Chileda is an integrated school and residential campus located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where we serve residents (aged 6-21) with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive and behavioral challenges. Our highly trained and compassionate staff are leaders in their field who customize a highly individualized approach for each resident to help them replace challenging behaviors so they can return to their least restrictive environment. We invite you to join our team and we’ll show you how we change lives.

Available Jobs

Looking for Compassionate, Caring and Energetic Employees

Weekend Receptionist – The Weekend Receptionist is responsible for creating a welcoming and professional experience for staff, students and guests who enter Chileda on the weekends. Main duties include answering phone calls, welcoming visitors and families and assisting students with the transition to and from visits off campus. The position also involves data entry, copying and laminating.

General hours for the Weekend Receptionist are 10 AM – 6:30 PM, Saturday AND Sunday. Occasional weekday hours are available.

Qualified applicants must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent, be highly organized, work with confidential information and have a customer service mindset.

Serious applicants shall submit their resume and cover letter to Abby Vehrenkamp, abbyv@chileda.org.

Chileda is an equal opportunity employer


Direct Support Professional – Chileda’s Direct Support Professional positions are active, fun and rewarding. What’s Chileda? We’re NOT a Mexican restaurant, we’re an integrated school and residential center located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where we serve students (aged 6-21) with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive and behavioral challenges. As the first significant papers were being published on autism, Chileda was already helping families find unique and tailored approaches to each individual child they served.  45 years later, we continue and need you as a Direct Support Professional.

Benefits of Direct Support Professionals:

  • Competitive starting wages
  • Full and part time schedules to fit your life on first, second, and third shift
  • Opportunities for advancement into leadership roles

What’s a typical day like for Direct Support Professionals?

  • Work directly with students helping to implement Behavior Plans, Individualized Education Programs and Activities for Daily Living
  • Assist students on community outings
  • Help students engage in large and small group activities

If you would like more information on our Direct Support Professional positions or want to apply, download our application on our website or stop into our facility at 1825 Victory Street for an application. Chileda is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting wages

  • $12.50 – $15.50/hour starting wage for 1st & 2nd shift
  • $13.00 – $16.00/hour starting wage for 3rd shift
  • $1.00/hour more on weekends
  • $1.00/hour 3rd shift differential

 Please email employment inquiries to hr@chileda.org



About La Crosse
Source: www.cityoflacrosse.org

“Gorgeous bluffs rising to the east and the river and bluffs to the west; La Crosse is nestled in a most unique scenic area. La Crosse boasts the confluence of three rivers: the Mississippi River, the Black River, and the La Crosse River. The bluffs, rivers, forests and prairies offer exceptional recreational activities: The City of La Crosse has 42 parks scattered throughout the City; the most popular are those along the banks of the rivers. Shopping, dining, arts & entertainment, historic downtown La Crosse offers experiences not found elsewhere. Unique restaurants and side walk cafés and coffee shops intermingle with boutiques and places for late night entertainment. The Pump House Regional Arts Center features art exhibits, the La Crosse Community Theatre offers productions, and music lovers will be in awe of the La Crosse Symphony, local jazz concerts, or rock-n-roll bands. In La Crosse you’ll find opportunities for higher education in both UW-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College.”

Video courtesy of http://www.explorelacrosse.com.