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

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Current Job Openings

Day Services Aide FULL TIME Read More

NORTHWOODS DIVISION: Rehabilitation
PROGRAM OR DEPARTMENT: Day Services
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday,

Full Time, 40 hours per week.

WAGE SCALE: Regular Full Time Hourly Non-Expempt

Position Reports to: Day Services Program Coordinator
Positions Supervised: None

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Day Services Aide works as a member of a team to carry out rehabilitation and/or habilitation related programming for members with diverse abilities. 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.
  3. Plan, implement, lead and supervise Activity Groups.
  4. Distribute medication to members, perform specialized procedures, i.e., catherterization, tube feeding, nebulizer treatments, ostomy bags, etc., as needed.
  5. Assist in carrying out individual rehabilitation plans including occupational, speech and physical therapy carry-over if applicable.
  6. Perform other duties as assigned, such as, but not limited to, helping in other programs or departments as requested.
  7. Follow the recommended food consumption guidelines as set forth by a Speech/Language Pathologist and implemented by the Day Services Program Coordinator.
  8. Assist in developing and maintaining a “safe” atmosphere that protects all members and staff.
  9. Assist in observing and documenting behaviors according to designated systems.
  10. Maintain a consistent therapeutic environment conducive to promoting improved independence and well-being..
  11. Communicate member issues and concerns promptly to the Program Coordinator.
  12. Provide direct care to Day Service members, including but not limited to feeding, toileting, dressing, transferring and seating/positioning.
  13. Follow written personnel policy guidelines and procedures.
  14. Attend in-service training and staff meetings as required by the Coordinator.
  15. Complete all required forms, logs, reports and records by established deadlines.
  16. Promote Northwoods’ 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. A valid Driver’s License, and insured and reliable personal vehicle and a good driving record.
  3. Formal training with people with diverse abilities 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 record keeping requirements.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  1. At least one year of related experience preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  1. Well organized.
  2. Able to plan, implement, lead and evaluate member 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. Ability to use phone system for paging, and copier machine for supplemental papers.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Lifting: 50 lbs. occasionally to 10 lbs. frequently.
  2. Balancing occasionally.
  3. Indoor-Outdoor, Cold-Heat, Wet/Humid: Able to tolerate inside and outside conditions from daily assisting members in and out of the building to being able to assist members at Community outings.
  4. Stooping, bending and kneeling -frequently – to assist members.
  5. Pushing and pulling to assist members with wheelchairs and walkers.
  6. Reaching above shoulders occasionally.
  7. Speech: Able to speak clearly to provide examples to members and to help them maintain their form of communication skills.
  8. Hearing: Able to hear and understand members with speech difficulties.
  9. Visual: Able to see members and visually identify when members 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.
  2. A combination of walking, sitting, and standing most of the day.
  3. Stooping, bending and kneeling frequently.
  4. Pushing and pulling frequently.
  5. Indoor/Outdoor, Cold/Heat, Wet/Humid: Ability to tolerate inside and outside conditions from daily work.
  6. Driving members in company vehicles, and occasionally your personal vehicle, for community activities
  7. Use of company property [keys, cell phone, etc.] which the employee will return to the company upon completion of each workday.

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
  • 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
  • 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:

No overnight travel required.

No on-call responsibilities.

Production Training Supervisor Read More

NORTHWOODS DIVISION: Production
PROGRAM OR DEPARTMENT: Production
WORK SCHEDULE: 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, full-time 40 hours per week, 8:00am-4:00pm Overtime is rare
WAGE SCALE: Full Time Regular
Hourly
Non Exempt


Position Reports to:
Production Manager
Daily Work Directed By: Lead Training Supervisor
Positions Supervised: Member Workers

POSITION PURPOSE:

Directly supervises member workers performing subcontract production work, insuring that member rehabilitation plans are followed, and assures quality that meets customer production requirements in the most productive way possible.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  1. Follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Northwoods Personnel Policy Manual.
  2. Demonstrate reliable attendance at work, ariving ontime, well rested, sober, and capable of performing all job tasks.
  3. Perform all production related duties and tasks including, but not limited to counting, packaging, quality checking work, taping, boxing, and palletizing product.
  4. Able to use or be trained to use a pallet jack to move product from production area to warehouse area.
  5. Replenish work areas by knowing the appropriate location of where all production materials are stored.
  6. Meet quality expectations for all work duties assigned.
  7. Attend all production and rehabilitation related meetings.
  8. Follow suggestions, instructions and guidance of the Rehabilitation Staff.
  9. Follow member Rehabilitation Plans developed by the Case Managers:
    1. Implement the plan with members by training them to perform production work to the best of their ability.
    2. Implement the plan with members to deonstrate good attitude and good work behaviors.
    3. Provide Case Manager with valuable feedback concerning the member. Training Supervisor feedback is critical to the work incentive program which recognizes work achievement.
  10. Responsible for accuracy of daily Production Slips (for members and self).
  11. Complete all required forms, logs, reports and records by established deadlines.
  12. Train members to complete specific jobs or tasks related to production activities.
  13. Provide consistent instructions to member workers.
  14. Follow directions given by the Production Manager or Lead Training Supervisor.
  15. Exercise good judgement, common sense and patience in training individuals with diverse abilities
  16. Follow and support Production Department policies and procedures.
  17. Demonstrate teamwork and cooperation with all staff, members and customers.
  18. Demonstrate flexibility when asked to perform production work such as, but not limited to assembling components as requested by the Production Manager or Lead Training Supervisor.
  19. Assist in developing and maintaining a safe working environment for all member workers and staff.
  20. Responsible for the day to day safety of all member workers in assigned work area.
  21. Treat co-workers, staff and members with respect and dignity at all times.
  22. Perform all other duties as assigned, such as, but not limited to, helping in other programs or departments as requested.
  23. Promote Northwoods’ 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 members, 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.
  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 members.
  10. While following established procedures, make suggestions for changes to maintain and improve quality, cost and service to customers or members.
  11. Successfully complete all required training.
  12. Seek to continuously improve in your job performance.
  13. Understand and contribute to the overall productivity of departement hired for.
  14. Support changes which result in continuous improvement of services or programs.
  15. Accept responsibility for own 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  1. Basic understanding of Production functions preferred.
  2. Basic knowledge of computer functions preferred..
  3. Understanding of Production reporting and record keeping requirements.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  1. At least one year of related experience preferred.
  2. Experience with people with disabilities preferred.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Well organized.
  2. Accurate and attentive to detail.
  3. Excellent communication skills.
  4. Ability to assist and support others.
  5. Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, Fax, and other basic business machines.
  6. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  7. Ability to address conflicts and constructively (members, staff, and co-workers)

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Lifting: 60 lbs. occasionally to 25 lbs. frequently.
  2. Stooping, bending and kneeling frequently; standing most of the day.
  3. Pushing and pulling frequently.
  4. Reaching above shoulders occasionally.
  5. Able to use step-stool.
  6. Speech: Ability to read, write and speak English clearly.
  7. Hearing: No significant hearing problems.
  8. Visual: No significant restrictions.
  9. General Physical functioning: Able to stand without a break for 2-1/2 hours.

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

  1. Emotional Resilience: Ability to cope calmly with changing conditions, requirements or events.
  2. Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed instructions and to deal with problems involving a few variables.
  3. Mathematics Ability: Ability to perform very basic math skills including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and counting inventory.
  4. Language Ability: Ability to read, write and speak English clearly.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

No overnight travel required.