Please note that Merrick, Inc. will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29,
in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 2.

Direct Support Professional- Alternative Services (Part-Time)

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

Primary Duties: A Support Service Staff is needed to provide training, support, and supervision of adults with intellectual disabilities served within our Alternative Services program.  These individuals are interested in community integration, a variety of therapies (including occupational, horticulture, art, music, and pet therapy) arts and crafts, social and recreational activities, sensory integration, and assistive technology

Specific duties include:

• Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in social, community, therapeutic, and work 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; and
• Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, and relevant events.

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;
• A sincere and passionate desire to work with persons with intellectual disabilities;
• Comfortable and respectful when assisting with personal cares;
• Ability to problem solve and work independently; 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.

This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday for a total of 27.5 hours per week (day hours), and is eligible for pro-rated PTO, but not benefits. The hourly rate of pay starts at $15.00.