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As a caregiver, you’ll build relationships and enhance lives by providing care and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, physical or behavioral challenges, or traumatic brain injuries. The work you do is meaningful - you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve to live as independently as possible.

  • Full Time, Part Time, and PRN
  • Days, Weekends, Nights, Overnights
  • Meaningful Work

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Can you be a successful caregiver for The MENTOR Network? If you share these traits, you can help the people you serve experience the true freedom that comes from learning to live independently.

  • Trustworthy
  • Compassionate
  • Communicator
  • Responsible
  • Sensible
  • Patient

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I wanted to make a difference in the world and saw the opportunity as a DSP as a way to make the world a better place. Helping someone else achieve their goals made me feel awesome.

~ Jon Fisher, President, Community Support Services (CSS), started his career as a Direct Support Professional.


  • Health/Wellness

  • Paid Time Off

  • Training

  • Career Development

  • Recognition

  • 401k and HSA/FSA

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Job Responsibilities

Job ID 19000V6E Description
Caregiver - Youth Corrections
Primary Location: United States-MN-MNBloomington
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)


Seeking Caregiver/Direct Support Professionals – Youth Corrections with REM Hennepin 


Job Description

Located in Bloomington near the Mall of America, our Cedar Heights home offers community-based residential services for young men, ages 16-21, who are involved in extended juvenile jurisdiction and in need of out-of-home placement.  Our team at Cedar Heights is led by the Director of Reintegration Services, along with a dedicated Clinical Specialist who provides on-site skills groups and therapeutic supports.  Rounding out the team is a talented Program Director who supervises specially trained residential staff members who provide the individuals we support a safe environment in which they can heal, learn, and grow.  We work with each young man on a one-on-one basis to establish an individualized service plan, set goals for personal growth, and reduce further involvement in the criminal justice system.

Responsibilities and Duties

DSP’s will be responsible for supporting the individuals at Cedar Heights with the following, but are not limited to:

  • Learning social skills
  • Developing healthy relationships with family members, peers and others
  • Achieving or maintaining employment
  • Succeeding in educational goals
  • Participating in treatment for substance abuse, behavioral challenges, trauma, etc.
  • Expressing themselves through art and other outlets
  • Engaging in the community through advocacy groups


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • One year of experience providing support to youth
    • Preference for experience working with youth in treatment, corrections, or a probation environment 
  • Ability to work with and support a culturally diverse population

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations Required:

  • Valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing transportation for individuals receiving services.
  • All state-required training and certification completed in mandated timeframes.

REM Minnesota is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services.  With 32,000 employees serving 30,000 adults, children, and seniors in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast.  When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.


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