Current Openings

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Job Openings
Options Employment Opportunities last update: 1/15/2019. Our openings are updated on Friday. Please check back weekly for updates. Call Kate Krueger for more information at (608) 249-1585 or kkrueger@optionsmadison.com
** denotes a full-time position

Are you a morning person who’d like to help someone start their day in a positive way, while gaining skills and supplementing your income? Now’s your chance to fulfill these needs! We support a few people on the East and North sides who need help getting ready for the day, ranging from a half hour to three hours long. Perhaps this could be fit in before going to another job.

Do you have skills in problem-solving, listening, guiding someone through their challenges, stress, frustrations? Are you consistent, engaging, and work well as part of a team? This is your opportunity to be a part of a very special team! We are searching for people who can look above and beyond typical worker expectations and truly assist in enhancing the life of a man living on the Westside, while maintaining a relationship-centered environment. Autism experience preferred. Willing to train the right candidate! Awake overnights are available, Monday-Friday 11pm-7am. Working all 5 overnights is not required, but you do need to work at least 2. $14.50/hour. KW

Do you enjoy being on the go, including swimming and going for walks? Do you have experience with someone with Autism or are you willing to learn? A young man on the Westside needs your energy and commitment to build a relationship with him and learn what he needs to have the life he wants and the life he deserves. He needs people who will engage with him and his activities, and enjoy listening to music and reading books with him. Some physical support is required for dressing, hygiene, laundry, and meal prep. Use your interpersonal skills to foster communication, for example: an I-Pad, some sign language, and being in tune with him and his body language. Staff must have a valid WI driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and adequate car insurance to be approved to drive his vehicle. Open hours: Monday-Friday 3-9pm (Monday at 2:45pm), and Saturday/Sunday 9am-3pm. $14.50/hour. MM

A young man, living on the Westside, is looking to make a new friend to spend his days with. He enjoys all sorts of sensory activities, such as exploring new smells and swinging, and listening to music. He also enjoys visiting different places in the community, such as the Henry Villa zoo, various parks and splash pads, and stores where interesting smells can be found. He is great at putting a smile on people’s faces, and enjoys the company of others. If you enjoy spending time listening to the Beatles or Bob Marley and appreciate the aroma of wax cubes, this is the place for you! Hours available are: Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm. You need to be approved to drive the agency van which requires a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and adequate insurance coverage if you own a vehicle. $15/hour NL **

Various hours open assisting three older women on the Eastside. Start the day with them and work alongside a second staff person to help with showering, bathing, and the morning routine, 5 flexible hours per week. Spend time in the afternoon/evening on Sunday, either 2-9p or 3-9p. Asleep overnights are also available, 9p-9a, Monday and every other Saturday/Sunday. Sleep time is paid at $7.25/hour. Hours from 5a to 11p are paid at $13.50/hour.  AS/GS/CW

A woman who lives near the Yahara River (Eastside) is looking for a patient and encouraging person to spend time with her and help her feel safe during the night. Open full-time asleep overnight position (35.5 hours): Wednesday + Thursday 10pm-9am, Friday 10p-7a, and every other Saturday 9pm-7am. $13.75/hour (7a-11p); asleep time (10p-7a) paid at $7.25/hour

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Work with an Eastside, active woman with developmental disabilities . Support is focused on meaningful activities outside the home and can include part-time vocational work, attending movies, visiting parks, going out to eat, visiting Reptile Rapture. Open hours: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 12N-6p. You will work in tandem with another support worker in a team-focused and person-centered environment. Experience with Autism a plus but training will be provided for the right motivated person who is willing to learn. Support plans are specific and detailed so commitment to a lengthy training process is required. $14.75/hr. Must have an acceptable driving and minimum insurance if you own your own car in order to drive an agency vehicle. ML

UNIQUE LIVE/WORK SITUATION in a quiet, north-side neighborhood close to Sherman Avenue. Two friendly, fun guys who live in a house with a big backyard are looking for a paid roommate to share their lives and assist with their morning routine during the week. They enjoy many activities, including gardening, playing Uno, and creating art and craft items. The right person enjoys interacting with others. Benefits of the position include paid rent and utilities for a separate, private suite with a full bath plus use of the garage to park a vehicle. In exchange for free rent and utilities, there is unpaid sleep time 10p-6a Sunday through Thursday overnights when you must be home. The paid roommate is scheduled to work 13.5 hours at $13.25/hour with the option of working additional hours. The paid work schedule is 9p-10p Sunday evenings plus 6a-8:30a Monday through Friday mornings. The preferred applicant would be approved to drive one of the guys to work in their personal vehicle. The paid roommate is off weekdays 8:30a-10p Monday-Thursday and weekends starting at 8:30a Friday until 9p Sunday. The paid roommate is part of a team of Home Support Workers who provide support throughout the day.  $13.25/hour shifts during the day.  AB/CC

Get to know a young Eastside man as you support him with his own recycling business, try new restaurants and watch an occasional movie. This full-time position is very relationship-centered and needs a sincere commitment to him and his support team, including the second staff working alongside you. Experience with autism is a plus but not required as long as you are willing to learn. Options provides paid, on-going training during scheduled hours. A valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and sufficient insurance on your vehicle, are all required to be approved to drive your personal vehicle. 1 position: Monday + Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm, Wednesday 8:30a-4p, Thursday 8a-4:30p, and Friday 8a-4p.  $14.75/hour NR **

** denotes a full-time position