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
Direct Caregivers $13.00 - $13.25 per hour
Home Management Staff $11.00 per hour
In Home Support Staff Without Training $14.00 per hour
Night Supervision Staff $14.00
In Home Support Staff with Training $18.00 per hour

Respite Staff $14.00 per hour, or per diem rate depending upon service authorization

PCA Choice Staff - in accordance with Union Contract


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  We are assuming that on 1/1/2026 when the Paid Family and Medical Leave act begins through the Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program begins, that the ESST program will end.


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>>> http://registrations.dhs.state.mn.us/videoConf/Default.aspx?BusinessUnitID=16




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.

Healthcare Benefits - Letter 2024