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Open Position: Coleridge Direct Support Professional

In Coleridge, adults are challenged to continue building skills in a supportive environment.

Basic Function

To provide direct care services to program participants. To serve as a driver or an attendant on the vans as designated.


Direct Service

  • Participate in designing appropriate goals and objectives for participants with QIDP
  • Assists participants with goals and objectives stated on their Individual Service Plans (ISP)
  • Develop and implement age appropriate activities for participants and ensure active treatment is provided
  • Uses special talents to aid the participant in the development of their own skills
  • Monitor participants’ appearance and ensure everyone is groomed appropriately
  • Monitor participants for appropriate behavior and complete behavior tracking sheets as needed
  • Accompany and assist participants during community outings and special events


  • Document participant progress on individual goals and submit to QIDP in a timely fashion
  • Complete and submit weekly lesson plans by the end of each week
  • Immediately inform the supervisor and complete incident reports of unusual or aggressive behavior and accidents. Documentation is due by the end of the business day.


  • Provides daily transportation duties of Van Driver or Van Attendant daily as assigned
  • Monitor safe entry and exit from agency vehicles


  • Budget class money, shops for programmatic needs and responsible for petty cash
  • Submit receipts the last day of each program month
  • Attend and participate weekly staff meetings and/or trainings
  • Communicates with the Program Manager, QIDP and Director as necessary for maintaining clients’ well-being
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Completes other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required
  • Must complete training as required by DHS including DSP training, CPR and First Aid and Behavior Management Training
  • Ability to work in a team orientated environment

This position reports to Anthony Bennett, Sr. Director of Programs. Please email dgoffi@esperanzacommunity.org, with your resume, if interested in applying for the position.

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