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Assigned to Adult Day Services/Memory Care located at 2497 7th Avenue East in North St. Paul. 

Our Support Service Staff working in the Adult Day Services Program focus on meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities who are aging, building relationships and community connections, facilitating the use of assistive technology, and offering desired creative activities that promote a healthy, safe, and fun environment.

Specific job duties include:

  • Complying with the Adult Day Care standards outlined in Rule 223 and Chapter 245A by providing the necessary support to 38+ ADS clients so that they are engaged in numerous activities on a daily basis;
  • Providing input into the ADS clients’ Individual Care Plans, person-centered and person-futures assessments; quarterlies, activity schedules, etc.;
  • Capably supporting activities and strategies related to the person-centered planning process, assistive technology, aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease;
  • Planning, initiating/leading, and engaging clients in primary daily activities (exercise programs, music, are, gross motor, assistive technology, social skills, etc.);
  • Supporting and guiding those volunteers assigned to support the scheduled activity within a designated area;  
  • Using proactive and positive approaches when addressing challenging behaviors;
  • Supporting clients to be actively engaged in their client meetings;
  • Completing required documentation;
  • Following the health and fitness requirements of the clients as determined by the dietician and physical therapist;
  • Attending required Adult Day Services/Memory Care Services staff meetings held once per month;
  • Promoting person-centered thinking, futures planning, and relationship and community building;
  • Delivering positive written and oral daily communication to client support networks; and
  • Demonstrating competency in a variety of areas including:  diagnoses, treatments, effective strategies, the links between communication and behaviors; assistive technology, caregiver support, and resources, therapies, and activities.

To be successful in this position, qualified candidates must demonstrate the following skills:

  • A strong commitment to the Olmstead decision, self-advocacy principles, person-centered planning, assistive technology, and positive supports when interacting with individuals who are aging and may exhibit challenging behaviors;
  • Respectful and fair interactions with clients, coworkers, and outside parties;
  • Promotion of individualized and desired services that build relationships within the North St. Paul downtown community;
  • The ability to learn quickly and easily adjust to different learning styles;
  • The flexibility to adapt to changes in job duties and work schedules;
  • A calm demeanor and even temperament to respond effectively to persons who are frustrated, confused, noncompliant, and/or aggressive;
  • The ability to de-escalate situations as dictated by the Positive Supports Rule; and
  • Knowledgeable about Alzheimer’s/dementia, staying abreast of emerging therapies and techniques and participating in local and regional associations for disease and for caregivers.

To be eligible for this position, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED certificate, with six to twelve months experience working with people who have a developmental disability.  A community college AA degree, technical school degree, Human Services degree, or a four year Bachelor of Arts/Science degree is preferred.
  • Certification in medication administration, complete medical training as indicated per the clients’ ISP/ICP, CPR and First Aid is required; and
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending as well as assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.

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

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday for a total of 27.5 hours per week (day hours), and is not eligible for benefits.  The hourly rate of pay is between $12.54 and $13.43 DOQ.  In addition, new hires that complete their training period are eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus!

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

Our Support Service Staff working in the Life Enrichment program support and supervise those adults with intellectual disabilities that are interested in community integration; a variety of therapies (including occupational, art, music, and pet therapy); arts and crafts; social, recreational, and horticultural activities; sensory integration; and assistive technology.

Job duties include:

  • Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in social, community, and therapeutic activities and ensuring their safety and wellbeing;
  • Assisting the individuals with a wide range of needs related to communication, personal cares (including eating and toileting), mobility, etc.;
  • Implementing a variety of person-centered planning goals;
  • Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, and relevant events; and
  • Occasionally driving company vehicles.

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 disabilities;
  • Committed to self-advocacy and person-centered planning principles;
  • A sincere and passionate desire to work with persons with intellectual disabilities;
  • Comfortable and respectful when assisting with personal cares;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending as well as assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.;
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently; and
  • Basic computer and data entry skills.

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

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday for a total of 27.5 hours per week (day hours), and is not eligible for benefits.  The hourly rate of pay is between $12.54 and $13.43 DOQ.  In addition, new hires that complete their training period are eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus!

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

Our Support Service Staff working in the vocational programs support, train, and supervise adults with intellectual disabilities who are 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
  • 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 clients’ success while they are working or participating in other activities, this staff must:

  • Be sensitive to the clients’ 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;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, 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. 

This is a full-time position working Monday through Friday (day hours), and is benefit eligible.  The hourly rate of pay is between $12.54 and $13.43 DOQ.  In addition, those new hires that complete their training period are eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus!

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Job Title:  Support Service Staff

Primary Duties:  A part-time Support Service Staff is needed to provide training, support, and supervision of adults with intellectual disabilities who are interested in performing facility based/community based work contracts.   

Specific duties include:

  • Supporting 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;
  • Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, relevant events, activities, and payroll;
  • Assisting with personal cares as needed; and
  • Occasionally driving company vehicles

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;

Basic computer and data entry skills;

Comfortable and respectful when assisting individuals with personal cares;

Focused on the quality of work at all times; and

Proven crisis management and de-escalation skills.

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

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

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday for a total of 27.5 hours per week (day hours), and is not eligible for benefits. The hourly rate of pay is between $12.54 and $13.43 DOQ.  In addition, new hires that complete their training period are eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus!

To apply for this position:

Complete an on-line application at http://www.merrickinc.org/index.php/apply-for-a-job or

Send a resume to Jane Peltier, HR Director at Merrick, Inc., 3210 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN  55110 or

Email a resume to janep@merrickinc.org.

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