Direct Care Residential

Avenues to Independence

Date: 1 week ago
City: Park Ridge, IL
Contract type: Full time
Avenues to Independence


  • Minimum: High school Diploma

  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in a related field or any combination of disability related experience and college education of 2 years or more.


The training Counselor provides services that enable the persons served to maximize personal, social and independent living skills.

Work Schedule:

  • To be determined. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

  • Shifts: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m.

  • 40 hours per week. Part time also available.

Example of Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the support, development and habilitation of the persons served by participating in the implementation of established programs.

  • Assists persons served in the development of personal care habits.

  • Participates in individual and group therapy sessions.

  • Participates in resident staffings.

  • Provide crisis intervention when necessary.

  • Supervise residents in all of their activities on and off the facility premises.

  • Provides information to parents and other interested parties while maintaining Avenues standards of confidentiality.

  • Ensure safe living conditions for all persons served.

  • Must pass State required background check.

  • Must pass State required program to pass medications to residents

  • Valid drivers license required.

  • Attend seminars, conventions and other training sessions for the purpose of career growth and development.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Desired Leadership Skills:

  • Effective team member

  • Good communicator (written and verbal)

  • Client centered

  • Strong work ethic

  • Empathetic

Exempt Status:

Not Exempt

Reports To:

Program Manager

Responsible For:

Program Participants

For more information on this position, please Contact Avenues. In the Comments box, type in "Residential Training Counselor Position".

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