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Residential House Manager

Job Details

MY Life-2121 - Highland Park, IL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%
Health Care


Position: Residential House Manager

Location: Highland Park, IL

Supervisor: Director of MYLife Residential Program

Wage Range: $55,000 - $60,000 annual

FLSA Classification: Exempt / Salary



The Keshet House (CILA) Manager will ensure the development and delivery of disability services designed to further the independence of the residents. The House Manager is responsible for the coordination of resident daily lives, all house logistics and maintenance, management of DSPs (Direct Support Professional) and House Coordinator/QIDP, and parent/guardian communication. Will perform functions to ensure the residence is well run, the staff are properly trained, supervised and monitored, ensuring that residents receive the necessary support and services. The House Manager will provide leadership by demonstrating a strong work ethic, solution-oriented thinking, open mindedness, active listening, good judgment, decisiveness, accountability and strategic thought. The House Manager will provide both direct support (DSP) hours and management hours.



  • Provide supervision of House Coordinator/QIDP, Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), House Lead DSP, and Program Associate.
  • Case Management services including, but not limited to, clinical documentation: resident monthlies, drill logs, communication logs, medication logs, incident reports and safety reports.
  • Complete required documentation into agency electronic record system (Therap) and ensure staff is trained on Therap system.
  • Oversees staff and resident schedules.
  • Provide weekday on-call services and be a part of a weekend on-call rotation.
  • Maintain and oversee homes expenses within budgetary guidelines
  • Oversees cleanliness, upkeep, and maintenance of home and vehicles.
  • Provide opportunities, education, and encouragement of residents to make informed choices regarding their lives and choices for growth and development based on individual interests, preferences and input.
  • Ensure access to community resources
  • Encourage individuals to take ownership in maintaining their environment.
  • Provide emotional support, social guidance and positive role modeling for residents.
  • Assist in managing residents financials including but not limited to: trips to the bank, counting currency, managing receipts and recordkeeping.
  • Safeguard individuals belongings and regularly update individual inventories.
  • Maintain regular communication with parent/guardians.
  • Pursue and keep abreast to current trends, methods, and practices in the field.
  • Participate in a variety of committee and staff meeting groups.
  • Participate in quarterly quality assurance reviews.
  • Participate in monthly Keshet Manager meetings.
  • The House Manager is expected to uphold the Mission & Values of Keshet.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Two or more years of management and supervisor experience required.
  • Three or more years of experience working directly with people with developmental disabilities
  • Bachelor's degree in a Human Services or related field required.
  • QIDP and/or DSP Certification preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written skills are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills, capable of performing multiple tasks at once.
  • Computer fluency (Internet, Word Processing, Organizational tools).
  • Basic money management and budgeting skills.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Clear State Police History and Clear Health Care Worker Registry background check
  • Valid Drivers License and insurance
  • Must be able to lift and transfer adults (75lbs.)

About Keshet

From its core programs for children and adults with intellectual challenges in the Chicago area, to its international consulting work, Keshet serves over 1,000 individuals with disabilities and touches the lives of many more family members, peers, supporters, and other stakeholders around the globe. Keshets local leadership, comprised of nearly 100 lay leaders from all walks of life, provide the inspiration, direction, and funding required to fulfill the organizations mission: to do whatever is necessary to allow individuals with disabilities to achieve their potential.