JOIN OUR TEAM & MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
CCAR Industries is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1969 by a small group of parents who wanted to make a positive impact on their children’s generation and beyond. Over the past 52 years, CCAR Industries has expanded its array of year-round services to assist over 300 adults and children across several counties. We are primarily funded by the State of Illinois.
We have been a stable source of employment for many local residents over the years. We typically employ between 135 – 150 staff. During the COVID stay-at-home order, we were very fortunate to have a fantastic group of staff members who volunteered for extra hours and duties to help their co-workers and our residents. Many staff say that our agency feels like an extended family. In fact, our Eastern Illinois University students sometimes refer to us as their “Charleston family”.
If you are looking for the potential to grow your career, form lasting relationships, and work as part of a team, CCAR Industries is the place for you! Feel free to text us at (401) 203-5862 if you have any questions.
Click on the positions below to view the job descriptions.
Full-Time One-On-One Direct Support Professional (Locust Avenue Community Day Services Program)
Earn $14.75 – $15 per hour!
This is the perfect opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of one exceptional individual! One-on-one aides provide support to one individual within the structure of the day program setting and during fun recreational/leisure activities of the individual’s choice! The ideal candidate would be empathetic to the individual’s unique needs, willing to learn new approaches, and able to work as part of a team.
This is a full-time, weekday, daytime position with major holidays off, a routine weekly work schedule, and our full benefit package.
Part-Time One-On-One Direct Support Professional (Locust Avenue Community Day Services Program)
Earn $14.75 – $15 per hour!
This is a great opportunity develop a meaningful relationship with one outstanding adult! One-on-one aides provide support to one individual within the structure of the day program setting and during recreational/leisure activities of the individual’s choice! The ideal candidate would be empathetic to the individual’s unique needs, willing to learn new approaches, and able to work as part of a team.
This is a part-time, weekday, daytime position with major holidays off, and a routine weekly work schedule. The Direct Support Professional would work 9 am – 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Direct Support Professional (Locust Avenue Community Day Services Program)
Earn $14.75 – $15 per hour!
Direct support personnel (DSPs) support individuals with developmental disabilities with social and daily living skills in addition to planning recreational activities in the program and community.
This is a part-time (25 hours per week) position from 9 am – 2 pm on Monday – Friday with major holidays and weekends off.
Direct Support Professional (Client and Family Support)
Earn $15 – $15.50 per hour!
Client & Family Support direct support staff provide an array of support to adults who live on their own or with families and friends in the community. Direct support personnel accompany individuals on appointments and to fun community activities, including festivals, theaters, restaurants and local attractions. They provide guidance to program participants to help solve issues related to household issues, spending options, relationships, and general support to further individuals in their independence.
Direct support staff are provided with laptops and mobile hotspots to keep timely documentation related to their activities. In addition, they are provided with an agency-owned vehicle to transport individuals to activities.
This is a full-time position, working 1:30 pm to 10 pm on Tuesday through Saturday with most major holidays off.
Earn up to $15.50 per hour after all training is complete and earn up to $17 per hour on weekends.
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities! DSPs typically work evenings and/or weekends, though we offer a flexible schedule. They assist a small group (2-8) of residents to help them meet their personal goals in their homes and in the community. Common tasks may include helping with laundry, meal preparation, going to a restaurant, or shopping at a department store. DSPs are also asked to make brief, daily notes on each resident’s progress.
Part-time positions start at 20 hours per week. Part-time staff members can work toward full-time status, based on their interest and availability of those positions. Overtime is available for those who desire extra hours. Full-time employees are eligible for our generous benefit package.
ALL FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES are eligible for our generous benefit package:
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Health, disability, and life insurance
- Dental and vision insurance options
- Flexible spending account option
- Referral bonuses
- Employee Assistance Program
- 403 (b) investment plan option
- Direct deposit
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a medical condition or handicap (not job related), or any other legally protected status. Applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest.
OTHER EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email or phone us at 217-348-0127 or text Donna at (401) 203-5862. Our staff would be happy to assist you!