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  • Caregiver - Direct Support Professional

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    Do you enjoy sharing your time with several clients?  Join HIL, an employee-owned company, and go home every day knowding you made a difference in the lives of other!


    Homes for Independent Living (HIL) is hiring Caregivers / Direct Support Professionals for our physical and/or developmental programs that provide support services to adults with medical and physical needs, providing hands-on assistance with personal cares and activities of daily living.


    HIL is looking for reliable Caregivers / Direct Support Professionals to join our growing team. If you are a hard worker who strives to do their best, you may find that you would thrive as a caregiver at HIL. The ideal candidate is a friendly, patient, and dedicate caregiver who takes pride in helping others.  Your positive attitude and energy will make a difference in the lives of others!


    Hours: 2nd shift  (schedules include every other weekend)

    Status: Full Time


    Starting pay is $11.25 per hour and higher depending on experience and assigned program.  HIL offers competitive benefits and is excited to be 100% employee-owned!  Enjoy the benefit of being a co-owner in the company!


    We are looking for team members who will embrace our Beliefs and Behaviors: Passion, Accountability, Teamwork, Openness, Continuous Learning and Innovation.


    Essential functions include:

    • Mentor, organize, and/or assist clients in their choices and actions in the areas of 1) daily living activities, 2) developing and maintaining positive self-image, 3) personal hygiene and health monitoring, 4) social and communication skills, 5) functional community skills, and 6) recreational activities..
    • Provide assistance with mobility and utilizes specialized equipment as trained and outlined per client ISP.
    • Provide a high level of personal care services to clients; follow protocols for all complex care and utilize each client’s ISP as a resource for services provided.
    • Monitor clients for behavioral changes (such as being less communicative, not eating, not sleeping). Document and report all concerns promptly.  Follow procedures for taking action and notifying others.
    • Administer medications per policy and promptly reports any errors or concerns with medication administration to the Supervisor.
    • Monitor clients for physical changes, including evidence of possible illness or injury. Document and report all concerns to the Supervisor promptly.  Follow procedures for taking action and notifying others


    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Maintain self-composure and self-control under stressful conditions.
    • Demonstrate ability to provide a high level of physically demanding care to clients such as transporting to/from a wheel chair, bathing, toileting, and dressing
    • Demonstrate a supportive, nurturing and caring demeanor with clients, along with providing consistent daily structure
    • Demonstrate effective written and oral English communication skills
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Valid Wisconsin Class D driver's license for 3 years with an acceptable driving record per HIL's policy; 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


    We maintain a drug-free workplace

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


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