Careers

 

We invite you to help us make a difference by joining our team!

At Hammer, we are proud to offer you a career with purpose. We value diversity, life-long learning, and person-centered collaboration within a caring and professional workplace environment.

As a result of our workplace culture, for seven years in a row, we have been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in the Twin Cities, by the Star Tribune.

Hammer is one of only 13 organizations statewide to receive the honor of this award for seven consecutive years. The award recognizes us for the culture we have created for our Hammer family.

“We are honored and humbled as an organization to know that our staff members feel a deep sense of purpose and direction in their work, and it is with their support that we have become a top workplace. One of our core values as an organization is to provide a workplace where people are appreciated and recognized for their good work,” said Hammer CEO John Estrem.

Providing adults and children with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to experience life to its fullest is rewarding and life-changing work. Would you like to join our team?

If you would like more information about Hammer or a position contact Katie Binning at 952-277-2555 or kbinning@hammer.org

Career Opportunities

Overview

Do you want to go to work knowing that you’ll make a real difference in someone’s life? Do you want to advocate for human rights and motivate individuals to fulfill their dreams? At Hammer, you can do just that! Hammer Residences’ mission is to provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to experience life to its fullest. Since 1923, Hammer has provided innovative services for people with disabilities to live meaningful, self-directed lives. Headquartered in Wayzata, we have 37 houses and 10 apartment programs in Hennepin County. We also provide services for people who live in their own homes, case management, care coordination, and support planning services.

We are proud to be a Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace for seven years in a row!

Check out our exciting career opportunities below.

Scheduling and Support Manager

Responsibilities:
Centralized Scheduling
• Fill submitted open shifts through Hammer’s centralized software program.
• Evaluate scheduling software on-going for efficiency.
• Supervise support specialists.
• Complete other duties as assigned to assist with department needs.

Qualifications:
• Two-year degree or its equivalent with up to two years of experience in the field or in a related field.
• Previous supervisory experience.
• Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures with the human resource field.
• Ability to converse effectively with other professionals in the Developmental Disabilities field.
• Genuine sensitivity to and interest in people with Developmental Disabilities.
• Valid driver’s license and driving record that meets the requirements of Hammer Residences insurance carrier.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to think critically and problem solve.
• Ability to work effectively as a team member and to manage a team of staff members.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint.

Schedule:
Full-time Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm (include 1/2 hr unpaid lunch break).

Deadline to apply is Monday, October 3.

Hammer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

The Direct Support Professional is the most important role in our organization. As a DSP, you will directly support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The people we serve live in Hammer’s group homes or apartment programs with the support of caring teams who provide supervision and teach skills, support health, and personal cares, help with household tasks, and offer social and emotional support.

A typical day in the life of a DSP looks like:

• supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible while working towards their dreams and goals
• assisting with household duties such as cooking, laundry, shopping and cleaning
• reliably following all procedures to care for each person’s health and safety, including medical or behavioral emergencies
• using a computer for daily documenting, on-line training and recording medication administration
• driving a company car to appointments and activities like the Y, dances, bowling, church, Twins games, movies and more
• working cooperatively with teams, families and other professionals

You might be an ideal candidate if you:

• enjoy encouraging and motivating others, like singing along with the radio and laughing at silly jokes
• enjoy finding creative solutions
• get a kick out of teaching someone something new
• pay attention to the details
• think on your feet
• step up to contribute without being asked
• have a valid driver’s license and reliable car with proof of auto insurance
• successfully pass background check/driving record check.
• Are documented to work in the U.S.
• Have strong English skills

You might be extra awesome if you:

• are comfortable using the computer to type notes, complete on-line trainings and document medication administration
• are able to lift and transfer adults
• are over the age of 21

This job might not be the right fit if you are:

• Uncomfortable making independent decisions
• Easily overwhelmed by fast-paced environments

Hammer is awesome because we:

• Provide you with one week of paid orientation which includes medication certification training, CPR, First Aid and other training as assigned
• Offer excellent paid time off—28 days a year for your first two years of employment!
• Give you a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, short term disability, 401k and life insurance.
• Encourage you to take advantage of additional benefits such as education grants and discounts at many local businesses
• Offer a variety of schedules including part time, full time, afternoons, evenings, weekends and overnights.
• Provide free meals while you work!
• Opportunities for advancement and leadership training

Compensation: Call or e-mail to inquire. Full-time benefits start at 32 hrs/wk. Ability to sign up for extra shifts up to 30 hrs overtime per week.

Referral request: Maybe this job isn’t your cup of tea, but perhaps you know someone who would be a perfect fit! Send them this link. Thank you!

Hammer Residences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Individualized Community Services (ICS) DSP

This position offers the flexibility of working part-time afternoons, evenings or weekend hours!

Primary Duties:
Work one-on-one with a child or adult with a disability in their own home or their families’ home.

• Provide supervision, training, and assistance in activities of daily living to individuals with disabilities in their home and the community.

• The ideal candidate interacts with individuals we support in a supportive, caring manner, work cooperatively with teams, families, and other professionals.

• Assist individuals with activities such as exercise, cooking, shopping, and leisure activities.

• Provide transportation, companionship, and advocacy for any work toward personal goals.

• Effectively implement programs according to individual needs that include planning and thorough documentation of progress on each person’s outcomes.

• Follow all procedures to care for each person’s health and safety, including medical or behavioral emergencies.

This position is great for people who have full-time jobs and are seeking a manageable part-time job.

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Direct Response Specialist (DRS)

Direct Response Specialists staff are Direct Support Professionals who fill critical openings/shifts on an on-going basis.

• This is a promotion opportunity for our current staff and does not require/include management duties.
• DRS staff can expect approximate start and end times for the schedule options below. DRS staff would need to be flexible with their start and end times, but can expect to work 32-40 hrs/week.
• DRSs would receive their schedule 2 weeks at a time, 2 weeks in advance. DRS staff are hired to fill in critical shifts at another program, just as all Hammer staff may be called to fill a critical need at any time during their shift. DRS staff would be the “first choice” staff to fill last minute, critical shifts.
• Must be fingerprinted to work at Lisbeth Place.
• Must be able to do safe lifts/transfers and trained to use all medical equipment (CPAP, g-tube, hoyer, etc).

Due to the changing and fast paced nature of this position, DRS staff will be paid the same rate as an Assistant Program Manager–please contact the recruiter for more information. Ideal candidates are “glass half full” folks! They are high energy, positive, and happy to take initiative. They collaborate well with others, take direction easily, and enjoy working with many different people in many different places.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 1-year direct care experience preferred
• Must be med certified (new staff will be trained)
• Must have a valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and current car insurance

Schedule openings are as follows: *REMINDER these are approximately the schedule a DRS would work. DRS would need to be comfortable with flexible start/end times to shifts. DRS staff get every other weekend OFF.

DRS 1–weekend 1: Tuesday-Friday 2p-10p, e/o Sat & Sun 9a-5p

DRS 2–weekend 2: Monday-Thursday 2p-10p, e/o Sat & Sun 9a-5p

DRS 3–weekend 1: Tuesday-Friday 2p-10p, e/o Sat & Sun 2p-10p

DRS 4–weekend 2: Monday-Thursday 2p-10p, e/o Sat & Sun 2p-10p

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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Support Specialist/Hammer Travel Trip Leader

Hammer is seeking two people to become dedicated Hammer Travel Trip Leaders/Full-time Support Specialist.

• The Support Specialist provides support to people who live in homes provided by Hammer Residences, Inc.

• The Support Specialist will float between different Hammer Homes where needed.  The Support Specialist uses Hammer scheduling program to pick up hours based on their availability.

• The Trip Leader is responsible for supervising the daily operation of the Hammer Travel trip which he/she is on.  He/she will develop/utilize systems to ensure the trip itinerary runs smooth and efficiently.

• The Support Specialist will be required to work at least 32 hours per week and should be able to commit to about 5 Hammer Travel trips per year.

• Must be able to do lifts/transfers.

• Ideal candidates are comfortable making independent decisions, easily take initiative, and enjoy meeting and supporting a wide range of people.

• Support Specialists are paid a differential due to filling in Hammer’s open shifts. While on Hammer Travel trips, pay is based on a different scale.

Please contact Katie Binning, kbinning@hammer.org for more information.

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Direct Support Professional - Awake Overnights

The Direct Support Professional is the most important role in our organization. As a DSP, you will directly support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The people we serve live in Hammer’s group homes or apartment programs with the support of caring teams who provide supervision and teach skills, support health and personal cares, help with household tasks and offer social and emotional support.

A typical day in the life of a DSP looks like:

  • supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible while working towards their dreams and goals
  • assisting with household duties such as cooking, laundry, shopping and cleaning
  • reliably following all procedures to care for each person’s health and safety, including medical or behavioral emergencies
  • using a computer for daily documenting, on-line training and recording medication administration
  • driving a company car to appointments and activities like the Y, dances, bowling, church, Twins games, movies and more
  • working cooperatively with teams, families and other professionals

You might be an ideal candidate if you:

  • enjoy encouraging and motivating others, like singing along with the radio and laughing at silly jokes
  • enjoy finding creative solutions
  • get a kick out of teaching someone something new
  • pay attention to the details
  • think on your feet
  • step up to contribute without being asked
  • have a valid driver’s license and reliable car with proof of auto insurance
  • successfully pass background check/driving record check.
  • are documented to work in the U.S.
  • have strong English skills

You might be extra awesome if:

  • are comfortable using the computer to type notes, complete on-line trainings and document medication administration
  • are able to lift and transfer adults
  • are over the age of 21

This job might not be the right fit if you are:

  • uncomfortable making independent decisions
  • easily overwhelmed by fast-paced environments

Hammer is awesome because we:

  • provide you with one week of paid orientation which includes medication certification training, CPR, First Aid and other training as assigned
  • offer excellent paid time off—28 days a year for your first two years of employment!
  • give you a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, short term disability, 401k, and life insurance.
  • encourage you to take advantage of additional benefits such as education grants and discounts at many local businesses
  • offer a variety of schedules including part time, full time, afternoons, evenings, weekends and overnights.
  • provide free meals while you work!
  • opportunities for advancement and leadership training

After you apply, you will receive a phone call from our recruiter once your application is reviewed. Full-time positions available in the following cities: Edina, Wayzata, Plymouth, and St. Louis Park.

Schedules are approximately 9p-9a 3 days per week; Thu-Sat, Fri-Sun, and Sat-Mon.

Compensation: Call or e-mail to inquire. Full-time benefits start at 32 hrs/wk. Ability to sign up for extra shifts up to 30 hrs overtime per week.

Hammer Residences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Assistant Program Manager Positions (APM)

Cedarwood Apartments (CWA) Assistant Program Manager (APM) Opening
Cedarwood Apartments is home to 5 men and 6 women who enjoy a wide range of activities from watching movies, participating in Special Olympics, and going to the local shops.  Our program is pet-friendly with 6 cats and a bird residing with us.  Most of the individuals are higher functioning but still need staff to help them with cooking/cleaning, financial skills, and med administration.  During peak hours (3p-9p) we typically have 3 staff on during the week and 2 staff on during the weekends, with one overnight asleep staff every night.  Staff is often busy working with more than one person at a time.

This CWA APM is responsible for activity planning for the men and women supported in this program.
Schedule: Tu – 2p-10p, W – 2p-10p, Th – 2p-10p, F – 2p-10p, Sa – 1p- 9p, with team meetings 2nd Monday of each month.

APM provides direct support to people who live in our home/apartment plus assist the program manager with administrative duties.  There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.

Lancaster Assistant Program Manager (APM) Opening
Lancaster has an opening for its Assistant Program Manager position. It is a fun home that is low key and has a good, solid staff team. Lancaster is home to 4 men (ages 21-36) in Plymouth who like to stay busy with Special Olympics sports, shopping, going out to eat, and also relaxing at their home.

Schedule: 
Monday 2:30 PM- 9 AM ovn asleep, Thursday 2:30- 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
37 hours total. Staff meeting is the 3rd Thursday of the month 9:30 am – 11:30 am.

The APM job duties will be a few of the following:
Checking medication for reordering
Scheduling Medical appointments and attending some of them.
Shopping for Groceries
Planning  Activities with our individuals
Weekly Menu

Welcome Place Assistant Program Manager (APM) Opening
There are two males and two females in their 40s and 50s who live at Welcome Place. All four are non-ambulatory and use wheelchairs. All need staff to assist with most of their personal needs and use a Hoyer Lift for transfers. They all have good expressive communication and can relay their wants and needs. The individuals enjoy going shopping, out to eat, watching movies, music and concerts, sporting events and spending time with friends and family. During peak hours there are two staff members in the home with one awake and one asleep overnight staff.

Schedule: Monday 4p-11p, Tuesday 4p-11p, Wednesday 2p-11p, e/o Saturday 11a-9p, Sunday 5p-11p for a total of 34 direct care hours with a couple of additional administrative hours per week.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace. Maybe this job isn’t your cup of tea, but you know someone who would be the perfect fit—please direct them to our website or send them my contact information kbinning@hammer.org. I would love to speak with them about this opportunity.

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