We are an experienced leader in helping children, teens, and adults with disabilities live, learn, work, and play in the community. Each year Anixter Center and its division—Chicago Hearing Society (CHS)—help more than 6,000 children, teens and adults by providing employment, residential, educational, health and social/recreational services. Each program focuses on helping our clients become involved in the community. What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
Work cooperatively as a team to ensure the needs of the clients are addressed, including effectively communicating need for support, client information, etc. and Assist clients to be as independent as possible at home and in the community.
Provide input regarding development of appropriate goals for clients, incorporating client choice
Write case and progress notes on clients on daily basis
Monitor and document client progress
Supervise, teach and assist clients in all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including personal, medical, community, hygiene, financial, recreation, and general safety
Ensure clients are actively involved in their own daily program, both in individual and group activities
Participate in developing, scheduling, implementing skill training programs, evaluation tools, behavioral programs, activities, and community outings
Coordinate services provided to clients
Report and document issues with clients regarding overall health, medication, dental, and mental health concerns to house manager, other house staff, nurse, and family members within one hour of discovery
Provide transportation and attend health care appointments as needed
Accompany clients for admission and discharge from hospital/nursing home or other medical settings
Administer medications and document all related activities in accordance with related Medication Policies and Procedures
Arrange and accompany individuals to appointments, as directed by house manager
Assist and provide training to residents with public transportation
Assist with nutritional planning, preparing and cooking meals, and grocery shopping
Assist in meal preparation
Complete and/or assist all housekeeping tasks including cleaning bathrooms, kitchen, client rooms; washing dishes/pots; doing laundry; dusting surfaces; cleaning refrigerator/stove
Provide necessary guidance and support to clients in resolving problems
Provide crisis intervention which may require physical intervention
Provide emergency assistance/program coverage during scheduled hours, at other sites as directed
Complete all classroom, online and on the job ( OJT) training within 120 days of hire
High school diploma
For advocates that will support clients who use ASL as a mode of communication will need to know ASL
Valid driver’s license
Internal Number: 312
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.