Jul
17
Fri
Personal Assistant Recruitment and Training- Online @ Zoom: The orientation will be hosted over Zoom
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.
image of two people interacting, one in a wheelchair and one leaning down toward the wheelchair user. Person is wheelchair holding paper. Second image of person cleaning kitchen counter top.

Progress Center for Independent Living is recruiting personal assistants and Certified Nursing Assistants to assist people with disabilities in their homes.  Full and part time work is available. No previous experience is necessary. Personal assistants are offered $13.48/ hour. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. This is an opportunity to work with people with disabilities and to learn about independent living. Personal assistants play a significant role in helping a person with disabilities to live in their own home, instead of a nursing home.

Duties you may perform:

  • Housekeeping & Laundry
  • Cooking & Meal Preparations/Clean up
  • Assist with hygiene needs, including bathing and toiletry
  • Running Errands
  • Assisting with mobility needs
  • Many individualized needs, including getting in and out of bed, and dressing

 

 

 

 

What: Personal Assistant Orientation

Where: The event and orientation will be hosted over zoom. Please contact Jacob Topp at jtopp@progresscil.org for registration information.

When: Friday, July 17, 2020 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information and to register, contact Jacob Topp, Progress Center jtopp@progresscil.org

Jul
20
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to the Pandemic, Employment Club is not meeting at this time.  We hope to offer courses online soon.

 

Progress Center announces the March 2020 meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The March 2020 Session will meet on Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m.  The March 2020 Session will kick-off an Eight Session Employment Club Curriculum.  Individuals who register at the March Session and complete the Eight-Session Course will come away with:

  • A Resume
  • A Linked In Profile
  • A Cover Letter;
  • Guidance and direction on using the tools

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org

Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Jul
23
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. Typically, the group meetings are on the on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Jul
27
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Aug
3
Mon
Weekly Community Check-In- Monday, 3 p.m. Central @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image
Board Member Geo Speaking at 2018 Annual Meeting. Geo at Podium. Audience of Annual Meeting to left in the image

What:

This event will be an opportunity for Progress Center Consumers, Members, Supporters, Allies, and Advocates to have a virtual meeting.  The meeting will give participants time to share how they are feeling, ask questions of others, hear what others are doing and sharing, and perhaps learn some new ways to navigate current challenges.

Why:

The threat of Covid-19 and the reality of the Illinois Stay at Home Order has changed life for just about everybody in Chicagoland and Illinois.  Each of us has new challenges to face, and each of us has to face those challenges without the benefit of face to face contact with our friends, peers, and colleagues. Though we can’t meet in person, this event will give participants a chance to talk over the phone, and connect through Zoom, an online platform, and share what is on our minds.  The floor will be open for people to talk about frustrations they have experienced, accomplishments, new things they’ve learned, and everything in between.

Who:

The event is geared toward consumers, members, and advocates from the Progress Center and broader disability community. All interested people are encouraged and welcome to join though.

When:

The event will be every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where:

The event will be over Zoom.  Participants will be able to connect through either a phone line or through the internet.

This is the information needed to connect:

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83950083441

Meeting ID: 839 5008 3441

One tap mobile +13126266799,,83950083441# US (Chicago)

For questions and accommodation requests, call 708-209-1500 ext 14 and leave a voicemail, or send an email to garnold@progresscil.org

 

Aug
17
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to the Pandemic, Employment Club is not meeting at this time.  We hope to offer courses online soon.

 

Progress Center announces the March 2020 meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The March 2020 Session will meet on Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m.  The March 2020 Session will kick-off an Eight Session Employment Club Curriculum.  Individuals who register at the March Session and complete the Eight-Session Course will come away with:

  • A Resume
  • A Linked In Profile
  • A Cover Letter;
  • Guidance and direction on using the tools

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org

Aug
27
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. Typically, the group meetings are on the on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Sep
21
Mon
Employment Club– The Club is not meeting during the pandemic @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Due to the Pandemic, Employment Club is not meeting at this time.  We hope to offer courses online soon.

 

Progress Center announces the March 2020 meeting of the Employment Club, a monthly services group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment.

The March 2020 Session will meet on Monday, March 16 at 11 a.m.  The March 2020 Session will kick-off an Eight Session Employment Club Curriculum.  Individuals who register at the March Session and complete the Eight-Session Course will come away with:

  • A Resume
  • A Linked In Profile
  • A Cover Letter;
  • Guidance and direction on using the tools

For more information, and to RSVP or request accommodations, please contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500 Ext.  14

Monthly sessions include:

  • Presentations from groups that provide employment related service
  • Time to answer employment related questions
  • Time to search online for job leads and to work on materials as cover letters

If you have items that you would like covered at the Employment Club, please share your ideas at garnold@progresscil.org

Sep
24
Thu
Dynamic People with Disabilities — Peer Support Group @ Progress Center for Independent Living
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dynamic People with Disabilities is a monthly support group open to all people with disabilities. Typically, the group meetings are on the on the 4th Thursday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.