Alternatives for People with Autism has been a great experience that has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I began as a Living Skills Instructor over two years ago, worked the last year as the Coordinator in South, and recently accepted the position of Manager in Little House. The initial experience helped me get accepted into a Master’s program in healthcare administration and the flexible schedule has allowed me to move through the program while working full time in a related field. The biggest thing I will take away from my APA experience is the memories and relationships with amazing residents (and staff) that I will cherish forever.
Join our team and build your career
Alternatives for People with Autism is a unique organization teaching life skills and providing care for individuals with autism.
Work within human services field harnessing the potential of computers to improve the quality of services for adults with autism. Develop skills and gain direct care experience in related fields such as Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology/Psychiatry, Speech Language Pathology, Special Education Nursing, and other medical fields!
Benefits for part-time positions include an annual scholarship up to $1000 and flexible hours that can work with a class schedule.
Benefits for full time positions include 10 vacation days, 7 sick days, and 8 holidays. Comprehensive medical and dental plans are available, along with long-term disability and life insurance policy. Coverage starts at the first day of hire.
I have worked at Alternatives for 3 years. I started here as an LSI when I was a sophomore in college thinking it would just be my summer job. As months and semesters went on, I got more involved with APA and became a program Liaison during that time. APA has given me professional and direct care experience, a flexible schedule that allows me to work no matter how busy my life gets…and a chance to work with an incredibly unique and rewarding population…My coworkers and supervisors have become my very best friends and APA has changed my life in more ways than one.
As a supervisor at APA and full-time graduate student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, I was sent to professional training sessions on interesting topics that were beneficial to my work at APA and relevant to my future career. APA was a great environment to learn about and practice person-centered care.
To inquire about employment opportunities contact:
Phone: (763) 560-5330
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
If you are interested in a position at Alternatives for People with Autism that is not currently available, we still encourage you to contact us and fill out an application.