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Job Descriptions

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Direct Service Professionals Job Descriptions and Requirements

Please be aware that not all listed positions may currently be hiring.

GROUP HOME SUPPORT

Direct Care Counselors work within one of our 5 group homes located throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area.  Each home serves 4 transition age people with developmental disabilities. Each shift is staffed by two staff that are responsible for things such as cleaning, meal preparation, medication distribution, program implementation, daily documentation and community outings. Direct Care Counselors assist individuals served in achieving independence by teaching them skills needed to thrive in the everyday world.  The shifts are varied and dependent on the need when you apply.

Minimum qualifications:

Candidate must possess some college experience (at least 1year)-majors must be in the Human Services field including but not limited to the following: Psychology, Education, Nursing, Sociology, Family Science, Social Work or any other related field. 6-12 months experience working with the developmentally disabled population is also required. Candidate may substitute 1 year of experience working with developmentally disabled individuals for educational requirement. Verbal and written fluency in the English language is required because significant completion of daily documentation is an essential job function. The successful candidate will also possess patience and a sense of humor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two or more years of college experience in the above majors is preferred-we welcome new graduates looking for growth opportunities!

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Valid Minnesota driver’s license; must have a clean driving record for three years prior to the driver’s license check i.e. no DUIs, DWIs, Drug charges, Vehicular Homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, and no more than 1 moving violation within three years of application. CPR and First Aid certification or the willingness to attend our class, and Medication certification or the willingness to attend the class is required. Candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check!

IN-HOME SUPPORT

In-Home Care givers work with children or young adults in the family home or in the community. We do lots of fun activities like play games and visit libraries and malls. We teach valuable daily living skills by practicing them informally and with formal programs. These are part time positions in the afternoon until evening.

Minimum qualifications: 

High school graduate, valid Minnesota driver’s license; must have a clean driving record for three years prior to the driver’s license check i.e. no DUIs, DWIs, Drug charges, Vehicular Homicide, leaving the scene of an accident, and no more than 1 moving violation within three years of application, proof of full-coverage insurance, able to pass a criminal background check, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

PCA SERVICES

Personal Care Attendants assist clients with Activities of Daily Living within the client’s own home. These activities may include but are not limited to, grooming, bathing, feeding and recreation.

Minimum qualifications:

Must have CNA certification or at least 1 year of experience working as a PCA and a High school diploma or GED.  If applying on the recommendation of the parent/guardian of the client without possessing the above qualifications, applicant must have sufficient experience working with the client in question to be considered for the position. Applicant must have good written and verbal communication skills. Applicant must have a valid MN driver’s license and present proof of insurance to the hiring manager if transportation of the client is a requirement of the position. Applicant must have the ability to pass a criminal background check.  Successful candidates will also possess patience and a sense of humor.

 

HOMEMAKER SERVICES

Homemakers assist clients with cleaning their home to maintain a healthy environment and provide support for various duties within the home.

Minimum qualifications: ability to pass a criminal background check, and good written/verbal communication skills.

Preferred qualifications: high school graduate, valid driver’s license and insurance.