Careers

Maintenance Assistance

Department: Building & Grounds

Hours: Full Time - Varies

Hours: Monday – Friday   7:00am – 3:30pm.  Some evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required.

Description of PositionResponsible for the appearance, safety, and maintenance of main center and residential sites owned by TradeWinds. Plan & perform maintenance for all sites owned/operated by TradeWinds Services Inc.

Education Requirements:  Minimum high school diploma or equivalent, knowledge of building trades, must have a valid driver’s license.

Experience Required: Experience in industrial and institutional maintenance repairs, experience with building trades, and ability to use power tools/maintenance equipment.

Additional RequirementsMust be at least 21 years of age and have reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background checks.

Position Reports to:   Facilities Operator & Director of Programs

TradeWinds offers: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation (FT) or PTO (PT), Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training for certain positions, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

 

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Career Support Specialists

Department: Employment Services

Hours: Full & Part-Time

Full & Part-Time

DO YOU HAVE THE COMPASSION
TO HELP OTHERS?

Career Support Specialists will work with Youth of varied abilities, ages 16 to 24, to facilitate job readiness training, explore career choices, review, and discuss various jobs and requirements, current employment trends and future opportunities, financial literacy, work experiences, job search, and placement, follow up, and reporting. Some hours can be flexible.

The Specialists will work with the Employment Services Coordinator and Community Liaison to plan workshops, organize and evaluate work experiences, and providing services as a group or individual basis for participants enrolled in the program.

The right persons must have:

*strong organizational and problem-solving capabilities.

*good decision-making and time management skills.

*able to take direction and function as a team player or independently.

*excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

*be responsible, reliable, and flexible.

*Technology & computer proficient.

*experience working with diverse populations is a plus.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent GED required. Prefer Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Education, or related field.

Additional RequirementsMust be at least 21 years of age and have reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background checks.

TradeWinds offers: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation (FT) or PTO (PT), Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training for certain positions, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.
This WIOA Title 1-funded program/activity is an
equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request
to individuals with disabilities.
The program is partially funded by Center for Workforce Innovations.

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Supported Living QIDP

Department: Residential Support Living

Hours: Full Time

We have 2 openings for
Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals
 in our Supported Living Residential program.

Description of Position: The QIDP is responsible for the monitoring, integration, implementation and coordination of services consisting of a comprehensive functional assessment of the program services.  Ultimately, the QIDP is responsible for ensuring the provisions of a consistent and aggressive active treatment program for the consumers. The QIDP also supervises the Direct Support Professionals and works cooperatively with the residential center nurse.

Education Requirements:     Bachelor’s degree in human services or related academic disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, education and human development).

Experience Required:  Prior experience in developing and implementing individual programs, program evaluations, and working in a team environment.  Must have good decision-making and time management skills

Additional RequirementsMust have a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a responsible, reliable person who is able to work independently. Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background checks. and be responsible, mature, and flexible.

Position Reports to:   Supported Living Coordinator

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Lead Childcare Teacher

Department: Children's Services

Hours: Full Time

POSITION OBJECTIVES – The Lead Teacher and the Assistant Teacher are responsible for the care and education of a group of children as part of a teaching team.  They are responsible for supervising and caring for children ages birth to 6 years of age that are enrolled in the Childcare program.  They are responsible to plan and implement the curriculum in accordance with TradeWinds Services, and Early Head Start.  This position requires active participation with the children, families, other members of the teaching team, as well as various Early Head Start staff, to assess and address the needs of individual children.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct Services – Feeding of meals and snacks; Diapering and potty training; Providing appropriate developmental activities; Following through on therapy recommendations as stated by the therapists; Specialize techniques in feeding, positioning, medical procedure and use of special equipment as necessary

Documentation – Daily or monthly as required by state regarding attendance, meals, medication, billings etc.; Complete incident reports as needed and report it to your supervisor; Daily health check for each child

Planning/Observations/Assessments/Screenings/Tracking – Post weekly or biweekly (infants/toddlers) lesson plans that are Creative Curriculum; Track children’s developmental progress using TS Gold (observations); Accurate and timely assessment of all children according to TS Gold and each checkpoints; Review each child’s goals with supervisor or curriculum coordinator monthly or bi-monthly.; Meet with parents during child conferences twice a year and as needed; Communicate daily with parents about their child(ren); Complete the current developmental screening within 30 days of child’s enrollment and as needed. Complete annual screenings 2 times a year of each child. Maintain complete and updated educational portfolios of each child

Contacts – Meetings with parents and/or department staff regarding individual cases; Meetings with supervisor and/or curriculum coordinator as a group or on individual basis; Master Coaches.

Maintenance – Sanitizing and cleaning room and contents according to protocol; Stocking supplies in room and notifying supervisor when items are low; Identifying and reporting needs and repairs

Teacher Observations: CLASS Observations (two times a year); Health and Safety Compliance; Behaviorists; Annual Observations; Teacher observations; Paths to Quality rating observation.

Trainings – Maintain at least 20 hours of early childhood training clock hours; May need to attend Saturday or after work hour trainings.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

Review the work of aides assigned to this position. Function independently in order to accomplish assignments, referring unusual problems to supervisor.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain classroom to Indiana State Regulations/ Paths to Quality and Head Start/Early Head Start requirements. Keep classroom organized. Must be able to pass a drug screen. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Associate’s /Bachelor’s Early Childhood or Elementary Education; Must meet child care licensing requirements; Must be at least 21 years of age (depending on childcare room)

Experience:  Must have at least three (3) months experience with children in a classroom setting

Mental Skills/Ability:  Must have good organizational skills and have the ability to prioritize projects or assignments. Must be alert at all times and have the ability to work with infants and young children. Must be able to react quickly and know what to do or who to contact in emergencies. Must be able to work with children identified with special needs in a positive manner, and must be familiar with stress management and conflict resolution techniques. Must be able to tolerate a high degree of stress at times, and have the physical and emotional stamina to respond quickly, appropriately and effectively to emergency situations. Must be able to function independently in order to accomplish position requirements, referring unusual problems to supervisor. Must protect the rights of persons served. Must protect the persons served from abuse and neglect. Must be understanding of and willing to work with a diverse group of children that TradeWinds serves. Must keep client information confidential.

Physical Requirements: Lifting and carrying infants and children of up to approximately 30 pounds. Crouching, crawling, bending and climbing. Must be able to work with children with special needs in a positive manner, and must be familiar with stress management and conflict resolution techniques. Must be able to tolerate a high degree of stress, and have the physical agility and emotional stamina to respond quickly, appropriately, and effectively to emergency situations.

Working Conditions: Day shift (hours may vary). Exposure to infectious diseases, aggressive children, biting, scratching, and body fluids. Classroom environment (inside and outside except when the severity of the weather poses a safety hazard or the wind-chill temperature is below twenty-five degree Fahrenheit.)

Reports to: Childcare Coordinator.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Payroll & AP Specialist

Department: Finance

Hours: Full Time

Position Objectives – Responsible for accurately entering and maintaining payroll and accounts payable information. Verify payroll, process payroll, and maintain appropriate documentation and support. Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions.

Position Requirements: Some college is preferred. Over three (3) years experience in payroll and accounts payable. The ability to interpret various windows-based software, learn other software programs, and ability to focus on repetitious data compilations.

Position Reports to: Controller

Additional Information:  Office environment. Must be able to organize, be detail orientated, and ability to meet deadlines. Strength in information management skills, problem-solving, and teamwork. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background checks.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Human Resources Assistant

Department: Human Resources

Hours: Full Time - Monday – Friday

Description of PositionResponsible for accurately entering and maintaining employee’s information in employee’s database. Enter and update employee benefits. Prepare documents for and attend unemployment hearings. Assist with entering COBRA information. Prepare FMLA documents as needed and track information. Assist with onboarding as needed. Provide clerical support to human resource department, provide assistance and support to company personnel, and participate and assist in audits.

Education Requirements:      Some college preferred.

Experience Required:  Over three (3) years’ experience preferred. Knowledge of various software programs, and the ability to focus on repetitious data.

Position Reports to:   Human Resource Director

Additional Information: Shared office environment. Must be able to focus and block out distractions. Ability to organize must be detail orientated. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background checks.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Sign Shop Installer

Department: Sign Shop

Hours: Part-Time, varies

Description of PositionTo assist in production and to install or take down signs in the community.

Education Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:  Experience working with power tools and in sign production.

Position Reports to:   Sign Shop Manager

Additional InformationWorking condition is in a shop environment.  Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends if necessary. Must be able to drive and possess a current valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance, no suspensions within a 3-year period; be at least 21 years of age. Must be able to comply with pre-hire requirements such as a background check, drug & TB test, and ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Childcare Teacher Assistant

Department: Children Services

Hours: Full-Time - Must be available Monday-Friday; 6:30 am- 6:00 pm (hours will vary)

The Assistant Teacher is responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate early childhood education program that will foster language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. The teacher will assist the Lead teacher in implementing a creative curriculum, developmental screenings, daily child observations, completing daily classroom health and safety checks, diapering, potty training, feeding, organization of the classroom, participating in ongoing professional development, and staying up-to-date on the current required training (online and face to face), and participate in coaching. Training may occur during the day, after hours, or on Saturdays.

Responsible for assisting the Lead Teacher with the full implementation and compliance of Paths to Quality, Indiana Early Childcare Licensing Regulations, and TradeWinds Services Policies and Procedures. Observe each child daily to assess skills on TS Gold. Establish a positive relationship with each child’s family and share information about the child’s day at the Center.

Education Requirements: Minimum CDA, will consider applicants enrolled in a CDA program or higher educational program, Preferred Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education; Experience preferred.

Additional Requirements: Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background checks.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Lead Direct Support Professional

Department: Residential Group Home

Hours: Full Time

Lead Direct Support Professional in the Residential Group Homes department, starting at $15.50/hour, requires flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Description of Position:  Responsible to work cooperatively with the House Manager, QIDP, Coordinator & other staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating programming, training, recreation, and therapeutic activities for the consumers of TradeWinds.  The Lead DSP is responsible to assist the House Manager in maintaining consistency in programming, participant care, and communications with staff. The person in this position has the responsibility to take over responsibilities when the House Manager is not available (vacation, sick, etc.) and to assist the House Manager in training, follow-up, and coaching the Direct Support Professionals.  This position is expected to maintain DSP responsibilities as well.

 Education Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent

Additional Requirements: Must have a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a responsible, reliable person who is able to work
independently.

Position Reports to: House Manager, QIDP, & Residential Coordinator

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Employment Specialists

Department: Employment Services

Hours: Full & Part-Time

Employment Specialists

Tradewinds Services, Inc, has full & part-time positions as a Specialist in our Employment Services department. Hours can be flexible.

As a member of TradeWinds Services and an integral part of a diverse population of individuals with disabilities, the candidate is responsible for evaluating, planning, organizing, and providing services on an individual basis for participants enrolled in the program who are seeking community employment. The primary job duties may vary based on the agency’s needs but includes job readiness instruction, discovery profiles, situational assessments, job development, and job coaching.

Experience Required:   Must have strong organizational and problem-solving capabilities. Must be able to take direction and function as a team player. Must have excellent writing and verbal skills. Must have good decision-making and time management skills and be responsible, mature, and flexible. One to three years of experience working with diverse populations is preferred.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Social Services or related field.

Additional RequirementsMust have a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a responsible, reliable person who is able to work independently. Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background checks.

Position Reports to Employment Services Coordinator

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Substitute Pre-Vocational Production Trainer

Department: Production

Hours: As Needed - Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3:30 pm

This is a substitute position to fill in as needed, working with adults with developmental disabilities.

Description of Position:   Responsible to train participants based on their individual pre-vocational goals as identified in their Individual Service Plans.  In addition, provide training to enable the person served to maximize their performance on a variety of production jobs.  Job accommodations and daily written documentation are required regarding participants’ progress and related service issues.  Participation in consumer person-centered planning meetings is required.

Education Requirements:   Minimum High school diploma or GED; post-secondary/training preferred.

Experience Required:  Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates with a background in education and/or teacher’s aide experience. Shipping experience preferred.  Must be able to multi-task as well as effectively communicate both orally and written.  Must be able to objectively and calmly handle crisis situations.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

Department:

Hours: Full & Part-Time

Full & Part-Time Positions Available

Residential Group Homes & Waiver/Supported Living Homes

EARN $15/HOUR

TradeWinds Services, Inc. is a non-profit agency that has been providing support and care to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities in Northwest Indiana for over 50 years.

TradeWinds offers:

Work cooperatively with 
supervisors and other staff to:

Requirements:

TradeWinds offers competitive wages and paid training.
Benefits available for both full & part-time.

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Tradewinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer. Tradewinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Respite DSP

Department:

Hours: Full & Part-Time

We are seeking

Direct Support Professionals

to provide

RESPITE CARE

Are you compassionate and enjoy working with people?

TradeWinds Services is a non-profit agency that has been providing support and care to individuals with intellectual disabilities in Northwest Indiana for 50 years. We currently have Part-time and Full-time positions available.

Respite Care offers caregivers of children and adults with disabilities the opportunity for a short-term break to care for themselves, spend time with other family members, or have the freedom to run errands without worry. Our Respite Care staff takes individuals with special needs on outings to community-based activities, shopping, bowling, theaters, etc. Respite care can also be provided in-home or at a TradeWinds Respite Apartment.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. Must have a valid driver’s license with no suspensions for traffic infractions during the past three years. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a responsible, reliable person who is able to work independently. The flexible hours can be good for a college student, retiree, or a person looking for part-time employment.

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.

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Substitute Lunch Monitor

Department: Industries

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Description of Position: Supervise the adult participants in the lunchroom/break area during scheduled morning breaks, lunch periods and afternoon breaks. Monitors adult participants’ behaviors by circulating and interacting with participants during lunch and break periods; encouraging participants to move about the room in an orderly fashion. Reports all adult participant injuries, accidents, illnesses, and behavior problems to the appropriate authority immediately, and as soon as reasonably possible completes written documentation of any of these occurrences.

Education Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required: Prefer past experience working with children or adults with disabilities. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Position Reports To: Production Manager

Additional Information: Must be able to pass drug screening and criminal background check. Interested candidates should complete an application and submit resume.

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TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status or any federal, state or local anti-discrimination laws.

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