Homes For Independent Living

Peer Support Specialist, Mental Health

ID
2019-7503
Job Locations
US-WI-Waukesha
Category
Healthcare
Job Type
Part-Time
Shift
1st and 2nd
Company
Homes for Independent Living

Overview

Grow in your Career while caring for adults with significant special needs.

 

Our adults have many needs that brought them to us.  You will help them live their best life – all while carving a career path for yourself.  We ensure people with challenging special needs and those who serve them have the support they need to thrive.

You will:

  • Be part of a reliable, caring team that provides direct support to adults with severe behavioral and physical disabilities
  • Have more one on one care with residents
  • Be relied upon to enhance the overall health, safety, and welfare of our clients

At Homes for Independent Living, we want you to succeed.  When you join our team, you will be:

  • Enrolled in our comprehensive training program designed to build your skills and confidence
  • Eligible for internal promotions
  • Competitively compensated with a starting wage of $12/hour.
  • Eligible for an amazing line of benefits to include: dental, health, vision, 401K, life insurance and a great PTO accrual program!

 

Our Culture

 

There’s more to Homes for Independent Living than competitive pay and benefits.  Homes for Independent Living is a MyPath company, a 100% employee-owned organization that transforms lives.  We do this by offering residential, educational, vocational and day programs for people with special needs.

 

Each year, after your first year of employment with us, you will receive part of your income in company stock, making you an employee owner.  This stock allocation is a company-funded benefit – no investment from employees is required.  Yet, employee ownership goes beyond simply stock.

 

As a MyPath company, we support an ownership culture through the organization.  Our culture is based upon five beliefs:

  1. Passion
  2. Accountability
  3. Teamwork
  4. Openness
  5. Continuous Learning and Innovation

As an employee owner you can expect transparency, respect, and appreciation.  You’ll impact the place you work and map a career within Homes for Independent Living or other ORP companies.  With your passion and our breadth of services, your options are nearly limitless!

 

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Men, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

To succeed in this role, you must understand the emotional and developmental disabilities of the people you serve.  You will be trained to use proper interventions and approaches while helping the clients with their daily needs. As a Direct Support Professional, you will be responsible for:

  • Following the Individual Service Plan (ISP) created for each specific client
  • Health monitoring including medication administration, etc.
  • Daily living activities such as meal preparation and light housekeeping
  • Community integration skills and recreational activities
  • Redirection of challenging and self harming behaviors

Qualifications

To be considered for this job, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Demonstrated skill and/or potential in working with individuals with special needs in a supportive environment.
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to maintain self-composure and self-control under stressful conditions
  • Ability to remain comfortable and composed when clients may exhibit aggressive, challenging, or offensive behaviors
  • Access to an insured vehicle is strongly preferred
  • Successful completion of a caregiver background check as mandated by Wisconsin Chapter DHS 12
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment TB test and health screen

 HIL MYPath Logo

We maintain a drug-free workplace.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  Men, Women, Minorities, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.