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
If you wish to email your résumé, you can email it to the following address: j[email protected] (PDF or Microsoft Word file requested).
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.
For a full listing of open positions click on one of the categories below.
For an overview of what each job involves and for requirements see the following.
Direct Support Professionals and Job Coaches (DSP & 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 DSP & JC that gets to know the person best, because he/she spends the most time with him/her. The DSP & 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 DSP figures out what each person enjoys and finds ways to improve the person’s quality of life by adding opportunities for fun!
Direct Support Professionals 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 Direct Support Professionals 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 Direct Support Professionals 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 Direct Support Professionals and Job Coaches are required to assist in maintaining a positive work environment, treat people respectfully, encourage participation and independence, and maintain confidentiality. All DSP & JCs are trained to utilize “people first” language and provide supports consistent with individualized plans and Personal Outcomes Measures™. All DSP and JCs are required to comply with agency policy.
All Direct Support Professionals 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 DSP & 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, Direct Support Professionals may
Depending on the position and assignment, Job Coaches may
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.
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.
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.
Eligible Kalix employees (based on hours, position, and length of service) receive the following benefits:
MVW Services employees working on an AbilityOne Contract subject to the Service Contract Act receive the following benefits: