Career Opportunities

Applications

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Take a look below at what positions are available and find one you might be interested in. Select a position and click “Apply Now” to fill out the online application form.

Or if you already know which position you’re interested in,  Apply Now

Two computers are available for applicants use at Kalix’s front desk located at 605 27th St SE – Minot, ND. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5 PM.

E-mail

If you wish to email your résumé, you can email it to the following address: [email protected] (PDF or Microsoft Word file requested).

Paper

Paper applications may be picked up and returned to Kalix’s front desk located at 605 27th St SE – Minot, ND. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5 PM.

Current Openings

For a full listing of open positions click on one of the categories below.

Support Staff and Job Coach

Available Positions

Management and Administrative

Available Positions

Production and Contract

Available Positions

Position Overviews

For an overview of what each job involves and for requirements see the following.

Support Staff and Job Coaches

Position Overview

Management and Administrative

Position Overview

Production and Contract

Position Overview

Support Staff and Job Coaches

Support Staff and Job Coaches (SS & JCs) provide individualized support to people with disabilities.  The actual job varies because everybody is different, and has different needs, abilities, and interests.  It’s the SS & JC that gets to know the person best, because he/she spends the most time with him/her.  The SS & JC will communicate information with the rest of the team that helps the group decide what services are needed, and the best way to provide the services.  The JC figures out what motivates each person and finds ways to improve the person’s job performance.  The SS figures out what each person enjoys and finds ways to improve the person’s quality of life by adding opportunities for fun!

Available Positions

Support Staff and Job Coaches must have a high school diploma or GED and a driver’s license.  High School seniors in good academic standing will also be considered.  Background checks are conducted to screen for certain disqualifying criminal convictions.

All Support Staff and Job Coaches must have a positive attitude, work well with other people, be able to follow directions, and represent the agency in a professional manner.

The ideal Support Staff or Job Coach is able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, can think creatively, has good problem solving skills, and is self-motivated.

All Support Staff and Job Coaches are required to assist in maintaining a positive work environment, treat people respectfully, encourage participation and independence, and maintain confidentiality. All SS & JCs are trained to utilize “people first” language and provide supports consistent with individualized plans and Personal Outcomes Measures™.  All SS & JCs are required to comply with agency policy.

All Support Staff and Job Coaches are required to become CPR certified and First Aid certified.  Many positions require the ability to become certified to pass medications.  All SS & JCs are required to study and pass selected modules from the NDCPD Developmental Disabilities Curriculum.  Study time is paid, training is available online or in the classroom, and individualized assistance is provided on request.

Depending on the position and assignment, Support Staff may

  • perform, assist, or provide training with specific skills (example:  meal preparation, laundry, or pre-vocational work skills such as staying on task)
  • provide assistance with personal care (example:  brushing teeth, changing attends)
  • implement detailed behavior plans which require consistent personal interaction
  • participate in community activities (concerts & other events, dinner at a restaurant, shopping, etc.)
  • work independently:  exercise time management skills, utilize good judgment, and call a supervisor for direction when appropriate

Residential

Depending on the position and assignment, Job Coaches may

  • perform, assist, or provide training with specific job skills
  • supervise employees with disabilities on job sites
  • implement detailed behavior plans which require consistent personal interaction
  • ensure that the customer’s requirements are met on a job site by performing quality checks and re-doing work if necessary
  • work independently:  exercise time management skills, utilize good judgment, and call a supervisor for direction when appropriate

Vocational

 

Management and Administrative Staff

Qualifications for management and administrative positions vary. A degree in Special Education, Developmental Disabilities, Social Work, Psychology or other Human Service field is required for a program management position. Kalix also has positions that require degrees in accounting, computer science, or nursing. Some positions do not require a degree. Some positions require experience in the field and training acquired on-the-job.

Available Positions

Production and Contract Employees

Production & Contract employees work on a job site and perform work tasks according to customer specifications. Many employees at job sites have a disability and are eligible for job coaching services. Others have a qualifying disability, but are not eligible for job coaching. Others are not disabled.

Job carving and job accommodation are utilized in order to give employees with disabilities the opportunity to be successful. Job carving means that a position can be designed to include tasks based on the abilities of a specific person. Job accommodation means that the environment, equipment, or schedule may be modified to fit the needs of the employee.

All employees are required to maintain a positive work environment, treat co-workers respectfully, utilize “people first” language, and preserve confidentiality.

Available Positions

Educational Assistance Fund

The Owen H. Larson – Bremer Educational Assistance Fund was established at Bremer Bank in October 2007 with the donation of $75,000 from the Otto Bremer Foundation.  Earnings from the fund are to be used for educational assistance for Kalix employees.  Educational Assistance may include tuition, fees, books, and/or a stipend payment to the employee.  The degree under pursuit (undergraduate or graduate) must contribute towards professional competence in an existing position at Kalix.

All Kalix employees are eligible to apply.  Prospective recipients must submit an application form to the President/CEO of Kalix by March 31st for consideration for the following fall semester.

Selected employees must agree to continue working for Kalix for a specified time period after completion of the degree.  The written agreement contains provisions for payback in cases where the employee does not comply with terms of the agreement.

More information and application forms are available from the Staff Trainer or Front Desk.

Benefits

Eligible Kalix employees (based on hours, position, and length of service) receive the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Extended Illness (for qualifying medical conditions)
  • Holiday Pay
  • Group Health Insurance (employee pays portion of cost)
  • Group Dental Insurance (employee pays portion of cost)
  • Pension Plan (employer contributes 9% of salary)
  • Life Insurance (2x annual salary)
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance

MVW Services employees working on an AbilityOne Contract subject to the Service Contract Act receive the following benefits:

  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Retirement (employer contributes an amount per hour)
  • Indemnity Insurance Plan

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