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Ripon, WI, USA

Diverse Options, Inc. is hiring a dynamic, experienced human services professional to lead an organization that provides a comprehensive menu of services and programs for individuals with intellectual, developmental and emotional barriers in their lives. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The position is a senior level position that reports directly to the Diverse Options, Inc. Board of Directors. Hours are generally Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM but are flexible depending on work load.

Educational Background: 
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field

Candidates must have a working knowledge of community and facility-based employment services, day services and residential services for people served by the organization in a managed care environment.

The following experience is required:

  • Five (5)+ years of related senior leadership experience
  • Five (5)+ years of supervisory experience

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Strong, proven servant leadership and supervision skills that empower, teach, motivate and encourage the people they work with;
  • Fiscal management skills to include budgeting, monitoring of monthly financial statements and contract management;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience and skills involving working with a dedicated Board of Directors;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Experience in creating, developing, and launching new programs related to departmental and organizational goals;
  • Experience in creating and implementing short-term and long-term plans to execute the mission of the organization;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships with community partners, other community human services organizations and purchasers of service;

The position is full-time, exempt from overtime, and is complemented by a comprehensive benefit package to include health, dental, short and long term disability and life insurance, generous personal leave time benefits and a 401K program. Salary is based on experience. 

Additional Information: 

Interested individuals are welcomed to apply by providing a cover letter, resumé and statement of salary expectations to Lori Kendall, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development, 571 Fenton Street, PO Box 449, Ripon, WI  54971, or by email at [email protected].  Diverse Options, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organization Info

Diverse Options, Inc.

Ripon, WI, USA
51-200 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

To support, educate and empower individuals to reach a higher level of independence.


Services Provided by Diverse Options, Inc.

Day Services Program

The Company’s day services program offers social, educational and recreational activities for consumers during non-work times. Activities can include daily living skills training, craft and hobby activities, exercise programs, relaxation activities and community outings. The program incorporates both in-house activities and experiences in the community. Activities are planned based on consumer choice and incorporate individual, small group and large group activities.

Pre-Vocational Program

Since 1975, Diverse Options, Inc. has believed work is a primary objective for many of the people our organization serves. Whether individuals wish to work out in the community, work in one of our production centers in Ripon or Montello, or wish to do both, Diverse Options has programs and supports to assist individuals to realize their goal to work.

Facility-Based Work Opportunities

Individuals with a wide range of abilities work in the Company’s production centers in Ripon and Montello, WI. Consumers work on various private and public contracts for local industry in the areas of packaging, collating, bagging, sealing, inspecting, shrink wrapping, light assembly and bulk mailing. We also have a complete sock finishing and packaging operation in our Montello facility.

Community-Based Employment

The community-based employment program offers individuals with unique abilities a strengths-based opportunity to obtain and retain community employment. Diverse Options utilizes vocational assessment, career exploration, job preparation, job development and job coaching to match individuals with community opportunities. Job coaching services ensure success for the individual and provide a high quality employee for the partnering business.

Independent Living Services

This program provides assistance to consumers by teaching daily living skills, home/apartment cleaning and maintenance, money management, grocery shopping skills and menu planning. The program focuses on consumer needs as they work toward the goal of living independently in the community.

Residential Services

Diverse Options operates four (4) Adult Family Homes (AFH) in Ripon, WI. Residents receive an array of support: case management, health care assistance, money management, daily living skills instruction, social planning and recreational activities. Each consumer receives an individualized program plan that outlines specific support needs.

Transportation Services

Diverse Options maintains a fleet of 14 vehicles, including six (6) wheelchair-accessible buses, four (4) passenger vans, and four (4) mini-vans, to serve the needs of consumers. Nearly 100 individuals are provided rides daily to work at our facilities in Ripon and Montello. In addition, consumers receive transportation services for medical appointments, community outings and social/recreational activities.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 6 2023
Active Until: 
Mar 6 2023
Hiring Organization: 
Diverse Options, Inc.