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PAI is all about people. We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect. It is where persons with developmental disabilities are safe, inspired, empowered and engaged.  PAI offers people an array of program choices to meet their individualized needs. PAI has stimulating and life changing work. You will find a culture that’s diverse, team-oriented and focused on meeting the person’s unique needs.  PAI is seeking applicants who are hardworking, caring and passionate about the field. We do our jobs well and have fun while we do it. See Award Recipients.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company is committed to hiring applicants without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, color, creed, marital status, status relating to public assistance, sexual orientation, genetic information, familial status, disability, or membership or activity in a local human rights commission.

PAI offers rewarding work, competitive wages, paid training and a full benefit package. If you have been a student, PAI employees may also be eligible for public service loan forgiveness.

Positions Available

What to Expect When You Apply

We know your time is valuable. Our application is very short so you can add your resume to easily apply. An up-to-date resume will ensure your best chance at an interview. Adding a cover letter where you talk about why you are a good candidate for the position is helpful but not always required.

We send you an e-mail acknowledging we have received your application and typically review applications within 2-5 business days. If you have not heard from us within a week, it likely means your background is not a match for any of our current openings. Sometimes the volume of applications can be large and it can take up to 2 weeks for us to contact you. Keep checking our website as we add new openings on a regular basis.

Frequently Asked Career Questions

  • Will PAI consider me for a job if I do not have any experience in this field?

    Yes! We are looking for employees who have skills that can be developed in many different types of work: act responsibly, highly dependable, good communication skills, works well with others and able and willing to assist with personal cares. Sometimes we offer you a substitute position so you can start slowly and make sure the job is the right fit!

  • How many hours do I have to work per week before I get benefits such as Paid Time Off (PTO)?

    PAI offers you PTO starting at just 28 hours per week though most of our positions are 32 hours per week.

  • Does PAI hire students or other people that need a flexible schedule?

    Our Substitute positions give you the ultimate in flexibility! You must be at least 18 years old with a High School degree or GED. You must work at least two shifts per month, though you need to work more than this to get started and learn the job. We schedule many shifts at least 2 weeks in advance but also have last minute shifts. So you can plan some shifts in advance and then add more shifts if your time allows!

  • My college student is looking for a job next summer. Can you let me know if you will have openings for summer work?

    Yes, we hire for the summer only and start interviewing around spring break time. Please have your son or daughter contact us directly to get further information.

  • What skills will I develop at PAI?

    If you do not already have needed certifications, we provide paid training in CPR, First Aid and Passing Medications. All employees will receive regular training to grow skills. We will enroll you in the College of Direct Support (CDS) through the University of Minnesota. During your assigned work hours you will be able to complete professional level training which we track for you. You can transfer any previous training at CDS to our tracking system.

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