Current Openings

Job Description

Job Openings
Options Employment Opportunities last update: 12/24/2019. Our openings are updated weekly, so please check back again for updates. Call Kate Krueger for more information at (608) 249-1585 or

Options in Community Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer

** denotes a full-time position

If you picture a loved one needing someone to assist with daily tasks to maintain independence, what attributes would you want to see in that person? Do any of these come to mind? Reliable. Trustworthy. Kind. Humble. Do they describe you? If so, we’d love to talk with you! Each person we support is unique, with their own needs and wants, different goals, and different routines.

You will see the importance of your role in someone’s life, right from the start. You will see that someone is counting on you – not just to show up, but to take the time to get to know them and form a connection, to put the needs of someone else first, and to make sure those needs are being met.

Experience helping someone who has a developmental disability is helpful, but (paid) training is provided. You may help with anything from getting in and out of a wheelchair, taking a shower and using the restroom, cleaning and making a meal, guidance and support through emotional distress, to spending time with activities and community events. Driving may be required, either an agency vehicle or your own. Locations, duties, hours all vary, so come see how you can make a positive impact in someone’s life, as well as your own! Starting wage: $14/hour.

Three people who share a house on Madison’s East side off of Cottage Grove Road are looking for assistance during the night. CNA skills are a plus but not required, as long as you are willing to learn. A Full-Time (38.5 hours/week) awake overnight position is available for the right person: Wednesday, Thursday and every other Friday/Saturday/Sunday 10p-9a. $14.75/hour. **

An active young woman who lives on Madison’s Eastside is looking for a person to support her during her active weekend activities. The right person is energetic, upbeat and ready to drive around town to the public library, to check out neighborhood happenings, and to places to connect with friends. A sense of humor, interest in sports and music a plus. Applicants must have a WI driver’s license and acceptable driving record to drive the agency vehicle. Available hours: Saturday + Sunday 9a-5p, and Tuesday – Thursday + every other Saturday/Sunday 5-10p. $14.50/hour.

A rewarding job is available with 3 active men, roommates who live close to Downtown. They value their independence, while needing assistance with household, community, and personal care tasks. We are looking for someone who respects a person’s individual wants and needs, who values the importance of communication in building a strong team and ensuring safety of staff and the person supported, and who will engage and participate with the guys in the community. Possible activities include watching Wisconsin sporting events: the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers; going bowling and to karaoke, and attending performances at the Overture. CNA-type experience is highly desirable for complex transfers using a hoyer lift or gait belt, g-tube and catheter care, toileting and bathing. Every Sunday is open, either 7a-10p or 10a-8p. $14.75/hour

An outgoing and energetic man on Madison’s Westside needs someone to engage with him and guide him through his weekday morning routine. Encourage his independence and offer assistance as needed with breakfast, medication and checking blood sugar, hygiene, doing dishes and tidying up. You must be an approved driver of your own vehicle, Monday-Thursday, to take him to work in the morning. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required, as well as an acceptable driving record and adequate liability coverage on your vehicle. Additional requirements: a sense of humor, the ability to follow a support plan, and a tolerance of cigarette smoke. Open hours are Monday – Friday 7-9am, plus Friday 3-9p, and every other Sunday 8a-4p (driving is not required for the shift on Sunday). $14/hour.

A woman on the near east side is looking for a patient and encouraging individual to spend time with her in her home. She enjoys coloring, singing along to music, Elmo, reading, and looking at her photo albums. She needs assistance with using the bathroom, showering and hygiene, meal preparation, laundry and household cleaning. Gently guide her through transitioning between activities, which is built from taking the time to get to know her and paying attention to communication – both verbal and body language. Help her start the day on the right foot Monday-Friday 7-10a. Open hours on the weekend are: every other Friday 3-9p, every other Saturday 7a-2p and every other Saturday/Sunday 2-9p. An awake overnight shift is available every other Saturday 9p-9a. She looks forward to meeting you! $14.75/hour.

** denotes a full-time position