Residential Aide

Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc. - Springfield, IL (30+ days ago)

Job Summary

Creates and fosters a warm home environment that maximizes the development of the individuals living in a residential setting sponsored by the Agency, under the general supervisor of the Residential Supervisor.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assists individuals in developing and/or maintaining personal skills including physical, self-help, communication, psycho/social and cognitive needs. Integrates individuals into the functioning of the home, including laundry, meal planning/preparation, food handling/storage, shopping, house cleaning, yard maintenance, cooperative problem solving, and leisure activity. Integrates individuals into their community by helping them access local restaurants, stores, and special events, clubs, and other social/recreational and religious activities of the individuals' choice including attendance at medical or other appointments as assigned. Demonstrates required Direct Support Person (DSP) knowledge of individual medications, side effects, and proper documentation processes.

Skills and Qualifications

Verifiable documentation of education - high school graduate or equivalency. One or more years' experience programming for persons with developmental disabilities and other physical and mental challenges preferred. Ability to ready, as measured by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and to meet the physical qualifications required for this position. Fingerprint Criminal Background Check and Essential Functions Test/Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screen are required. Must have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record.


*Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

*Life Insurance

*401 K


*Eleven (11) paid holidays

(after completion of probationary period)

Rate of Pay

$9.50 per hour for non-DSP trained staff

$10.05 per hour for DSP trained staff

$10.88 per hour after completion of Medication Administration training

*Additional $0.30 per hour for those employees who work an overnight shift in Residential Services.

Application Process

**All interested persons must complete a Pathway Services Employment Application to be considered for this position. You can apply in person at our main office, Pathway Plaza, 1905 W. Morton Avenue, Jacksonville, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may also apply online by visiting our website, and click on the Careers tab.

Job Types: Full-time, part-time, substitute hours

Locations available: Jacksonville, IL and Springfield, IL

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $9.50 to $10.88 /hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $9.50 to $10.88 /hour


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Springfield, IL (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)