Long Term Services & Support Specialist

State Of South Dakota Sioux Falls , SD 57101

Posted 2 months ago


Job ID: 14280

Agency: Human Services, Division of Long Term Services & Supports

Location: Sioux Falls

Salary: $18.36 / hr, depending on experience

Pay Grade: GH

Closing Date: July 9, 2020

This is a full-time position with the Department of Human Services. For more information on the Department of Human Services, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov

The LTSS Specialist must have excellent communication skills, be highly motivated, pay attention to detail and able to work independently. The LTSS Specialist is responsible for assessing, determining eligibility based off LTSS program criteria and researching providers for service delivery of a wide range of services and supports. The goal of LTSS is to find services and supports for eligible elderly or disabled individuals allowing them the opportunity to be able to continue to live at home or in the community of their choice. In addition to working directly with individuals or consumers, the LTSS Specialist also provides information and referral services to the public and family members about aging and community resources. This position is responsible for assessing and determining eligibility for a wide range of services that would benefit individuals at risk of having to leave their own homes and providing information and referral services to the public and family members about aging and community resources

This position may be required to work a flexible schedule which may include evening, night, holiday and weekend hours. Travel may be required in a multi-county area.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree with major work in social work, psychology, health or related field may be considered as applicable to the entry-level knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of:

  • social work principles and practices;
  • cultural, economic, social, physical and psychological factors that influence the elderly and adults with disabilities (preferred but not required).

Ability to:

  • establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships and demonstrate compassion, respect, courtesy, and tact when interacting with others;
  • actively listen, elicit needed information and communicate information effectively and accurately;
  • utilize computerized data system (Microsoft Word preferred but not required);
  • prepare clear and concise documentation, reports, and correspondence that reflect relevant facts;
  • effectively plan and organize work activities, adjust to multiple demands, and prioritize tasks to complete assignments and meet schedules and deadlines;
  • gather and analyze data; reason logically and accurately; and solve problems using common sense, reasoning and resourcefulness;
  • assume initiative with minimal supervision;
  • observe and correctly assess situations.

Additional Requirements:Please attach a resume to your application


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Apply at: https://scssdltmprod.agilera.net/ltm/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=AHF

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

500 East Capitol

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344


"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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