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MarcFirst Direct Support Professional - FC in Normal, Illinois

Marcfirst's mission is to support people with developmental disabilities and their families in McLean County with opportunities to reach their full potential through a lifetime of meaningful services. Marcfirst is seeking qualified applicants who are passionate about serving their community and working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are critical to the success of our Residential Program, as they provide a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities. These supports are meant to increase independence and overall life fulfillment.

FC is a co-ed Level II CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangements), home for eight residents that require physical, behavioral, and medical supports. Individuals living in this home regularly participate in the Special Olympics, watch Law and Order SVU, and one resident has a cat. If this CILA home does not prove to be a good fit, applicants are considered for other locations in the Bloomington/Normal area.

As a DSP at FC, you would be responsible for the following:

  • Building relationships and encouraging community participation

  • Personal care, such as bathing, changing, and toileting

  • Fostering skill-building and working towards residents? individual goals

  • Other household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and meal planning

  • Transporting residents to appointments, recreational events, and other outings

The following shift options are available to you:

  • Full-time ? 2nd shift or overnight, 30-40 hours per week

  • Part-time ? 1st and 2nd shift, 4-24 hours per week

  • Substitute ? varies

What we require:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or GED

  • In order to drive, must provide a valid IL Driver?s License, with driving record in good standing in accordance with Marcfirst?s insurance policy (not suspended within the past 3 years, less than 3 violations within the past 3 years. ? Please contact HR with any questions)

  • Current automobile insurance (if applicable)

  • Ability to pass a state-required 8th grade literacy test

  • Completion of 2 references before you can begin working. These must be employment/professional. References from family members will not be accepted unless they are related to employment in a family business. Name, phone number, and email address should be provided for all references before you can start.

  • General computer knowledge

  • A desire to make a real difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities

  • Under Illinois law, for certain positions we are mandated to do a criminal background check. Passing it will be required for those positions before a final job offer is made (Please contact HR with any questions).

  • Completion of a TB test and drug screen upon accepting job offer

Benefits and Perks:

  • Professional development and training opportunities

  • Supportive and positive work environment with some flexible scheduling options

  • Options for medical, dental, vision, short term disability, and life insurance packages, base life and vision provided by Marcfirst

  • Options for AFLAC dental, cancer, and accident plans

  • 403b retirement plan

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Proactive Health Management Plan

  • Personal and Vacation time

  • Starting pay of $12.20, with a differential of an additional $0.50 for all shifts worked at this location.

Applicants can apply through any of these three options:

  • Complete the online application

  • Visit the Marcfirst website at

  • Stop by the Marcfirst office and fill out an application in person

Marcfirst is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer