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 six years in a row, we have been named one of the Top 100 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 six consecutive years. The award recognizes us for the culture we have created for our Hammer family.

“The honor of receiving the StarTribune Top Workplace Award for six consecutive years in a row is validation from our staff of Hammer’s culture of dedication, passion, and respect for everyone.” John Estrem, CEO

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 Wendy Paulson at 952-277-2459 or wpaulson@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 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 six years in a row! Check out our career opportunities below.

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, DSP

Job duties include:
Full-time or part-time days, afternoons, evenings or weekend hours are available. Primary Duties: Work one-on-one with a child or adult with 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. It is expected that the ideal candidate would interact 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 including planning and thorough documentation of progress on outcomes Follow all procedures to care for each person’s health and safety, including medical or behavioral emergencies.

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.

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 the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Assistant Program Manager - Broadway

There is an open Assistant Program Manager position at Broadway!

Broadway is a one level home with four men.  They function in the moderate to severe in range and require physical and verbal support with their ADLs. Total communication pairing verbalizations with sign language are used in this house. Humor and Praise are key communication tools that are used extensively to get things done. Each of the men has their unique way of communicating and staff adapt to their style of communication. There are two men with seizure disorders which are currently under control.  Two of the men are hearing impaired and have hearing aids.  One of the residents is in the early stages of dementia and needs some physical prompts with his daily living activities and verbal prompts in assisting with daily household tasks. One of the men is blind and needs physical assistance with all of his ADLs. The house has a basement that has exercise machines for the folks who live there to do some exercise if they don’t want to go out. One person uses that more than the others. Two out of the four men need ongoing (sometimes intense) support regarding their coping skills. Healthy Living – ongoing exercise and eating healthy is a basic theme around the house. The staff to resident ratio is 2:4 during peak hours, with one overnight staff asleep.

The schedule is as follows:

Full-time: 34.5 hours
Work type: Asleep
Monday: 1:00 -10:00pm, Staff meeting week 5:00 – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday: On 9:00 – 9:30 am
Friday: 1:00 – 9:00 pm

APMs do direct care and are assigned some administrative duties to assist the Program Manager the homes medical needs, finances, shopping, etc. This is not a supervisory role.  Thanks for your interest!

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Assistant Program Manager - McGlinch

There is an open Assistant Program Manager position at McGlinch!

This position is 40 hours per week, has a medical focus including some administrative hours, and is very flexible in regards to scheduling. Duties include taking individuals to appointments, printing med sheets, communicating with the nurse, and other duties as assigned. The APMs at McGlinch work closely with each other and with the managers of the home. This would be great experience for anyone interested in building skills related to medical care and mental health care!

McGlinch is an ICF-DD with six men ranging in age from 40 – 77. All of the men need assistance in personal cares, daily living skills, and help walking on uneven terrain. Three of the men have seizure disorders. One individual is in the later stages of dementia. On nights and weekends the men prefer to do any activity available and enjoy getting together with residents from other Hammer homes.  Everyone loves to be social and has a great sense of humor, so if you love to joke around this is the house for you! During peak hours, there are four staff working with three overnight staff  (two asleep and one awake overnight).

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Assistant Program Manager - Royal Oaks

Royal Oaks currently has 10 awesome individuals who are independent in their daily lives. They are very busy with work, social activities, as well as getting support from staff on their daily living skills.

This APM would help with recreational activities, taking our folks to medical appointments, and other administrative duties. This position requires someone to be able to multi-task with a lot of activities going on, as well as being able to be proactive with other job duties when it is not as busy.

The schedule is as follows:
Monday, 2p-9a (sleep)
Saturday, 4p-1p (sleep)
Staff Meetings the second Tuesday of the month, 1p-3p
Total of 40 hrs./week.

Please apply by June 30.

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. 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 the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Program Manager - 14th Ave

The Program Manager position is full-time, and will be a flexible combination of administrative responsibilities and direct care. The 14th Avenue home is located in Plymouth and is home to four friendly gentlemen in their late 30s to early 60s. There is a welcoming sense of family amongst the men, and they enjoy being active at home and in the community together.

Interests include: Special Olympics, community activities at nearby Parker’s Lake, fishing, swimming, traveling, dining out, and hosting friends and family for birthday parties and holiday gatherings.

Support needs include: Environmental supports for an individual who is blind, supporting an individual living with dementia/Alzheimer’s, and Autism specific supports.

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. 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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Program Manager - Lee Avenue

Lee Avenue Program Manager-

The program manager position is full-time, and will be a flexible combination of administrative responsibilities and direct care. Lee Avenue is home to 3 men and 2 women ages 44 to 59 who all need differing levels of assistance with their activities of daily living. We do have some mild target behaviors that staff need to assist with. Lee Ave is a very active house; the housemates enjoy going to movies, the mall, the library, and many other activities in the community. It is a fun house, where a sense of humor goes a long way. During peak hours, there are two-three staff on duty with one awake and one asleep overnight.

Lee Avenue is an ICF/DD, so a 4-year degree is required. This position is a mix of administrative and direct care duties. 

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. 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 the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Program Manager - Southcrest

Southcrest Program Manager–Edina, MN
The Southcrest PM position is 20 hours of direct care and 20 hours of administration time which consists of an early morning shift (6:30am-9am Monday through Friday, and one afternoon/evening shift).

Southcrest is home to two men and two women. The home is owned by two sets of the parents.  All four individuals are very active in Special Olympics, bowling, church, walks and community activities.  They are all ambulatory, but one does use a chair/jogger for longer walks/outings.  One person’s evening routine requires assistance in bathing and bedtime routine. There are three staff members on during peak hours and one awake overnight staff.

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. 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 the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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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.

Job duties include:
• 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.

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. 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 the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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