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Supported Living Program QIDP / Coordinator
Location: Mount Prospect, Morton Grove and Skokie Homes
Benefits Offered: Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
Employment Type: Full Time

 The SLP Coordinator oversees several SLP program sites coordinating services and supports for individuals. This position has responsibility for ensuring daily staffing needs, timely and accurate program and attendance documentation, quality assurance of program sites, and ensuring SLP sites are meeting high quality standards. The Coordinator works closely with Adult Learning, Medical and Behavioral health services and has on-call responsibilities. This position reports to an SLP Program Manager.

Job Responsibilities: 

Administrative/Professional

  • 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,
  • Manage assigned work-load effectively by meeting established deadlines,
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to assigned staff, demonstrating ongoing efforts to develop employee skills and competencies,
  • Create and maintain staffing schedules assigned sites, including scheduling for shift call offs and scheduled time off,
  • Provide on-call coverage for overnights and weekends on a rotating basis,
  • Ensure that assigned program staff are fully trained in all training topics required by Search,
  • Work collaboratively with Program Manager in ensuring incident reports are completed and routed according to policy,
  • Ensure timely and accurate adherence to procedures and budgets related to supply purchasing, Link cards, petty cash, and individual trust funds,
  • Assist Program Manager in ensuring staff maintain daily documentation and recordkeeping on individual progress on goals, as well as other tracking documents,
  • Ensure timely and accurate adherence to procedures related to medication administration, diet training, compliance with physician orders,
  • Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the employee handbook,
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of agency policies for hiring, training, discipline, termination, and leaves of absence,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations related to services provided by Search such as DHS Rules and CQL standards,
  • Follow vehicle safety procedures including completing vehicle maintenance reports as requested,
  • Complete other duties as assigned by your supervisor.

Individual Interaction

  • Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual and program needs,
  • Ensure that individual medical needs are met in a compassionate, effective, and efficient manner,
  • Ensure that program staff effectively and kindly 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 in any activities of their choice throughout their program day or evening,
  • Ensure that there is staffing available at the program site and on community activities to ensure these activities can occur safely,
  • Provide individuals with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance on an on-going basis and at times of crisis. This may require contact during unscheduled work time.
  • Assist with medical appointments and emergency medical events in the absence of the Program Manager.

Cleanliness and Order

  • Ensure that program staff maintain the physical environment, grounds, and vehicles according to Search standards for cleanliness and order on a daily basis, and can demonstrate knowledge and consistent usage of the proper cleaning products and materials for assigned cleaning tasks,
  • Ensure Search QA Plans of Correction are completed and staff are aware of corrections needed,
  • Work closely with Physical Plant staff to ensure that assigned program sites meet Search standards for maintenance and upkeep , furnishings, appliance s, and landscaping.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma, or equivalent required .
  • At least 3 years of DSP experience, supervisory experience preferred
  • Familiarity with applicable regulations and standards, including DHS Rules, CQL standards
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 44 lbs. and 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 and maintain Pace certification requirements

Interested applicants should contact Amanda Bulgrin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-305-5000 ex. 61.

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