Homes For Independent Living

  • Direct Support Supervisor / Behavioral Health

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    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


    Responsible for day-to-day operations of the program, with a focus on the supervision of personnel and client care to enhance the overall health, safety, and welfare of the clients. Promote accurate implementation of Individual Service and Behavior Plans, reporting concerns and implementing changes as needed.


    • Management tasks include: Performance management of employees, maintaining work schedules, training of staff, implementation of company policies and procedures, management of client funds, maintaining excellent communication with guardians/case workers/management and overall health monitoring of clients
    • Direct care tasks include: Client assistance with daily living activities, transportation of clients, cooking, cleaning, personal cares, developing and maintaining positive self-image, empowering the use of their own coping skills and making healthy decisions, functional social and community skills, recreational activities and redirection of challenging behaviors, utilizing defensive moves as needed to ensure safety of clients and staff


     Additional Core Responsibilities:

    • Responding to verbal and physical aggression, property destruction, and elopement.
    • Report allegations of abuse, resident rights violations, conflict of interest, harassment, or fraud to management.
    • 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
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • 1-2 years of previous supervisory experience preferred
    • Experience in human services or the healthcare industry preferred
    • 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


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