Therapy Assistant - Limited Term Employment
Racine, WI 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Therapy Assistant - Limited Term Employment
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00751

Classification Title: / JAC:
Job Working Title:
Therapy Assistant
Type of Employment:
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The starting salary for these positions $15.98 per hour. Pay for current and formal state employees will be set based on the State Compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/12.
Stacy Koenig, HR Specialist Sr,
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Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

Are looking for flexibility and no required overtime?
Are you looking to serve a truly rewarding client base?

Are you looking to supplement your income in a nationally recognized facility for the Developmentally disabled?

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) is currently recruiting to fill multiple Limited Term Employment Therapy Assistant positions.

SWC is a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. Located in southern Wisconsin in Union Grove, SWC brings together a rich history and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Click here to see what working at SWC is all about!

Please note:

These are flexible part time positions (with no required additional overtime). Employees will have the ability to select available needed days and shifts. Working hours may include a combination of rotating, AM, PM and Night shifts. Availability on weekends and a commitment to work at least 16 hours per week is preferred. Ability to work on short notice is a plus.

Please review information regarding LTE employment with the State of Wisconsin linked here.

  • LTE positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to a permanent civil service classified position and do not lead to permanent status.

  • Wisconsin residency is required for LTE positions.

  • No more than 1039 hours may be worked in a 12month year.

Working hours include a combination of shifts of AM, PM and Night shifts. In addition to the hourly salary, employees who work night hours will receive a $0.45 add-on per hour and employees who work weekend hours will receive a $0.60 add-on per hour.

Position Summary:

This position plans, implements and coordinates a variety of active treatment, rehabilitative, basic skill development programs, which stimulates and encourages cooperation and participation of residents in a wide variety of day service related activities.

Special Notes:

All applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow DHS to conduct a security background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by SWC or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


Minimally qualified applicants will have:

  • Training and/or experience planning, implementing, and/or coordinating vocational and recreational activities

  • Experience completing documentation and/or creating reports

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and meet the requirements of the State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy to drive a state vehicle.**

**State of Wisconsin Fleet Vehicle Policy:

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Minimum of two year's driving experience

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Additionally, the driving record must not reflect the following conditions:
  • 3 or more moving violations (with point reductions) and/or at fault accidents in the past 2 years

  • An OWI or DUI violation within the past 12 months

  • A suspension or revocation of the driver's license

Well qualified candidates will have:

  • Experience working directly with individuals with mental health disorders, physical disabilities, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

  • Experience assessing and/or evaluating patient/client progress

  • Conflict Resolution skills

How To Apply:

Interested applicants should send their resume with the announcement code in the subject to Nicholas Garcia, HR Assistant Advanced, at

Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email!

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary for these positions $15.98 per hour. Pay for current and formal state employees will be set based on the State Compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment. This position is in pay schedule/range 06/12.
Required Experience
2 to 18 years
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