Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Do you have compassion and a general desire to help those in your community? At Wood Lane Residential Services, Inc., we are always looking for candidates to join our nurturing and enthusiastic team.

We have a variety of different positions available, ranging from direct support professionals to shuttle drivers. Pay may be determined based on job duties, your experience, education, and the schedule you work. Keep reading about what it is like to be a member of our team and to learn more about available employment opportunities.

All WLRS Employees Are Held to a High Level of Standards

At WLRS, we pride ourselves on hiring only the top candidates for each position. Every employee undergoes a thorough background check and orientation process upon hiring. All staff members are expected to uphold all state and federal guidelines, while exhibiting a high level of compassion and care. Families trust Wood Lane Residential Services and we expect our employees to remain professional and kind at all times, even outside of working hours.

If you feel you meet these requirements, feel free to get in touch and send us an application. Or see all currently available positions below.

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Benefits of Working with Us

young people campingIf you were to ask our current and former employees, most would tell you that working with residents and members of the community was one of their most rewarding experiences.

There are plenty of financial perks for working with our team, of course. Benefits are determined by your employment status and may include:

  • Accrued sick leave;
  • Accrued vacation leave;
  • Paid personal leave time;
  • Family medical leave;
  • Health insurance;
  • Health savings account;
  • Prescription medical coverage;
  • Dental insurance;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Bereavement and funeral leave;
  • Court and jury duty leave;
  • Military leave;
  • 401(k);
  • Tuition reimbursement;
  • Supplemental insurance coverage for conditions such as cancer and disability, critical illness;
  • Term life insurance;
  • Holiday pay;

We want to ensure our staff members are healthy and happy at all times. These benefits combined with our high level of standards and continuing education model makes us a great place to work in Wood County.

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Available Positions


Job Coach

We have a full-time Job Coach opening. Will provide job coaching using a person-centered approach; provide necessary supervision; complete daily documentation; implement Individual Plans; provide task analysis for each job and environment; participate in job discovery process including job matching.

Candidates must have dependable work history, compassion, flexibility, and patience. Competitive wages of $13.75 – $15.19/hour depending on experience.

Requirements include:
• 6 months’ experience working in the field of developmental disabilities;
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record;
• High School diploma or GED;
• Pre-employment background screening;
• Pre-employment drug screening;
• Completion of application.

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Maintenance Specialist

Our Maintenance Team provides general maintenance such as carpentry, electrical, roof repair, plaster and painting, masonry work, inspections of buildings, and other daily operations to keep our individuals we serve safe.  They must be able to safely operate machines and tools and keep accurate maintenance records.  Our maintenance team also rotates the job duties of being on-call.  This is a full-time position with a starting pay rate of $15.00.  Pay is based on experience.  This position offers full benefits including health and dental coverage, life insurance, sick pay, paid vacation, and paid personal leave.

Requirements Include:
•  High School Diploma or equivalent and skill/knowledge of safe work practices in routine maintenance.
•  Must  have acceptable motor vehicle record.
•  Must successfully pass pre-employment screenings.

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Vehicle Wash Specialist

Will wash vehicles; pick up and drop off vehicles; complete wash schedule; complete vehicle inspections; monitor and request wash supplies; complete documentation.  This is a part time position with a pay rate of $9/hour.  You must have a High school diploma/GED, an acceptable driving record & valid license & complete pre-employment background screening.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Our DSP’s are awarded the opportunity to enhance the lives of the individuals we serve by helping them live life to the fullest every day!  We are currently hiring individuals full-time and part-time.  All shifts available. (1st – 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.   2nd – 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.   3rd – 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.)  No experience necessary. Candidates must have dependable work history, compassion, flexibility and patience.  Competitive wages of $12-$14.64/hour depending on experience. You could receive additional compensation if you are a driver and/ or a med passer.  Staff who work an awake 3rd shift will receive an additional $1.00 per hour from 12am to 6am.

Shifts may vary.

All DSP positions require:
•    Valid driver’s license and good driving record (for driving positions);
•    High School diploma or GED;
•    Pre-employment background screening;
•    Pre-employment drug screening;
•    Completion of application.

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Direct Support Professional Trainer

We currently have openings for Direct Support (DSP) Trainers.

  • Will train all new DSPs within the facility groups.
  • Act as mentor to new DSPs
  • Act as liaison to supervisors, Staff Development and management regarding needed training for DSPs
  • Maintain weekly food and supply list and complete shopping
  • Will take minutes at staff meetings
  • Complete all direct care duties of a DSP

DSP Trainers will earn an additional 50 cents more per hour.

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Home Management Specialists

What is your passion in life?  Do you enjoy interacting with people and assisting people to be independent?  If so, this is the job for you.

WLRS Home Management Specialists are leaders in WLRS’ residential homes for people with developmental disabilities.
The technical side is explained as: ensure compliance with state & federal regulations, ensure coordination of services, develop & monitor effective programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, coordinating all medical services and appointments to ensure quality health care for individuals, completing medical documentation and communication, transporting individuals to appointments, keeping IAF documentation up-to-date, performing Quality Assurance on medical documentation.

While completing all these tasks, the Home Management Specialist will create incredible bonds with the amazing individuals in the homes.  This position makes the heart grow.

Requirements include:

  • HS Diploma & 2 yr exp. in the field of developmental disabilities or Bachelor Degree in Special Education/related field & 1 yr exp. in field of developmental disabilities
  • 1 year supervisory experience or WLRS supervisor training
  • Background check, drug test, valid drivers license & acceptable driving record required
  • Hourly wage is $14.50 to $20.44 based on education and experience
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On-Call: First, Second & Third Shift Openings

Will provide on-call support, guidance, assistance and direct supervision to residents. Duties include:

  • On-Call Support and guidance: provide direction regarding work related injuries; provide drop-in visits to facilities; manage emergencies and unusual incidents; ensure emergency/MUI notifications are made as needed; arrange coverage for staff absences
  • Facility Operations: assist with emergency drills; provide direct supervision to residents; administer medications; maintain documentation

High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 months’ experience or training in the field of DD. Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record & pre-employment background screening. Starting pay $13.75/hour with an additional $1.00 during the hours of 12am and 6am.

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Shuttle Driver – Full Time

Our Shuttle Drivers provide safe non-medical transportation while providing assistance to the passengers.  Duties include completing paperwork, inspection of the vehicle, schedule regular maintenance and repairs for vehicle and annually attend safe driving course.  Candidates must have:  dependable work history, flexibility and patience.  Competitive wages of $13.15 to $14.53/hour depending on experience plus an excellent benefit structure.

Requirements include:

  • Valid driver’s license; must be at least 25 years old and insurable per procedure; 4 years driving experience; knowledgeable of Ohio driving laws
  • Successful completion of a DOT Physical
  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • Pre-employment background screening
  • Pre-employment drug screening
  • Completion of Application
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Shuttle Driver Substitute Positions

Will provide safe transportation for adults with developmental disabilities throughout Wood County.  Will complete daily inspections, schedule maintenance & repairs and complete required documentation. You must be at least 25 years of age, have a High school diploma/GED, an acceptable driving record & valid license & complete pre-employment background screening and pass a DOT physical.  Starting rate of pay is $13.12/hour.

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If you are interested in a career with us, please apply online today!

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