The Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy School, (est. 1949) having a low student/teacher ratio, in a self-contained campus with exceptional and credentialed teachers, aides, and medical oversight where needed, has a robust curriculum focused on student development toward independence, productivity and societal participation in a most normal and least restrictive environment.
Moving toward becoming self-sufficient through the responsibility and benefit of work, St. Coletta’s clients are mentored by business savvy staff that provides supervision and assistance tailored to the ability of each person’s success. A substantial bridge in this endeavor is St. Coletta’s corporate partners. Jobbing out product package assembly, sealing, sorting, shrink wrapping, and similar tasks helps them meet deadlines and reduce costs while providing on-the-job-training to prospective future employees.
St. Coletta’s, combined with its Vocational Training, offers comprehensive expert services in a unique community-integrated residential program to enrich the lives of special needs adults. Residential life reflects typical suburban living. Professional residence managers design house-specific routines, chores and activities. Staff, on hand 24/7, engage proactive support strategies in skill sets including personal care, cooking, housekeeping, budgeting, home management, health care, community involvement and others suitable to the individuals, enabling them to live with continued confidence.
On September 27th, we celebrated the Franciscan Fall Festival. There was a corn roast, delicious cupcakes, games, face painting, and music. Family and friends joined our brothers, sisters, students, and staff for a wonderful day in the sun. Special thanks to the St. Coletta’s of Illinois Foundation, Barb Siwinski, Emily Boehlke, and Marie Leigh, as […]
The Nursing Services Department has been moved to Rooms: 110A; 112; 114 and 115 in the facility addition. The new location will provide the department with much needed room for the nurses, the transporters, the medical appointment supervisor, the department Director and medical examinations. The new location will also position the Vocational nurse and the rest of the […]
For years Heather Benedick has dedicated herself to help the agency’s staff and brothers and sisters improve their quality of life. She has freely offered them her knowledge, wisdom and experience without hesitation or consideration given to her personal costs. She has given up much of her personal time to work with staff and the […]
Thanks to UPS for once again sponsoring a day of fun watching the White Sox play at US Cellular Field. UPS provided 100 tickets for our brothers, sisters, and staff to attend the game, funds and parking for 2 coach buses to ride in style, t-shirts, hats, and $30 of Sox money per person to […]
On July 3rd, the students, teachers, and aides at the Kennedy School donned patriotic colors for their parade around the St. Coletta’s campus. The weather cooperated and gave some sunshine for the students to show off their homemade flag and t-shirts. Looking good!
Darla Reppert is a Residential QSP/Case Manager. Her managers agree that she is always thinking of the consumers on her caseload. She goes beyond the call of duty when it comes to the individuals assigned to her caseload. She is an advocate for all the consumers assigned to her at all times looking out for […]
Department: Vocational Department Position Summary: Reporting to the Supervisor of Volunteer Services, The Volunteer will serve as a wheelchair repairman for Pheasant and Zolecki supporting the agency’s mission of serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Location: 18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park Illinois Vocational Area in the Classrooms where Pheasant and Zolecki is located or any other […]
Department: Vocational/Kennedy School Position Summary: Using Art within a therapeutic environment to help patients surpass psychological difficulties and allow them to express emotions and feelings. Location: 18350 Crossing Drive within the Kennedy School or Vocational Department. Reports to: Supervisor of Volunteer Services and School Principal. General Duties: Helping residents and students to overcome their emotional […]
Department: Finance Department Position Title: Office Support Position Summary: Reporting to the Supervisor of Volunteer Services, The Volunteer serves as an Office Support Volunteer for the Finance Department. Location: The Volunteer will work in the Financial Department within the agency located at 18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois. Reports to: The Supervisor of Volunteer Services […]
Department: Residential Department Position Summary: Reporting to the Group Home Manager at all times who overall provides and guides volunteer within the framework and duties of this position, plans, Coordinates, and Oversees Social Events for our Individuals with Disabilities. Events such as socials, meet and greets, Holiday parties held at the workshop and or not […]
Department: Vocational Department Position Summary: Reporting to the Kitchen Manager/Supervisor of Volunteer Services will prepare, bake, package, price, purchasing and merchandising cakes, pies, rolls, muffins, breads and other baked goods. Will inform customers about our bakery products and will work with the kitchen equipment and staff to increase internal and external sales. Will help prepare […]
Department: Residential Department Position Summary: This is a fun way to build relationships within our Group Homes. Reporting to the Group Home Manager the host will host a movie or game night during the week or weekends. Reports to: Group Home Manager Skills: Basic Skills have to be dependable, caring, fun, and energetic. General Duties: […]