Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Day Program / Recreation Instructor

Company Details

Center for Enriched Living

Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Activity or Recreation Instructor / Developmental Disabilities Specialist / Adult Day Program

$20 an hour with benefits / Training provided by CEL / Prior experience not required

Are you a team player who is supportive, outgoing, respectful, & caring, with a positive energy & attitude? Be part of a dynamic team who have fun and work hard at turning a good day into a GREAT day of learning, growth & fun for adults with Developmental Disabilities. At the Center for Enriched Living (CEL), we consider staff our #1 asset and show them the support, care, and respect they deserve.


· Fully paid training program

· Health Insurance

· Life & short-term disability coverage

· Holiday, Vacation, Personal, and Sick Days

· Retirement plan

· Full-time / 8:00am – 4:00pm

· Monday through Friday

· Great company culture


· 21 years or older

· Valid driver’s license

· Completes CEL provided Pace driver certification and job training

· Pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug test

· Pass a pre-employment and subsequent annual background check

CEL’s REACH for Success Day Program offers excellent, high-quality, member-centered programs – because our members are our #1 priority! REACH maximizes opportunities for self-advocacy, enrichment, friendship, fun, civic engagement, personal growth, learning, new experiences, recreation & much more for adults 22 and older with developmental disabilities. You will plan and lead activities at CEL and in the community, assist with member supports (mobility, eating, bathroom), model positive social/community relationships, and safely transport members on CEL Vehicles to activities in the community.

The Center for Enriched Living (CEL) is a privately funded non-profit organization headquartered in north suburban Riverwoods. At CEL, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are part of a vibrant community with opportunities for life enrichment through social, recreational, educational, employment, and virtual programs.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Common areas are sanitized throughout the day; schedules and time in office space are staggered to limit occupancy.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Riverwoods, IL 60015: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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