Peer Mentor/Community Integration Support - Elkhorn
Seeking an Individual to Make a Difference in the Life of a Young Man with Autism
Elkhorn, WI 
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JOB POSTING! BUT FIRST, A MESSAGE:

We understand these are confusing times as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We are still actively seeking caregivers and support staff for our clients. We can do virtual interviews and paperwork can be completed online. Some positions may not start until the current situation is over, but interviews and hiring procedures can be completed now so you can begin a wonderful new job when this crisis has passed. The completion and approval of required paperwork can sometimes take weeks. This is the PERFECT time to start that process!

AND WITH THAT, HERE IS JUST ONE OF MANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH OUR WONDERFUL CLIENTS:

Seeking engaging, patient, kind and committed individual to work with a 25 year old young man on the autism spectrum. Prior experience not required, however this young man would benefit from the attention of a mentor who is comfortable with autism and anxiety. He is very intelligent and verbal, but needs modeling of conversational skills and social skills. He would bond well with someone who enjoys video games. He also enjoys art, history and science. 

Ideal candidate will be patient, persistent and willing to work to develop a bond with the client. Ideally, the position would begin in his home, bonding over video games and other shared interests, and then expand to community outings doing activities he enjoys. Must be willing and able to provide transportation for these outings. 

Hours: Flexible. Candidate must be willing to start slow at 1-2 hours per week as the client gets to know you and then expand to up to 7 hours per week. Days and times are flexible. Saturdays and/or evenings are an option. The family will work with an interested candidate to determine a schedule that works for all. This is a great position for someone looking to add supplemental income and/or experience.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Must be 20 years old or older
  • High school diploma
  • Comfortable working with individuals with autism
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  • Have reliable transportation (mileage reimbursed).
  • Clean motor vehicle record (driving will be required).
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

This position is in Elkhorn. Salary is $12-13 per hour to start with a $1 per hour raise within a few months for an applicant who demonstrates reliability and consistency in the position. 

 

 

Contact Information
If you would like to hear more about this rewarding opportunity, please send your resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience to Kelly at kelly @ creativesolutionswi.com.
Job Summary
Start Date
ASAP
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Hours per Week
1-7
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Flexible
Salary and Benefits
$12- $13 per hour
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
Open
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