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Lead Program Staff, M-F Days, 10 Paid Holidays 

Salary Ranges between $15 - $17/hr  
About the Organization Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. (PAI) has been a vital part of our community since 1990. We were founded as a 501(c)(3) to serve people with developmental disabilities, maximizing integration into the community while pursuing meaningful, person-centered activities. PAI is a day program offering an array of services and opportunities for adults who want to design a life they love. You will find a culture that's respectful, team-oriented, and focused on meeting the unique needs of the people we serve.

Our mission is to engage individuals in meaningful participation in and connection with the community.

Lead Staff (Instructor)

  • Have you developed strong people and communication skills in your work with people with disabilities?
  • Are you ready for a position that allows your teamwork and leadership skills to shine?
  • Would you get satisfaction from providing both direct support and managing paperwork, data collection, and participating in team meetings?

Join our amazing team at PAI! The people we support have a wide range of skills and interests. We are seeking applicants who are dedicated, caring and passionate about supporting people with disabilities.

  • Provide daily person-centered support/services, including direct care. May include individuals needing behavioral or emotional support, high medical needs and/or physical disabilities.
  • Manage assigned area and coach and mentor program staff. Collaborate on delivering training with Designated Coordinator (DC) and Training Director, to create a highly engaged team that provides quality experiences for the program participants.
  • Ensure each individual identified needs are supported. Design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of person-centered outcomes.
  • Develop and support opportunities for community inclusion and relationship-building.
  • Maintain open and timely communication with support team members and attend meetings as requested.
  • Ensure a positive, clean and safe environment.
  • Work in conjunction with the DC and complete assigned case management duties, including reviewing outcomes and support documents, participating in team meetings, and writing annual and semi-annual reports.

Lead Staff Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours a week, 80 hours in 2 weeks.

PAI Offers:

  • PTO, almost 15 days your first year, plus 10 paid holidays,
  • Pick from three health plans, starting at $85.00/month, and three dental plans.
  • Company paid life insurance & short term disability.
  • Birthday and anniversary time off
  • Casual dress (no uniforms), friendly work atmosphere
  • Referral bonus of $400
  • Paid training including certifications
  • Career advancement opportunities


Position Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 21+ years of age, valid driver’s license, approved driving record and current vehicle insurance. Some positions require being at least 25 years of age, driving a leased vehicle and include a DOT physical and drug test
  • Pass a DHS background study and maintain approved status without continuous supervision
  • Experience supporting persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Experience working in a 245D licensed program

To apply please email

Preferred Requirements: • Two or four-year related degree • Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook  
Location White Bear Lake, MN or Oakdale, MN  
Keywords: DD, ID, DD/ID, CNA, Day Services, Day Program, DSP, DCS, Caregiver, Medication Administration, Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA, Recreation Aid, Program Counselor, Program Instructor  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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