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 952-345-8555 or email 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.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Full Time Accounts Payable Clerk:

70% — Performs clerical tasks related to accounts payable processing and maintenance. 30% — Completes other general functions as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Recording, analyzing, entering and classifying expenses such as employee reimbursements and household expenses into computer system. Compute and prepare checks and payable data. Process and prepare A/P tax forms. Responsible for balancing weekly client grocery funds. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma, but post high school training strongly preferred Excellent verbal and written communication skills (including ability to communicate effectively with others in person or by phone).

  • Strong organizational skills Ability to think critically and analytically and to problem solve independently.
  • Ability to independently set priorities and complete responsibilities.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member Strong computer skills (including knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Dyanmics SL).
  • Ability to operate office equipment (including a computer, copy machine, postage meter, fax machine, telephone switchboard, intercom) An automobile to run errands if requested.

32 hours/week which is considered full-time and eligible for benefits. Please submit your application by January 24th.

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Assistant Program Manager

1st Avenue Assistant Program Manager (APM)

There is an Assistant Program Manager opening at the 1st Avenue house. 1st Avenue is a lively house with four men ranging in age from 48 to 60.  The guys are active and like to go out and do a wide variety of activities in the community.  They like to attend community events, visit friends, take classes, go to sporting events and enjoy going out for meals.  They also like to go on walks at the area parks and lakes.  The individuals like to help with household chores and cooking and are mostly independent with ADLs. Low fat, low sodium, and reduced caffeine diets are encouraged. There is generally one staff on duty with additional staff added when needed and one sleep overnight staff.

This APM will assist the Program Manager with balancing the individuals’ financial books, grocery shopping, and menu planning. The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, as you would frequently be working solo. A love of sports is a major plus, but the ability to talk sports with the individuals regardless of your own hobbies is a must as they are baseball lovers!

The schedule for this position is Monday through Thursday 2p-10p and Sundays 4p-10p for a total of 38 hours per week. The schedule is somewhat flexible should a qualified candidate apply. Please submit your application online.

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Case Manager

Provide vital support for people with disabilities and their families, helping them to find their way through the maze of the social service system while promoting consumer choice and self-determination. Case Managers strive to work with individuals and their families to develop creative strategies that would meet each person’s continuing needs and desires.

Hammer’s Case Managers:

  • Develop a comprehensive person-centered plan for each individual.
  • Determines individual’s requirements by having regular contact; with other team members determining need for therapeutic medical, psycho-social, and psychiatric evaluations; reviewing therapist evaluations, objectives, and plans.
  • Ensure safety with risk management and assessment • Maintains individual records by reviewing progress and documenting status updates.
  • Help individuals understand available service options.
  • Identify potential providers
  • Provide support in accessing and coordinating services.
    Evaluate and monitor services: monitors cases by verifying individual’s attendance; observing and evaluating treatments and responses; advocating for needed services and entitlements; obtaining additional resources; intervening in crises; providing support.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology; LSW preferred. Previous case management experience preferred. Must have expertise in working within the Waiver systems, particularly DD and CADI waivers; and an understanding of Medical Assistance.

Please submit your application by January 24th.

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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

 

Hammer current has openings for Direct Support Professionals in the west metro. We have openings in the following programs: group homes, apartment style programs, 1:1 with people in their private homes in the community, and taking groups of people on vacations through our Hammer Travel division. Check out Hammer Travel!

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 36 houses and 10 apartment programs in Hennepin County. We also provide services for people who live in their own homes. We are proud to be a Star Tribune Top Workplace for seven years in a row!

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
• have experience as a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Human Services Technician, or an Advocate for people with disabilities or the elderly

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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Program Manager Position

Emery Home Program Manager Opening

Emery is an active home with 3 men and 1 woman, aged 18-22. Everyone enjoys getting out in the community and taking part in activities such as going to the park and zoo, seeing movies, swimming, shopping, going to dances, and dining out. All individuals require significant support and independence encouragement in their daily skill development and planning. The communication ability is varied with two individuals who are non-verbal though most partial needs are able to be expressed. Everyone in the house needs behavioral supports with protocols to follow when they are in need of that support. Emery is not a high medical need house, though one person receives some nutritional supplement through g-tube feedings. There are 3 staff on during regular shifts with one awake overnight staff.

The ideal candidate would be experienced and skilled in working with youth who have autism. Each person at Emery has a diagnosis on the spectrum and therefore each has different needs in regards to communication, independence level, and coping skill support needs.

The schedule is 20 hours of direct care and 20 hours of administrative hours per week. Direct care hours are flexible based on current openings, but candidates can expect roughly 2 evenings per week of direct care. Please submit your application by Monday, January 16th.

Duties and responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily operation of the group home.

This includes:
Develop positive relationships with the people being served, their family members, support staff, management team, consultants, and other service providers.
Facilitate the Interdisciplinary Team in developing individualized program services and will insure that these services are provided as designed. Complete necessary paperwork related to the services being provided. Ensure that the household operates within the budget assigned. Follow all pertinent policies, regulations, and procedures, relating to the delivery of services and the general management of Hammer.

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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