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State of Minnesota Direct Support Specialist - Human Services Technician in Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary This posting will be used to fill multiple positions located in Redwood Falls, rotating, nights and intermittent position available. 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 a range of positions on a permanent, part-time basis. Shifts will be rotating (day/evening/weekend) or overnight. 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 Preferred Qualifications: * Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures. 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. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The Department of Human Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age. 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 along with the Job ID 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. Job Title: Direct Support Specialist - Human Services Technician Location: Redwood Falls Job ID: 43915 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Part-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 03/26/2021 Closing Date: 09/30/2021 Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services / Redwood Falls Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services / Redwood Falls Division/Unit: MSOCS / MSOCS FC Middle River/Redwood Falls Work Shift: Rotating Shift, positions may be nights anf intermittents as well. Work Hours: Varies Days of Work: Monday - Sunday (varies) Travel Required: No Salary Range: $15.25 - $24.19/hourly Work Area: Redwood Falls, MN Job Class: Human Services Technician Working Title: Direct Support Specialist