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;
  • New Hire Retention Bonus (details below)

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

Behavior Support Professional

  • Assists with writing, revising and reviewing behavior support strategies
    • Chairs and prepares agenda for monthly Psych Med Meetings
    • Attend and present at Human Rights Committee meetings
    • Assist with development of Biological Trauma Timelines
  • Provides training to staff
    • Quarterly for Positive Supports First leaders
    • Assists with developing staff training programs
    • Ensure new staff are trained and on-going training is completed for all staff
  • Work with individuals while providing direct care and conducting in-home observations

Starting salary is $37,440 based on education and experience.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field and 1 year experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities
  • Maintain certifications in First Aid/CPR, Medication Administration, Community Integration Certification
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Pre-employment background and drug screening
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Consumer Services Professional

Responsible for coordination of all medical services and appointments to ensure quality health care for individuals.

Specific Duties Include:
•    Monitor, schedule and track appointments
•    Complete medical documentation and communication
•    Transport individuals to appointments
•    Keep IAF documentation up to date
•    Perform Quality Assurance on medical documentation
•    Will also provide direct care in homes

Starting wage is $13.95 based on  experience.

Requirements include:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 1 year experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities
  • Maintain certifications in First Aid/CPR and Medication Administration
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Pre-employment background and drug screening
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Day Hab Professional (DHP)

Our DHP’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 currently have a full time first shift opening (Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm, may vary depending on need).  Will be required to work every other weekend.

6 months work experience in the field of developmental disabilities is required.  Candidates must have dependable work history, compassion, flexibility and patience. Competitive wages of $13- $14.36/hour depending on experience.

The DSP position for our DayHab facility requires:
•    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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Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Third Shift

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 for Third Shift Hours.  No experience necessary. Candidates must have dependable work history, compassion, flexibility and patience.  Competitive wages of $15.00/hour to start.  You could receive additional compensation if you are a driver and/ or a med passer.

All DSP positions require:
•    Valid driver’s license and good driving record (for driving positions);
•    High School diploma or GED (or receive a waiver to obtain within a 2 year period from date of hire)
•    Pre-employment background screening;
•    Pre-employment drug screening;
•    Completion of application.

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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.)  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.

Shifts may vary.

All DSP positions require:
•    Valid driver’s license and good driving record (for driving positions);
•    High School diploma or GED (or receive a waiver to obtain within a 2 year period from date of hire)
•    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 Specialist

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
  • Background check, drug test, valid drivers license & acceptable driving record required
  • Hourly wage is $15.00 to $17.12 based on experience
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Job Coach

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

Duties include general maintenance, carpentry, electrical, roof repair, plaster, painting, masonry work, inspection of buildings, safely operating machines and tools, maintenance of records, on-call rotation, etc.

Minimum starting pay rate is $15/hour.  Rate is determined by years of related work experience.

Requirements include:

  • Skill/knowledge of safe work practices in routine maintenance
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to be insured by company insurance with a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to pass a background and drug screening
  • Must excel in team work
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Residential Manager

Will ensure successful operation of group homes.

Duties include:

  • Direct Supervision of Home Supervisors & Direct Support Professions: will complete performance appraisals; intervene in corrective action; maintain Cert Files; prepare monthly staff schedules
  • Provide on-call support
  • Programming Duties: review program error reports; audit monthly paperwork; attend surveys;
  • Facility Operations: ensure facilities operate within budget; audit consumer finances; maintain Med Pass Certification.

Requirements include:

  • Must have 2-3  year’s supervisory experience
  • 2 year’s experience in field of DD
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education/related field preferred but not required
  • Maintain certifications in First Aid/CPR, Medication Administration, driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle report and proof of liability insurance

Starting salary $46,000

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Shift Supervisor: First, Second & Third Shift Openings

Will provide  support, guidance, assistance and direct supervision to residents and staff in all facilities. Duties include:

  • Support and guidance per shift: 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 $15.50/hour with an additional $1.00/hour during the hours of 12am and 6am.

First Shift Hours – 6am-4pm or 7am-5pm
Second Shift Hours – 1pm-11pm or 2pm-12am
Third Shift Hours – 10pm-8am

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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 $13.50 to $14.91/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 $13.50/hour.

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

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