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Great River Homes Job Opening: Support Service Coordinators

Support Service Coordinators provide direct service to people with disabilities in accordance with the mission, policies and practices of Great River Homes, Inc. The Support Service Coordinator is responsible to and supervised by the Program Supervisor.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have a high school degree or the equivalent or evidence of working toward a high school degree or the equivalent. Previous work experience and education in human services is preferred, but not required. Applicants must pass a background study from the Department of Human Services. Employees with driving positions must have a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record as verified by a motor vehicle record check.

The applicant must be capable of completing essential job functions without posing direct threats to the health and safety of others, they must prove they are free of tuberculosis and must be able to physically perform the duties of the job.

Support Service Coordinators are expected to successfully complete First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation training and must successfully complete an approved medication administration course and become certified to administer medications. Support Service Coordinators attend team meetings and other training opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills as well as comply with training requirements.

The applicant must possess good communication skills and must be able to follow instructions, read, write and speak English, work under […]

“Southeastern Minnesota Statues Part of Nation’s First Underwater Veterans Memorial”

August 14 2019

“On August 4th, Shelly and David Speedling were in Clearwater, Florida for the dedication of the Circle of Heroes. The husband and wife team own SVJ Creative Designs – a statuary.

‘To see them cut the ribbon and the different veterans that went down to see the statues down there and to ask to be a part of it is very honoring,’ said David.

The Circle of Heroes is America’s first underwater veterans memorial. 12 statues are sunk in the ocean, roughly 10 miles off the shore of Clearwater. It’s a therapeutic dive site for disabled veterans and marine life will gradually attach to it, creating an artificial reef. The plaques of the statues will be regularly scrubbed to remain readable, but marine life will be allowed to grow on the statues.

Three of the 12 statues were made by SVJ Creative Designs: a kneeling soldier with a battlefield cross, a female Iraq Freedom Fighter, and a Southeast Asia war statue. Next year, the Circle of Heroes is adding 12 more statues to complete a 100-foot circle. Three more of SVJ Creative Design’s statues will go to Florida: a World War I statue, a World War 2 statue, and a custom Coast Guard statue…”

– Annalise Johnson; KIMT3 News Read the Full Story Here

Guitar Lessons at Local World Gallery in Wabasha

Rob Trussell, of Local World Gallery has a way of getting people started playing guitar that is fun, easy and immediate. He has worked with many adults as well as children.

Please see the beautiful pottery and paintings, textiles and jewelry while checking in to guitar lessons. Open Tuesday thru Sun. Find us on our website, FaceBook, and Instagram.

We are located next to River Rider Cycle.
112 2nd ST E Wabasha, Mn
Or call 612-819-2176

For more information about Rob’s experience and musical background visit and