• Direct Support Professional (DSP/CNA)- Residential

    Posted: 04/07/2023

    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 Direct Support Professionals (DSP/CNA) work directly with clients in group homes.

    AID is always on the lookout for the best talent, and we offer a variety of aide positions, schedules, and opportunities for career advancement. Positions require 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!

    Association for Individual Development
    Nathan Sands
  • Elgin Development Group
    A Division of the Elgin Area Chamber

    31 S. Grove Avenue, Elgin IL 60120