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Developmental Instructor - QIDP

Developmental Instructor - QIDP

Non-Profit and Social Services Healthcare

Marklund in Elgin is hiring Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals (QIDP) - Developmental Instructors!

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of others and be appreciated for what you do?

Join us in making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities and love your job!


Marklund is seeking highly motivated and mission-centered individuals for the position of Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP). This is a full-time position with a regular schedule of Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. This position is based out of the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin, IL. Candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job and to meet its functional and environmental requirements.


Who We Are:

Marklund is a nonprofit organization that provides residential, educational and therapy services to infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. With three residential locations – the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin, it is currently home to nearly 178 residents. The Marklund Day School offers Multi-Needs and Life Skills programs for children and young adults with multiple medical needs, and those diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In addition, our Community Day Services program at each site is a therapeutic day program for adults who reside at Marklund and those who come in from the community.

Marklund provides a rich culture where everything we do contributes to our mission of “making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.” Each and every employee’s job contributes to Marklund’s vision of providing a happy, safe purpose-filled life for every individual with intellectual and development disabilities, and is integral to enhancing the lives of the individuals we serve. As part of our private, not-for-profit network of services, you will learn what it’s like to have the individuals we serve not only change your career, but also change your life.


Responsibilities include:

  • Client Care Coordination: Assessment of clients for vocational skills, plans schedule for classroom utilizing each client’s IPP. Inform Manager of D/T and/or Nurse of any problems or progress on each individual client in the classroom. Instruct staff on how to care for each client and how to achieve goals during the programming day. Work directly with all clients as a member of the classroom team to provide all areas of care. You are responsible for involving clients in production component of Developmental Training.
  • Administrative: Document client’s goals on a daily basis, document output and feeding. Participates in IPP staffing to ensure proper development of each individual client’s objectives for development. Provide each classroom a schedule that reflects all goals and individual client objectives addressed within individual IPP’s. Post schedules to ensure clients programming will run even if DI is absent from classroom. Participate in DT/CNA interview process, select and use age appropriate materials when integrating curriculum into client goals for programming. Supervises all areas of client care and participates as a member of the team in the classroom. Manages positive support plans, if applicable, on a daily basis. Completes schedule, attendance records, and makes these accessible to administrator and staff. Provides clear directions, assignments, and classroom procedures
  • Maintains goals daily, completes monthly DI notes and reviews client charts. When creating monthly activity or program calendar, DI must ensure projects are adapted for client skill set.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Enforces classroom and DT rules or procedures, policies, and regulations. Follows developmental action through the proper chain of command and provides direction and supervision to developmental trainers and volunteers.
  • Please note that this job summary is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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Apply Today!

As an equal opportunity employer, Marklund respects and supports diversity, equity and inclusion as part of our work environment.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Must have work related on the job experience with developmentally disabled population which would be a combination of college classes and work years (no less than 1 year).

  • Supervisory experience desired

When you join the Marklund team, you receive the following:

Compensation & Benefits we offer YOU

Full-Time Employees:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company Paid Life Insurance for all FT employees
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Short -Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)*
    • *School Employees Receive “Closed Days” and Sick/Personal
  • PTO Cash-In & Conversion Twice Per Year
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Extended Sick Bank
  • 7 Paid Holidays per Year

Full-Time and Part-Time Employee Benefits:

  • Competitive pay
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Retirement Savings Plan – eligible upon hire
    • Marklund matches up to 5%

 Ways we appreciate YOU

  • Annual Employee Recognition Dinner and Celebration
  • Years of Service Awards and Gifts beginning at 5 years
  • Claire Haverkampf (founder) Annual Commemorative Award
  • You Caught My Eye – Monthly Employee Award
  • Thanksgiving Turkey
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Training & Growth Opportunities for YOU

  • We promote from within whenever possible
  • You are paid while you train:
    • In-House Training Programs
    • Leadership Training Program
  • Employee Workshops on a variety of topics

Benefits/Programs subject to change.

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