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Date Posted:
December 06, 2018

Direct Care Behavior Specialist - Behavior Modification Assistant


Job Class:  Behavior Modification Assistant

Working Title: Direct Care Behavior Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 12/07/2018
Closing Date: 01/02/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment Services / Community Based Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
Days of Work:  Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $ 17.25 - $23.88 hourly
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified      
Connect 700 Program Eligibility:  Yes 

Job Summary

This announcement will be used to fill both full time and part time jobs.  Currently we are looking for applicants who are mainly interested Overnight and rotating shifts which will be a combination of day and evening shifts.

The Behavior Modification Assistant (BMA) is responsible for assisting in assessing individual’s needs by performing direct care duties, developing and implementing residential and habilitation support plans with goals and methods. Communicating with team members and other agencies, evaluating and documenting out-comes, and maintaining or modifying the plan and performing related work as required. The BMA serves as a principal provider of behavior modification services to the work site team. Similar and/or related private-sector's job titles: Human Services Technician (HST), Human Services Worker, Human Services Assistant, Direct Support Professional (DSP) Mental Health Worker, Direct Support Professional, Behavior Technician II, Mental Health Caregiver, and DSP-Caregiver.



Minimum Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of behavior modification theory/techniques sufficient to design and/or implement behavior management components of treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities and behavior problems sufficient to understand the physical and psychological limitations they put on human development.
  • Ability to collect and summarize data sufficient to document program delivery and client progress by observing and charting behaviors and measuring the duration and frequency of inappropriate behavior.
  • Ability to perform basic health care procedures, such as taking vital signs and administering medications.
  • Ability to provide ongoing work direction and training to other staff.
  • Ability to read and write English sufficient to understand and follow directions, assist in the delivery of client programs, and write instructions for subordinate staff.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic intervention techniques sufficient to control aggressive or violent behavior.
  • Must pass background check.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must pass medication administration certification.
  • Must be able to perform all physical/essential requirements with our without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must pass all other required training.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of direct care experience
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.

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.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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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