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Adult Learning QIPD
Location: Chicago and Mt. Prospect
Benefits Offered: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
Employment Type: Full Time

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in a related field,
  • At least one year experience working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities,
  • Must meet DHS requirements for QIDP in Illinois,
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 44 lbs.,
  • Ability to perform basic physical moves such as kneeling, reaching, crouching, bending, and twisting,
  • Basic computer proficiencies,
  • CPR and First Aid certification,
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance,
  • Meet & maintain PACE certification as required for the position.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities by working cooperatively with Search colleagues, encouraging teamwork, respecting differing viewpoints, and demonstrating the ability to solve problems creatively from an agency-wide perspective,
  • Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to family members, guardians, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
  • Convene the interdisciplinary team for each individual assigned to caseload; initiate, coordinate and monitor the interdisciplinary team process, assure participation of team members and the consumer,
  • Advocate for individuals’ rights and services,
  • Assure services specified in the service plan are being provided,
  • Provide training to direct care staff in proper implementation and documentation of the goals in the service plan,
  • Create quarterly Master schedules for Glidepath Curriculum and post to Sharepoint/365
  • Responsible for daily implementation of Glidepath curriculum, in accordance with the posted Curriculum Master Schedules,
  • Assure service plans, assessments, and goal progress are completed according to established time-lines,
  • Assure individual’s information is maintained accurately within the Harmony system,
  • Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the employee handbook,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations related to services provided by Search,
  • Maintain daily and monthly documentation and recordkeeping on consumer progress on goals established in their service plans,
  • Complete incident reports according to policy,
  • Follow vehicle safety procedures including completing vehicle maintenance reports as requested,
  • Attain 12 continuing education credits annually according to DHS policy for QIDPs,
  • Complete other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Consumer Interaction

  • Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual and program needs,
  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living and personal self-care such as toileting, eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, etc...
  • Ensure that individuals are planning and participating in activities of their choosing in the community, including transporting individuals to activities,
  • Ensure that individuals are actively engaged with meaningful activities throughout their program day,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of each individual’s Service Plan and the goals established for the current period,
  • Assist individuals with working on each goal as established in their service plans,
  • Ensure that there are daily efforts to assist individuals with learning skills needed for greater independence,
  • Participate in the development of individual behavioral approaches and behavioral tracking,
  • Maintain direct and continuous supervision of individuals at the program site and on outings or medical appointments to ensure their safety and therapeutic well-being at all times,
  • Provide individuals with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance on an on-going basis and at times of crisis.

Cleanliness and Order

  • Maintain the physical environment, grounds, and vehicles according to Search standards for cleanliness and order on a daily basis,
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and follow, established cleaning schedules at your assigned work site,
  • Demonstrate knowledge and consistent usage of the proper cleaning products and materials for assigned cleaning tasks,
  • Demonstrate respect for program materials and furnishings.

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