Caregiver/Direct Support Professional - La Crosse WI ( Job Number: 120000L8 )
Primary Location United States-WI-WILa Crosse
Founded in 1987, REM Wisconsin provides home and community-based services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other complex challenges throughout the state. Through a range of individualized programs, including residential services and day programs, REM Wisconsin helps each individual grow and succeed in the communities they call home. REM Wisconsin also provides services for individuals with acquired or traumatic brain injury, including Neuro rehabilitation and Neurobehavioral programs delivered in community settings that promote increased independence.
REM Wisconsin is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. With opportunities from coast to coast, when you join REM Wisconsin and The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities. As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with REM Wisconsin you’ll be one of those special people.
DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can’t speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one’s true potential.
For REM Wisconsin and The MENTOR Network the DSP is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization.
To that end, the DSP also happens to be one of the best places to start in our company with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization. We in fact have many success stories from people at all levels that started out in the DSP role.
Whether you have previous experience in this capacity or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you!
REM Wisconsin is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
- Overnight Awake applicants in high demand
- High school diploma or GED
- Must be 18 years of age
- Every other Weekend Required
- Valid driver’s license in good standing
- Car registration and vehicle insurance
- Six months of experience in human services preferred
- Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children...