Employee Spotlight July 2019

Congrats to July’s Employee Spotlight, Davian Olson, and Team Spotlight, Barb Anderson & Kayla Andrade! Barb & Kayla assisted a new employee working at a community job to develop ways to do tasks that worked for her. They also worked with the employer to organize and modify the work environment to make job tasks more efficient for all employees!

Kalix Recycling Center Celebrates 25 Years of Service to the Minot Community

The Kalix Recycling Center opened in June 1994 to offer Minot and area residents an opportunity to have a positive impact on the environment by recycling various commodities.  For the last 25 years, residents of northwest North Dakota have utilized the Kalix program to recycle more than 153,000,000 pounds of materials including cardboard, paper, newspaper, magazines, aluminum cans, tin cans, and plastic bottles.  Recycling saves raw materials, landfill space, and energy (it takes less energy to manufacture items from recycled materials than from virgin materials). The Kalix Recycling Center is celebrating 25 years of business from July 9th through August...
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Employee Spotlight June 2019

Congrats to June’s Employee Spotlight recipients, McKayla Thompson and Alyson Rupe! Although McKayla regularly works in DayHab, she was nominated for her work while subbing for several weeks in Employment Services. She assisted two people on community placements to develop some job skills, including using Souris Basin Transportation, clocking in, and starting to work independently. McKayla also assisted the employer to identify and assign job tasks based on employee strengths. Thanks in part to McKayla’s help, both employees are making progress on their jobs! Alyson is in charge of the DayHab garden this year. She involved people in shopping for...
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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.

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.
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