If you are interested in a rewarding career working on the Cherish team,
please send, e-mail or FAX your resume - contact us.


Current Employment Opportunities


  • Multiple openings for Direct Service Staff in many areas of the Arrowhead Region - contact charleneh@cherished1.co

 FAX resumes to (218) 263-8336 - General HR contact kim@cherished1.co


If you have a consumer who you already know wants to hire you, please note the consumer's name on your application, so we can start the complete employment process quickly.


Cherish wages are directly related to the MN Legislatively mandated reimbursement rates.  We believe you are worth far more.  To influence the reimbursement rate contact your legislators


Cherish Pay Rates Effective 1/1/2024*

* Wages will be reflected on your 1/26/2024 pay check

Minimum wage in Minnesota is $10.85 per hour

Direct Caregivers $16.50 - $17.00 per hour
Home Management Staff $16.50 per hour
In Home Support Staff Without Training Staff $16.50 per hour
Night Supervision Staff $16.50
ICLS Staff $20.00
In Home Support Staff with Training $22.00 per hour

Respite Staff $16.50 per hour, or per diem rate depending upon service authorization

PCA Choice Staff - in accordance with Union Contract


 *The PCA Choice contract provides time and a half days for hours worked on: New Year's  Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving.  Staff may work those days in accordance with their regular schedule, and not work more than what is typical on any other week.  
The reason is, time and a half FAR exceeds what pca providers are paid per hour.  Many PCA Choice agencies do not allow staff to work on time and a half days without prior authorization because they are losing so much money on those days...

For more information see Cherish policy on wages and conditions of employment


Effective Jan. 1, 2024, Employee Sick and Safe Time (ESST) will begin to accrue at the rate of one hour per 30 hours worked.  You may use time that you have accrued if you are sick, it is not Paid Time Off and it is not paid out when you leave Cherish. Your accrual caps at 48 hours. PCA Choice employees are not covered under this program because the Union Contract covers ESST requirements.  Sick and safe time is paid leave employers must provide to employees in Minnesota that can be used for certain reasons, including when an employee is sick, to care for a sick family member or to seek assistance if an employee or their family member has experienced domestic abuse.  https://www.dli.mn.gov/sick-leave 


Sick and Safe Time Request Form (for direct care staff - not PCA Choice)


PTO Request Form for PCA Choice


Electronic Timecards submitted daily
Employees may work up to 40 hours in a week
Employees MAY NOT exceed 40 hours in a work week without prior approval from their Supervisor.


Employees may not exceed 40 hours per week without prior authorization from Cherish H.R. Dept.
MN DHS prohibits a CFSS Staff from working more than 310 hours per month.



A person must complete standardized CFSS training to satisfy Minnesota law before becoming an employee


The DHS training is available to anyone. Training:

 Is available online 24 hours a day

Is free to the public

You can take the test as many times as you want - but you must pass before you can be an employee.


PCA TEST LINK>>>https://registrationtraining.dhs.state.mn.us/Register




When you apply please note on your resume if you have education or expertise related to our services.
some employees are paid more when they come to us with CNA registration, other training and/or 5+ years documented experience.


You must be able to pass a background check to work at Cherish

Use the MN Courts online system to look yourself up and see if you may be disqualified to be an employee

DHS disqualification can last for seven years or more, depending upon the offense Disqualification Time Periods

Legal Aid information about disqualification

Request for reconsideration of disqualification

DHS Reconsideration Information


All information available in other formats:  ie:  large print, audio tape, translated into other languages, etc...  If you require an accommodation because of disability please let Cherish staff know.   Cherish as a recipient of Federal and Minnesota financial assistance does not exclude, deny benefits to or otherwise discriminate against any person because of race, color, national origin, disability or age in admission, participation in programs, services, or in employment.