Skills Trainer


Provide consumer-directed individual skills development and enhancement services in the communities of Ashland & Bayfield Counties to persons living with mental health disabilities and/or substance use disorder. The Skills Trainer will work with other team members to support consumers in working toward achieving goals in the consumer’s recovery plan. 

Qualifications include a High school diploma or equivalency. Must be 18 years of age or older. Personal experience or have worked with persons who have a disability. Commitment to the Independent Living Philosophy. Knowledge of Recovery philosophy gained through education, training, work, volunteering, and/or lived experience. Have the skills and competence to establish supportive, trusting relationships with persons living with a disability. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of consumer information. Ability to set and maintain personal and professional boundaries. Strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. Have strong computer/data entry skills and the ability to document case notes. Ability to meet with consumers in their communities in Ashland & Bayfield Counties. An insured vehicle and valid driver’s license or ability to arrange own transportation required. 

Telework position located in Ashland or Bayfield county. 

Send resume and cover letter by mail, fax, or email by, to:

North Country Independent Living

ATTN: Liz Gilbertson

2911 Tower Ave., Suite 9

Superior WI 54880

Email: liz@northcountryil.org

Fax: 715-392-4636, ATTN: Liz Gilbertson

North Country Independent Living (NCIL) is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. 

NCIL is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Liz Gilbertson at liz@northcountryil.org  or 715-392-9118 ext. 111. V/711 Relay


 We are looking for a kind and caring person with a passion for helping others to join our Personal Care team.  

Our Consumers have an active role in planning their own self-directed in-home supportive care services which allow us to offer a unique work environment for our Caregivers to work one-on-one with Consumers in their homes.  Our Personal Care Workers (PCWs)/ Caregivers meet their Consumers prior to working to establish a safe and trusting level of comfort and care.

 We offer comparable wages and both a set or flexible schedule.  Prior caregiving experience is helpful, but not required.  We provide onsite training for every PCW in a Consumer’s home and pride our efforts and abilities to work together to form a reputable in-home care program.  

Our trained staff assists with the following In-Home Consumer care services:

Personal Care Supportive Home Care Services 

Hands-on Care (which may include but not limited to): 
  •  Assistance with Hygiene/ Bathing and Hair Care
  •  Meal Preparation
  •  Assistance with Incontinence/ Toileting
  • Light Housekeeping/ Laundry
  • Assistance with Dressing/ Undressing
  • Medication Reminders/ Safety Checks
  • Assistance with Transfers and Mobility
  • Companionship / Errands/Shopping

Respite care services are also available to provide short-term relief/in-home support for primary caregivers.

       To apply or request more information, contact the Personal Care Program:

               By Phone: 715-392-2533 V/TTY or 800-924-1220 V/TTY

Jodi at 218-393-9976  or Ann at 218-590-1242

   By Email:  jodi@northcountryil.org      

   By Mail:    North Country Independent Living: 2911 Tower Avenue, Suite 9

            Superior, WI  54880