Job Coach - Work Therapy Technician, Duluth, Minnesota

Created 11/09/2022
Date expired 03/30/2023
Reference 11433337
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Duluth
Zip 55802
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Job Coach
Job Class: Work Therapy Technician
Agency: Minnesota State Department of Human Services
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 02/03/2023
  • Closing Date: 05/02/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: MN Department of Human Services / AFSCME 204
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Community Based Services / Vocational Northern Vocational Opportunities
  • Work Area: Cloquet and Duluth, MN
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift (includes day, evening and weekend hours)
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: Yes: Transport and accompany individuals to community employment, community outings, and recreational activities.
  • Salary Range: $18.97 - $24.60 / hourly
  • Job Class Option: None
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans

The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Job Summary

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $2,500!

These positions are located in Cloquet and Duluth, MN

The job coach assists individuals with cognitive/intellectual disabilities or related conditions in obtaining employment, teaching them their job and then provide on-going coaching while they work. Job Coaches also assist individuals in the community and at the program site to increase and develop skills through volunteer work and community activities.
Implementation of services will be in both the community and at the program site. The job coach also acts as a liaison between local businesses (employers) and program participants. This position also assists the program to meet Department of Labor, MN State licensing and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards.

Responsibilities include:
-Teaching and coaching program participants' job and independent living skills, and on-going job support.
-Act as a liaison between businesses for program and community based opportunities for program participants.
- Document supported person's activities, progress and care by recording, summarizing and maintaining data in standard forms and reports.
-Participate in daily operations of the site to meet licensure, legal and applicable accreditation requirements and to adhere to established CBS/MSOCS policies and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, you must have a minimum of one-year experience implementing training programs for individuals who have a developmental disability, mental illness, chemical dependency, and/or physical disability.

In addition, applicants must:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Current and valid driver's license
- Demonstrate your ability to read and understand what they read, write sample reports, do basic arithmetic, and read and interpret charts and graphs
- Basic math skills
- Clear communication skills
- Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience implementing training/employment programs for individuals who have cognitive/intellectual disabilities, mental illness, chemical dependency, physical disability, brain injury and/or displaced workers.
  • 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

This position requires successful completion of the following:

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

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

If you have questions about the position, contact Heidi Vogel at .

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Sandra Perna at .

About Department of Human Services

WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.
Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment

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