Orion ISO buildingWe are looking for caring, compassionate and motivated employees to join our team and begin a meaningful career filled with opportunities. To view a full list of the openings in our organization please visit the Meridian Services Careers page.

Meridian Services Careers Page
Direct Support Professional Job Profile


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: What kind of employer is Meridian Services?
A: Meridian Services strives to be the best employer that it can be. Meridian is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal challenges and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth, we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

Q: How do Orion Associates, Meridian Services, Zenith Services, and Orion ISO relate to each other?
A: Orion, Meridian, Zenith and Orion ISO are four individual, but affiliated companies, interrelated with each other, to varying degrees, by history, ownership and business functions. Orion Associates is a management company which offers management services, such as Human Resources, Training, Payroll, and Finance to the other three companies. Meridian Services provides the majority of our organization’s services through residential programs, In-Home Services programs, Case Management and Guardianship, as well as a range of smaller programs. Zenith Services is a vocational program for adults with disabilities. Orion ISO is a consumer directed service company, that makes it possible for families to direct their own services, hire their own staff, and manage their own budgets.

Q: What would my responsibilities be if Meridian Services employed me?
A: Meridian Services provides support to people with a variety of disabilities. As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you would spend most of your shift in direct contact with the people in need of our services. Your specific duties would vary depending upon the people with whom you work and the shifts you work. We invite you to look at our job profile to learn more about direct support position job expectations.

Q: What kind of experience/education is required for a Direct Support Professional?
A: Meridian Services seeks to hire individuals who are mature, dependable, sensitive and caring, energetic, motivated, creative and flexible. Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in effectively interacting with others, in both communicating with others and openly listening. Potential employees also must be able to work independently, while still capable of accepting supervision, guidance and feedback. Our employees must be open to learning new approaches and new ways of thinking. Most importantly, we expect our employees to embrace and consistently apply the mission and values that drive Meridian Services. Specific education degrees or licenses are not required for direct care staff.

Q: What kinds of benefits does Meridian Services offer?
A: Employees are very important to us and we strive to provide the best benefits possible that will accommodate employees’ individual priorities, lifestyle and circumstances. Meridian Services’ benefit package includes medical and dental insurance, life insurance, paid time off, disability insurance, direct deposit, and 401 (k) for full time employees. Part time employees are eligible for 401 (k) and supplemental insurance plans offered through Colonial Life.

Q: What kind of training do new employees receive?
A: All new employees at Meridian Services receive new staff orientation, which includes training in Meridian Services policies and procedures, OSHA health and safety, HIPAA, working with persons with intellectual disabilities, behavior support, CPR, Positive Supports and First Aid. In addition, new employees also receive specific training about the needs of the individuals with whom they will be working.  Other in-service training opportunities are available and required throughout the year.

Q: Are there opportunities for advancement?
A: Our philosophy is to promote from within whenever possible. We encourage individuals to contact the appropriate Human Resources representative to discover current vacancies or opportunities for advancement. A significant number of our highest level management and administrative staff, began with us as direct service employees.

Q: Do you have an employee referral program for staff? If so, what is it?
A: Meridian Services will pay a referral bonus to employees that refer qualified applicants. $50.00 is paid after the new hires 60th day of employment and an additional $ 125.00 at the referrals 6 month work anniversary .

Q: How do I express an interest in employment at Meridian Services?
A: To view our current open positions visit our Openings page.  We also welcome you to apply in person @ 9400 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55427.

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