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Residential Home Manager 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).



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 Residential Home Manager with our Residential Services Department under the division of Employment Community Support Services. This position is responsible for the safety, welfare, training and overall operations of persons supported residing in the Residential program. This position will maintain close and positive relationships with referral/sponsoring agencies and regulatory bodies.


Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Supervises all Direct Care Staff.
  • Provide oversight of assigned persons supported planning and to ensure their safety and well-being.
  • Responsible for maintaining on-going knowledge and understanding of established levels of oversight and supervision requirements under the Individuals’ plan of care.
  • Schedules medical appointments and ensures that consultation forms are completed by the nurse. Assists in medical emergencies to include transporting individuals to and from medical appointments and accompanying individuals on medical appointments, and supporting open communication with nursing and medical services staff to ensure individual safety and overall wellbeing.
  • Supports the hiring and training of direct care staff to ensure compliance with performance standards as it relates to agency requirements, mission, goals and principles. Conducts relevant training as needed.
  • Oversees new staff in-home orientation.



Mental/Physical Demands

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructional materials, operating instructions, books, catalogues, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Job Requirements


Education: This position requires Associate’s degree (A.A.); or a combination of comparable education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the functions of the position proficiently.

Experience: Minimum of two years of supervisory experience and cumulative experience with increasing responsibility within a human services or social services working with individuals with development disabilites.


Additional Qualifications:

The incumbent must be able to effectively communicate orally and in written with internal/external vendors/clients, staff and management, and maintain professional relationships.

This position requires the incumbent to be on-call after normal business hours to address any emergencies and/or concerns.

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


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