• Supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities to live to their fullest potential.

How to apply:

Submit your application online, or stop in at the corporate office to apply:

Northeast Residence Inc.
2539 County Road E East
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
651 765-0217
651 765-0212 fax number

Positions at NER:
*Full time employees do earn benefits (full time status requires a regular schedule of at least 30 hours per week).
*Part time employees do earn paid time off benefits.


  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Be able to pass a background check required by our licensing regulations

Specific hours vary according to the needs at particular sites.

Typical hours:

  • Morning short shifts, generally 2-3 hours per weekday, most start at 6 AM
  • Afternoon shifts, generally start between 2 and 4 and end between 9 and 10 PM
  • Sleepover shifts, generally start at 10 PM and end at 6 or 7 AM, at times an AM shift is also a part of the position
  • Awake night shifts, generally start at 10 PM and end between 6-8 AM
  • Weekends:
    • Every other weekend shift work 7 to 16 hours on Sat and Sun
    • Weekend relief, is one weekend per month that may include hours Friday afternoon to Sunday night (typically there is one paid sleep over during that shift and one night you may leave to sleep in your own bed).

Job Titles:
Most openings we have are direct support positions, however, occasionally we have openings for management position, primarily Program Supervisors or Program Coordinators.  Each employee is responsible for ensuring that the mission of Northeast Residence is carried out throughout their workday through their interactions with the people we serve, while they are in their home or in the community.

Direct Support Staff: have two primary responsibilities, supporting individuals in their daily lives and encouraging and teaching people to be more independent.  Daily duties revolve around empowering individuals to meet their personal goals.  This may involve assisting people with daily living skills, administering medications, ensuring a clean and safe environment, taking individuals out into the community, documenting, and meal preparation.

Program Coordinators:  are responsible for the daily operation of the program site, including each individual’s matters, staffing, and household management.  Specific duties include advocating for and supporting people with whatever their needs are daily, taking individuals to medical appointments, scheduling, supervising and training staff, banking, doing direct care, involving people in their communities, grocery shopping, etc.  The Program Coordinator works alongside the Designated Coordinator, Assistant Program Director, and Program Director to work together as a team to provide quality services for the individuals at the site.

Program Supervisors/Designated Coordinators: complete all job tasks as a Program Coordinator would do, in addition, work with the development and implementation of the Coordinated Service Support Plan Addendum and Individual Abuse Prevention Plan for all people within the program.  The Supervisor/Designated Coordinator is a leader in the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) comprised of the person, family, day program or school, County Case Manager, and guardians to develop individual support plans for each person served.  The Supervisor/Designated Coordinator serves as an advocate for the person.  The Supervisor/Designated Coordinator is required to assist with county, state, and federal licensing reviews as requested by the Assistant Program Director and Program Director.  This position does require an advanced degree and/or experience in the field.

Application Process:

Complete the application.

You will then hear from the Human Resources Dept within a few days.

Once selected for an interview, someone in our HR department will contact you to set up an interview.

The HR department attempts to match applicants with the best job match.  If there is a good job match, the applicant is referred to a Program Supervisor who will set up a second interview.

Once hired, there are several paid orientation courses, in addition to on site orientation.