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Location:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Country:
United States

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Job Category:
Customer Service
Position type:
Contract
City:
Multiple
State:
Minnesota
Reference number:
25566
Job Id #:
11274631
Date Posted:
September 21, 2018

Human Service Technician -Direct Support Specialist


 



Job Class: Human Service TechnicianWorking Title: Direct Support Specialist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/21/2018
Closing Date:10/31/2018
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment / Community Based Services
Work Shift: On call
Days of Work: On call
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $14.23 - $22.57 /hourly
Job Class Option: none
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Current Openings: Austin, Faribault, Forest Lake, Moorhead, Rochester and Willmar


Job Summary

We are currently looking for flexible and dedicated people in Austin, Faribault, Forest Lake, Moorhead and Willmar to join our team on a permanent, intermittent (on-call), basis. Shifts will be rotating (day/evening). 

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


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.



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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