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Community Support Services (CSS) is a private, nonprofit that provides services for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Common diagnoses include Down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy. We also support their families.
As an employee, you will help to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in community life. Your work will help our participants recognize their own abilities and envision a brighter future. Families rank their satisfaction with our services at 95% or above, and as a staff member; you will become a key component of this important work.
Please contact the Human Resources department to inquire about current position openings at, 708-354-4547 ext. 170, or at jobs@CSSservices.org.
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The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for providing services and supports for individuals receiving services. The outcomes of these supports are intended to meet the individuals’ needs, improve their skills and self-esteem, and to promote their independence, productivity, and integration in community life.
DSPs may be assigned to any of Community Support Services’ programs, including but not limited to: Bogard, Residential (24 Hour CILA), Independent Living (Intermittent CILA), Day Program (Community360), Respite, and/or CSS Academy.
The role of a Service Coordinator/QIDP is to provide and coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The outcomes of these services and supports are intended to improve the individuals’ functioning and self-esteem, and to promote their independence, productivity, and integration in community life. Prior experience developing and implementing individual service plans, linking program individuals to resources and services, documentation and record keeping, identifying and addressing service needs, advocating for the individual’s rights and services; and a broad understanding of the service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities desired.
Service Coordinators may be assigned to any of Community Support Services’ programs, including but not limited to: Residential (24 Hour CILA), Independent Living (Intermittent CILA), Day Program (Community360), Home Based Services, and/or Case Management/Respite.
The Job Coach supports individuals with disabilities learn, accommodate, and perform their work duties. A Job Coach may work with individuals one-on-one and/or in a small group. In addition to working on skills related to performing specific job tasks, a job coach also helps with interpersonal skills necessary in the workplace. The coach will assess the worker’s strengths and needs or may rely on an already completed assessment.
The role of an Employment Specialist is to assist people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in securing and retaining employment in positions that they like and in which they can be successful. For this role, emphasis is on maintaining a caseload of employed individuals and securing documentation throughout the month to secure billing. Additionally, the Employment Specialist/Job Coach is to provide training, assessment and data collection at community sites.
The DSP is responsible for providing intermittent training and supports for individuals residing in nursing homes within the community. The outcomes of these supports are intended to maintain their quality of life, eliminate indications of abuse and neglect, and improve the individuals’ functioning and to promote independence, productivity, and integration in community life.
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WHY OUR EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY
"I work with many different individuals and I feel like a part of each one of of their families."
- Carolyn L., DSP since 2001
"I love my job because I get to see the smiles on the individuals faces when they do something that they thought they could never do. I enjoy watching them become more independent and confident."
-Ellie R., DSP since 2005
"Going to the movies with Alex makes me feel like a kid again."
-Pat O., DSP since 2007