Direct Support Specialist - Human Services Technician

State Of Minnesota Sauk Rapids , MN 56379

Posted 2 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: Human Services Technician

Working Title: Direct Support Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 10/08/2020

Closing Date: 10/14/2020

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Brainerd AFSCME

Division/Unit: MSOCS Residential NE / MSOCS FC Arbor Way

Work Shift: Rotating Shift (30+ hours a week)

Work Hours: varies - awake hours

Days of Work: Monday - Sunday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $15.25 - $24.19/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Work Area: MSOCS FC Arbor Way

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

This posting will be used to fill multiple rotating positions in Sauk Rapids, MN.

Every person needs the support of others. Minnesota Department of Human Services is looking for person-centered, caring people to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, and medical complexities. Our goal is to ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth. As a Direct Support Specialist, you will be a member of a team who helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents. On a day-to-day basis, this position will:

  • Assist individuals when needed in the performance of work, recreation, and activities of daily living

  • Lift, move, or position non-ambulatory or ambulatory individuals

  • Administer medications, implement instructions, and act accordingly as directed

  • Respond to medical emergencies, including first aid and CPR

  • Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events

  • Respond therapeutically to individuals with challenging behaviors

We are currently looking for flexible and dedicated people to join our team for permanent, part-time positions (30+ hours a week). Shifts will be rotating (day/evening). Direct Support Specialists that work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits such as insurance, vacation and sick leave, and more.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Current and valid driver's license

  • Basic math skills

  • Clear communication skills

  • Basic computer skills

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact CBS.Staffing@state.mn.us

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate to CBS.Staffing@state.mn.us by the posting close date.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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Direct Support Specialist - Human Services Technician

State Of Minnesota