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photo of staff at picnic Access North Center for Independent Living recognizes that our employees are our greatest strengths. As our company continues to grow we understand the importance of building a skilled, dedicated and compassionate team of people that truly want to make a difference in the lives of those living with disabilities.

Scroll to see our current open positions in all of our service areas. Please note which position you are interested in on your application. Apply today!

Access North is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DESIGNATED COORDINATOR - Brainerd

Access North is looking for a Designated Coordinator to join our team in the Brainerd/Aitkin area!

Monday-Friday, approximately 8 AM – 4:30 PM. No nights, no weekends and no Holidays!

Candidates will not be considered without a cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This position will start out Part Time offering PTO and Holiday Pay and work up to Full Time status, which at that time, will offer a comprehensive Benefits package.

The Designated Coordinator leads and empowers a team of Direct Support Professionals in providing person-centered disability services within our day or employment support services. We are seeking an organized self-starter who can lead with compassion.

A Designated Coordinator balances detail-oriented work like regulatory compliance while mentoring their team to success. This person has a voice that is encouraged to express creative and innovative ideas that will help us continue to develop, grow and expand!

Details:
• Coordination of Direct Support Professionals
• Assist a team to develop, plan, and ensure high quality client programming
• Maintain compliance with MN Statute 245D licensing requirements. Encompasses client service delivery requirements, reports, record keeping, and client support team coordination
• Proactively identify and correct safety/environmental hazards to ensure the health and safety of clients and employees
• Oversee the enforcement of all safety/health policies and procedures at assigned location

Requirements:
• Minimum qualifications: Experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older AND/OR post-secondary education that totals 4 years
• Ability to learn, understand and implement Chapter 245D licensing requirements
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
• Critical thinking skills and ability to independently problem solve
• Ability to work collaboratively with a team, leadership experience preferred
• Ability to travel between office locations as needed
• Must be able to pass a background study with the MN Department of Human Services

Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you!

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the application and email to: career@accessnorth.net

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT - Traditional - Deerwood/Crosby

Do you enjoy caring for others? As part of our care team, Personal Care Attendants (PCA), assist with daily living activities. This assistance could include help dressing or bathing, or light housekeeping. Chores could include laundry, changing sheets, meal preparation and clean up, and general cleaning. The assistance is based off of the service plan.

Qualifications:
• High school diploma/GED
• Ability to pass DHS background check
• Access to an active email account
• Able to understand and carry out directions and instructions of written care plan, recorded messages and keep records

Responsibilities:
• Cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, taking out trash, dusting, changing linens, dishes, and mopping of floors in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms or other areas as requested and in the care plan. Housekeeping tasks are limited to only the consumer for his/her personal and individual tasks and not for any other members in the household.

• May provide, but is not limited to, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, assist with transfers, and mobility, eating, skin, nail, and mouth care
• Can assist the consumer to arrange transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other community activities when directed in the care plan.
• May perform complex health related tasks when designated in the care plan, delegated by an appropriate medical professional, trained and supervised by a QP who is an RN, and can demonstrate competency in the task to the RN.
• Remind and assist the consumer with self-administered medications following the policy and procedure as directed in the “Medication Assistance Policy “A/27
• Observe and report changes in client’s physical condition, behavior and appearance
• Follow written care plan and maintain records of daily activities

Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you!

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the application and email to: career@accessnorth.net

PERSONNEL SPECIALIST - Hibbing

$500.00 Hiring Bonus after completion of 6 months of employment.

Candidates will not be considered without a cover letter and resume. Position is open until filled. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Access North is looking for a Personnel Specialist to join our team! This is a Part Time position offering PTO and Holiday pay.

The Personnel Specialist is responsible for overseeing and updating employee and applicant data, maintaining employee status records, providing information to a variety of internal departments and outside agencies, processing of state/federal/SEIU Union reports, and monitoring assigned online training and processes. This position requires excellent computer, organizational and communication skills.

Qualifications:
• Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or GED certificate. A secondary education is preferred but not required
• Two years of experience in Human Resources or related field
• Ability to learn new computer programs efficiently
• Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Pass and continually meet DHS and DMV background studies as required by the State of Minnesota

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
• Knowledge of human disabilities and their characteristics
• Knowledge of independent living skills training and its facilitation
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and a variety of external sources
• Ability to work with detailed information while adapting to changing priorities, and working with frequent interruptions
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Knowledge of working with people with disabilities
• Ability to work independently, one-on-one or in a group setting to provide support and as part of a team
• Ability to prioritize duties while using excellent time management skills
• Knowledge of general office machines and telephone systems
• Ability to monitor your own schedule and workload efficiently
• Ability to use sound judgement in carrying out oral and written instructions
• Knowledge of computer applications and computer software programs
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Ability to meet all necessary deadlines in a timely manner.

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the application and email to: career@accessnorth.net

HOMEMAKERS - Duluth - Virginia/Mt. Iron - Hibbing/Chisholm/Buhl - Aurora/Hoyt Lakes areas

Looking for flexible work hours to fit your needs? As part of our care team, Homemakers, support clients by maintaining their ability to continue living at home safely with proper support. A homemaker performs various housekeeping tasks, meal prep, and other small activities around the client’s home or in the local community.

Qualifications:
• Valid driver’s license
• Valid insurance with your name on the policy
• Ability to pass motor vehicle background and MN DHS background check
• High school diploma/GED
• Able to understand and carry out directions and instructions of written care plan, recorded messages and keep records
• Flexible, sensitive to the needs of others, reliable and able to cope with emergencies

Responsibilities:
• Light housekeeping – including but not limited to vacuuming, mopping, dishwashing, cleaning kitchen, bathroom, changing bedding, and taking out garbage
• Laundry and linen services to include washing, drying and folding clothes
• Preparing simple meals and snacks according to care plan – this may include following a specialized diet
• Shopping service for grocery and clothes according to care plan
• Incidental transportation for client, which includes visits to doctor appointments and stores
• Observe and report changes in client’s physical condition, behavior and appearance
• Follow written care plan and maintain records of daily activities
• Other duties as assigned

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the application and email to: career@accessnorth.net

INDEPENDENT LIVING COACH - Brainerd area

This position is part-time up to 40 hours per week. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Join our Access North Team and Change lives! This is a dynamic, positive, one-of-a-kind environment that actively promotes the health and well-being of team members and persons served! This position provides independent living support to people with disabilities in their homes and community in the Brainerd, MN area.

Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Daily travel to meet consumers in the community and/or their home in the Brainerd, MN area
• Regular check-in’s with consumers
• Problem solving and teaching independent living skills

Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Passion and experience working with people with disabilities is preferred

Qualifications:
• Valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record -
    Pass DHS and DMV background check
• Maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality - Be dependable - Accept and adapt to changes
• Creative thinker and professionally solve problems effectively
• Professional verbal and written communication skills
• Take initiative, work independently with minimal supervision
• Computer skills

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the application and email to: career@accessnorth.net

This information is available in alternative formats upon request.