Assigned to Enhanced Services located at 3210 Labore Road in Vadnais Heights.

Our Direct Support Professionals working in Enhanced Services support, train, and supervise adults with intellectual disabilities who are primarily interested in performing facility-based work contracts and/or community-based work opportunities.    

Specific duties include:

  • Training and supervising individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in work/vocational tasks and occasional rec/leisure activities;
  • Overseeing the work performed by the individuals to ensure that they are performing their duties in a manner that meets/exceeds business expectations;
  • Implementing a variety of person-centered planning goals and outcomes;
  • Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, relevant events, activities, and payroll;
  • Assisting with personal cares as needed; and
  • Regularly driving company vehicles.

It is also important to note that this position will be working directly with individuals with disabilities who can become frustrated, noncompliant, and/or aggressive.  To best ensure the individuals’ success while they are working or participating in other activities, this staff must:

  • Be sensitive to the individual’s frustrations;
  • Demonstrate proactive behavioral approaches;
  • Possess excellent behavior management skills and the ability to deal with crisis situations; and
  • Basic sign language skills are a plus.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED. A community college AA degree, technical school degree, Human Services degree, or a four year Bachelor of Arts/Science degree is preferred;
  • A minimum of six to 12 months of work experience supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities;
  • A sincere and passionate desire to work with persons with disabilities;
  • Committed to self-advocacy and person-centered planning principles;
  • Proven crisis management and de-escalation skills;
  • Basic computer and data entry skills;
  • Comfortable and respectful when assisting individuals with personal cares;
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently;
  • Comfortable driving company vehicles on a regular basis;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, lifting work materials, and bending as well as assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.; and
  • Focused on the quality of work at all times.

Candidates must also pass a criminal background check, a motor vehicle record check, DOT physical, and a drug screen.  

We are looking at filling several full-time positions, working M-F, 40 hours per week (benefit eligible).  The hourly rate of pay for these positions start at $15.00 per hour and could be more based on education and relevant work experience.  In addition, new hires are eligible to receive a $500.00 bonus once they complete their training period and another $500.00 bonus following their 9th month of employment!

Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply for this position today.

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