BCI’s mission is to inspire and support people with disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment opportunities. For some, being employed under our Organizational Employment Program offers a fun and safe environment with an opportunity to thrive.
The Organizational Employment Program is designed to offer full support for people with varying levels of abilities. Our dedicated team of Employment Support Specialists works to accommodate each individual’s unique needs. Through regular training and assessment, we ensure the highest level of success for every person we serve. We focus on abilities rather than disabilities, and we transform a desire to work into something meaningful and fulfilling.
Organizational employees work directly for BCI at one of our BCI Packaging facilities, where we provide first-rate contract packaging and light manufacturing services to customers across the country.
Full- or part-time employment
Paid vacation, holidays and sick time
Voluntary life, dental and vision insurance
Organizational Employment at BCI
WORKING AT BCI PACKAGING
We have two BCI Packaging production facilities in Missouri. Our organizational headquarters in St. Peters has 60,000 sq. ft. of production space, warehouse and executive offices, and accommodates 19 production lines. The building also features Andrew's Clubhouse and Andrew's Outfield, special indoor and outdoor St. Louis Cardinals-themed gathering spaces funded by our friends at Andrew's Hugs.
The second facility in Moscow Mills has 23,000 sq. ft. of production floor and warehouse space and operates 10 production lines. This is a unique facility in that it is much smaller than St. Peters and is Safe Quality Food (SQF) compliant.
Both facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art features to help keep our employees safe at work.
Our focus on creating fulfilling work opportunities for adults with disabilities goes beyond the job. Both BCI facilities regularly host activities during the workday to celebrate holidays and special events. Employees are also recognized for their achievements through monthly and annual awards, initiatives, and continuous opportunities to advance.
Our Organizational Employment Program is accredited by CARF International, which assures our commitment to program and service quality with a focus on the satisfaction of those we serve.
EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Unpacking and repacking to customer specs
Assembling raw materials into finished goods
Gathering items into a kit
Inspecting/sorting/reworking for quality
Sending boxes or bags through machinery
Palletizing and labeling
QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT
Under the Organizational Employment Program at BCI, individuals must be at least 18 years of age and have a documented disability. We serve people with Autism, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Epilepsy, and other disabilities. Other minimum criteria include:
Eligible for certification through Missouri Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Capable of following safety measures required in a light industrial work environment
Incident free of any aggressive behaviors for at least six months prior to hire
Able and willing to voluntarily work
Able to self-administer medications
Demonstrate work skills at a minimum of 10% of Industrial Standards
Independent in self-care needs
Seizures under control with prescribed medication
Reside in either St. Charles or Lincoln Counties
EXTRA INNINGS PROGRAM
Extra Innings is a before- and after-work program at our St. Peters facility. The program was created in 2021 to help those dealing with transportation challenges. Paid participation allows employees to arrive at work as early as 7:00 a.m. and leave as late as 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4:00 p.m. on Friday.
At Extra Innings, employees learn new skills, discuss various topics, play games, watch movies, do activities and crafts or just hang out. Program pricing is based on units per week. Each weekday morning and/or afternoon counts as one unit. Part-time participation includes up to 5 units per week and costs $125 per month. Full-time participation includes 6-10 units per week and costs $210 per month. To join Extra Innings, speak with your Employment Support Specialist.
EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES
BCI offers more than just a job. BCI is dedicated to finding the right career path for each individual, providing a variety of programs tailored to match interests and abilities with our employment continuum. A number of our Organizational employees have transitioned into the Competitive Employment Program, as well as from Community Employment into fully independent staff positions. We also offer vocational training for people with disabilities through our Skills Center in St. Peters.
For more information about organizational career possibilities at BCI, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-978-4300.