Employee Spotlight May 2019

Congrats to May’s Employee Spotlight recipients, Kayla Tuttle and Kelsey Patterson. Kayla organized a frequent Sunday Spa-Day as a social event where tenants bond over painting nails, using wave irons, and applying makeup. In addition to the positive social experience, participants are learning to look their best, which helps build confidence. Kelsey was chosen because she uses positive attitude and conversation to motivate people to go to work, earn a paycheck, and keep making progress towards their goals.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Minot

The City of Minot will be collecting hazardous waste and E-waste on May 17 and 18 at the Public Works Building. The collection will include: desktop and laptop computers, printers, televisions, media players, cell phones, tablets, old batteries, and other electronics, paint, stains, varnishes, solvents, oil, pesticides, herbicides, and car care products. More information and to learn how the collection process works, visit the City of Minot’s Hazardous Waste Collection page.

Team Spotlight April 2019

ICF 1007 Staff and Supervisors Staff at 1007 were nominated for outstanding hospice care provided for eight days in February. Family, hospice personnel, and other Kalix staff all noticed the compassion and kindness that 1007 staff exhibited during that week as they adjusted schedules, assisted with medication administration, provided support, and ensured that family could be there to the end.

Kalix Recycling Center: NEW HOURS

Starting May 1st, the Kalix Recycling Center will no longer be open on Mondays. Our new hours will be Tuesday-Friday 11:00AM-5:30PM and Saturday 11:00AM-4:00PM. Check out https://www.kalixnd.org/recycling/#recycle-materials for the list of recyclables we accept. We continue to look forward to your business.

Kalix Helping Local Businesses Recycle

Kalix was recently featured; alongside another local Minot business, by KMOT for our effort to bring easy, eco-conscious recycling solutions to the community and local business. To view the entire article and video, click here: https://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/-Local-businesses-effort-to-recycle-in-Minot-508182111.html. As a reminder, Earth Day is April 22nd and the Minot’s annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection is May 17-18.

Employee Spotlight March 2019

Congrats to March’s Employee Spotlight recipient, Gail Ogden. Gail worked with staff to develop and implement communication supports that enable one gentleman to converse with people that he sees regularly. The system includes a book with phrases specific to his regular collection route for recycling, and allows him to independently make small talk and ask questions related to his recycling services.

Employee Spotlight February 2019

Adaptability Mickee Adams DSP, Minot Day Hab When plans to attend an event didn’t work out as expected, Mickee immediately created an alternate activity. Her quick thinking and positive attitude meant that the group was able to take advantage of their advance planning and enjoy the day out together. Teamwork and Collaboration Krista Opstedal Coordinator of Assistive Technology In collaboration with other Kalix employees, Krista created several videos for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) and the annual Kalix fund drive in December. Three videos showcase job success for three people, and others describe the purpose of a sensory garden...
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Employee Spotlight December 2018

Congrats to December’s Employee Spotlight, Christina Poitra. When a new person enrolled in the Rolla Day Hab program several months ago, Christina worked hard to get to know him through research, creativity, and encouragement. Christina used the principles of Active Support to encourage him to participate in his daily routine. He now responds to verbal prompts, reaches for objects, and pushes buttons! Plus, she ensures that he exercises every day with his adaptive bike.
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