Position Title: In-Home Respite Care Worker

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Submit all application documents to mmcloughlin@gscenter.org

Location: Hazel Crest, IL

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • At least one year of experience assisting people with disabilities preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a dependable car with vehicle liability insurance.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Position Summary:

This in-home respite is responsible for registered families by assuring responsible care for individuals with developmental disabilities and their siblings under 18 years of age.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide quality supervision to the respite client and siblings, as assigned.
  • Provide care and activities structured toward the Respite client’s wishes, needs, and capabilities.
  • Develop and maintain a positive, cooperative and professional role with each family.
  • Assure maintenance of home while providing Respite service.
  • Report to family about routine activities and/or any significant events which occur during respite.
  • Report to IHS staff unusual incidents and follow procedures as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison between each family and In Home Services Office staff.
  • Complete and Submit progress notes for every shift worked
  • Follow procedures for TELEPUNCH automated system for time and attendance.
  • Complete required Background/Registry checks as deemed by DHS.
  • Strictly adhere to Confidentiality policy.
  • Remain current in FIRST AID/CPR certification.
  • Accept at least 3 shifts monthly.
  • Follow all agency policies and procedures.
  • Other trainings/duties as assigned.
Description of the Company: 

Good Shepherd Center is a community advocate for children and adults with and without disabilities, and provides support, service, and education to empower individuals and families to lead exceptional lives. The small but powerful agency prides itself on a fun but respectful work environment.


Now is the time!!! The Early Childhood field is a hot industry that has the attention of many funding sources due to the effect of child care on the job market. Join us at a very exciting time.


Part-time position.

Position Title: Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)/Self Direction Assistant

Submit resume to mmcloughlin@gscenter.org

SALARY: $44,000.00 Annually


-Provides Case Coordination of Department of Human Services (DHS) Waiver recipients. Works with individual/family to ensure continuity of programming.

Works with Fiscal Agent/Family to provide accurate/timely processing of Personal Support Workers (PSW’s).

Provides continuity of services through partnership with DHS/Individualized Support Coordinator (ISC) agent Meeting with ISC for Discovery and/or Personal Plan. Develops Implementation strategy as outlined in Personal Centered Plan and participates in Planning programs Assisting or training on billing for the PSW’s each month. Providing training assistance to individuals and families regarding timekeeping and other Employer related tasks. Assisting with managing the monthly budget. Assisting families with understanding benefits and the services that are available to them. Working with providers and ACESS as necessary to adjust bills that are incorrect. Advocacy for rights of participants. General case management as needed.

-Maintain compliance standards of the program and agency.

-Creating and maintain participant records according to DHS guidelines.

-Assisting with communication and problem-solving strategies for PSW’s.

-Assisting with prior approval requests (i.e., adaptive equipment, assistive technology, home and vehicle modifications, temporary assistance, and therapies).

-Documenting notes to support billing on the SDA services provided.

-Updating Service Agreements and Authorizations when changes to services occur.

-Participate in DHS quality reviews and audits.

-Complete Continuing Education requirements as required by DHS.

-Ensure effective data collections/service notes are kept monthly.

-Completion of departmental and agency staff training and in services as scheduled; including those required by DHS as well as agency specific trainings.

-Other duties as assigned by Agency Directors.


-Bachelor’s degree in human services field (psychology, special education, etc.)

-One year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

-Good verbal and written communication skills.

-Working knowledge of basic computer programs.

-Good working knowledge of behavior modification principles and techniques as they relate to the individuals we serve.

-Valid driver’s license with clear driving record/current auto insurance.

-Able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding all clients and families.