Program Coordinator-QIDP in Chicago, IL at Ada S McKinley

Date Posted: 4/27/2021

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Job Description

Nearly 90 years ago, our founder, Mrs. Ada Sophia McKinley, a retired school teacher and pioneer social worker, organized a settlement house in Chicago's Bronzeville community to meet the pressing needs of returning World War I soldiers and their families and to help these individuals integrate into and become productive citizens of the city of Chicago.

Since that beginning, Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. has expanded from a settlement house to 43 sites across six divisions and has become a comprehensive, fully-accredited, human services agency. 

Included among those sites are six Head Start programs; one school for children with multiple disabilities; one charter school for high school drop outs; seven janitorial work-training sites for adults with disabilities; one foster care emergency shelter; and many other services and programs.

At Ada S. Mckinley we transform lives and strengthen communities. We are seeking talented individuals who will join us in furthering the mission of the agency which is to serve and bring lasting positive change to underprivileged communities in the Chicago area. Our staff is our most valued asset and as such we offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits (medical, dental, vision, LTD, retirement, life insurance, PTO, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement).

OVERVIEW: The mission of our Residential Services Department is to provide housing and living services to the disadvantaged and developmentally disabled. Our Residential Homes or Intermediate Care Facilities can house up to 15 individuals and CILA's or Community Integrated Living Facilities can house between 6-8 residents. Both options offer safe, small group environments where residents can learn the necessary life skills such as money management and personal care under the guidance of trained 24-hour staff. Included in these programs are pre-vocational and vocational and employment training that further strengthen their life skills and assist in enabling to live as independently as possible. 

We currently have an opportunity available for a Program Coordinator with our division of Employment Community Support Services. The Program Coordinator of Community Living Services is responsible for completing clinical, programming and administrative functions to ensure quality, compliance and person centeredness throughout the assigned caseload.  This position also maintains close and positive relationships with referral/sponsoring agencies and regulatory bodies.

Duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Provides direct supervision, coaching, feedback and evaluation to Residential Managers with the completion of his/her job duties.
  • Assist the Director of Residential Services with preparing payroll. 
  • Ensures apartments and homes are maintained in proper condition to ensure compliance to regulatory requirements and support for the life-style of people served.
  • Works with the person supported and their team to develop the Person Centered Individual Service Plan (ISP) process, planning and implementation is completed.
  • Monitors and reports on the implementation and progress of the Individual Service Plans (ISP).
  • Completes required assessments i.e., safety plans, evacuation, voting.
  • Ensures residential, medical, behavioral and other clinical portions of the ISP are completed for services provided or contracted by Ada S. McKinley. 


Job Requirements


Education: This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services Field or a similar area from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Minimum 5 years of experience working directly with people with Developmental Disabilities and 3 years of progressive management experience.

Additional Qualifications:

This position must possess valid/current driver’s license and annual clearance of the Agency background screening process.

Must demonstrate the experiences, belief, attitude and awareness that indicate cultural sensitivity to the client population served.

Must be able to partner with persons supported individually, in family, to help them mobilize resources and their inner capacity to address problems they face.

Must possess the ability to coordinate effectively with other team members, other agency resources and outside services in addressing client needs.