Direct Support Professionals

Location
Plymouth, Minnesota
Posted
Feb 06, 2018
Closes
Mar 08, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time

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Hammer Residences is seeking high-quality direct care staff for select 4-person group homes that require a consistent level of physical demand from the staff, and benefit from experienced direct care professionals. 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 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.

Wages: Staff are paid an hourly wage comparable to similar companies in the metro area. There is opportunity for overtime. Employees hired for these specific positions will receive a sign-on bonus of $1,000 to be paid over their first year of employment.

To apply: Please submit an application, resume, and cover letter through Hammer’s website. 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.
Black Oaks Direct Support Professional Positions with a $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Black Oaks is home to four women ranging in age from their 50s to their 70s. They are fairly active, attending a weekly church group, classes, going out with friends and participating in community activities. One of the women is in a wheelchair and needs assistance transferring. She also needs assistance with all daily cares. One of the women is also in a wheelchair but uses a walker when walking with staff by her side. Two of the women are fairly independent though they may need reminders for some daily tasks. There are some medical needs including seizures, ileostomy, and mental health issues. Staff should know how to use a sit-to-stand, a hoyer lift, and must be lift van certified. During peak hours, there are two staff. Overnights are asleep with one staff.

Merrimac Direct Support Professional Positions with a $1,000 Sign On Bonus

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 and blood sugar checks. 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 one asleep overnight staff. *Good experience for nursing students.

Southcrest Direct Support Professional Positions with a $1,000 Sign On Bonus

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 individual's evening routine requires assistance in bathing and bedtime routine. There are three staff on during peak hours, and one awake overnight staff.

Tyler Direct Support Professional Positions with a $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Tyler is home to 4 individuals ranging in age from 50s-70s. Three of the individuals need total assistance with activities of daily living and are almost entirely nonverbal. One gentleman is able to communicate most of his basic needs verbally, assist with ADLs, and walk with the assistance of a walker. Two individuals utilize a Hoyer lift, however Tyler is unique in that is has a track lift system in the ceiling. The fourth individual is able to pivot transfer or use a sit-to-stand lift. Most enjoy funny sounds, good music, and a sense of humor. They like to attend sporting events, movies, concerts, and nature. Attention to their needs including significant human contact/sensory activities is necessary for their well-being. Two individuals we serve are on a pureed diet and have their liquids thickened. The other two individuals have feeding tubes (G-tube or G/J-tube) and receive all medications and nutrition via a liquid diet. During peak hours there are 2 (sometimes 3) staff on, with one awake overnight and one overnight asleep staff.

Welcome Place Direct Support Professional Positions with a $1,000 Sign On Bonus

Welcome Place

There are two men and two women ranging in age from their 40s to their 60s 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.

 

HAMMER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR TERMINATE THIS PROGRAM AT ANY TIME.

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.