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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 eight years in a row we have been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in the Twin Cities by the Star Tribune. 

“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.” – John Estrem, Hammer CEO .

Would you like to join our team? If you would like more information about Hammer or a position listed,
contact Katie Binning at 952-345-8555 or email kbinning@hammer.org.

Overview

Headquartered in Wayzata, we have 37 homes and 10 apartment programs in western Hennepin County. We also provide services for people who live in their own homes, case management, care coordination, and support planning services. We have a travel division called Hammer Travel where we take groups of people on vacations. 

We offer benefits to both our part-time and full-time employees. Benefits offered includes medical and dental insurance, 401k, short-term disability insurance, life insurance, and generous paid time off. We offer other employee perks such as education grants, a car repair assistance program, discounts with local businesses and more. Check out our exciting career opportunities below. 

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Hammer Residences is seeking high-quality direct care staff for 4-person group homes, 6-person group homes, apartment style programs, and 1:1 in-home care. 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 on-going assistance, teach independent living skills, support health and personal cares, help with household tasks, and offer social and emotional support.

Qualifications: Staff must have good written and oral communication skills, be comfortable using a computer, must be at least 18 years old, must be documented to work in the U.S., and must be able to pass a background check. Experience not necessary—training will be provided. Those with experience as a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), Human Services Technician, Direct Care Worker, paraprofessional or an Advocate for people with disabilities or the elderly tend to have similar experience to that of a DSP.

Schedules available: Awake overnights, asleep overnights, afternoons/evenings, and weekends. Part-time and full-time options.

Locations: we have 47 different programs scattered throughout the west metro. We have locations in St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Crystal, Golden Valley, New Hope, Eden Prairie, Edina, Maple Grove, and Plymouth.

Wages: Staff are paid an hourly wage comparable to similar companies in the metro area. There is opportunity for overtime. Our benefits package is worth roughly an additional $5/hour to our employees’ hourly wage.

To apply: Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through the link below. Our recruiter will contact you once your application has been received. If you are experiencing difficulty with the application process/site, please contact Katie Binning at kbinning@hammer.org or 952-345-8555.

 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Assistant Program Manager

Assistant Program Managers do mostly direct care duties (see job description for Direct Support Professional), and assist their Program Manager with a few administrative tasks. The administrative tasks are generally one or two of the following:

Medical: keeping track of individual’s medical needs and appointment calendars, scheduling appointments, accompanying individuals to their appointments, ordering medications, ordering medical supplies, etc.

Financial: keeping track of individual’s petty cash, bank runs, assisting folks with paying bills, etc.

Activities: signing individuals up for activities that they are interested in, keeping the program calendar up to date, communicating with team re: plans, etc.

Shopping: purchasing groceries and supplies for the program.

For any DSP, this would be a promotion in wages and responsibilities. It’s a great position for anyone who is interested in “leadership light”—you do not have to supervise/manage employees, but you get the chance to start learning the “behind the scenes” operation of Hammer programs. Experience is not required, but it is preferred.

WAGES: Assistant Program Managers (APMs) are paid a higher wage than our Direct Support Professional position. Overtime is time and a half for any hours worked over 40 per week. Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, 401k, life insurance, short term disability, and paid time off. Any paid time off is paid out at the higher APM wage.

 

14th Avenue Assistant Program Manager Opening

14th Avenue is home to four men. 14th Avenue is a 4 bedroom, split level home (two men live upstairs and two men live downstairs).  The families of the 14th Ave guys are very supportive and involved. All of the men are ambulatory but one individual needs staff assistance as he is blind.  All individuals need staff assistance with most of their ADLs as well as preparing dinner and lunches.  All individuals are verbal except for one though he can express his wants and needs through a picture book/board.  They all enjoy going out to eat and listening to Classic Country Jams, and they all like the outdoors/nature life.  Staff should  be comfortable practicing de-escalation techniques and supporting individuals to improve their coping skills.  On weekdays there are generally two or three staff working during peak hours. There is an overnight asleep and an overnight awake Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays there is only an overnight awake staff.

Schedule: Monday 12p-8p, Tuesday 2p-10p, Wednesday 2p-10p, Thursday 2p-10p and Sunday 8a-3p for a total of 39 hours per week.

Duties: TBD.

Deadline to apply: Thursday October 19, 2017.

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Merrimac Assistant Program Manager

Merrimac is  home to four women ranging in age from their 30s to 70s.  Three of the women use a wheelchair for mobility and one is ambulatory. Two of the ladies require use of a Hoyer or Sit-to-stand lift and the third is able to pivot transfer with physical assistance.  Two of the women are somewhat verbal, but may be difficult to understand, the other two women have limited verbal communication but utilize some sign language. One of the ladies has a g-tube, blood sugar checks, and insulin injections. Due to the higher medical needs at this house, staff are very hands on in assisting with activities of daily living, such as bathing. These women enjoy activities.  They love BINGO, plays, going out for coffee, going to church, going bowling, casino trips, movies, and getting outside.  During peak hours, there are 2-3 staff on with two asleep overnight staff. *Good experience for nursing students

Schedule: Monday 7a-4p, Tuesday 7a-4p Wednesday 7a-1p, Sunday 9a-9p with an additional 4 hours for administrative duties for a total of 40 hours/week.

Duties: assisting in the coordination of the medical needs of the individuals served at the program. Ordering medical supplies, ordering medications, taking individuals to their medical appointments, and communication with program manager, nurse, and others.

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Vicksburg Village Apartments Assistant Program Manager Opening

Vicksburg is a fun, fast paced apartment program which is home to about a dozen men and women who live independently in their own apartments. The individuals range in age from the 20s to 60s.  All of the people we support love to be on the go and have a variety of interests. A typical shift may consist of medical appointments, running errands, helping with daily living skills, going on outings, exercising, or just hanging out playing the Wii or board games. The community apartment serves as the hub where people come to eat community dinner, check in, get meds, meet staff to go out, or hang out. Vicksburg utilizes AbleLink, Sengistix, and iPad software with the individuals. The staff also use the online calendar and tasks for scheduling of activities each night.  During peak hours, there are three staff with one overnight staff asleep.

Duties: medical.

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday 12p-8p each day for a total of 40 hours per week.

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Welcome Place Assistant Program Manager 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 assistance with most of their personal cares and we use a Hoyer Lift for our 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 with one awake and one asleep overnight staff.

Schedule: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm each day for a total of 40 hours per week.

Duties: medical and grocery shopping.

Deadline to apply: Thursday October 19, 2017.

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To apply: Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through the link below. Our recruiter will contact you once your application has been received. If you are experiencing difficulty with the application process/site, please contact Katie Binning at kbinning@hammer.org or 952-345-8555.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

 

Program Manager

The Program Manager is responsible for supervising the daily operation of the house in which he/she works.  He/she will develop/utilize systems to ensure the household operations are smooth and efficient.

The Program Manager will do the following:

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 the organization.

Duties include:

  • Support individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live life to the fullest.
  • Manage a staff team of Direct Support Professionals and Assistant Program Manager(s) to effectively care for the people you support.
  • Administrative duties include scheduling, payroll, and 245D documentation.
  • Maintain excellent relationships and communication with individuals’ families, volunteers, day programs/jobs, and social networks.
  • Developing programming to support person-centered practices and encouraging the independence of the people you support.
  • An ideal candidate would have experience as a Program Manager, Program Coordinator, and/or QDDP/QIDP. Seeking someone who is confident in their leadership and decision making skills.
  • Applicants who have 4-year degrees related to the human services field preferred, however 2-year degrees + experience, or years of experience may be substituted in some cases.

 

There are no current Program Manager openings. Check back soon!

To apply: Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through the link below. Our recruiter will contact you once your application has been received. If you are experiencing difficulty with the application process/site, please contact Katie Binning at kbinning@hammer.org or 952-345-8555.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Hammer Travel Trip Leader

If you love to travel and would like to help others experience the joys of travel, then please join our team! Hammer Travel is a division of Hammer Residences. Check out Hammer Travel.

Trip Leader: The Trip Leader is responsible for supervising the daily operation of the trip which he/she is assigned. He/she will ensure the trip itinerary runs smooth and efficiently and oversees the medical, financial and personal needs of travelers, with the assistance of other travel team members.

Travel Staff (1:1 Specialist): The 1:1 specialist is responsible for supporting an individual in need of extra assistance while on a trip. 1:1 specialists are part of the travel team while on a trip, and follow direction from the Trip Leader for all trip related details, plans, etc. 

This is a part-time position, to be combined with part-time or full-time hours at a Hammer group home or apartment program. Submit your application today!

 

To apply: Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through the link below.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Hammer Residences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.