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					                                                                                  PATH-O-GRAM
                                                                             A free service provided by PATH

                                                                                      January 14, 2012
YWCA SENIOR SERVICES OFFERS FREE WALK-IN MEDICARE INSURANCE COUNSELING
FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILIES
The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) offers free Medicare counseling services to older adults
and their families. The Illinois Department of Insurance certified volunteers are available to counsel in
four insurance areas: Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage insurance, prescription drug
plans and long-term care insurance. The dates and locations for the walk-in counseling service are:
January 23, Evergreen Place, 801 Gregory, Normal (by appointment only, call 309-662-0461)
January 24, 1-3 pm, Normal Township Community Activity Center, One Normal Plaza, Normal
For more information, call YWCA-RSVP at (309) 662-0461.

PATH Senior Services will be presenting a free program entitled Take Charge of Your Health: Live
Well, Be Well.
Developed by Stanford University, this program teaches chronic disease self-management. Past
participants have experienced improvements in health status and health behaviors and the program
has been associated with fewer emergency department visits.
Anyone experiencing or caring for someone with a chronic health condition is encouraged to attend
this 6 week program. Beginning Thursday January 19, and continuing through February 23,
participants will meet in the Library/Conference Room at Evenglow Lodge, 215 E. Washington in
Pontiac, 9:00-11:30am.
Two facilitators will lead the group in an interactive format that includes topics such as working with
your doctor, medication “how to’s”, personalizing a fitness and exercise program, relaxation
techniques, dealing with negative emotions, managing symptoms, improving communication, tips for
eating well, setting goals and effective problem solving.
This program is provided free of charge, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Please
make your reservation by calling Shelley @ PATH, 815-842-3484.

Money Smart Week
Be sure to mark your calendar for Money Smart Week, April 21-28, 2012. Money Smart Week is a
public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
The following are ways you can become involved:
1. Attend classes during Money Smart Week. Dates, times, locations will be available later through
the media and in a printed calendar of events brochure.
2. Become a partner by:
A. Offering a space to hold a class.
B. Becoming a speaker to share financial information with children or adults. These classes must be
educational in nature and relate to improving knowledge of personal finances, from basic saving tips
to advanced money management strategies. Classes are generally 50 minutes in length but can be
longer if the speaker requests.
To become a partner, contact Charlotte Talkington, curriculum chair, by January 20 at
moneysmartweekb.n@gmail.com.

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YWCA SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR SMART SPROUTS PROGRAM
YWCA McLean County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is seeking volunteers for its
mentoring program. The Smart Sprouts program provides volunteers an opportunity to work with
elementary students one-on-one and in small group settings during after school hours of 3:30–
5 pm. Volunteers are able to participate as little as an hour a week, or as many as 5 hours per week,
based upon their schedule. The Smart Sprouts program is held at 19 different schools and community
centers throughout the Bloomington-Normal area. We have on-site coordinators to provide any
assistance that may be needed, and professional curriculum guides created to help with the
mentoring experience as well. For more information, contact Julie Navickas, 309-662-0461.


Faith Second Chance Thrift Store - LeRoy IL
Winter Clearance time is coming up during the week of January 23 through Saturday, January 28.
Clients can save big on clothing needs. Women and men's winter pants and shirts ONLY 75 CENTS,
children's pants and shirts half price based on size will be ONLY 38 cents to $1.00. This does not
include coats for the children as we are in short supply of coats. Adult coats will be 25% off making
them only $4.50.
Don't forget to refer your clients to our gift certificate program if they cannot afford even our low
prices. They can get 3 shirts and 3 pants for each person in the household for free under this
program, plus 1 coat and 1 light weight jacket, a pair of boots and a pair of shoes per household
member. They can also purchase additional clothes at our low prices in addition to the free. We were
told by some of our gift certificate program recipients to be sure to add this because in other
programs, they were not allowed to get additional clothing and thus were afraid to ask if they could
buy more.
Please contact the thrift store at 309-962-5683 if you want more info on making referrals for the gift
certificate program or want a copy of the gift certificate emailed to you to give out as needed. We are
here to help in these tough times. Our email is faithsecondchance@hotmail.com.
Clothing is subject to availability and we are low on some children's winter clothing we welcome
donations, if an organization gathers items we would be glad to arrange to pick them up from you or
accept a delivery outside of normal business hours.
Store hours are Monday - Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. Call 309-962-5683 for more information.
On weekdays, ask for Kim or Amanda. On Saturdays, ask for Julie.


Free Adult Education Classes in McLean County Starting in January 2012
The GED Adult Literacy Program is now accepting registrations for the next session of free GED, Pre-
GED, English as a Second Language, and Learn to Read classes beginning the week of January 9th,
2012.There is no cost to the student for these classes. Classes meet mornings, afternoons, and
evenings, two to four times per week for two to three hours.
To enroll in GED, Pre-GED, and Learn to Read classes, students must complete registration and
assessment. Appointments for registration/assessment are available morning, afternoon and
evenings at the GED/Adult Literacy Office at 905 N. Main Street in Normal until January 27, 2012.
Registration for English as a Second Language classes or appointments for registration/assessment
can be made by calling the GED/Adult Literacy Office at 309/888-9884 Monday through Friday
between 9 am and 4:30 pm.



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Have you ever had a breastfeeding mom…
- who wonders if she is producing enough milk?
- who questions if her baby is gaining weight?
- whose doctor is suggesting supplements of formula for medical/nonmedical reasons?
- who is calling you for nursing support and you simply do not have enough time/knowledge to help?
- who just needs to connect with other people nursing for support?
If you answered yes to any of these, please refer the mom to Weigh-In Wednesdays for
Breastfed Babes!
WHERE: WIC Clinic, Rm. 104 of the McLean County Health Dept.
WHEN: EVERY Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm; no appointment needed!
WHO: This service is open to pregnant women and those providing breast milk to any degree that are
current WIC or Family Case Management clients, or who are Medicaid eligible for WIC/Family Case
services.
WHY: to build confidence, provide expert advice, and a base of support for low-income mothers who
nurse
At these Wednesday sessions, moms can…
- weigh in and track baby's growth
- get answers to common questions
- meet other nursing moms like them
- access expert breast feeding help and advice
We now have two IBCLC’s available to assist families, as well as an entire staff dedicated to
encouraging and supporting breastfeeding goals. For more information, please call our Peer
Counselor at 309-888-5971 or 309-838-1656, or email brandy.hansen@mcleancountyil.gov . You can
also find online breastfeeding resources any time under the Maternal-Child Health heading at
http://health.mcleancountyil.gov/



FREE!!! PARENT EXPO – Saturday February 18th 2012 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm at Trinity Lutheran
Church, 801 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL
Parents and caregivers of kids from birth to age 12 are invited to attend. Attend one or more FREE
parent education sessions and learn about community resources during this family-centered day, just
for parents.
Information session topics include:
*Bully-Proofing Your Child
*Love and Logic®
*Sports Injuries
*Study Skills
*Cooking for Fun
*Power of Play
*Childhood Obesity
*Parents Right to Say NO
*Early Literacy
Child care is provided for children three years and over at no charge with reservations. Call Aly at
834-5266 for child care reservations by 2/10/12. Limited Spaces are Available.

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MONEY SMART KID ESSAY CONTEST
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and its partner organizations present the “Money Smart Kid
Essay Contest.” The contest is presented in partnership with Money Smart Week Bloomington-
Normal taking place April 21-28.
Students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to answer the Money Smart Question below with an essay of
500 words or less. Five finalists will be interviewed and selected to attend the Money Smart Kick-Off
event in April. One student will be named this year’s “Money Smart Kid.” The winner will be awarded
a $ 2,000 scholarship sponsored by CEFCU, and the runners-up will each receive recognition and
prizes.
The 2012 Money Smart Question is: Decision Making & Money – Give an example of when it is wise
to borrow money and when it is not. What factors do you need to consider to help you make a
responsible choice? Please be sure to discuss the concepts of decision-making and opportunity cost
in your answer.
Essays must be submitted online at www.pantagraph.com/moneysmart February 1-29, 2012. All
essays become the property of the Money Smart Week Committee and may be used by Committee
members to promote financial literacy. (Essays will be judged on how well the question is answered,
not the number of topics addressed.)

Ready to purchase your own home?? The time is NOW! We are recruiting for Build Group 6. Get
your application in before it is too late.....we only have 2 spots left!
Self Help housing is a process in which the borrower contributes labor toward their home with the
technical assistance of YouthBuild McLean County and qualifies for a government loan through USDA
Rural Development
In contributing labor families build sweat equity in their new homes, substantially lowering the cost of
homeownership. No down payment is required for this program. To find out more details, view a
video on the process, & fill out an application please visit us online at:
http://www.youthbuildmcleancounty.org/joomla15/index.php?view=article&catid=1%3Alatest&id=67%3Aself-
help-application-instructions&option=com_content&Itemid=2
Eligible applicants must be working or self-employed. Families or individuals must have strong
positive rental history and meet specific credit guidelines. A certified housing counselor will meet with
you individually to review specific qualifications. If credit repair is needed YouthBuild also can guide
families through this process free of charge.
If you would prefer to pick up an application please visit us at YouthBuild McLean County (360 Wylie
Drive, Suite 305 Normal, IL 61761).
For questions contact Liz Franz: selfhelp@youthbuildmcleancounty.org

Back to School Alliance cordially invites you to our “Think Summer” Winter Open House on
Wednesday, January 25 from 5-7pm at Mid Central Community Action (1301 W. Washington St.).
Please join us to learn how you can make a difference for children and families in our community as a
Back 2 School volunteer. In 2011, we distributed 1,800 backpacks filled with supplies to local children
grades K-8 and served almost 3,000 guests at our August party. This was accomplished with the
hard work of 250 volunteers. Please consider serving as a Back 2 School 2012 volunteer and be part
of the magic as we ensure that local youth have the school supplies they need to be ready to learn.
Have questions? Need additional information? Contact Deb White at dwhite@mccainc.org.
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STATE FARM BANK® TO HOST A FREE COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETING TO PROVIDE
CONSUMERS WITH INFORMATION TO HELP THEM MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT
THEIR PERSONAL FINANCES
WHAT: State Farm Bank® will host a free interactive Community Financial Education Town Hall
Meeting to help consumers to “Get to a Better State®” with their finances.
WHERE: Attractive Alternative (former BJHS), 510 E. Washington, 2nd Floor, Bloomington, IL
WHEN: Saturday, January 21st, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WHY: State Farm Bank is committed to partnering with other organizations to provide consumers
with the information they need to make informed decisions about their personal finances and build
wealth. Have your voice heard & get the resources to get your finances to a better state.
Panelists include: Jeff Telling of Family Credit Management, Adrian G. Barr from Prairie State Legal
Services, Todd Goodman of Mid Central Community Action (MCCA), and State Farm agent Axel
Jimenez.
Willie Brown, State Farm Retired Executive Vice President will open the event. Felicia Shaw, State
Farm Public Affairs Specialist & Host of Minding My Business on WXRJ along with Susan Saunders,
Host of WBNQ Morning Show will both moderate the event.
FREE Childcare provided through the YWCA (ages 4-12)
FREE Continental Breakfast
FREE Workshops & Credit Counseling
FREE Enter to win one of five $100 State Farm Bank® Visa gift cards
The following organizations will be on site to discuss topics including:
Bloomington/Normal VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program – free tax services
Chestnut - Credit Counseling
Economic Development Council - Entrepreneurship & Micro loans
Family Credit Management - Credit Counseling and debt management
Habitat for Humanity - Housing
Heartland – Entrepreneurial Essentials
Heartland Financial Aid Office - Higher education financial assistance
ISU Financial Aid Office – Higher education financial assistance
Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) – Housing
PATH – Affordable Resources in the community
Prairie State Legal – Your rights and resources
University of Illinois Extension Office – Money Management
YMCA – Financial Peace
YWCA – Affordable Child Care programs


Lunch and Learn 2012 - The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
The Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery is providing a series of Lunch and Learns. There is no
cost to attend the lunch and learn and participants will receive 2 continuing education units.
Dance of Destruction: Process Addictions, January 25, 2012
Presented by the Staff of the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery
For additional information contact Sandra Beecher at Sandra.beecher@proctor.org or 888-0993.


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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
The Club will host an anniversary party on Saturday, February 11, 2012, from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the
Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center located at 1615 W. Illinois Street.
The Club opened its doors on February 11, 1992, and 22 youth joined that initial day. Very special
thanks to the Bloomington Housing Authority and members of the Community Task Force for taking
the lead to open the doors in the John Kane Homes.
The evening will consist of a party and dance with Board member Tony Jones as the DJ… food,
giveaways, special recognition… lots of fun for everyone to commemorate this time of growth and
opportunity for the youth of our community.
An extra special call - we want Club Alumni to attend and share old memories from your time in the
Club. Contact Laura Duvendack at the Boys & Girls Club or visit the Club’s website at www.bgcb-
n.org or visit the Facebook page for additional details about the event. The Chamber of Commerce
will host a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday February 9, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at the Club location.



CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF RECOGNIZING LOCAL WOMEN - YWCA ANNOUNCES SPEAKER
FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL WOMEN OF DISTINCTION AWARDS BANQUET
Keynote Speaker: Isabel Wilkerson
Isabel Wilkerson will be the keynote speaker as part of the 23rd Annual YWCA McLean County
Women of Distinction Awards Banquet, May 24, 2012. The banquet will be held at Illinois State
University’s Bone Student Center Brown Ballroom, social hour beginning at 5:30 pm, followed by the
6:30 pm dinner and the awards presentation.
Wilkerson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of The Warmth of Other Suns.
She won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994,
making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the
first African-American to win for individual reporting in the history of American journalism.
Wilkerson spent 15 years and interviewed more than 1,200 people for The Warmth of Other Suns, a
work of narrative nonfiction that tells the epic story of three people who made the decision of their
lives in what came to be known as the Great Migration.
The Great Migration was one of the biggest underreported stories of the 20th Century. It lasted from
1915 to 1970, involved six million people and was one of the largest internal migrations in U.S.
history. This event changed the cultural and political landscape of the United States, exerting pressure
on the South to change and paving the way toward equal rights for the lowest caste people in the
country. During the Great Migration, her own parents journeyed from Georgia and southern Virginia to
Washington, D.C., where she was born and raised.
The Warmth of Other Suns became a New York Times and national best seller. It was named to more
than 30 Best of the Year lists, including The New York Times' 10 Best Books of the Year and
Amazon's Five Best Books of 2010.
Wilkerson is a gifted and passionate speaker who has discussed the topics of migration, social justice,
urban affairs and 20th Century history at universities across the country and in Europe. She has
appeared on national programs such as CBS' 60 Minutes, PBS's Charlie Rose, NPR's Fresh Air with
Terry Gross, NBC's Nightly News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and others.


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NOTICE

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF BLOOMINGTON
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ACTIVITIES AND APPLICATION FOR
PROGRAM YEAR 38 (May 1, 2012 – April 30, 2013):

CDBG GRANT YEAR 38 (B-2012-MC-17-0004)                            $556,748 (estimated)
ESTIMATED PROGRAM INCOME                                          $ 31,000
TOTAL                                                             $587,748

THE PROPOSED ACTION PLAN OF OBJECTIVES FOR PROGRAM YEAR 38, WILL BE
AVAILABLE FOR A 30 DAY PUBLIC REVIEW BEGINNING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012, AT
THE BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
DIVISION, 115 E. WASHINGTON STREET, 2nd FLOOR IN THE GOVERNMENT CENTER, IN THE
CITY CLERK’S OFFICE, 109 EAST OLIVE, BLOOMINGTON, IL AND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE
WWW.CITYBLM.ORG. PLEASE SUBMIT ANY COMMENTS IN WRITING BY 5:00 PM, FRIDAY,
FEBRUARY 17, 2012.

THE PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE PART OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY,
FEBRUARY 13, 2012, AT 7:00 PM IN THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 109 EAST OLIVE,
BLOOMINGTON, IL.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Sharon Walker
Code Enforcement Division Manager
Planning and Code Enforcement Department
115 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Government Center
Phone: 309-434-2342
Fax: 309-434-2801
Email: swalker@cityblm.org

Participation of all residents, including non-English speaking and physical, visual or hearing impaired
individuals are encouraged to attend. Individuals with impairments are asked to notify the Planning
and Code Enforcement Department office at least five days prior to the hearing of their intent to
participate so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.




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2012-13 / Fiscal Year 38 City of Bloomington
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Budget Summary of Proposed Activities

Project:
Rehabilitation Loans / Grants for Low and Moderate Income Households
Including Service Delivery costs                                           $120,418
Objective / Outcome – 2. Provide Decent Affordable Hsing. /1. Availability

Demolition of Deteriorated Structures – elimination of slum / blight                          $ 75,000
Objective / Outcome –1. Suitable Living Env. / 3. Sustainable

Administration and General Management                                                         $ 14,650
(Allowed up to 20% of grant + program income)

Public Services: Homeless Outreach Worker                                                     $ 14,000
Paid to PATH as part of the Continuum of Care match money
Objective / Outcome – 1. Suitable Living Env. / 1. Availability-Access.

Public Services: Housing and Benefits Specialist for the Homeless                             $    9,680
Paid to PATH as part of the Continuum of Care match money
Objective / Outcome – 1. Suitable Living Env. / 1. Availability-Access

Public Services: Emergency Services Grant                                                     $ 20,000
Paid to PATH for services to prevent homelessness of low/moderate
income individuals, i.e.: housing, utilities, repairs, etc.
Objective / Outcome – 1. Suitable Living Env. / 1. Availability-Access

Public Services: Peace Meals                                                                  $ 20,000
Senior nutrition program for Bloomington residents
Objective / Outcome – 1. Suitable Living Env. / 1. Availability-Access

Public Services: – Section 3 Job / Life Training                         $ 10,000
Section 3 participation is a HUD requirement
Objective / Outcome – 3. Creating Economic Opportunities / 1. Avail- Access.

Public Services: – Go 4 College Summer Youth Program                     $ 4,000
Life Skills for Successful Career Choices - for youth age 13-15 years
Objective / Outcome – 3. Creating Economic Opportunities / 1. Avail- Access.

Public Facilities: New Construction for Labyrinth, 604 W. Washington                          $300,000
Housing for recently paroled women – 4 units
Objective / Outcome – 1. Suitable Living Env. / 3. Sustainable
TOTAL                                                                                         $587,748

Proposed Grant:             $556,748
Program Income:             $ 31,000
TOTAL:                      $587,748

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TO:               Notice to City of Bloomington Residents

FROM:             Sharon Walker, Community Development Division, City of Bloomington
                  PH: 309-434-2342 FAX: 309-434-2801 Email: swalker@cityblm.org

SUBJECT:          Single-Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation (SFOOR) Grant Application

The City of Bloomington, Community Development Division intends to submit a grant application no
later than February 3, 2012, to the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) for the receipt of
HOME funds for participation in the Single-Family Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program (SFOOR).
This is a competitive grant program that provides for housing rehabilitation loans to owner-occupied
homeowners that are at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see below) and are located within
the City of Bloomington Corporate Limits. Participant loans will be five or ten year "forgivable loans"
(depending upon the amount borrowed). The owner-occupant may borrow a minimum of $4,000 or
up to a maximum of $40,000.00. Community Development’s grant application request will be for
$200,000, projected to assist 5 single family households. If successful, funding awards are projected
to be made by September, 2012.

                           Maximum Gross Annual                                                Maximum Gross Annual
Household Size                                                   Household Size
                             Household Income                                                    Household Income
          1                      $44,350                                  5                          $68,400
          2                      $50,650                                  6                          $73,450
          3                      $57,000                                  7                          $78,500
          4                      $63,300                                  8                          $83,600




Volunteer Opportunities:
Become a PATH Hotline Volunteer: Adult volunteers are needed to answer phones on the 24- hour
hotline. Volunteering your time on the hotline offers a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to
give back to your community. A complete training program and professional back-up is provided. Our
training program teaches you everything you need to know, including communication techniques and
community resources. The next 8-week training class begins January 26th. If interested, the volunteer
application is available on-line at www.pathcrisis.org. Classroom training meets on Thursdays from 6
to 9 pm. Questions? Call Jared at 834-0541.


United Way of McLean County is proud to offer the community’s only online volunteer center. United
Way has established an online database that allows volunteers and organizations to connect – and
it’s free! It is a very simple process to register, just go to www.uwaymc.org, click on the Volunteer tab
and Volunteer Center, and follow the easy registration process. Once you’ve registered, be sure to
check out the Product Connections and Board Connections pages on the site. Product Connections
allows you to place “wish list” items your organization needs on the site – volunteers can see what
you need and donate those specific items. Board Connections allows you to recruit new members for
your board of directors. If you would like more information or have any questions, please feel free to
contact Gary Leake at gleake@uwaymc.org or 309-828-7383.


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Fundraising Opportunities:
The Child Protection Network (Children’s Advocacy Center & CASA) presents:
Just Kids at Heart ~ Blue Kids Benefit 2012 (formerly known as TIPaVIP)
Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel 5-9p.m.
Plated Dinner, Silent & Live Auctions, Raffles, Games
Tickets available - $65. Call 309-888-5656.




Employment Opportunities:
MARCFIRST JOB OPENINGS

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL - Responsibilities:
Direct Support Professionals provide assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities in any
environment which the individual chooses to participate. Assist in providing opportunities for
informed personal choice by the individual in area of work, school recreation, living arrangements,
neighborhoods and community inclusion. Staff must treat individuals with respect and dignity while
preserving their confidentiality and privacy. Duties may include providing personal hygiene supports
in people's homes or at their place of employment.
HOURS: Full/Part-time; Days/evenings/overnights/weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent, required to pass 8th grade literacy exam,
good written and verbal communication skills, valid Illinois driver's license, in good standing.

ON SITE SUPERVISOR: Responsibilities:
Directly supervises Direct Support Professionals, carries out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance;
rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. This position
requires evening and weekend availability, based upon the on call responsibilities.
HOURS: Full time position – flexible hours, days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or GED, Associate’s degree or 60 hours
of completed college credits, preferred. Management experience preferred. One year of experience
supporting people with disabilities. Availability based on needs of people supported.
General computer knowledge, preferred.



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