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Lead Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional in Chicago, IL at Ada S McKinley

Date Posted: 4/18/2019

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Job Description

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: We currently have an opportunity available for a Lead Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional position with our Vocational Services department. Under the general direction of the Program Administrator, the Lead Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) is responsible for assisting the Program Administrator on technical and administrative program management duties.  Also provides case management services, including social supports, linkages with agencies and active involvement of families.  

Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates the case management, habilitation, and vocational training program components of the Day Program to ensure appropriate staff assignments and program responsiveness to client needs.
  • Coordinates program staff coverage, direct supervision and monitoring of daily activities.
  • Provides direct supervision, coaching, feedback and evaluation to habilitation staff.  
  • Handles employee relations & performance issues in accordance with agency policies and expectations.
  • Provides direct assistance requiring a high degree of knowledge and skill; carries a caseload.
  • Assists with personal care activities, interventions, and other direct care services when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Education: This position requires a bachelor's degree in human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling and psychology.  

Experience: Must have at least three years of experience working with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and 1 year of supervisory or management experience. 

 Additional Qualifications: 

  • Willingness to foster agency, department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.
  • Ability to facilitate a positive, integrated, cohesive and supportive person-centered approach and attitude among all program personnel.
  • Must possess a strong passion for working with and helping adults with special needs.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills, employee relations and communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated high level of verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills and mastery of Microsoft Office applications.


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