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Summer Direct Support Professional 

Salary Pay is based on your flexibility  
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.

We invite you to join our team. We support a wonderful group of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities with a variety of skills and interests.

  • Support individuals to enjoy recreational and leisure activities: using technology including smart boards and iPads, music and pet therapy, art, yoga, shopping, nature centers, museums, cooking, book club and more.
  • Support individuals with personal cares, lunch routines, emotional and behavioral needs, etc.
  • Support achieving personal goals through meaningful experiences and programs.
  • Be a part of our workplace that’s diverse, team-oriented and focused on meeting the unique needs of people.

PAI Offers

  • Paid training
  • No weekend or evenings shifts!
  • Great career experience if pursuing a degree in human services, health care, psychology, social work, special education, etc.
  • Perfect summer job for paraprofessionals or teachers
  • Career advancement opportunities
Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 18+ years of age
  • Pass DHS background study and OIG check and maintain approval to work without constant supervision required
  • Punctual and exceptional attendance
  • Able to assist with lifting and transferring
  • Effective English communication skills
  • Dependable transportation, valid license, and company-approved driving record

Additional Summer Sub Requirements

  • Be available to work 4-5 days per week for a minimum of 12 weeks over the summer, including July 4th week
  • Your shifts fall between 7:30 AM -3:30 PM, for 6-7 hrs. per day

Summer Sub Bonus

  • Fulfill your commitment to work 12 weeks and agreed upon shifts and be eligible for a $250.00 bonus!
Preferred Requirements:  
Location White Bear Lake, MN  
Keywords: DD, ID, CNA, Day Services, Direct Support Professional, Caregiver, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Occupational Therapy Assistant, OTA, PT, behavioral support, PCA  
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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