Participant Directed Job Opportunities

Participant Directed program participants hire and manage their own employees.  In Minnesota, Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) are home and community-based services that help people of all ages, across all types of disabilities, maintain their independence and determine for themselves what mix of supports and services work best for them.

In CDCS the person receiving the services or their designated representative chooses if they want to be a co-employer with Mains’l, or the sole employer of direct support workers. All individuals in CDCS manage their own employees.

Mains’l supports CDCS participants in finding support workers by allowing them to post here when they have a job opening. The Human Resources Department at Mains’l is not involved in these positions, so please contact the person listed within the description below if you are interested in working for them.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Looking for a passionate, person-centered, PCA to support some ADLs and community support needs. The staff would be providing supports in Ramsey County, New Brighton. If you are a caring and compassionate, please consider and apply!
    • Salary $15 – $16.50 an hour with the opportunity to complete additional DHS training for a pay increase After 90-days, potential increase in pay. Part-time.
    • Qualifications
      • High school diploma or equivalent (required)
      • 18-years of age and older (Required)
      • Caregiving experience (Preferred, but not required)
      • PCA certification/screened (though MAINS’L Services)
      • CPR Certification (Required) CNA and current MN Registry (Preferred, but not required)
      • Afternoon and evening shift (2 PM to 7 PM; Tuesday and Thursday)
      • Day shift on Saturday, as needed & scheduled (12 PM to 4 PM)
      • Verification of valid driver’s license and current auto insurance
    • Job Requirements:
      • Ability to work independently
      • Able to provide personal cares (showers and support with dressing)
      • Able to accommodate supports with getting to swimming and personal training lessons
      • Able to accommodate dinners after lessons on Tuesday and Thursdays
      • Able to support outings in the community and maintain connections with friends
      • Able to support the usage of a walker and wheelchair (for distances)
      • Provide attention to clients’ needs, including companionship and engagement
      • Criminal Background Clearance & Fingerprinting (through MAINS’L Services)
      • Must have Reliable Transportation
    • Benefits:
      • PTO for staff working 30+ hours week
      • Mileage reimbursement
      • Time and a half for worked holidays (2 holidays-to be discussed and determined)
    • COVID-19 considerations:
      • Must have a mask on during service provision
      • Must follow all guidelines to COVID-19 Job
    • Location: New Brighton, MN
    • If interested, please send an email with an attached resume and communication will happen in 48 hours. Please apply directly through Email – neginvali@nullyahoo.com
  • Looking for support staff, in East Bethel, to help care for a 15 year old male with Down syndrome and Autism. This young man loves videos, movies and hanging out. He needs assistance with all activities of daily living including adult incontinence garments. We are looking for a support staff to hang out and play with him for five (5) hours from 12pm-5pm or 1pm-6pm on either Saturday or Sunday, allowing us an opportunity to complete errands. We are flexible with scheduling. If you are interested please contact Lisa at 612-723-1821 or lmbmarvin@nullgmail.com
  • Looking for support staff, in North Branch, for two boys ages 9 and 10, providing supports and skills to include impulse control, social interactions, daily chores, homework, and distance learning throughout the school year. The hours of this position vary. Non-School days are 9am-8pm, mostly Monday through Friday, during school the hours are 4pm-8pm Monday through Friday and some weekends and possibly morning hours. These hours can vary; willing to work with your schedule. Position is flexible. It can be created as one full-time position or multiple part-time positions. Wages range between $13 and $15 an hour, based on experience. The right support person is someone who is dependable, caring, and understands the importance of consistency. These boys have lots of energy. They like to play sports and other games, ride bike, and go for walks. The right person for this position will be ensuring completion of chores, teaching them respect of others, and basic everyday life skills. A valid driver’s license with clean record is required. Please contact Teresa at teresa10507@nullgmail.com
  • Seeking a part time employee to support a 19 year old man with autism in Brooklyn Park.  Enjoy your time at work hanging out with this fun young man.  Duties include helping him learn life skills and social skills.  He loves going for walks at the mall.  This young man has anxiety and needs assistance with calming techniques.  Experience working with autism is preferred. This position is approximately 10 hours per week with the potential to increase.  Wage is $14 per hour.  Please send your resume to mschnei10@nullgmail.com.
  • Seeking part time help several days a week to include light cleaning, errands, and fun activities. 15 hours a week, $16.40 per hour in St. Paul. If interested please contact Val at valbarnes2018@nullprotonmail.com.
  • Seeking a part-time employee to work about 10-15 hours per week, mostly afternoons into the early evenings, in Minneapolis-Uptown area, working with a 35 year old male. The hours for this position are flexible and are dependent on healthcare appointments. Days of the week are also flexible, about 3-4 days per week and no weekends. This position will provide companionship, possibly taking him shopping or a to a movie, and other activities that will allow him interactions on a regular basis. He would like assistance in learning kitchen and cooking skills to broaden and improve his diet. This includes building skills in shopping for groceries, preparing meals, doing dishes, and cleaning the kitchen after meals. This person is a single male with chronic daily headaches and mood disorders. He suffers from depression and anxiety, but has never been overtly violent. Some of his likes, dislikes, and personality traits include the following: He loves the outdoors, including biking, hiking, and kayaking in the summer, and snowshoeing in the winter. He enjoys exercising at the gym anytime, but all of these activities are severely limited to how he is feeling and if he is well enough to do them. He is not a good communicator except in the rare instance that he’s both feeling well on the headache front and in an upswing on the mood front. This position ranges between $13.50 and $14.50 dependent on qualifications. If interested please contact Mike at 612-269-6845.
  • Seeking a person to support a 19 year old female with down syndrome. This position is for two day per week to start and eventually will be four days per week. Mondays and/or Tuesdays from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. This position is in Elk River. Contact Connie at 763-856-6714 for more information.
  • Seeking a part time employee to care for a happy young adult female in Ham Lake.  This person is fed through a G-Tube and non-ambulatory.  Hours are evenings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and some Saturdays.  Wage is $13.25 per hour.  Contact Kathie at 763-780-3311 for consideration.
  • Cleaning and Laundry Helper Needed: Looking for someone to come to our home twice a week in the Western Suburbs of Minneapolis for two (2) to three (3) hours or once a week for four (4) to five (5) hours, each time, to help teach my son how to clean and organize.  This position entails teaching him through visual supports.  Duties include:  Folding and putting away laundry, cleaning bedroom,  changing and making his bed.  Duties also include light dusting and floor cleaning.  We prefer someone to work for two consistent days (days/times are flexible). If interested please contact Betsy at betsyborchers@nullhotmail.com
  • Looking for someone with a flexible schedule; typically mornings and afternoons are needed although some availability for evenings and weekends is a plus.  Candidate will help with transfers from shower and bath tub, applying lotion to back and feet. Range of motion exercises and walking with gait belt to help improve balance, as suggested by physical therapist (indoors.) The individual will also help getting to get in and out of the pool at YMCA and other related activities there 2 times per week. Would need help with shopping, light chores and food prep.   Approximately 15 hours per week.  Contact Sheila at arabiadc@nullyahoo.com  Position is located in St. Paul.
  • CDCS Staff/Driver in Bloomington. Looking for a CDCS Staff and Driver for 30 year old male living independently in Bloomington. Assist with transportation to and from work (from Bloomington 35 & 494 area to Eden Prairie Walmart and back) and grocery shopping plus Dr. appointments and other meetings/shopping.  Duties also include meal planning, preparation, cooking and nutrition guidance, budgeting and financial planning including balancing checkbook, personal care for some grooming functions, light housecleaning, household management, & laundry. Also assist with socialization, health & hygiene. Must have reliable transportation and auto/truck in good working order, valid MN Drivers license, clean record. Mileage paid at current IRS rate $0.56 per mile. Please send cover letter and resume or a description of your experience and qualifications to Tom at tomschwartzrealtor@nullgmail.com. Hours per week vary from 15 to 25. Depending on experience, pay is $14 to $17 per hour. This position available immediately – start right away! Typical hours are: Wednesday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 8:00 – 9:00 PM, Thursday 12:PM – 5:00 PM & 8:30 – 9:30 PM, Saturday  11 – 4 PM, and other days or trips as needed.
  • Personal support staff needed for 15-year-old male teenager. Prefer someone that has experience working with persons on the Autism Spectrum, a non-smoker, and loves being active. Male applicants preferred but will hire a female.  Qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to, previous direct care experience, the ability to pass a background check and driving record check. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Must have safe transportation to bring consumer out into the community to places such as after school events, recreational activities, etc. Location in Brooklyn Park. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4:00 to 8:30 with the potential for more hours. Please call 612-618-5088. Pay $13.00 per hour.
  • Laundry Helper:  Need someone to come twice a week for two to three hours or once a week for 4 to 5 hours each time to help adult son learn to do laundry and clean and organize his room. Job would entail teaching him to use visual supports to sort laundry into loads, run the washer and dryer, hang clothes on hangers, fold clothes and put them in his drawers, pick up his room, and put clean clothes in his drawers with him in organized piles.  I can be flexible on which days and times you come but would want to set up two consistent days.  Position is located in New Hope.  Contact Betsy at betsyborchers@nullhotmail.com if interested.
  • Staff needed to help a young adult male in his twenties practice cooking skills. This position would entail using pre-made directions from an OT and helping my son to follow them step-by-step to cook some of his favorite foods, followed by cleaning up after himself. In addition, he is in need of guidance to help him clean up his living space and exercise skills. This position is located in New Hope.  Contact Betsy at betsyborchers@nullhotmail.com if interested.
  • Personal support staff needed for 15-year-old male teenager. Prefer someone that has experience working with persons on the Autism Spectrum, a non-smoker, and loves being active. Male applicants preferred but will hire a female.  Qualifications for this position include, but are not limited to, previous direct care experience, the ability to pass a background check and driving record check. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance. Must have safe transportation to bring him to places such as after school events, recreational activities, etc. Location is in Brooklyn Park. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 4:00 to 8:30 with the potential for more hours. Please call 612-618-5088. Pay $13.00 per hour.