Participant Directed Job Opportunities

Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) Overview

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

Support Staff for a Teen with Down Syndrome and Autism

  • Location: East Bethel
  • Hours: 5 hours from 12pm-5pm or 1pm-6pm on either Saturday or Sunday
  • Description: 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 hours on weekends, allowing us an opportunity to complete errands. We are flexible with scheduling.
  • Contact: Lisa at 612-723-1821 or


Part-Time Support for a 19-Year-Old Man with Autism

  • Location: Brooklyn Park
  • Hours: Approximately 10 hours per week, potential to increase
  • Salary: $15.25 per hour
  • Description: 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.
  • Contact: Send your resume to


Flexible Part-Time Position in Minneapolis-Uptown Area

  • Location: Minneapolis-Uptown
  • Hours: 10-15 hours per week, mostly afternoons into the early evenings, flexible days, about 3-4 days per week, no weekends
  • Salary: $15.25 to $16.25 per hour, dependent on qualifications
  • Description: Work with a 35-year-old male providing companionship, possibly taking him shopping or to a movie, and other activities that allow regular interactions. 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. 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.
  • Contact: Mike at 612-269-6845


Cleaning and Laundry Helper Needed

  • Location: Western Suburbs of Minneapolis
  • Hours: Twice a week for 2-3 hours or once a week for 4-5 hours, consistent days (flexible)
  • Description: Looking for someone to come to our home to help teach my son how to clean and organize. Duties include: Folding and putting away laundry, cleaning bedroom, changing and making his bed, and light dusting and floor cleaning.
  • Contact: Betsy at


Staff Needed for Cooking and Cleaning Assistance

  • Location: New Hope
  • Description: 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.
  • Contact: Betsy at


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