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

Our Direct Support Professionals working in Vocational Services support, train, and supervise adults with intellectual disabilities who are interested in performing facility-based work contracts.

Specific duties include:

  • Supporting and supervising individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in a variety of on-site 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
  • Driving company vehicles as assigned.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED.  A community college AA degree, technical school degree, Human Service degree, or a four year Bachelor of Arts/Sciences 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;
  • Focused on the quality of work at all times; and
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending, and occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds.. 

Candidate must able to pass a criminal background check, a motor vehicle record check, and a drug screen.

We are looking to fill several full-time positions working Monday through Friday (day hours), and are benefit eligible.  The hourly rate of pay for these positions start at $13.19 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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