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


Our Direct Support Professionals working in the Employment Services program support, train, and supervise adults with intellectual disabilities who are interested in community-based work opportunities.    


Specific duties include:


  • Supporting and supervising individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in work tasks at a community-based business 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; and
  • Regularly 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;
  • Ability to problem solve and work well without immediate supervision;
  • Comfortable driving company vehicles on a daily basis;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending as well as lifting up to 50 pounds;
  • Basic computer and data entry skills; and
  • Focused on the quality of work at all times.


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


We are looking to fill one full-time position working Monday through Friday (day hours), and is benefit eligible.  The hourly rate of pay for this position starts 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.

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