Positions Available


Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that works each day to support individuals with developmental disabilities? Then Orchard Village could be the place for you.

Orchard Village offers a comprehensive training and development program and excellent benefits for eligible employees:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Life insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Personal/Sick Time
  • 401k
  • Tuition reimbursement

Professional Positions

House Administrator

The House Administrator will support the day-to-day operations of assigned homes. Monitor environments of the homes to ensure cleanliness and safety. Oversee safety books and manage other quality assurance forms. Order groceries and support staff and clients with My25. Support clients’ goals by identifying and assisting with activities and supports. Work with the Health Services Department to ensure that medical & health care needs are supported for each client. Work in conjunction with the Finance Department to maintain and monitor client personal finances. On-call twice per month and in absence of manager, supervise staff, and carry emergency cell phone. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in social services preferred, one year experience working in the field of developmental disabilities, proficiency in computer skills, & valid driver’s license, and personal vehicle required.

 Residential Program Manager 

As a Residential Program Manager, manage the day-to-day operation of residential homes. Manage caseload of adults with developmental disabilities. Supervise direct support staff and oversee the healthcare and medications system for clients. Participate in annual Discovery Processes and Personal Plans. Complete QIDP paperwork such as Implementation Strategies, monthly progress notes, HRC updates, and quarterly environmental reviews. Solicit ideas, write, and train in personal outcomes. Monitor Therap data tracking on outcomes, health, and appointments. Ensure human rights and safety assurances. Accompany clients to medical/psychiatric appointments when necessary. Carry 24-hour emergency cell phone. Bachelor’s degree in social services required. QIDP Certified Required. Knowledgeable about required QIDP paperwork as per DHS. Experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required.

Job Coach

As a Job Coach, you support clients with disabilities in community based internships, teaching and adapting the environment so that increasing levels of independence are achieved. Advocate on behalf of all program participants, working to foster the individual’s independence and enhancing skills both inside and outside the workplace. Provide support to individuals with disabilities to obtain community-based employment. Maintain interdisciplinary communication, case notes for each individual, input for quarterly vocational assessments & task/job analysis. Requirements: Associate’s degree or higher in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, or a related field preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of person-centered services for people with disabilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Proficiency in MS Office applications. Valid driver’s license required.

 Recreation Specialist  – Part-Time

As a Recreation Specialist, implement therapeutic recreational programs and group activities for clients designed in collaboration with the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Follow best practice models for implementing therapeutic interventions. Maintain contact with clients and appropriate support staff, write accurate clinical notes, collect and monitor pertinent therapeutic recreation data and respond and revise plans as applicable. Requirements: Two or more years of college courses in Psychology, Social Work, Education, Rehabilitation, or related field, preferred, High School Diploma or GED required. Experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred.  Experience organizing recreation activities preferred. Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and ability to travel to multiple sites required.

Support Positions

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) assists clients with developmental disabilities in daily living activities including hygiene, meal preparation, transportation, housekeeping, implementation of behavior support interventions, and achieving personal support plan outcomes. Will also support clients with activities in-home and in the community. No lifting restrictions are allowed. Applicants must have valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED.

Full and Part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Support adults with developmental disabilities in our group homes. Pay: $17.00 per hour.

1:1 Direct Support Professional Part Time – Support two young men in their home environment. 10-16 hours a week in the evening and on weekends –  flexible. Pay: $17.00 per hour.

Part-time Personal Support Worker (PSW) – Support a child or adult at the family’s home, one-on-one. Pay: $17.00 per hour.

All support positions require an individual to meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA) test
  • Clear criminal background
  • Experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Positions are available in a variety of settings and during a variety of shifts (days, evenings, overnights, weekends)

For more information on career opportunities or positions at Orchard Village, please contact:

Olga Childers, Director Human Resources, (847) 967-1800 ext. 175
E-mail: olga_childers@orchardvillage.org