Great Places to Work: CCRI

Written by: Brady Drake

About CCRI

CCRI began with a group of parents who wanted more for their children than institutionalized care. They wanted community-based care and they made it happen, opening their first home in 1977 in Hawley, MN. In 1980, they opened their second home in a field now known as the Village Green area in Moorhead. Today, CCRI supports more than 400 people across six programs in Clay and Wilkin Counties. They provide 24-hour services, in-home support, mental health services, supportive housing services and more.

What is it like to start working at CCRI?

Many people think specialized certification is needed prior to working at CCRI. However, no experience is necessary! Working at CCRI requires integrity, a desire to help others and a positive attitude. Our onboarding process provides training on all aspects of the job. We provide training that allows our team to support the people we serve in the best possible way. We begin with classroom training on the basics of CCR and caregiving as well as meeting leaders from within CCR We then provide medication administration training department training and peer-to-peer training with the people a new employee will work with The goal is to ensure our new team members are well-trained and successful in their new roles.

What makes your company a great place to work?

We believe our team is the most important part of our business. Without amazing team members, we could not provide the service we do. Our team members say everyone is happy and likes coming to work. They love the celebrations we have for monthly and birthdays and work anniversaries our appreciation events for clients and employees. Our team all jumps in when things are needed, such as help with planning or executing an activity or event. We have a culture of gratitude, and thank you notes and gift cards are given often. We do many informal things like office Secret Santa, Football Pick’ems, Potlucks, Team Builders, weekly golf outings and tea parties.

What are you working on next for your culture?

The vast majority of our workforce works in the community with the people we support, and we are excited to continue exploring ways to keep everyone on TeamCCRI engaged, no matter where their work location is.

What are you looking for in employees?

Things like showing up for scheduled shifts on time and being responsible are extremely important. We are looking for employees who are willing to learn and have the desire to help people. We will teach you everything you need to know!

Did You Know?
CCRI offers the Jessica Rick & Chris Loe Scholarship Fund, hiring and referral bonuses, Years of Service Bonuses, as well as nominating their outstanding caregivers for state and national awards, and recognizing their accomplishments with their peers, legislators and stakeholders. Their Wellness in Action team creates monthly challenges everyone can partake in to better their physical and mental health.


  • Great Office Vibes – Great Place to Work
  • Great Training – Great Place to Work

Always Hiring for:

  • Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers

Contact CCRI

2903 15th St S
Moorhead, MN 56560
[email protected]

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.