Employment Opportunities

• Northwoods Incorporated of Wisconsin strives to employ individuals who are empowered by our mission and passionate about making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
• If you are driven to be a part of our talented and dedicated team, see the employment opportunities listed below!.Apply in person, online, or print application. Applications and resumes can be emailed to northwoods@nwdswi.org or mailed to:

Northwoods Inc. of Wisconsin
Attn: Human Resources
N6510 US Hwy. 51
PO Box 357
Portage, WI 53901

Please note: Resumes will only be reviewed if accompanied by a completed application.

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Current Job Openings

Community Trainer PART TIME Read More

NORTHWOODS DIVISION: Rehabilitation
PROGRAM OR DEPARTMENT: Community
Services
WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday through Saturday, part-time 20-29 hours per week on average.  Overtime is not likely. Schedule is irregular to meet company needs, including some weekends and evening work.
WAGE SCALE: Regular
Part Time
Hourly
Non Exempt

Position Reports to: Peggy Wolzen
Positions Supervised: None

POSITION PURPOSE:

To provide individualized services to adults with disabilities in the community to include job coaching, daily living skills, and community participation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

General:

  1. Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Northwoods Personnel Policy Manual.
  2. Treat co-workers, staff, and clients with respect and dignity at all times.
  3. Provide one-on-one specialized instruction or support service as specified by the rehabilitation case manager and supervisor. Areas may include but are not limited to: personal hygiene and grooming, housekeeping, laundry/ clothing care, functional academics, time, money and shopping, food preparation and cooking, communication skills, social skills, health awareness, home safety/emergency, and mobility.
  4. Carry out monthly plan based on rehabilitation case manager recommendations. Trainers should follow plans closely to ensure consistency for the client.
  5. Complete daily reports on clients overall progress and behavior.
  6. Complete all required paperwork efficiently, and submit by the deadline (reports, timesheets, mileage logs, work schedule confirmations, requests for time off, etc.)
  7. Follow weekly client schedule.
  8. Report any deviations from your published schedule immediately to the scheduler.
  9. Assist rehabilitation case manager in determination of goals for plans. Goals may need to be discontinued or implemented based on performance and individual needs of the client.
  10. Maintain an organized working file and follow policy rules when removing working files from the Agency.
  11. Assess clients using the Daily Living Skills (DLS) assessment on specific tasks. This may include DLS and Recreation Leisure assessments as determined by the case managers.
  12. Train clients with respect, treating them as individuals and being aware of their rights.
  13. Follow representative payee criteria when supervising clients with checkbooks.
  14. Work as a team member not only in the rehabilitation department, but within the Agency as a whole.
  15. Participate in weekly staffings or seminars, as required by supervisor.
  16. Complete personal time sheet and travel mileage forms responsibly and turn them in on specific due dates.
  17. Promote agency services and philosophies.
  18. Maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with good record and insured reliable vehicle.
  19. Make additional copies of necessary paperwork.
  20. Assist the Coordinator in different projects such as logging, dates and times of different community resources, i.e. Library hours, pool hours.
  21. Purchase items needed for goal plans if necessary.
  22. Periodically supervise client workers on the work floor.
  23. Assist individuals with completing the Daily Living Skills Assessment.
  24. Use personal equipment if necessary, i.e., fishing pole.
  25. Other duties as assigned.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  1. Abide by all policies in the Personnel Policy Manual, and follow all other policy and/or procedural guidelines provided by the company (orally or in writing) by your department supervisor or any member of Northwoods’ management.
  2. Treat all clients, other employees, and guests with courtesy, dignity, and respect at all times.
  3. Work as a productive and constructive team member in order to maintain a positive working environment, helping less skilled associates and colleagues, and celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of others
  4. Demonstrate reliable attendance at work, arriving on time, well rested, sober, and   capable of performing all job tasks.
  5. Take positive action to solve problems, or consult with supervisors for guidance when issues arise.
  6. Improve work processes that do not have specific directions.
  7. Meet minimum standards for quantity and quality of work.
  8. Perform meaningful work during downtime.
  9. Follow established rules, procedures, and rehabilitation plans designed for working with Northwoods clients.
  10. While following established procedures, make suggestions for changes to maintain and improve quality, cost and service to customers or clients.
  11. Successfully complete all required training.
  12. Seek to continuously improve in your job performance.
  13. Understand and contribute to the overall productivity of his/her department.
  14. Support changes which result in continuous improvement of services or programs.
  15. Accept responsibility for his/her contributions to group, department, and team performance overall.
  16. Demonstrate a positive attitude in approaching the job.
  17. Actively participate in group, program, department, or team meetings.
  18. Work to identify and correct unsafe working conditions by reporting issues to management for correction.
  19. Receive coaching and feedback in a positive manner, and follow all directions given for making corrections or improving personal performance.
  20. Work to maintain Northwoods’ positive reputation, while on and off the job.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  1. High School Completion Required.
  2. Must have a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license and be willing to use own insured vehicle.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  1. Basic understanding of Community Services functions.
  2. Knowledge of all related computer functions.
  3. Understanding of Community Services reporting and record keeping requirements.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  1. At least one year of related experience preferred.
  2. Experience with adults with disabilities highly desired

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  1. Accurate and attentive to detail.
  2. Excellent communication and public relations skills.
  3. Ability to assist and support others.
  4. Must be neatly dressed and well groomed.
  5. Come to work in a well-rested manner to ensure a quality service.
  6. Be organized, decisive, and a good communicator.
  7. Have an interest in and ability to work with adults who have disabilities.
  8. Have the ability to learn new jobs and able to train others.
  9. Basic Computer skills
  10. Able to operate telephone, copier, Fax, and other basic business machinesPHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
  1. Lifting: 25 lbs. occasionally
  2. Indoor-Outdoor, Cold-Heat, Wet/Humid: Ability to tolerate inside and outside conditions from working at a job site
  3. Stooping, bending and kneeling occasionally
  4. Pushing and pulling occasionally
  5. Reaching above shoulders occasionally
  6. Speech: Ability to speak English clearly
  7. Hearing: No significant hearing problems
  8. Visual: No significant restrictions

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. None: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions (such as in a typical office).
  2. Shared office without window.
  3. A combination of sitting activities, driving, and standing or walking activities each day.
  4. Ability to stand for up to 2.5 hours at a time.
  5. Pushing and pulling infrequently.
  6. Reaching above shoulders infrequently.
  7. Indoor/Outdoor, Cold/Heat, Wet/Humid: Ability to tolerate inside and outside conditions from daily work.
  8. Driving clients in personal vehicle
  9. Use of company property [keys, cell phone, etc.] which the employee will return to the company upon termination of employment.

ABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
  2. Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two-digit numbers; to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money
  3. Language Ability: Ability to read at a medium rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries for meaning, spelling and pronunciation. Ability to write complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary. Ability to communicate in complex sentences; using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.

Special Information:

No overnight travel required.

 

Adult Day Services Aide PART TIME

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NORTHWOODS DIVISION: Rehabilitation
PROGRAM OR DEPARTMENT: Adult Day Services
WORK SCHEDULE: 5 days per week, Monday through
Friday, part time,
8:30am-2:00pm. Overtime is not likely
WAGE SCALE: Regular
Part Time
Hourly
Non Exempt


Position Reports to:
Jenna Sickels, Adult Day Services Program Coordinator

Positions Supervised: None

POSITION PURPOSE:

The adult Day services Aide Works as a member of a team to carry out rehabilitation and/or habilitation related programming for client workers with multiple disabilities. The job responsibilities may include medication distribution or other specialized procedures as required.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  1. Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Northwoods Personnel Policy Manual.
  2. Treat co-workers, staff, and clients with respect and dignity at all times
  3. Distribute medication to Adult Day Service clients, perform specialized procedures, i.e., catheterization, tube feeding, Nebulizer treatments, etc., as needed.
  4. Assist in carrying out the individual rehabilitation plan including groups, occupational, speech and physical therapy programs.
  5. Follow the recommended food consumption guidelines as set forth by a Speech/Language Pathologist and implemented by the Adult Day Services Program Coordinator.
  6. Assist in developing and maintaining a “safe” atmosphere that protects all client and staff.
  7. Assist in observing and documenting behaviors according to designated systems.
  8. Maintain a consistent therapeutic environment conducive to promoting improved independence and well-being.
  9. Communicate client issues and concerns promptly to the Coordinator or Case Manager
  10. Provide direct care to Adult Day Service clients, including but not limited to feeding, toileting, dressing, transferring and seating/positioning.
  11. Follow written personnel policy guidelines and procedures.
  12. Attend in-service training and staff meetings as required by the Coordinator.
  13. Complete all required paperwork in a timely manner and meet all administrative deadlines.
  14. Promote Northwood’s’ mission, services and philosophies.

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  1. Abide by all policies in the Personnel Policy Manual, and follow all other policy and/or procedural guidelines provided by the company (orally or in writing) by your department supervisor or any member of Northwoods’ management.
  2. Treat all clients, other employees, and guests with courtesy, dignity, and respect at all times.
  3. Work as a productive and constructive team member in order to maintain a positive working environment, helping less skilled associates and colleagues, and celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of others.
  4. Demonstrate reliable attendance at work, arriving on time, well rested, sober, and   capable of performing all job tasks.
  5. Take positive action to solve problems, or consult with supervisors for guidance when issues arise.
  6. Improve work processes that do not have specific directions.
  7. Meet minimum standards for quantity and quality of work.
  8. Perform meaningful work during downtime.
  9. Follow established rules, procedures, and rehabilitation plans designed for working with Northwoods clients.
  10. While following established procedures, make suggestions for changes to maintain and improve quality, cost and service to customers or clients.
  11. Successfully complete all required training.
  12. Seek to continuously improve in your job performance.
  13. Understand and contribute to the overall productivity of his/her department.
  14. Support changes which result in continuous improvement of services or programs.
  15. Accept responsibility for his/her contributions to group, department, and team performance overall.
  16. Demonstrate a positive attitude in approaching the job.
  17. Actively participate in group, program, department, or team meetings.
  18. Work to identify and correct unsafe working conditions by reporting issues to management for correction.
  19. Receive coaching and feedback in a positive manner, and follow all directions given for making corrections or improving personal performance.
  20. Work to maintain Northwoods’ positive reputation, while on and off the job.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/LICENSES:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. State CNA Certification is not required.
  3. A valid Driver’s License, an insured and reliable personal vehicle, and a good driving record
  4. Formal training with people with disabilities desirable

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  1. Basic understanding of Day Services Program functions.
  2. Knowledge of all related rehabilitation or vocational functions.
  3. Understanding of Day Services reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:  At least one year of related experience is desirable.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  1. Well organized.
  2. Able to plan, implement, and evaluate client group activities
  3. Ability to become Red Cross first-aid certified.
  4. Excellent communication and public relations skills.
  5. Ability to assist and support others.
  6. Basic computer skills
  7. Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, Fax, and other basic business machines

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Lifting: 30 lbs. occasionally to 5 lbs. frequently.
  2. Balancing occasionally.
  3. Indoor-Outdoor, Cold-Heat, Wet/Humid: Able to tolerate inside and outside conditions from daily assisting clients in and out of the building to being able to assist clients at Community outings.
  4. Stooping, bending and kneeling -frequently – to assist clients.
  5. Pushing and pulling to assist clients with wheelchairs and walkers.
  6. Reaching above shoulders occasionally.
  7. Speech: No significant speech problems – Able to speak English clearly to provide example to clients and to help them maintain their form of communication skills.
  8. Hearing: No significant hearing problems – Able to hear and understand clients with speech difficulties.
  9. Visual: No significant restrictions- Able to see clients and understand, by sight, if clients require assistance.
  10. Noise: Able to tolerate noisy social activities, shouting during recreational activities, etc.
  11. General Physical functioning: Able to stand without a break for 2-1/2 hours; Able to sit without a break for 2 hours.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  1. None: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions (such as in a typical office).
  2. Shared desk space
  3. A combination of walking, sitting, and standing most of the day.
  4. Stooping, bending and kneeling frequently.
  5. Pushing and pulling frequently.
  6. Reaching above shoulders frequently.
  7. Indoor/Outdoor, Cold/Heat, Wet/Humid: Ability to tolerate inside and outside conditions from daily work.
  8. Driving clients in company vehicles, and occasionally your personal vehicle, for community activities
  9. Use of company property [keys, cell phone, etc.] which the employee will return to the company upon completion of each work day.

ABILITY REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
  2. Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing two-digit numbers and to perform the four basic arithmetic operations with money.
  3. Language Ability: To read at a medium rate; define unfamiliar words in dictionaries for meaning, spelling and pronunciation. Ability to write complex sentences and speak using normal word order with present and past tenses; using a good vocabulary.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

  1. No overnight travel required.
  2. No on-call responsibilities

 

Northwoods Inc. of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Equal employment opportunity has and continues to be both policy and practice. Our policy of equal opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote, and base all other employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status. Minorities, women, vets and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.