Avenues to Independence Information Portal

Employment Opportunities

Avenues to Independence offers an array of direct care, managerial, clinical and administrative employment opportunities.

With close to 100 full and part time positions, we offer employment for first-time, through experienced professionals.  Flexible schedules are available for many positions and employees regularly scheduled to work 24 hours per week and higher, are eligible for Avenues employee benefits

While many positions do have specific educational and experiential backgrounds, the most important skill is concern for folks with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities and a desire to assist them in leading productive, independent lives.

Current Positions Available

Direct Care Day Program(Wheeling);

Direct Care Residential(Park Ridge, Des Plaines)

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (Park Ridge)

Events and Volunteer Manager (Park Ridge)  


College Graduates:  Employees of Avenues to Independence may be eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness(PSLF) program.

The  PSLF Program forgives any approved remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under an established repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

As a 510C3 charitable organization, employment at Avenues meets the requirement as a PSLF qualified employer. 

Click this link to go to the PSLF information page or inquire with Avenues during the interview process. 



Don't see an available position that meets your needs?  Email your resume and we will respond with possibilities for the future