Personal Assistant (Careers)

Aspire of Illinois - Hillside, IL

Full-time
Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. We are Aspire. Voted as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in Chicago in 2015, 2016, and 2017 we know that Together, We’re Better!

While maintaining outstanding customer service PAs will provide care, support, and supervision to all participants. This will be done through Teamwork. Integrity. Excellence. Position Responsibilities: Knowledge and implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISP), Behavioral Enrichment Plans (BEP), and health directives. Engage participants in meaningful activities. Work on behalf of participants to overcome any barriers keeping them from achieving success. Provide assistance as needed during transition times. Keep Facilitator and other needed team members informed of success, struggles, risks, etc. that involve the participant. Provide First Aid/CPR with current certification and seek emergency medical care when needed. Provide approved crisis prevention/intervention including de-escalation and physical intervention techniques when necessary to protect the person and others. Accurately and timely complete all charting and data collection tools (goal tracking, behavioral tracking, attendance, communication log, etc.). Honor participants’ rights and ability to make choices. Expand skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality services; actively participate in required certification and agency training and apply information. Uphold the Aspire spirit, vision, culture, and work expectations.

Qualifications
High School Diploma/GED.
Experience working with adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, preferred.
Valid Illinois Driver’s License with good driving record. Minimum 19 years of age.
Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to write reports.
Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to deal tactfully, engaging, and courteously with participants, employees at all levels, families, and the general public.
Ability to work flexible hours and days, including some holidays, according to any classroom needs/emergency coverage.
Ability to use technology to include: email, computers, copy machines, etc.