Another active week for advocacy for The Arc.

On Tuesday the Senate & House Human Services Committee will host a joint meeting to hear testimony regarding abuse and neglect taking place at group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Arc and the Family Support Network have been invited to present testimony.

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On Wednesday we’re back in Chicago to meet with other advocates to discuss future directions for disability services in Illinois.

Executive Forum

Last week, the Executive Forum hosted a webinar on the Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act, WIOA, which was signed into law by President Obama. Kristine Smith, Director of Rehabilitation Services, did an introduction to WIOA and a presentation by Doug Morton, Manager of DRS, The Strategic Management Unit the subminimum wage and what it means to the organizations and more.

View the DRS PowerPoint here.

I asked The Arc’s national policy staff to join us as the political climate in the United States and in Illinois has changed dramatically because of the 2016 elections.  The webinar will featured the insight of our outstanding National Public Policy office led by Marty Ford, Senior Executive, Public Policy, The Arc.  Phil Milsk, Governmental Affairs Consultant, The Arc of Illinois.

View The Arc’s PowerPoint here

Go to this link to view this recorded webinar

Position Opening

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services has a Interim Controller position open.  Persons interested should contact

Interim Controller

Scope of Responsibility:  Manage and oversee financial operations for the organization, having $6 million budget, over 20 cost centers, 115 employees and client statistical data for over 400 clients.

Record-keeping Requirements:  Maintain grant files and bank reconciliation files, oversee maintenance of accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, general ledger, fixed asset, tax reporting, , budgeting and client statistical files; and produce monthly financials.

Problems to be Solved:  Interpretation of data and application of generally accepted accounting principles to OLDS’ activities, reconciliation of account balances, adapt Financial Edge accounting software to organization’s needs, resolve operational problems with computer applications with help of technical support, when needed, development of systems to capture and report data in meaningful ways.  Streamline and automate as much accounting work as possible.

Qualifications: A Bachelors in Accounting plus ten years accounting experience including supervisory and managerial level experience.   CPA preferred.

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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
708-828-0188 (CELL)