A Message to Families, Residential Providers, & Guardians:
We are happy to announce that we have received further guidance from the MN Department of Human Resources that allows us to begin providing remote services and also onsite support services for a limited number of clients at our programs. This guidance includes the following:
Our staff is reaching out to clients and their families to determine when they will return to Merrick.
We have created and updated a Covid-19 Preparedness Plan that follows the Minnesota Department of Health template and guidelines. Our Covid-19 Preparedness Plan can be viewed in its entirety here. We believe we are well prepared to meet the needs of the clients we support and understand that homes will decide when clients can return to our programs and hope that our plan provides you with details that are helpful in making this decision. We welcome any suggestions to improve the completeness and/or clarity of the plan and are happy to answer questions.
We will continue to update you as we receive additional information from DHS. As always, please contact me at 651-789-6209 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
June 2, 2020
We know that Merrick’s Bowl-A-Thon (BAT) is one of the events that clients and their families look forward to the most each year. While it was a difficult decision, the committee decided to cancel the postponed 2020 BAT. We will be contacting registered bowlers to determine if we can preregister them for the 2021 BAT. Thank you for your understanding and support of Merrick, especially during this unpredictable time.
We are grateful to our presenting sponsor, IPS CRANES for their dedication to Merrick and to the annual BAT. We look forward to working with this outstanding company next spring to host our 2021 BAT (date TBD).
June 1, 2020
As a non-profit organization, Merrick, Inc., uses contributions and revenue from our business operations to provide important life enrichment and employment supports for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
A crucial part of our business plan is to provide logistical support for business partners and our copy paper sales division. This requires some heavy equipment, including forklifts. Merrick has three forklifts, and at this point, two of the forklifts are inoperable and beyond repair.
I am reaching out to you, a fellow business leader to ask for your help in identifying a reliable source where we could obtain a used forklift (donated or at a reduced price). Do you have a forklift that you will be replacing soon? Do you know a business owner you could refer us to?
If you think you could help us, please contact Merrick Operations Director, Pat Hanson at email@example.com or 651-789-6222.
Thanks for any leads you can provide!
May 11, 2020
As you know, Merrick, Inc.’s Charity Golf Scramble was originally scheduled for one week from today but was ultimately postponed due to Covid-19. We are pleased to announce that arrangements have been made for the event to take place on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Troy Burne Golf Course.
Please mark this new date on your calendar and look for future updates regarding the event. If you haven’t already, register as a golfer or a sponsor today. The event costs $175 per golfer with sponsorships starting at $100. Thank you for your cooperation.
April 27, 2020
During the Corona virus peacetime emergency in 2020, Merrick, Inc., closed its support programs for adults with disabilities. This is a message of encouragement from staff to clients as we await their return to our programs.
April 10, 2020
Due to COVID-19, Merrick, Inc.’s Charity Golf Scramble will not take place on May 18, 2020, as planned. We are looking into rescheduling the event in the future. Thank you for understanding.
March 17, 2020
Unfortunately, Merrick, Inc.’s 18th Annual Bowl-A-Thon has been postponed and will not be taking place on Sunday, April 19, 2020, as originally planned. We hope to announce a new date for the event in the near future.
Merrick, Inc., a day training program located in Vadnais Heights, MN is dedicated to supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (aka clients) as they engage in a variety of vocational and life enrichment opportunities.
Some of these individuals served are interested in working at jobs that pay at least minimum wage and meet their personal interests. To best meet the needs of these individuals as well as those that are part of community-based work crews, our Independent Services Team focuses on identifying meaningful and preferred employment opportunities and works with these individuals to enhance their work and personal skills, empower them through self-advocacy, and expand participation in their communities. At this time, we are seeking an Employment Services Manager to oversee and champion the Independent Services Team so that adults with disabilities have the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals of community employment.
Primary job duties of the Employment Services Manager include:
Qualified candidates should possess the following:
In addition, you must be able to pass a criminal background check, a motor vehicle record check, and a drug screen.
This is a full-time position, working Monday through Friday/day hours, and is benefit eligible.
Join our team and make a difference in someone else’s life!
Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, complete an online application or send a resume to Jane Peltier at Merrick, Inc., 3210 Labore Road, Vadnais Heights, MN 55110. You may also email a resume to JaneP@MerrickInc.org.
Assigned to Utility Services located at 3210 Labore Road in Vadnais Heights. Our Direct Support Professionals 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:
Qualified candidates must possess the following:
Candidate must able to pass a criminal background check, a motor vehicle record check, and a drug screen.
The position is part-time (27.5 hours per week, M-F day hours, is not benefit eligible) with the hourly rate of pay starting at $15.00. Position includes paid time off and paid holidays.