Homes For Independent Living

  • Direct Support Supervisor

    Job Locations
    US-WI-Little Suamico
    Healthcare – Behavioral Health
    Job Type
    Homes for Independent Living
  • Overview

    We are looking for strong leaders to join our team. We are seeking a qualified candidate to assume a Direct Support Supervisor position in the Northeast Region at one of our new programs, Autumn!  


    Hours: Base schedule will be Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm, with on call emergency response responsibility

    Status: Full-time-40 hours/week (8 of these hours will be scheduled “off the floor” doing non-direct care tasks)


    The DSS is the leader and the main resource for assigned direct support professional (DSP) staff.  The DSS must always possess professionalism, demonstrate independence with problem solving, and have the ability to enhance the employment experience and success of direct reports. The primary role of this position is to support, mentor, and assist the direct support staff with developing skills for successful employment.


    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.


    At ORP, 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!


    The DSS will report directly to the Client Services Manager (CSM) and is ultimately responsible for ensuring assigned program meets funding and regulatory standards.  This includes:

    • Participate in recruiting process to ensure assigned service location is staffed with qualified employees.
    • Seek regular feedback from all staff and maintain an open, collaborative communication style to encourage staff to express concerns and ideas for improvement.
    • Conduct service location and client specific training for all direct reports and for staff who cross train at assigned service location.
    • Collaborate with the Regional Scheduler to generate weekly work schedules that minimize the use of overtime and maximize staff utilization while ensuring all shifts are covered.  Maintains and monitors accurate payroll practices reflecting accurate timekeeping.
    • Ensures staff complete accurate and appropriate documentation related to all aspects of assigned service location and care provision per company policy.
    • Monitor service and care provisions. Ensures accurate implementation of ISP’s, BSP’s, and protocols.  Reports service plan and care provision concerns to supervisor. 
    • Assess employee work performance.  Provide ongoing and regular feedback to assigned staff and any staff working in assigned location. Provide coaching, mentoring, and corrective action.
    • Providing direct care is a primary job responsibility. Perform direct care services in accordance with the DSP essential functions as documented in position description.


    The successful candidate will possess:

    • A valid Regular Driver's License for 3 years with satisfactory driving record.
    • Polished leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
    • Independent problem-solving skills. 
    • Ability to adapt to the diverse needs and desires of people who live and work at HIL. 
    • You must be calm under pressure and have the desire to make every day a good day for the DSP’s and the people supported! 

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