Current Job Openings at Progress Center

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.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and references to

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.

Personal Assistant Outreach Video: Spanish Language

Personal Assistant Outreach Video: English Version

CART Captioner

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is one of the top five most diverse campuses
in the nation and a national leader among urban, public higher education institutions in
providing access to underrepresented students. UIC believes diversity is a strength that
contributes to the success of our students, staff, faculty, and institutional research. As a
Research 1 institution, UIC is focused on eliminating disparities in health, education,
and economic opportunity. UIC remains committed to increasing access to education,
employment, programs, and services for all, including maintaining an environment free
from discrimination and harassment and a commitment to promoting an organizational
culture and structure that honors diversity through the integration of the principles of
access, equity, and inclusion.
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is seeking a staff CART Captioner. This position
will be responsible for facilitating access and equity by providing accurate real-time
captioning services in a variety of university settings, including classrooms across the
curriculum, meetings related to co-curricular experiences like internships, and
university-sponsored events. UIC’s staff CART Captioner will provide services on-site or
remotely; troubleshooting and facilitating set-up for open access (projected) captions or
specific online applications, as needed. The salary range for this position is $65,000-
$75,000, commensurate with experience.
At a minimum, the qualified candidate must have three (3) years (36 months) of
professional experience performing live captioning or live transcription or current live
captioning certification such as Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), Certified Real-
Time Reporter (CRR), Certified CART Provider (CCP), Certified Broadcast Captioner
(CBC), Registered Merit Reporter (RMR), or Registered Diplomate Reporter (RDR), or
Certified Verbatim Reporter (CVR). Qualified candidates are also required to transport
equipment in a timely manner to meet the captioning assignment schedule while
traveling on a large campus with varied terrain and weather conditions.
The preferred candidate will have cultural sensitivity in working with people who are
Deaf and Hard of Hearing, as well as working knowledge of disability issues. They
should also be able to accept scheduling assignments that vary in content and time of
day from semester to semester.
For fullest consideration, applications must be received by May 29,
2024, at and must
include a cover letter and resume.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon
acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be
performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation,
national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a


The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose
any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to
authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual
misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on
Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


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