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JUST ANNOUNCED! Effective December 6, 2020 1) NEW PAY RATES for full-time staff $15-$17+ for official full-time direct care staff $15.00/hour for day/evening/weekend + longevity increases up to $1 $17.00/hour for ALL awake overnight shifts + longevity increases up to $1 +additional PTO–3 weeks in first year!  (see details here!) Learn more about the DCP…

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Erika Froiland was an undergrad at the University of Minnesota when she first joined ACR Homes as a direct care professional several years ago. She went on to enroll in the company’s internship program and graduate from the U with a degree in psychology. Now, she’s serving in an emergency float position with ACR to…

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Maybe you’re considering applying with us for a DCP job, but you’re worried that you lack the skills needed to work productively with the residents. While that’s understandable, you should know that you’ll undergo thorough training before you ever start interacting with our clients. State law dictates that all DCPs receive 30 to 60 hours of…

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If you’re a college student considering a direct care professional job with ACR Homes, but you’ve never worked with people with disabilities, you may feel a bit uncertain about what that may entail, and whether you can handle the responsibilities involved. Those feelings are understandable. Many who don’t have friends or family members with disabilities…

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Like many of us do in our youth, Melissa Glynn chose her first career path — public accounting — based on the academic subjects that seemed to match her abilities at the time. “As I was earning my degree, I knew I didn’t love accounting,” she remembers. “But I understood it and I enjoy Excel…

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Does working while going to school enhance or distract from your studies? There’s quite a bit of evidence that holding a job actually improves your academic outcome. Here are the top 5 reasons for students to get a job: Build your resume. Remember your first job application where you had to write down previous work…

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Mitch Tiedke heard about ACR two years ago when he switched to a pre-PA program in his junior year at the University of Minnesota. He had a friend who worked for ACR and it sounded like a good opportunity to gain patient care experience, so he applied at ACR and got hired. PA schools generally…

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This is the time of year when students have finished their finals, and are possibly taking a few days of R & R before looking ahead to that next semester. If that’s you (or someone near and dear to you), pay attention. Winter break will be gone before you know it, and you don’t want…

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