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Personal Assistant Program


Personal Assistant Program

The Home Services Program {HSP} offers individuals with disabilities, who are at risk of unnecessary institutionalization, the alternative of in-home assistance where home care doesn’t exceed the cost of a health care facility. HSP does provide an option which addresses needs and preferences which allow the individual to enhance his/her abilities and leads to a more satisfying life.  NICIL conducts initial interviews of people interested in the position.  To qualify for the Personal Assistant (PA) Registry list, you must be able to pass a criminal background check, be at least 18 years old, have a working phone number, and reliable transportation. Once these steps are completed, there is an orientation class with mandatory attendance in order to be to placed on our referral list.

Personal Assistant Application can be picked up at:

412 Locust Street, Sterling, IL 61081

Or you can download the application and mail it to us

PA Application 2017 fillable

Great news, you can now email us your application!  Once completed send it to us at frontdesk@nicil.org or to Michele.nicil.org

See instructions on application for details!

A $15.00 fee* for a Background Check is required.  Only those who have successfully passed the background check will be invited to the next upcoming PA class.  Potential PA applicants who are unsuccessful on the background checks, failure to complete the application, or attend the orientation class,  will not be placed on our Registry list.  There will be no refunds.

Classes for fall 2017 and spring 2018 are now available:

Fall and Winter-PA Orientation Classes

New Classes!

Already a Personal Assistant?

Thank you!  You have a difficult job in your service to consumers.  Be sure you update monthly to remain on the NICIL PA Registry.  If we haven’t talked to you in person you can update 24/7 in 5 ways:

  • Email us at frontdesk@nicil.org
  • Call us at 815-625-7860 extension 211
  • Call our Center Coordinator at extension 221
  • By fax 815-625-7876
  • Mail at NICIL 412 Locust St., Sterling, IL  61081
  • Update form click here

Need a copy of the Business Associates Agreement?  Click here: Business Associate Agreement Don’t forget the acknowledgement page must be signed, dated, and sent to the NICIL office in order for us to update your file.


A great career move is only a Orientation class away!  Register today!

*Acceptable payment methods: NICIL accepts valid checks or legal tender cash payment.  We do accept personal checks, however, it must clear the banking institution before we can process your request. A penalty will be charged for all returned checks of up to $50 to cover service fees and processing fees.


General Information
Our Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Due to the budget impasses

Our Location:
412 Locust
Sterling, IL 61081

Phone: 815-625-7860
TTY: 815-625-7863
Toll Free: 888-886-4245
Fax: 815-625-7876

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