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Paraprofessional (Rogers Park). Full-time. PACTT's Special Education Paraprofessionals provide assistance to individuals with autism in a fully integrated educational program in a private, therapeutic day school. Under the supervision of Special Education Teachers, paraprofessionals provide direct support to students in the areas of academics, socialization, communication, independent living, and vocational skills. Duties include goal implementation and documentation in accordance with students' Individualized Education Plans, assistance with curriculum implementation, support for activities of daily living, and community integration. ($11.17/hour)
House Manager (Oak Park - full-time): PACTT house managers support a team of Direct Support Professionals providing assistance to adults with autism in a group home setting. House Managers at PACTT provide valuable and vital services to the participants we serve. Mandatory qualifications include: Bachelor's degree in a related field; at least one year experience working with people with autism / developmental disabilities; at least one year of supervisory experience; intermediate computer proficiency; valid drivers' license and proof of insurance; demonstrated skill in written and oral communication. Essential functions include: Serve as a role model and mentor to assigned staff; demonstrate leadership and problem-solving abilities; adequately ensure staffing ratios, oversee scheduling and assist with hiring; manage house funds and budgets; ensure implementation of services indicated on ISPs and completion of participant goals; accompany participants to med appointments; accompany participants to medical appointments; advocate for participant rights and services; oversee training of new staff; ensure staff maintain daily documentation and record-keeping.
Direct Service Professional / DSP (Elmwood Park - part-time, Chicago/Rogers Park - full-time): PACTT's Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide assistance to individuals with autism in a fully integrated habilitative program in a community residential setting. DSPs provide a supportive and nurturing environment for residents in their home and community. PACTT DSPs implement specialized programs in areas of communication, socialization and behavior management. Other tasks include assisting with and teaching independent living skills, taking participants to various community activities, and enhancing participant’s leisure skills. Work hours require availability on evenings and weekends.
Job Coach/DSP. (Chicago). Full-time. PACTT Learning Center is seeking a Job Coach/DSP for its Supported Employment Program located in Oak Park. This program assists adults with profound & severe autism in finding, learning and succeeding in jobs in the community. A PACTT Job Coach works one-on-one with individuals to build vocational skills, learn job-specific duties and thrive in a community employment setting. The Job Coach accompanies the individuals to their work sites and helps with on the job vocational tasks. In addition, while the participant is not at a job site, the job coach assists in building job specific skills at a workshop. The vocational program works in conjunction with PACTT Learning Center's school and transition programs to ensure the individuals have full lives in the community.