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Overview

As a caregiver, you’ll build relationships and enhance lives by providing care and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, physical or behavioral challenges, or traumatic brain injuries. The work you do is meaningful - you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve to live as independently as possible.

  • Full Time, Part Time, and PRN
  • Days, Weekends, Nights, Overnights
  • Meaningful Work

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Can you be a successful caregiver for The MENTOR Network? If you share these traits, you can help the people you serve experience the true freedom that comes from learning to live independently.

  • Trustworthy
  • Compassionate
  • Communicator
  • Responsible
  • Sensible
  • Patient

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I wanted to make a difference in the world and saw the opportunity as a DSP as a way to make the world a better place. Helping someone else achieve their goals made me feel awesome.

~ Jon Fisher, President, Community Support Services (CSS), started his career as a Direct Support Professional.

Benefits

  • Health/Wellness

  • Paid Time Off

  • Training

  • Career Development

  • Recognition

  • 401k and HSA/FSA

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Job Responsibilities

Job ID 1900089N Description
Direct Support Professional Caregiver
Primary Location: United States-WI-WILa Crosse
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)


Description

Do you enjoy the challenge of a good puzzle?  Do you already have great caregiver skills?  Able to help people with their problems?

 

If so, look no further than REM Wisconsin!  Our Direct Care team is fun, creative, and dedicated.  The heart of what we do is to provide care and support to people with intellectual, physical, and behavioral disabilities. As a Caregiver (Direct Support Professional (DSP) with REM Wisconsin, you’ll support individuals we serve in residential settings throughout the community.


We continue to grow and support more people in the area! 

 

We have openings for full time positions of all shifts (evenings, overnights, and weekends, or full time Float positions that could have some daytime set hours) in the La Crosse, Holmen, Onalaska, Cashton and West Salem areas.  We are growing, having just opened up our newest home in Galesville. 


Highest needs are: West Salem, Holmen, Overnights, and drivers with open availability.


Because we have so many locations, we have opportunities, and work well with people with other schedules to consider.  We also have higher pay for those looking for Full time and have the ability to be flexible and communicates well.  We also have Autism specialty homes in Holmen and Galesville with a higher starting wage, so if are interested, please ask about those options. 

 

We seek a compassionate person to:

  • Assist with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care.
  • Support community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. 

  • Partner with other staff members to support individual service plans and goals.


Qualifications:

What we require of you:

  • Must be minimum of 18 years of age

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent NOT REQUIRED

  • Valid Driver’s license, and can pass last 12 month driving check (for day or evening positions- Not for overnights)

  • Reliable transportation

  • Must be able to lift minimum of 25 pounds

  • Successful clearance of background checks

What we offer you:

  • Full and Part time schedules available

  • Career development and advancement opportunities

  • Competitive pay rates; mileage reimbursement

  • Paid classroom and on-the-job training

  • Paid time off, Holiday Pay, and benefits for 30+ hour work week

  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events

  • Access to employee discounts with various vendors

  • A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next

Previous experience is not necessary - Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!   

We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. REM Wisconsin is a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services.  With approximately 30,000 employees serving 26,000 consumers in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.  Apply Today!

http://jobs.thementornetwork.com/wisconsin

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