Community Support Specialist ($250/$125 Starting Bonus!)

At NHS Northstar, aspire to make a difference, not just a living.

Support individuals with disabilities in their daily lives, where your success is their success. Find fulfillment in helping these individuals grow and excel in their everyday lives, and in the communities they live.

Have fun sharing common interests and activities while making a difference is someone’s life—creating experiences and bonds that will last a lifetime. You will see the impact you make, and feel the impact from those around you.

Work in either a residential program site or a 1:1 community-based service setting providing individual living skills. With flexible schedules and locations, benefit from a great opportunity in the community you live!

NHS Nothstar is 100% employee owned and provides a team-centered environment that gives you support, variety, challenges, diversity and culture. We offer competitive benefits such as: medical, dental, life, short-term disability, 401k match, company stock, education reimbursement, and much more!


The Community Support Specialist/Direct Support Professional works 1:1 with semi-independent individuals with disabilities in their homes and local communities across the Minnesota Iron Range and surrounding communities. The position will support independent living and daily task management through teaching life skills, promoting community involvement and facilitating leisure activities. This position offers a high level of independent working, decision making and flexible schedule management based on client needs. Reliable transportation is needed to take clients on community outings (paid mileage reimbursement).

*New employee starting bonuses to be paid after 90 days of employment:

  • Full-time positions: $250.00
  • Part-time positions: $125.00

Base starting pay:

  • $16.50/hr

Multiple locations in the following communities:

  • Grand Rapids
  • Bovey
  • Keewatin
  • Hibbing
  • Chisholm
  • Buhl
  • Mt. Iron
  • Virginia
  • Eveleth
  • Gilbert
  • Biwabik
  • Aurora
  • Embarrass
  • Babbitt

Available time types:

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time

Available shifts options:

  • Mornings
  • Days
  • Afternoons
  • Overnights
  • Weekends



  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred

Regulatory Requirements/Licensure

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Department of Human Services Background Check

Question about this position?

NHS Northstar is proud to offer the ultimate employee benefit: Company Ownership.

When you join our team, you share company ownership with all of the other employee owners of NHS Northstar through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

NHS Northstar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to providing a workplace that is client focused and that provides a flexible and fulfilling work experience.