DSP - Bailing

15 - Enhanced Services · Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
Department 15 - Enhanced Services
Employment Type Full-Time, 40 hours
Minimum Experience Entry-level

This position is eligible for a $1,000 hiring bonus!

The bonus is paid out in three parts:

$250 at 30-days

$250 at 90-days

$500 at 1-year

 

If you are looking for a unique and fun position helping adults with disabilities reach their full potential, this position is for you! This position will be providing vocational support and recreational activities to adults with disabilities.

This DSP position is a part of our Plastic Recycling Production Department. You would be assisting clients in the work process of sorting plastic products, putting them into a machine to create a bail which is sent out to make other plastic products. This position is also responsible for taking a crew of three-four clients in the community to pick up bags of plastic.

Merrick, Inc. offers a variety of life enrichment, employment, and adult day services to more than 375 clients. We are the largest day program in Ramsey County with a 56-year history of leadership in Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy, and meaningful work options.

This position will be working directly with individuals with disabilities who can become frustrated, noncompliant, and/or aggressive. 

As a Direct Support Professional at Merrick, Inc. you will spend your day:

  • Oversee the work being performed by the clients to ensure they are safe and performing their duties in a manner that meets expectations
  • Implementing and documenting a variety of Person-Centered Planning goals and program activities
  • Coaching clients on the best way to perform their duties and to be successful
  • Helping to deescalate behaviors and situations that arise

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 6-12 months of experience working with individuals with disabilities is preferred
  • Experience with supporting individuals with high behaviors is preferred
  • Basic computer and data entry skills
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check before employment
  • Ability to pass a drug and alcohol screen before and during employment
  • Meet the physical demands of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, including regularly standing, walking, and bending, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, and assisting persons with personal cares, ambulation, etc.

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  • Location
    Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
  • Department
    15 - Enhanced Services
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time, 40 hours
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level