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Health Services, Department of

Recreational & Vocational Therapy Assistant - LTE 

Job Announcement Code(s): 19-01464

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Therapy Assistant

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Part Time (less than 40 hrs/week)
The starting pay for these positions is $15.98 per hour. We also compensate with a night differential $0.45 per hour for all night hours worked (i.e., work hours between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.) and a weekend differential of $0.60 per hour for all weekend work hours (i.e., work hours on Saturday and Sunday).
Terrance McCann, Human Resources Director, 715-723-5542 x4150,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
Assessment Information:
See "How to Apply" below.

The Northern Wisconsin Center (NWC) is looking to fill a Limited Term Employment (LTE) Therapy Assistant - Objective position in Chippewa Falls. The amount of working hours will vary between approximately 20-40 hours per week. Individuals must be available to work AM shift, PM shift, and/or weekend shift.

NWC is a short-term assessment and treatment facility for individuals who have an intellectual disability as well as a mental illness and aggressive or challenging behaviors. The programming is designed to prepare people to live successfully in a community setting. NWC is one of three centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities managed by the
Division of Care and Treatment Services.

LTE positions are temporary and the individual is limited to working 1,039 hours in a 12 month period. Benefits are not available. For more information, please click here:
LTE Info.

Position Summary:   This position is responsible for planning and conducting recreational and vocational activities that are appropriate and consistent with leisure time and developmental needs. The Therapy Assistant promotes the objectives of the clients as determined by the Interdisciplinary team using proactive teaching and behavioral approaches.

Special Notes:   

  • Due to the nature of these positions, all applicants will be required to allow the DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

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

    • Qualifications:   

      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. **

      Well qualified candidates will also have experience working with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

      **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.

        How To Apply:   To be considered for this position, applicants should email a copy of their current resume to Terry McCann at Applicants with questions can contact 715-723-5542 ext. 4150.


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