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Assigned to our site located at 3210 Labore Road in Vadnais Heights.

 

Merrick, Inc., is actively recruiting for a Staff Training & Recruitment Specialist.  This newly created position will be responsible for managing the full-cycle non-exempt staff recruitment/selection process and coordinating the company’s onboarding process and ongoing training programs.     

 

Specific duties of the Staff Training & Recruitment Specialist include:

 

  • Utilizing both traditional and nontraditional recruiting resources such as web-based postings, social media platforms, career fairs, mailings, creative advertising, etc. to post job announcements and attract qualified candidates;
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and participating in the selection of all non-exempt positions, including developing the interview outline, reviewing applications/resumes, scheduling interviews with viable candidates  and the appropriate manager(s), extending job offers/sending rejection letters, and conducting all pre-employment checks following a conditional job offer;
  • Partnering with directors and managers to evaluate current and future staffing needs and ensuring position descriptions are up-to-date, and performance evaluation documents are measuring completion of job duties;
  • Managing applicant files and compiling hiring and staffing metrics;
  • Managing the internal sub pool and acting as the primary company contact with external temporary/staffing agencies;
  • Coordinating and conducting effective new hire training and orientation, and creating a positive onboarding experience;
  • Researching, coordinating, and scheduling external presenters and identify resources needed for specialized training and/or individualized development plans;
  • As assigned, creating and conducting assigned training and development programs, presenting the information using a variety of formats and identifying/creating training materials;
  • Identifying current and future training needs through regular consultation with directors and managers, the identification of employee needs and interests, assessment of regulatory demands, best practices, etc.;
  • Maintaining a database of curriculum, training materials, and individual training records, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programs, and making revisions as needed;
  • As assigned, coordinating interagency training and registration; and
  • Managing the staff recruitment and training budgets and regularly monitoring expenditures.

 

Candidates need to meet the following qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.  Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and HR certification is preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in recruitment and staff training/development oversight, preferably in the nonprofit sector. Demonstrated knowledge of federal/state laws relative to recruitment and employment practices.  Highly proficient in using social media platforms as a viable recruitment tool for attracting both active and passive candidates.  Demonstrated ability to identify and coordinate training needs and objectives;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with all levels of the company.  Exceptional organizational and recordkeeping skills and demonstrated commitment to maintaining strict confidentiality;
  • The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must (i) be able to continually sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear throughout each work day; (ii) be able to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, and twist; (iii) use hands to continually finger, handle, assist, grasp, and feel; (iv) occasionally reach, push, and pull with hands and arms; and (v) regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Have a valid class “D” state driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Ability to pass criminal background checks and drug/alcohol tests following a conditional job offer as well as throughout the course of employment.

 

This is a full-time position, typically working Monday through Friday (day hours), and is benefit eligible.  In addition, the new hire will be eligible to receive a $500.00 bonus once he/she completes their training period and another $500.00 bonus following their 9th month of employment. 

 

Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assigned to our site located at 3210 Labore Road in Vadnais Heights.

This newly created position will be responsible for supporting the fundraising and marketing efforts of the company, including database management, social media, prospect research, event support, mailings, production of marketing pieces, and website maintenance.

Specific duties of the Development & Communications Assistant include:

  • Maintaining and updating the donor software program (DonorPerfect), conduct gift-tracking, providing donor acknowledgement letters, and ensuring accurate record-keeping of all contributions;
  • Developing custom reports, providing analysis; and segmenting donors to target fundraising requests;
  • Assisting the Development & Communications Director in special event preparation, planning, promotion, and execution;
  • Conducting prospect research using on-line resources on potential funders and compiling donor prospect reports;
  • Organizing the annual online auction: procuring items, working with online vendor to display items, collecting payments, and distributing items to winning bidders;
  • Supporting and developing written content and images for social media and website; assisting with social media postings and website updates;
  • Synthesizing information from multiple sources and writing copy for communications and fundraising materials for website articles, donor newsletter, and e-mail communications, grant applications and reports, award nominations, fundraising proposals, and appeal letters;
  • Maintaining and updating electronic marketing software program (Constant Contact) to ensure accurate record-keeping of contacts;
  • Assisting clients in composing self-advocacy newsletters, client stories, and other communications;
  • Assisting with taking photos for company purposes and managing a photo inventory; and
  • Assisting with the creation and preparation of mailings (bulk and first class).

People who are interested in applying need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or public relations preferred; database management (DonorPerfect, Raiser’s Edge or similar platform) required, and involvement with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities desirable;
  • Expertise and up-to-date knowledge of WordPress, Constant Contact, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram with a working knowledge of social media management/aggregators such as Hootsuite or Sprout Social; along with documented experience in using SEO, Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, and Google AdWords;
  • Exceptional grasp of the English language with superior grammar, spelling, proofreading, and formatting skills; along with demonstrated experience in storytelling, photography, and photo editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work independently and with a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and complete projects within stated deadline.  Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends;
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to: (i) continually sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear throughout each work day; (ii) occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, twist, and run; (iii) use hands to continually finger, handle, assist, grasp, and feel; (iv) occasionally reach, push, and pull with hands and arms; (v) regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; and (vi) occasionally push and pull carts or wheelchairs used by individuals weighing 100-200 pounds;
  • Have a valid class “D” state driver’s license, reliable transportation, and meet the minimum requirements set forth in the company’s Safe Transportation Policy; and
  • Ability to pass criminal background checks and drug/alcohol tests following a conditional job offer as well as throughout the course of employment.

This is a full-time position, typically working Monday through Friday (day hours), and is benefit eligible.  In addition, the new hire will be eligible to receive a $500.00 bonus once he/she completes their training period and another $500.00 bonus following their 9th month of employment.

Merrick, Inc., is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Our Direct Support Professionals working in Enhanced Services support, train, and supervise adults with intellectual disabilities who are primarily interested in performing facility-based work contracts and/or community-based work opportunities.    

Specific duties include:

  • Training and supervising individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in 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 and outcomes;
  • Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, relevant events, activities, and payroll;
  • Assisting with personal cares as needed; and
  • Regularly driving company vehicles.

It is also important to note that this position will be working directly with individuals with disabilities who can become frustrated, noncompliant, and/or aggressive.  To best ensure the individuals’ success while they are working or participating in other activities, this staff must:

  • Be sensitive to the individual’s frustrations;
  • Demonstrate proactive behavioral approaches;
  • Possess excellent behavior management skills and the ability to deal with crisis situations; and
  • Basic sign language skills are a plus.

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;
  • Proven crisis management and de-escalation skills;
  • Basic computer and data entry skills;
  • Comfortable and respectful when assisting individuals with personal cares;
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently;
  • Comfortable driving company vehicles on a regular basis;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, lifting work materials, and bending as well as assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.; and
  • Focused on the quality of work at all times.

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

We are looking at filling several full-time positions, working M-F, 40 hours per week (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.

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.

Assigned to the Adult Day Service program located at 2497 7th Avenue East in North St. Paul.

Our Direct Support Professionals working at the Adult Day Services Program focus on meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities who are aging, offering positive supports to persons who may exhibit challenges, building relationships, facilitating the use of assistive technology, and offering desiring creative activities that promote a healthy, safe, and fun environment.

Specific duties include:

  • Complying with Adult Day Care standards by providing support to 38+ ADS clients so that they are engaged in meaningful activities on a daily basis;
  • Providing input into the ADS clients’ Individual Care Plans, person-centered and person-futures planning assessments, quarterly reports, activity schedules, etc.
  • Supporting activities and strategies related to the person-centered planning process, aging, dementia, assistive technology, challenging behaviors, etc.
  • Completing required documentation;
  • Following the health and fitness requirements of the ADS clients as recommended by the dietician and physical therapist; and
  • Promoting person-centered thinking, futures planning, community and relationship building, and assistive technology.

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 and dementia/Alzheimer’s; 
  • A strong commitment to self-advocacy principles, person-centered planning, assistive technology, and positive supports to person who are aging and may exhibit challenging behaviors; 
  • A calm demeanor and even temperament to respond effectively to persons who may become frustrated, confused, noncompliant, and/or aggressive.
  • Comfortable and respectful when assisting individuals with personal cares;
  • 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;  and
  • Basic computer and data entry skills;

Candidates must also pass a criminal background check, a motor vehicle record check, 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 not eligible for benefits The hourly rate of pay for this position starts 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.

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 $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.

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

Our Direct Support Professionals working in the Life Enrichment program support and supervise those adults with intellectual disabilities that are interested in community integration; a variety of therapies (including occupational, art, music, etc.); arts and crafts; social, recreational, and horticultural activities; sensory integration; and assistive technology.

Job duties include:

  • Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities while they are engaged in social, community, and therapeutic 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;
  • Documenting on service delivery, progress on goals, outcomes, and relevant events; and
  • Occasionally 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;
  • Committed to self-advocacy and person-centered planning principles;
  • A sincere and passionate desire to work with persons with intellectual disabilities;
  • Comfortable and respectful when assisting with personal cares;
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without a reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending as well as assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.;  
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently; and
  • Basic computer and data entry skills.

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

We are looking at filling several full-time positions, working M-F, 40 hours per week (benefit eligible), and several part-time positions, working M-F, 27.5 hours per week (not 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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