Assistant Program Managers do mostly direct care duties (see below for Direct Support Professional job description), 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 is 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.
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Hennepin County, MN
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 46 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. We offer a competitive benefits package, including generous paid time off.
Candidates are not applying for a specific location by submitting their application for Direct Support Professional. Candidates will be placed at one of our 46 locations during the interview process.