Current Job Openings at Progress Center

Personal Assistants

Progress Center is looking for caring and dependable people to work as personal assistants for people with disabilities and seniors in their homes in Suburban Cook County. Experience is helpful. Both full and part-time hours are available.

Anyone interested in becoming a personal assistant must first complete a personal assistant orientation. Progress Center offers several orientations every month.

For more information, contact Art Johnson at or call 708-209-1500.

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 File Coordinator – Contract Position

Progress Center for Independent Living seeks to hire an individual who will focus on service file maintenance. This includes electronic files and hard copy, physical files. The coordinator position will support organizing, updating and maintaining files that record the services provided by the organization.  The position will work closely with Progress Center’s Program Assistant and Program Director, and will work with all program staff on service file upkeep.  This is a part-time, contracted position.  The position is 15-hours a week at $17 an hour.  This is a hybrid position. At least five hours a week will be in the Progress Center Forest Park Office.

Essential Duties of the File Coordinator include:

  1. Create an inventory of service files.
  2. Collaborate on systems designed to maintain files.
  3. Communication with staff regarding file status.
  4. Implement systems designed to update files.
  5. Implement systems designed to maintain file compliance.
  6. Report to the Program Director.
  7. Daily reporting in activity database.


  1. Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  2. Experience in project management preferred.
  3. Experience working in the disability community is preferred.
  4. Experience with issues that impact people with disabilities.
  5. Proficiency with these programs: Word, Excel, Power Point.

Since 1988, Progress Center for Independent Living has been the Center for Independent Living serving Suburban Cook County.  Progress Center is a member of the nationwide network of Centers for Independent Living that provide peer support, independent living skills, information and referral, and advocacy to persons with all types of disabilities. Progress Center is also a member of the statewide network of centers for independent living, the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living.  Throughout the country, all centers for independent living are governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.

People with disabilities and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to

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