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The Douglas Center offers a warm, friendly and caring work environment. Our open-door policy reflects our commitment to transparent and flexible communication enabling our team to speak openly and effectively with each other. Much of our success is due to our many talented and dedicated staff members who work hard to provide a respectful and supportive environment for those we serve. We offer our employees the opportunity to succeed both personally and professionally. Reliable work schedules: No evenings or weekends. Our comprehensive benefits and staff development programs are part of what makes The Douglas Center an outstanding place to work.

Here are a few of the rewards you'll receive in working with individuals with special needs at The Douglas Center:

  • Giving back to the Community by helping others. A job that enables you to be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Making a difference in the life of individuals living with disabilities. You'll celebrate their achievements and support them in their challenges.
  • Encouraging creativity
  • Working in a caring profession that serves a greater purpose
  • Stable employment

Employee Benefits
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Paid Time Off (PTO)  
- Paid Christmas Holiday Week
- 401 (K) Retirement Plan
- Direct Deposit
- Paid Training
- Onsite Social Work Internship Opportunities

- Paid annual sick time
- Participation in Aflac
- Six Paid Holidays
- Christmas Holiday Week Off (Unpaid)
- 401 (K) Retirement Plan
- Paid Developmental Disability Training

We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Direct Support Professional


The Douglas Center is looking for a part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) to assist and support adults with developmental disabilities in areas of vocational skills training, developmental rehabilitation, social skills training, and community integration in our community day services program located in Skokie, Illinois.

The DSP will provide job coaching support to adults with developmental, intellectual and physical disabilities by teaching new job assignments that include but are not limited to: light manufacturing, assembly line, sewing, heat sealing, packaging and other work projects.

The DSP will track and monitor client production records, timecards, goals, and monitor client progress and behavior. The DSP will also assist individuals with daily living skills such as feeding, toileting and other personal care duties as needed.

Schedule/Work Hours: Monday Through Friday 1st shift (25 hours per week)
Typical schedule is 8:30a-1:30p or 9:30a-2:30 pm. No weekends or holidays required

The Douglas Center offers flexible work schedules, opportunities for advancement, a great team environment, and competitive benefits. Part-Time employee benefits include: Paid training, paid time off, paid holidays and a rewarding fun environment with exceptional team members that contribute to the success of our organization! Find out more about The Douglas Center by visiting our website at http://www.thedouglascenter.com Check us out on Facebook!

Employment Application

The Douglas Center is an equal opportunity employer and serves a multi-ethnic population of individuals with disabilities. Under the federal statutes, the following will not determine employment opportunity: Gender, race, national origin, color, disability, religion, age or sexual preference.