SEEK Home has been providing residential and community opportunities for people with developmental disabilities since 1995. We have eleven group homes including: Lanewood, Crest, Robin's Creek, Sumter, Ensign, Toledo, Melrose, Louisiana, Crystal Place and Hope. We also provide apartment living services for two women at Aquila Apartments. Our current residential sites are located in: Maple Grove, Crystal, New Hope, Robbinsdale, Bloomington, and St. Louis Park. We also provide In-Home Services and Individualized Housing Options.
SEEK has three main priorities. We are committed to working for the benefit of the people we serve, the people we employ, and our company (in that order).
Family and friends of consumers and community are important as well. Building positive relationships with each person's family is instrumental in his or her happiness and success. We treat the people with whom our consumers interact as valuable partners and supports. Through our work, we strive to meet the needs of our local and global community. Decisions regarding these issues are primarily made based on their effect on the people we serve, our staff, and our company.
Q: How are staff trained?
A: Once an employee is hired, he/she is scheduled for orientation at the Main Office. Orientation typically lasts 2 days. During orientation, the employee is given a training schedule. The training schedule differs from the regular schedule. The training schedule is typically 2-3 weeks and is made up of shifts the new employee will be working in the home with a trainer. When the training schedule is completed, the new employee typically starts working their regular schedule. In addition to the basic training received when an employee is first hired, SEEK Home provides van trainings before employees are able to drive the company vehicles. SEEK Home also has Medication Administration Classes and Medication Observations that need to be completed before an employee can pass medication independently. Periodically, First Aid Classes and CPR Classes are offered.
Q: How are consumers integrated into the community?
A: Community integration means our consumers do what people without disabilities do on a day to day basis. Our consumers shop for their groceries, go to movies, take walks in their neighborhood and local parks, attend community festivals, and church if they so choose, amongst many other activities.
We, at SEEK Home, believe that independence and personal growth for our consumers is enhanced by interactions and connections formed within the community. Facilitating those opportunities, within our consumers' means, interests and abilities is our mission.
Q: How do I apply for employment with SEEK Home?
A: SEEK Home considers prospective employees very important. Therefore, we like to schedule each applicant with an appointment to apply. Simply call the main office and choose option 2, "To inquire about a job". Someone will then speak to you regarding the application process.
Q: Where are the homes located?
A: SEEK Home has eleven different locations at this time. They are in Bloomington, St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, Robbinsdale and the Crystal/ New Hope area.
Q: How do I get consumer placement with SEEK Home?
A: You may contact one of our directors via phone or email if you have a family member or consumers who would like placement in one of our homes or who would be interested in In-Home Services. If you are looking for placement on your own behalf, you should have your case manager contact us via email or phone.