. Additionally, a DSP will assure the well-being of program participants through assisting towards achieving personal goals, assuring the environment is clean and free from safety hazards, and document any incidents that may arise. The DSP will also coordinate and assist program participants during community outings and special events.

JOB FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living, goals, and other tasks.
  • Monitor and manage medication administration for residents in according with DHS standards.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the individual’s goals and objectives as provided by the QIDP.
  • Accurately track all behavior data in accordance with individual’s behavior plan.
  • Ensure the safety of program participants.
  • Intervene and redirect participant’s maladaptive behaviors.
  • Plan, prepare, and attend community outings with individuals.
  • Comply with training requirements as directed by and other applicable regulators within designated timeline.
  • Attend monthly house meetings and quarterly in service trainings.
  • Coordinate home visits and participant’s attendance at scheduled events.
  • Ensure all activities in the residence are done with the individuals, including grocery shopping, house chores, and purchasing of personal items.
  • Complete incident reports when necessary.
  • Timely and properly complete all paperwork including communication log, environment check list, tracking sheets, drill documentation, and chronological reports.
  • Adhere to Rule 50 for Office of Inspector General reporting.
  • Maintain the interior and exterior of residential facility clean, organized, and tidy and encourage individuals to participate in home upkeep as appropriate according to their individual plans.


  • High School Diploma or GED or equivalency required;
  • One to two years of prior experience with the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) population preferred;
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred;
  • Completion of a DSP certification training program preferred but not required (training may be provided);
  • Passion and commitment working with adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • Must be at least 18 years old;
  • Must pass a reading comprehension test and pre-employment background check screening requirements;
  • Successful completion of First Aid/CPR certification required within four months of hire or current certification;
  • Complete Medication Administration training courses within four months of hire;
  • Current, valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of insurance required;
  • Reliable means of transportation required;
  • Fluent verbal and written English and Spanish communication preferred;
  • Willing to work evenings, weekends, overnights and overtime as needed;
  • Flexibility and ability to work all shifts;
  • May be required to lift/move objects weighing up to 40 pounds;
  • May be required to lift and transfer individuals when necessary.


  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time


  • Chicago, IL 60608 (Pilsen), Chicago, IL 60623 (Little Village), Berwyn, IL 60402 and Cicero, IL 60804


  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Vacation days and sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • 401k with employer matching
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • Company-paid short term disability coverage
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 8 hour shift
  • 10 hour shift (overnight)
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

To apply please submit resume and cover letter to regarding interest in this open position.