Employment Services

The Kalix employment services team assists each person to identify their employment goals, develop work skills, and find the job of their choice. In addition to paid work, people may choose to learn more about employment options, participate in a variety of skill-building activities, volunteer for a local non-profit, and/or participate in recreational activities. Kalix offers a full range of employment supports in Minot, Belcourt, and Rolla. Contract employment is also available in Grand Forks.

For additional information, contact Rod Martinson, Director of Employment Services: 701-852-1014

2019 NDEAM- Meet Ray

Although #NDEAM is over, we’re continuing the celebration year round. Meet Ray, who’s worked at McDonald’s for 32 years. Ray’s dedication and work excellence continues to show that he’s the right talent right now.

Posted by Kalix on Tuesday, November 12, 2019
2018 #NDEAM Meet Kari

Meet Kari and learn how customized employment ignited her passion for her job with Enerbase.#NDEAM

Posted by Kalix on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Community Employment

The Kalix Employer/ Employee Partnership (KEEP) Team supports people to achieve independence in community employment by working with local businesses to identify tasks that match a potential employee’s skill set as well as fill a business need. To partner with the KEEP Team or to learn more, email [email protected] or call (701) 852-1014 and ask for Karli Degenstein or Whitney Uran.

2018 National Employment Disability Awareness Month

This National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we’re celebrating how job carving empowers people with disabilities to utilized their talents in the workforce. #NDEAM

Posted by Kalix on Monday, October 8, 2018

Job Sites

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Job Coaching Services Available

Kalix and MVW Services have developed a variety of job sites in order to offer employment to people with disabilities. People with and without disabilities work together to complete assigned tasks according to customer specifications.

For some people, working at a job site managed by Kalix or MVW Services is in preparation for independent employment in the community. Others choose long-term employment with MVW Services because it works better for them and meets their vocational goals.

Kalix and MVW job sites include:

  • Recycling
  • Confidential Shredding
  • E-Recycling
  • Bakery
  • Maintenance Crews (In house and on Totten Trail/ Douglas Creek)
  • Car Care
  • Laundry
  • Thrift Store (Belcourt)
  • Daytime cleaning crews (MAFB)
  • Nighttime cleaning crew (MAFB)
  • Postal Service Center (MAFB)

Discovery Program

Kalix’s Discovery Program (PreVocational Services) combines instruction in general work skills with activities designed to assist participants to learn more about potential work options suited to personal dreams and interests.

Program activities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Building on employment skills while working at a paid job.
  • Playing games or completing projects related to skills needed for work.
  • Visiting various businesses or talk with business representatives to learn about different types of jobs.
  • Learning how interests/hobbies can be generalized to work skills, such as gardening or making items to sell at the Farmer’s Market.

Day Habilitation

Kalix’s Day Program provides a variety of opportunities to socialize, recreate, and give back to the community.

Day Program activities may include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Volunteering in the community
  • A unique sensory room and sensory based activities
  • Interest exploration and hobby development such as photography, technology, etc.
  • Opportunities for exercising and maintaining best possible health
  • Accessible gardening