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Current Job Openings
BEHAVIOR (ADULT)
BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR ANALYST - F.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to manage a caseload of adult clients with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Analyst conducts functional and preference assessments; writes Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP); trains staff to implement Behavior Intervention Plans; collects and analyzes data on an ongoing basis; creates monthly, quarterly and annual reports depicting client progress. Job Requirements: Masters Degree is required; Must be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or eligible for certification within 6 months of hire. For a complete list of the Board Certified Behavior Analyst educational requirements, go to the BCBA.com website. Must also possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record.
CHILDRENS SERVICES
PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - F.T. - PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – Full-Time Position open to work in a Model Best Practice Therapeutic Day School for Children. Terrific Opportunity to join a creative, innovative interdisciplinary TEAM! We are looking for an energetic individual who enjoys variety and works well independently and with a team; who has experience with group therapy, individual therapy, and an array of disabilities and delays including autism. Must have valid Illinois OT license or be eligible for one.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST - PEDIATRIC CLINIC - F.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking an experienced licensed Physical Therapist to provide services to our clients within the Pediatric Clinic. Responsibilities include evaluation of gross motor, fine motor, perceptual and ADL skills, providing written documentation of results and recommendations for programming, completion of formal evaluation reports and providing consultation to other staff members. In addition, the physical therapist will provide training to members of each consumers family in order to ensure carryover at home along with delivering in-service training to staff and others. Additional responsibilities include fulfilling the requirements of the State of Illinois EI and Education programs in the areas of: documentation, reports, family/professional contacts and services to consumers and their families. Requirements: Current license/registration with the State of Illinois to provide Physical Therapist services; current Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services registration to provide Physical Therapist Services or possess appropriate licensure to obtain registration; Current State of Illinois Bureau of Early Intervention(EI)certification for Physical Therapist or have appropriate training and experience to successfully complete the registration process. Must have experience working with individuals with disabilities ages 0-21 years.
DT
INTERIM TEAM LEADER / DAY PROGRAM - TEMPORARY POSITION - F.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking an outgoing, caring, self-starter interested in providing supervision for adults with disabilities in our day program located in Countryside. The Interim Team Leader provides training and support through individualized plans in the areas of activities of daily living, community integration, and leisure skills. The qualified candidate must have prior experience working with adults with developmental disabilities and supervisory experience; a high school diploma or GED; a valid D.L. with an acceptable driving record; must be at least 23 years of age for Pace driver certification. This is a temporary position.
HUMAN RESOURCES
TALENT ACQUISITION CONSULTANT - P.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking a Part-Time Talent Acquisition Consultant. Under the direction of the Chief Human Resources Officer and in accordance with stated organizational policies and procedures this position provides support to the organizations talent acquisition needs. This role will focus on bringing in the highest level of talent to help drive the organization forward while delivering a "best in class" candidate experience. The HR Business Partner for Talent Acquisition will act as a strategic partner and consultant to management in all areas involving recruiting and talent acquisition, up to and including executive level positions by demonstrating effective resource planning, results delivery, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation. Requirements: Bachelors Degree preferred. Must have 3 years of full-cycle recruiting experience; 5 or more years is strongly preferred. Must have experience with applicant tracking systems and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.
MAINTENANCE
MAINTENANCE GENERALIST - P.T. - Maintenance Generalist - P.T. needed to assist in the maintenance of Helping Hand Center building locations, i.e. painting, minor repairs, snow removal, grass cutting, etc. Work Monday through Friday and occasionally weekends - 25 hrs. per week. Position is on-call for special events and emergencies. Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.; have a reliable vehicle; possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record; and prior maintenance experience. Position pays $11 - $15 per hour depending on experience.
RESIDENTIAL
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL SERVICES - F.T. - The employee under the Director of Residential Services, provide oversight and directly manage the CILA Supervisors as it relates to their overall job performance and in accordance with stated agency policies and procedures provides support for special projects and administrative support to the administrative staff of the agency. Monitor all operations including health care practices, billing, coding, documentation, eligibility and internal controls systems/procedures. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to respond to crises and tight deadlines such as unscheduled reviews/audits and investigations conducted by government agencies. Develop, update and enforce workflows and agency practices in response to internal and external needs. Train staff in operational and quality improvement requirements and processes including best practices and regulatory, contractual and operational requirements. Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in healthcare, public health, public administration, nonprofit management, organizational management or related field preferred; or equivalent years of experience. At least 3 to 5 years healthcare operations experience preferably in a non-profit/behavioral health setting. Knowledge of National Fire and Protection Agency Life Safety Codes.Knowledge of Administrative Code and Interpretive Guidelines for Sanitation Certification. A valid IL driver’s license; with proof of current vehicle insurance. Ability to pass criminal background check and all pre-employment testing.
DIRECT SUPPORT PROVIDER (DSP - RESIDENTIAL) - F.T. - Seeking Direct Support Providers (DSP) to provide life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities living in the community. PT and FT openings: evening, overnight and weekend hours. This is a great opportunity for new graduates to gain experience in the social service field. No experience required - training will be provided. Requirements: A high school diploma or GED; must be at least 23 years of age and possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record for Pace driver certification.
DIRECT SUPPORT PROVIDER (DSP - RESIDENTIAL) - P.T. ( FLEXIBLE SHARED SCHEDULE) - P.T. - Helping Hand is seeking Direct Support Providers (DSP) who may be interested in sharing a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday schedule on an ongoing and flexible basis. Direct Support Providers (DSP) provide life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities living in the community. This is a great opportunity for new graduates to gain experience in the social service field. No experience required - training will be provided. Requirements: A high school diploma or GED; must be at least 23 years of age and possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record for Pace driver certification.
SPECIAL RECREATION
RECREATIONAL TRAINER - P.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking part-time Trainer for our Special Recreation Program. The Recreation Trainer provides recreational and support services for adults with developmental disabilities. The qualified candidate will be energetic, creative, and possess excellent communication skills. Requirements: Previous experience working with adults with disabilities, a High School diploma or GED, must be at least 23 years of age and possess a valid drivers license with an acceptable driving record for Pace driver certification. Previous DSP preferred but will train.
SUBCON
PRODUCTION LEAD - F.T. - The Helping Hand Center is seeking an experienced Production Lead for its vocational training program for adults with disabilities at its facility in La Grange, Illinois. To be considered, the person we seek must be bilingual in English and Spanish, have at least 3 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment, and have a working knowledge of quality control procedures, inventory control, and estimating production outcomes. The candidate must have prior experience using hand tools in various assembly processes, and be able to read and understand mechanical drawings. Forklift certification a plus. Successful completion of DSP, CPI and CPR training is expected. The ability to lift over 50 lbs. is required. FT position - Monday through Friday.
TRANSPORTATION
BUS DRIVER - F.T. - Helping Hand Center is seeking a bus driver to transport children and adults with disabilities in the areas surrounding Countryside, IL. This is a full-time position Monday through Friday - split shift AM/PM - with excellent benefits including health, dental, life/LTD insurance; paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time. The qualified applicant must possess a CDL drivers license with school bus driver endorsement. Must possess a safe driving record to meet the requirements of Pace driver certification.