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Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.

Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Our competitive benefit package includes Medical: 90% of employee coverage premium paid by Rise. Dental: 4% matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 2 float and 8 paid holidays.  

An Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

Watch a short video on why people enjoy working at Rise.

For more information, contact HR Generalist Donna Klaphake at 763-792-2433 or email: dklaphake@rise.org.

Job Applications

Current Job Openings

  • Sub Van Driver - Spring Lake Park, MN

    Part-Time

    Disability Type: Various Types of Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to provide transportation for the people Rise serves.

    Starting salary: $12.75/hour ($12.85 with Class C driver’s license)

    Hours: Must work a minimum of 8 days (morning and afternoon) per month  

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Provide safe and reliable transportation for the people we serve to and from home and work sites on morning and afternoon routes in Rise vans and buses

    Qualifications:

    -          A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required

    -          Must be available to work on short notice

    -          Reliable, dependable and independent worker

    -          Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population

     

    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Ryan Nelson at rnelson@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Transportation Services
    Office Location: Spring Lake Park, MN
  • MFIP Counselor - Minneapolis, MN

    Full-Time, Non-exempt, Regular

    Disability Type: n/a

    The purpose of this position is to assist low-income adults in overcoming barriers and obtaining suitable employment. 

    Starting salary: $17/hour

    Hours: Full Time

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Assist low-income, unemployed and underemployed individuals to determine their employment goals, preferences, capabilities and support service needs. 

    -          Develop individualized employment plans based on the person served for successful transition to employment and manage accurate case notes.

    -          Counsel persons served during the course of their job search, training and employment to assist in the development of positive work habits and attitudes leading to successful acquisition of new skills and improved employability.

    -          Maintain accurate records of persons served in County, State and Federal Management information systems

    -          Determine compliance of individual with program requirements, employment plans and process sanctions.

    Qualifications:

    -          Requires equivalency of a bachelor's degree or two years direct related experience managing a case load in an employment and training related field.

    -          Training related to career counseling techniques; preferred

    -          MFIP experience and GCDF preferred and working with diverse populations desirable; especially African American population.

    -          Requires a valid driver's license and a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Ali Ahmed at aahmed@rise.org.
    Grade level: 16
    Program Name: Pathways
    Office Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Follow Up Specialist - Minneapolis, MN

    Part-Time - rotating 20 hours a week

    Disability Type:

    The purpose of this position is to provide individualized on the job training to enhance job retention for people in competitive employment.

    Starting salary: $14.00/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Support individuals in competitive employment by providing follow up support services:

    o   Schedule regular check in meetings with employers and individuals to enhance job retention and stabilization. 

    o   Provide individualized on the job coaching and training as needed.

    o   Provides an open channel of communication with the employer, team members, and placement specialist in regards to progress and performance.

    o   Monitors employment status of employees through job follow-up services.

    o   Ability to adapt to various work environments involving a variety of tasks, duties and employer/ employee relationships.

    o   Provide case management services as needed

    Qualifications:

    -          Positive and dependable person with good time management skills

    -          Flexible with schedule

    -          Minimum 1-2 years work experience

    -          A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required.

    -          Access to reliable transportation

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Natalie Zacharias at nzacharias@rise.org.
    Grade level:
    Program Name: Community Integration Program- Coon Rapids
    Office Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Placement Specialist - Milaca, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Mental Health

    The purpose of this position is to assist people with mental health diagnoses find and obtain jobs in Mille Lacs County.

    Obtaining or maintaining employment while decreasing their symptoms

    Starting salary: DOQ

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Help persons served obtain and maintain fulfilling and rewarding competitive jobs while decreasing their mental health symptoms

    -          Build employment supports based on mental health symptoms and functional limitations 

    -          Provide individualized job placement services through regular meetings 1-3 times a week with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing

    -          Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community as appropriate

    -          Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support

    o   Help persons served manage their symptoms well at work site

    o   Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations

    -          Work as part of a treatment team for persons served and attend weekly treatment team meetings with individual’s therapist, case manager and housing support specialist

    -          Responsible for maintaining a caseload of 15-20 people while tracking and documenting variety of data about services provided as well as billing through electronic case management systems

    -          Utilize person centered thinking, motivational interviewing and mental health symptomology to best engage with person served

    Qualifications:

    -          Knowledge and/or experience working with adults with a mental health diagnoses and mental health field

    -          Strong vocational/job placement background in community employment and understanding of mental health diagnoses  

    -          Degree in human services, vocational or social services preferred

    -          A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required.

    -          Travel to meet persons served and other business needs on a daily basis with use of a personal vehicle required. Mileage reimbursed

    -          Comfortable with electronic case management and documentation

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Maeta Burns-Penn at mburns-penn@rise.org.
    Grade level: 16
    Program Name: Employment Innovations
    Office Location: Milaca, MN
  • Direct Support Professional - Anoka, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Various types of disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to work directly with people with disabilities in a center-based setting.

    Salary: $12.50 per hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    ·        Provide direct support for people with disabilities

    ·        Design innovative community integration activities (volunteering, outdoor, social) and support persons served on these community outings

    ·        Provide training and resources to advance the work and social skills of persons served

    ·        Continually inspire personal growth in the people you support by establishing and achieving personal goals and implementing person-centered practices

    ·        Model appropriate behavior and interactions

    ·        Position may include lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs and assist with personal care

    ·        Writes case notations, health concerns, seizure reports and incident reports, as needed

    ·        Input information into Care Director database

    Qualifications:

    ·        BA or BS in human service related field and at least one year working with people with disabilities or 3 years of experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred

    ·        Hardworking, flexible and ability to work collaboratively with a team

    ·        Maintain calm demeanor in handling occasional difficult situations 

    ·        Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds

    ·        Previous experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action 

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Jodi Blume at jblume@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Community Integration Program (CIP)
    Office Location: Anoka, MN
  • Direct Support Professional - Golden Valley, MN

    Full time. Day hours, no evenings or weekends.

    Disability Type: Brain Injuries and/or other Physical Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to work directly with people with brain injuries and/or other physical disabilities, assisting them with personal cares in a recreational setting.

    Salary: $12.50 per hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    ·        Assist people with personal cares and other activities of daily living including therapist-designed programs such as walking and range of motion exercises

    ·        Document Care Plan outcomes and objectives daily.

    ·        Dispense medication per physician orders. Maintain required medication documentation as required by state licensing.

    ·        Assist Activity Coordinators in set-up of activities and encourage people during groups/activities as needed.

    ·        Continually inspire personal growth in the people we support by working on personal goals and implementing person-centered practices.

    ·        Conducts oneself as a positive role model for people and other team members in terms of appearance, socialization and teamwork.

    ·        Position does include lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs

    ·        Complete documentation as needed.

    ·        Input information into Care Director database.

    Qualifications:

    ·        Experience, competence and sensitivity in working with people with brain injuries and physical disabilities preferred.

    ·        High School diploma

    ·        Ability to meet the physical demands of the position and correctly use assistive and safety equipment.

    ·        Hardworking, flexible and ability to work collaboratively with a team.

    ·        Maintain calm demeanor in handling occasional difficult situations. 

    ·        Previous experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person.


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action 

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Lisa Heffner at lheffner@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Adult Day Programs
    Office Location: Golden Valley, MN
  • Employment Consultant - Hennepin County, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Mental Health

    The purpose of this position is to assist people with mental health diagnoses to find jobs in Hennepin County.

    Starting salary: $16.50/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    - Help persons served in Individual Placement Support (IPS) employment program find fulfilling and rewarding jobs
    - Provide individualized job placement services through weekly meetings with person served to work on job seeking skills, preparing resumes and cover letters and interviewing
    - Actively cultivate competitive job opportunities with businesses and employers in the community, meeting with at least 6 employers a week
    - Communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders including the individual’s clinical team, businesses and employers, vocational rehabilitation services and with people with mental health diagnoses
    - Work as part of a treatment team for persons served and attend weekly treatment team meetings with individual’s therapist and psychiatrist
    - Equip and empower individuals to be successful in their new job opportunity through ongoing support
    o Advocate on behalf of individual with employer regarding job accommodations
    - Responsible for maintaining a caseload of no more than 20 people while tracking and documenting variety of data about services provided as well as billing
    - Utilize person centered thinking and motivational interviewing to best engage with person serving

    Qualifications:

    - Knowledge of supported employment field and one year of experience providing job placement and job development services preferred
    - Knowledge and/or experience working with adults with a mental health diagnosis.
    - Ability to use electronic devices for organization (ie: electronic calendar, email, etc.)
    - Excellent organizational skills

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Anne Mornes at amornes@rise.org.
    Grade level: 17
    Program Name: Individual Placement and Support (IPS)
    Office Location: Hennepin County, MN
  • Administrative Assistant - Minneapolis, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type:

    The purpose of this position is to provide general clerical and administrative support to the employment programs at Rise’s Northeast Minneapolis location.

    Starting salary: $16.50/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -    Manage incoming phone calls, transferring calls and greeting guests upon
          entrance to the building
    -    Assist with tracking, data entry and reporting for various programs including
         Extended Employment, Ticket to Work and Supported Employment
    -    Maintain inventory of office supplies and order more as needed
    -    Coordinate with building landlord and Rise maintenance department for
         office repairs and issues
    -    Train new team members on general office procedures

    Qualifications:

    -    Understanding of Windows Office suite, ideally with preference to Office
          365
    -    Proficiency in Microsoft Excel highly desirable
    -    Excellent organizational skills
    -    Friendly demeanor
    -    Ability to sit and use a computer for approximately 8 hours/day

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Anne Mornes at amornes@rise.org.
    Grade level: 15
    Program Name: SES Hennepin County
    Office Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Direct Support Professional - Spring Lake Park, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Intellectual Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to advance the work and social skills of people with traumatic brain injuries.

    Starting salary: $12.50/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Work alongside people with traumatic brain injuries on the production floor

    -          Provide supervision, set up and training on production jobs

    -          Maintain required quality and production standards

    -          Assist case managers in identifying individuals who are interested in job placement and SET site services

    -          Identify individuals’ transferable work skills and make recommendations on matching jobs and community employment sites

    -          Documentation on outcomes and progress of people served with case notes

    Qualifications:

    -          A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required

    -          Preferred experience working in production and with adults with traumatic brain injuries

    -          Relevant experience is helpful but we are willing to train the right person!

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Danielle Koberstein at dkoberstein@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: TBI/Connections
    Office Location: Spring Lake Park, MN
  • Direct Support Professional - Crystal, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Intellectual Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to work directly with people with disabilities in a center-based setting.

    Salary: $12.50 per hour

    Hours: Full time. Day hours, no evenings or weekends.

    Role Responsibilities:

    ·         Provide direct support for people with disabilities

    ·         Supervise production jobs and provide training and resources to advance the work and social skills of persons served

    ·         Model appropriate behavior and interactions

    ·         Position may include lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs and assist with personal care

    ·         Continually inspire personal growth in the people you support by establishing and achieving personal goals and implementing person-centered practices

    ·         Input information into Care Director database

    ·         Design innovative community integration activities (volunteering, outdoor, social) and support persons served on these community outings

    Qualifications:

    ·         Hardworking, flexible and ability to work collaboratively with a team

    ·         Patience, kindness, and organizational skills

    ·         Open to or experience working with people with disabilities

    ·         Maintain calm demeanor in handling occasional difficult situations 

    ·         Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds

    ·         Previous experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Maureen Trost at mtrost@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Creative Partnerships North (CPN)
    Office Location: Crystal, MN
  • Employment Specialist - Lindstrom, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Developmental Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to advance the work and social skills of people with development disabilities in community work sites.

    Starting salary: $12.50/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Work alongside people with development disabilities in community work sites at host businesses

    -          Train people supported in work skills through coaching, job shadowing, positive reinforcement and personal example

    -          Provide daily transportation for people supported during morning and afternoon transportation routes and to community job sites in Rise vans or personal vehicle as needed

    -          Maintain the quality and production levels required by the host business sites

    -          Monitor employment support plans and objective annually to assure their continuing relevance. Discuss revisions or adaptations with Lead and Service team leader

    -          Daily documentation on outcomes and progress of people served with contact notes and entering of payroll into Care Director

    -          Work as part of the Day Training and Habilitation team via communication, problem solving and transportation

    -          Daily documentation on outcomes and progress of people served with contact note and entering of payroll into Care Director

    Qualifications:

    -          Degree in human service field and one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities preferred

    -          A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required

    -          Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds daily

    -          Able to operate and drive a Rise 15 passenger van for up to eight hours a day

    -          Ability to twist, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, stand, sit and walk for up to eight hour a day

    -          Relevant experience is helpful but we are willing to train the right person!

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Crystal Woolcott at cwoolcott@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Employment Innovations
    Office Location: Lindstrom, MN
  • Direct Support Professional - Coon Rapids, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Intellectual Disabilities

    The purpose of this position is to advance the work and social skills of people with traumatic brain injuries.

    Starting salary: $12.50/hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -        Work alongside people with traumatic brain injuries on the production floor

    -        Provide supervision, set up and training on production jobs

    -        Maintain required quality and production standards

    -        Assist case managers in identifying individuals who are interested in job placement and SET site services

    -        Identify individuals’ transferable work skills and make recommendations on matching jobs and community employment sites

    -        Documentation on outcomes and progress of people served with case notes

    Qualifications:

    -        A valid driver’s license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required

    -        Preferred experience working in production and with adults with traumatic brain injuries

    -        Relevant experience is helpful but we are willing to train the right person!


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action 

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Mary Anderson at manderson@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Community Integration Program (CIP)
    Office Location: Coon Rapids, MN
  • Activity Coordinator - Golden Valley, MN

    Full Time

    Disability Type: Traumatic Brain Injuries

    The purpose of this position is to provide recreational and leisure activities for people with traumatic brain injuries  

    Salary: $13.00 per hour

    Role Responsibilities:

    -          Develop and implement creative new projects and activities for the people we serve

    -          Write assessment plans for persons served

    -          Continually inspire personal growth in the people we support by establishing and achieving personal goals by implementing person-centered practices 

    -          Provide direct support for the individuals in this program including lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs and assist with personal care

    -          Sustain positive relationship with program partners

    -          Input information and billing into Care Director database system

    Qualifications:

    -          Degree in human service field and one-year experience working with adults with traumatic brain injuries preferred.

    -          Enjoy leading and participating in creative projects and activities

    -          Kind, motivated, detail oriented and reliable

    -          Strong critical thinking skills, ability to work as part of a team and takes initiative  

    -          Must pass a fingerprinting DHS background check.


    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

    Submit application, cover letter and resume to Lisa Heffner at lheffner@rise.org.
    Grade level: 13
    Program Name: Adult Day Programs
    Office Location: Courage Kenney Rehabilitation Center in Golden Valley, MN