Program Assistant – Waupaca

JOB SUMMARY:  

The Program Assistant supports the case manager in providing direct, hands-on training to individuals involved in programing.  Performs other duties as required.

ABOUT YOU:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required; additional human services coursework preferred
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision
  • Minimum one year experience working with individuals who have disabilities
  • Demonstrates common sense, judgment, communication skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A PROGRAM ASSISTANT:

  • Provides active and direct training to participants on work assignments
  • Assists in training program participants in the areas of work skills, work readiness, social and personal adjustment and community integration
  • Supports the Case Managers in making behavioral observations, situational assessments, and in implementing individualized rehabilitation plans
  • Initiates communication with the Case Managers regarding participants’ progress related to the individual rehabilitation plans
  • Maintains accurate records of program participants’ performance
  • Works closely with production and other staff in providing appropriate, goal-oriented services to participants
  • Provides services in the areas of life skills, and behavior management, and may specialize in one of those areas
  • Performs break and lunch duties daily and assists program participants throughout the facility

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work performed is generally within the medium range as defined by the United States Department of Labor.

Base pay starting at $13 – $15 per hour.  Full time with benefits offered.

 

ABOUT VPI:

Valley Packaging Industries (VPI) is a community rehabilitation center that provides a variety of human services and vocational skills training to Fox Valley residents and manufacturing-related business services to private industry. Valley Packaging is the result of a partnership created more than 60 years ago with parents of people with disabilities, local manufacturers, and human service providers. By consistently meeting clients’ and customers’ needs, Valley Packaging has grown into the successful service organization it is today with: over 800,000 sq. ft. of customizable production space, large isolated packaging areas, capacity available for growth, high-speed equipment, and a uniquely blended workforce that integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers.