Oconomowoc Residential Programs

  • Direct Support Professional / Skilled Care

    Job Locations
    US-WI-Sturgeon Bay
    Job Type
    Homes for Independent Living
  • Overview

    Interested in making a difference in the lives of others? For more than 30 years, Homes for Independent Living has been an industry leader in residential and community-based services and support to adults with a wide range of disabilities. With more than 100 programs located in more than 14 Wisconsin counties, we are fully committed to the clients we serve and our employees each and every day.


    Homes for Independent Living is 100% employee-owned! Each employee has not only the responsibility to provide the best care, but also receives the benefit of being an owner in the company.


    The ideal candidate is a friendly, patient and hard working individual who takes pride in helping others. We are looking for team members who embrace our values of excellence, respect, communication, teamwork and work-life balance. Come join our GROWING team and be apart of a REWARDING opportunity today!

    Dwell in the Possibilities


    As a member of our behavioral health team, you would be promoting accurate implementation of Individual Service and Behavior Plans, reporting concerns and implementing changes as needed. The goal is to assist, coach, and mentor clients in their choices and actions in the following areas:


    • Daily living activities
    • Developing and maintaining positive self-image
    • Empowering the use of their own coping skills and making healthy decisions
    • Functional social and community skills, as well as recreational activities
    • Redirection of challenging behaviors, utilizing defensive moves as needed to ensure safety of clients and staff
    • Budgeting and planning
    • Responding to verbal and physical aggression, property destruction, and elopement


    Additional Core Responsibilities:

    • Transportation of clients.
    • Report allegations of abuse, resident rights violations, conflict of interest, harassment, or fraud to management.
    • Assist to maintain cleanliness, safety, and physical condition of home, equipment, and premises.
    • Maintain professionalism and confidentiality.
    • Exercise sound personal judgment.



    • Must have high school diploma or equivalent, or at least three years of equivalent work experience
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be able to fully communicate effectively both written and verbally
    • Must be able to fully read, write and interpret the English language and vocabulary
    • Vast majority of positions require proof of valid Wisconsin Class D driver's license for at least three years
    • If driver's license required, driving record must meet all company policies and insurance guidelines
    • If driver's license required, must be able to maintain insurance on personal vehicle and travel to different work locations, meetings and training sessions
    • Passion and strong desire to provide support and needed assistance to adults in their every day living
    • Ability to maintain self-composure and self-control under stressful conditions. Clients may exhibit aggressive, challenging, or offensive behaviors
    • Demonstrate flexibility, autonomy, responsiveness, sound judgment and a high level of initiative
    • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, TB test, caregiver background check and applicable trainings


    We maintain a drug-free workplace


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



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