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 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 37 houses and 10 apartment programs in Hennepin County, and also provide services for people who live in their own homes.

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

Check out our exciting 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 - 14th Avenue

14th Avenue has an Assistant Program Manager (AMP) opening!

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in some new challenges in their career, building leadership skills, and learning more about the “behind the scenes” care of the people we support.

The schedule is as follows:

APM – 34 hrs.
Wednesday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, 9:00am – 9:00 pm (9:00 am – 2:00 pm 1:1 w/ individual served at 14th)
Friday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

This APM position consists of making medical appointments, ordering medications for the people who live at 14th, facilitating activities for the men, grocery shopping and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager. If you are unsure if this is the right fit for you, I encourage you to pick up a shift at 14th Ave or schedule an informational interview to learn more about 14th Ave and this position.

Please apply at by July 27th.

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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 - Carlson

There is an open Assistant Program Manager position at Hammer’s Carlson Home!

The Carlson program is home to 6 vibrant individuals (4 female and 2 male) ranging from 43 to 79 years old. They enjoy going to various project soar classes, going out to eat, going to the library, doing art, walking at the YMCA, exercise, forever friends, plays, shows, concerts, twins games, joking around with each other, and spending time outside when the weather is nice. They are a fun and lively group who are independent, enjoy structure, and need some verbal prompting and or physical assistance with some ADL tasks. The individuals at Carlson have been living together for 15+ years, and have developed long lasting relationships with each other.

This is a medically focused APM position. This person would work closely with the house manager and nurse to ensure that the medical needs of the home and individuals are met.

The schedule is as follows:

Full-time: 37 hours per week
Work type: Asleep
Tuesday 4p-9p
Wednesday 4p-9p
Thursday 3p-9p
Friday 3p-9p
Saturday 9a-9p
Plus 3 administrative hours

Please submit your application by Friday, July 22.

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Assistant Program Manager - Sheridan

This APM would be working closely with the Program Manager to ensure that the needs of the individuals are met. There would be a focus of supporting the financial needs of the individuals in the home and other duties as assigned—this is not a supervisory role, however, it is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about leadership. Anyone with interest or experience in supporting individuals as they age or experience dementia are encouraged to apply.

The schedule is as follows:
Monday: 2p-10p
Tuesday: 2p-10p
Wednesday: 2p-10p; staff meeting week 3 from 5p-7p
Saturday: 9a-6p
e/o Sunday: 12p-9p

Please submit your application by Friday, July 29.

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Assistant Program Manager Cedarwood Apartments

Cedarwood Apartments has an open Assistant Program Manager opening. APMs are DSPs with some assigned administrative duties—this is not a supervisory role. This APM position is for Health/Fitness (grocery shopping for the house/community dinners, menu planning, encouraging healthy eating/grocery shopping, managing workout incentive program, etc). APMs work closely with their manager to ensure that the needs of the individuals’ and the program are met.

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.

If you are interested, please go to hammer.org/careers/ to apply by Friday, July 22nd.

 

The schedule is as follows:

Monday 3p-9p; staff meeting is week 2 12p-3p
Tuesday 3p-9p
Wednesday 3p-9p
Thursday 3p-9p
Sunday 9a-9p
Total 36 hours a week

Please submit your application by Friday, July 22.

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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 - McGlinch

McGlinch is an ICF/DD home where 6 men live in Plymouth.  The men enjoy many community activities, have involved families and volunteers, and enjoy their relationships with the staff team.  A few of the men have a terrific sense of humor, we have a wonderful artist and one of the men loves movies and video games.  For one of the men, every day is a birthday!  This home does deal with some medical conditions, such as CP and seizures, and some of the men need support for walking, transferring and with personal cares.

The staff team is a strong group of people, and a number of them have worked at the home for at least 10 years.  There are 3 Assistant Program Managers–one each for medical, financial and activities.

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic person who is excited to work for a great group of men and with a dedicated staff team. The co-manager of this home works closely with the director to make sure that the needs and desires of the men at met. One co-manager has already been hired, so we are seeking a 2nd co who has a 4 year degree and is a QDDP.

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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