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Community Day Service Trainer/Driver

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Macon Resources Inc - Decatur, IL
$17.50 - $17.50 Hourly


Do you want to get PAID to make a difference in someone's life? If so, Macon Resources is the place for you! MRI serves over 800 children and adults with disabilities in the Decatur community. You might be thinking, Thats a lot of people! How do you serve that many? Well, hopefully YOU can help us!


"There's no place you can actually come to work and have fun and get the fulfillment that you get working here." -current MRI DSP.


"I would love to retire from here. I could have fun everyday and just retire." -current MRI DSP.


"We look forward to seeing the individuals we serve everyday. When they're not here or something's wrong with them, it kind of tears at your soul. They're apart of your life just as much as you're apart of theirs." - a current MRI employee.


Direct Support Professionals are the backbone of MRI. They help our individuals gain freedom and independence by assisting them in everyday tasks. At times, you may assist with toileting and feeding and other times you will help supervise and train persons served in various job skills. Come make a difference! All full time employees are eligible for health, life, vision, and FREE dental. You'll also receive paid vacation, personal, AND sick time!


So are you a good fit for MRI? Well, lets find out! MRI is looking for someone with a positive attitude, willingness to learn and an impulse to give back to the community. Feel free to contact HR at Macon Resources if you need assistance filling out an application!



  • High school diploma or GED required. One or more years work experience with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness preferred.
  • Applicants hired after November 1, 2005 must pass the reading test and be able to comprehend and recognize errors.
  • Must be able to counsel, advise, teach, resolve conflicts, and direct staff and families.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and diplomatically in both oral and written form and be able to meet and work with the public.
  • Must be able to adapt to frequent change and performs adequately when confronted with critical or unexpected issues; make sound clinical judgments based on sound reasoning in daily and emergency situations.
  • Must be able to maintain payroll, financial, personnel, and information related to persons served as confidential and in accordance with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act and the Policies and Procedures of Macon Resources, Inc.
  • Must be able to adhere to the Safety Policies and Procedures of Macon Resources, Inc.
  • Must be able to complete MRI training requirements.
  • Must have or be able to obtain first-aid and CPR certification within 60 days of employment and maintain certification throughout employment.
  • Must have reliable transportation to conduct agency business and/or to transport individuals served; must be 21 years of age; must maintain a valid Illinois Driver's License and a good Motor Vehicle Record; and must maintain personal auto insurance with minimum coverage of Bodily Injury-Liability per Person of $100,000 and Liability per Accident of $300,000, Property Liability of $100,000, Medical Payments of $5,000, Uninsured/ Underinsured Person of $100,000 and Accident of $300,000.
  • Must be able to meet the following physical capabilities:
    • Lift and carry 50 pounds; able to assist in lifting and/or transferring an individual who is non-ambulatory from sitting to standing; standing to lying; back to sitting from all positions.
    • Full range of mobility: pull, pull, turn, stoop, kneel, reach, bend.
    • Dependable vision, having visual acuity far and near and normal field of vision.
    • Remain on feet for a minimum of two (2) hours at a time.
    • Adequate hearing and/or functional accommodation.
  • Must have adequate use of 100 basic manual communication signs and/or the willingness to learn.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Must have knowledge of or the ability to learn developmental disabilities, mental illness, active treatment, principles of normalization and least restrictive environment, and/or demonstrate the willingness to learn.
  • Must have a means of notifying his/her supervisor if unable to report to work.