We partner with local businesses to provide light assembly and packaging work at our Vadnais Heights location. This is a great option for individuals with disabilities who need ongoing support, desire consistent work, and want a safer environment. Benefits of choosing to work onsite at Merrick include:
- Physical engagement completing tasks on a regular and consistent basis to build work stamina. Having more hands-on chances to actually engage in work and to do so in a physical manner is helpful because most clients benefit from having more opportunities to learn by doing and most positions that clients obtain in the community are more physical in nature.
- Training and assessment in a setting that is like the general workforce. This also allows us more flexibility to apply a person centered approach to identify a client’s work interests, skills, preferences, soft skill training needs (i.e., interpersonal communication, active listening, proper hygiene, being a team player, appropriate attitude, social boundaries, and customer service, etc.), and any limitations.
- Be a valued worker, earn a paycheck, and be around friends with similar interests.