Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Hammer Residences

Wayzata, MN, USA

Full time

Apr 20

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Hammer Residences is seeking high-quality direct care staff with full-time or part-time availability for group homes and apartment style programs located in the Western suburbs of Minneapolis. The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is the heartbeat of 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. We are looking for people to partner with the people we serve to help them live their best life.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Driver’s License, current vehicle insurance and a good driving record
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Pass a background check through the Department of Human Services 
  • Technical skills – must comfortable and proficient in using computers and/or smart technology 
  • Weekend and afternoon/evening availability- overnight availability a plus

Prior 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.


About Hammer Residences

In 1923, founder Alvina Hammer, opened our doors because she believed that individuals with disabilities have the right to live in a loving home environment where they could flourish, develop independence and self-confidence. We have compassionately cared for adults and children with developmental disabilities for over 96 years. Our mission remains true to her vision: provide adults and children with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live life to its fullest. In her memory, our volunteers, board members and families advocate for legislation to ensure the health and well-being of all people with developmental disabilities. Hammer has adapted to change and changed with the times, always focused on meeting the needs of the people we serve. With support from staff, volunteers, donors, and families, the people who live in our homes, apartments, and In-home services are given the opportunity live their lives to the fullest.

At Hammer you are placed to the location with the best fit for you and the people being supported. You will start at $14.00/hr and Hammer offers an increase for DSP’s after a training period which typically lasts about 45 days. You have an opportunity for overtime if you are looking for that as well. We offer a competitive benefits package, programs to help with car repairs and assistance with education expenses. See our website for more information on benefits offered. 

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

Hammer Residences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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