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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.

Avana Assistant Program Manager Opening

Avana is home to about a dozen individuals ranging in age from their early 20s to mid 50s. The individuals enjoy numerous activities such as cooking, sports, bowling, going out to eat, attending movies and plays, crafts, emailing, Special Olympics and various types of exercise. Avana is a very busy place with lots of activity most nights.  Avana focuses on healthy living and healthy eating and community meals are offered each evening which all residents are encouraged to attend. Many individuals help prepare the meals as well. There are continuous lifting activities required for 1 individual served. There are 4 staff working every weekday evening and 2-3 staff working on weekends with one asleep staff every night.

Schedule: Tuesday 7a-4p, Wednesday 7a-4p, Thursday 7a-4p, Friday 3p-10p, plus 6 hours of administrative time for a total of 40 hours/week.

Duties: medical.

Application deadline: Tuesday January 23, 2018.

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Broadway Assistant Program Manager Opening
Broadway is a one level home with four men. Some require a higher level of support, including physical and verbal support with their ADLs. Total communication pairing verbalizations with sign language is used in this house. Humor and praise are key communication tools that are used extensively to get things done. Each of the men have a unique way of communicating and staff adapt to their style. 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 individuals has 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. 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 (sometimes an additional staff for activities), with one overnight staff asleep and one awake.

Duties: Shopping, some medical duties, and activity planning.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 12p-10p each day for a total of 40 hours per week.

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Carlson Assistant Program Manager Opening
The Carlson program is home to 6 vibrant individuals (3 female and 3 male) ranging in age from 40s to their 80s. The home is a two level style rambler, with three individuals living upstairs and three living downstairs. 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, craft classes, 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 activities of daily living. As the folks age, they have needed some additional support to be as independent as possible. The individuals at Carlson have been living together for over 16 years, and have developed long lasting relationships with each other.

Duties: Medical

Schedule: Monday through Friday 1pm-9pm each day.

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Royal Oaks Assistant Program Manager Opening

There are around a dozen very independent and active individuals at Royal Oaks; three men and nine women. They all like to go out in the community and enjoy shopping, dances and going out to eat. All individuals need support in daily living skills (ie: cooking, cleaning, budgeting) but do assist with household chores and meal preparation. Staff who are able to multi-task and problem solve are successful at Royal Oaks. During peak hours there are three staff with one overnight staff asleep.

Schedule: Monday 3p-9p, Tuesday 12p-8p, Wednesday 2p-8p, Thursday 12p-8p, Friday 2p-8p, plus 4 hours of administrative time per week for a total of 38 hours per week.

Duties: medical.

Application deadline: Tuesday January 23, 2018.

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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.

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.