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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.

CADI Case Manager

CADI Case Managers 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.

This is a full-time position scheduled for 40 hours per week and eligible for benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, 401k, short term disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time off.

Application deadline: Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

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.

Registered Nurse (RN)

Hammer Residences has a great opportunity for a Registered Nurse, supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Each nurse on the team works with up to 10 group homes or apartment programs where they are a resource and support for the Direct Support Professionals and the individuals who live there. Our office is in Wayzata and our residential programs are in the western suburbs. Salary is $27/ hour, 9a-5p Mon-Fri.  You take call every 5 weeks ($200 bonus) and we have great benefits including generous PTO and mileage reimbursement.

The medical responsibilities are to:

  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with each individual, with families, consulting health care professionals and other professionals outside of the agency.
  • Monitor the health status of the individuals in several group homes.
  • Develop and implement a health care plans.
  • Teach and counsel the individuals we serve and staff in the areas of health and disease, promoting self-responsibility and independence whenever possible.
  • Implement all health service policies and procedures in compliance with the state and/or federal regulations.
  • Assist in instructing the staff in medically related orientation classes and annual continuing education needs.
  • Teach medication administration to new employees once/month (using prepared curriculum/lesson plan)
  • Assist with the development of individual/household health or medical related protocol and procedures.

You must have a current MN license and passion for the disability/nonprofit field. You also need to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with each individual, their families, consulting health care providers and other professionals outside of the agency. You must have competent computer skills.  

The deadline to apply is Sunday November 26, 2017.

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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.

 

 

Program Manager

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.

 

 

Ridgeview Program Manager Opening

Ridgeview is a large house where 6 men live. This is a very busy house and each of the individuals have a daily schedule of activities. Staff working here must be prepared to drive and accompany the men on their outings.  The house has two Hammer vehicles and generally four staff on during the day to accommodate the high level of activity. The guys need prompting to do their hygiene and other ADLs and occasional physical assistance is required.  The men living here have behavioral support needs, so staff will gain experience encouraging coping skills and de-escalation techniques. During peak hours there are four staff with one asleep and one awake overnight staff. 

The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, and the specific hours are negotiable. It will be a mix of administrative hours and direct care hours, including two evening direct care shifts. This person must have a 4-year degree in a Human Services related field. We are seeking someone with strong administrative skills, knowledge of ICF/DD programs, and confident in their ability to complete the required paperwork per regulations. Any questions about this position can be directed to Katie Binning at kbinning@hammer.org or Katie Bell at kbell@hammer.org

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Deadline to apply: Monday, November 13, 2017.

Zachary Program Manager Opening

Zachary is a low-key house with four women aged 44-70. Female staff only is requested by the individuals who live here. The women enjoy going out to eat, socializing with staff and relaxing. At times, all of the women need encouragement to plan events to get out the house. The women do enjoy going to the zoo, movies, and shopping. They are all semi-independent in their personal care skills and a majority of their household management skills. The women have varying degrees of independence in accessing the community. The women need extensive emotional support from staff. During peak hours, there are two staff with one overnight staff asleep.

Schedule: Direct care hours include Tuesday 2p-9p, Thursday 9a-2p, and Friday 9a-2p, and 23 administrative hours for a total of 40 hours per week. Any questions about this position can be directed to Katie Binning at kbinning@hammer.org or Katie Bell at kbell@hammer.org

Deadline to apply: Sunday November 19, 2017.

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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.

 

Lakeside Assistant Program Manager

Lakeside is located in Minnetonka, south of Hwy 7 on Hwy 101.  There are three females and three males that live in the home and they range in age from 23 – 56. Individuals served in this program have diagnoses including Down Syndrome and Autism. Some individuals have good verbal skills and others have fair verbal skills.  Almost everyone in the home needs some sort of assistance with their ADLs. Some individuals are able to help with household chores and cooking; we prepare three different menus due to dietary restrictions. All individuals here enjoy going out into the community and playing on the Wii at home. One person uses a wheelchair and also uses a walker. During peak hours, the staff to resident ratio is 3:6 with one overnight sleep staff and one overnight awake staff. 

Duties: TBD.

Schedule: Monday 1p-10p, Wednesday 1p-10p, Thursday 2p-9p, Friday 1p-10p, Sunday 4p-9p for a total of 39 hours per week. Staff meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month from 10a-12p.

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Royal Oaks Apartments Assistant Program Manager

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 (i.e.: 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.

Duties: Medical

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

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Vicksburg Village Apartments Assistant Program Manager 

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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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.