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Residential on-site Lead - Located in Naperville

Company: DuPage County Health Department
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB
The DuPage County Health Department is looking for a new team member at our Naperville Group Home to work as an on-site Lead, Residential Support Specialist. Working in this position, you will have the opportunity to provide life-changing assistance to adult clients, who live with behavioral health disorders. Our program focuses on teaching clients to live independently with the goal of being able to live self-sufficiently within a community. All positions provide an opportunity to make a positive difference in your community, while gaining valuable experience working in the field of Human Services. This position is located at our Naperville Group Home. The hours are Tuesday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30pm, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our starting pay is $17.68 per hour (may increase with experience) along with a a $1,500.00 sign on bonus! As a full-time DuPage County employee, you will be eligible for our full comprehensive benefit package which includes: Paid Training 12 Paid Holidays per year 3 weeks of paid vacation Paid sick time Health Insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield Dental Vision IMRF Retirement Account Additional Supplemental Insurance Available Flexible spending Accounts Prescription Plans Disability Insurance Qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Tuition Reimbursement If your passion is a desire to help others and to make a difference in people's lives, then apply today and join our team! We at the DuPage County Health Department, value our employees and take great pride in providing the ability for them to have a good work life balance.

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Serves as primary case manager for 8 clients, provides skill training to meet client's assessed needs and to enable clients to live as independently as possible Acts as client advocate to facilitate access to resources and services and works collaboratively with providers to achieve client goals and to aid clients in various situations. Develops and maintains client IM+CAN's and completion or coordination of other required forms, and acts as liaison between healthcare resources and clients. Participates in client staffing and team meetings and maintains collaborative relationships with co-workers to effectively support clients. Demonstrates effective, independent judgment and discretion while making task-related decisions. Meets established productivity standards and completes accurate and timely documentation of services provided to clients. Completes other duties as assigned.The role of a Resident Support Specialist also involves serving as an on-site team lead under direction of an Adult Intensive Services Supervisor. Job responsibilities involve providing and coordinating day-to-day tasks necessary to support the clients and their needs in a supported setting. The preferred candidate will be skilled at projecting the compassion and sincerity required to establish and maintain clinical rapport with clients and responding with sound judgment even in emotional situations. Skills in educating and role modeling including money management, medication self-sufficiency, and activities of daily living are vital to success in this role.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Completion of a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work or related field. Experience is preferred but not required. Must possess a valid State of IL Driver's License. You will be required to attend on-site paid training your first week of New Hire Orientation from 8:00 am to 4;30 pm.

Keywords: DuPage County Health Department, Wheaton , Residential on-site Lead - Located in Naperville, Other , Wheaton, Illinois

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