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Association for Individual Development

Direct Support Professional (DSP/CNA)

  • Location

    Aurora, IL
  • Posted On

    October 18, 2021
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    Entry Level
  • Education Level

    High School Diploma
  • Salary


Job Description

The Association for Individual Development (AID) has been serving people with disabilities since 1961. We are a nonprofit organization providing direct client care services for people with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral health needs. Our Independent Living Aides are our direct support professionals (DSP/CNA) who work directly with clients.

AID is always on the lookout for the best talent, and we offer a variety of aide positions, schedules, and opportunities for career advancement. Most positions require only a high school diploma or equivalent, and we provide paid training opportunities to help further your career.

What will we offer?

Holiday pay
Paid time off
Full-time or part-time schedules
Paid training
Tuition reimbursement
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Employer-paid life insurance plan
Employer-paid short-term & long-term disability plan
Retirement plan
Employer-paid critical illness plan

What will you be doing?

Helping to plan goals for clients with the help of a case manager
Making daily reports of service for clients
Assuring client rights, dignity, and privacy
Keeping a clean and safe space for clients
Following policies to make sure quality care is given
Assisting with or preparing meals
Assisting clients with self-help skills
Taking clients on community outings
Assisting clients with medication

What will you offer?

High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
A valid Illinois driver’s license and car insurance
Previous experience working with people with disabilities (preferred)
For some DSP positions, a combination of education and experience is required

What are the other requirements?

Use of stairs
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Keeping up on training and certificates, as required
The use of your personal vehicle or agency vehicles to transport clients
Completion of DHS-approved DSP training, if not already obtained (provided by AID)

If we seem like a good fit, join our growing team of kind, hardworking, and caring people! Start your path toward a great career that you can be proud of. Just click the apply button to start your path to a meaningful career!

How to Apply

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