Direct Care Behavioral Specialist - Behavior Modification Asst, Farmington, Minnesota

Created 11/24/2022
Reference 11426083
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Farmington
Zip 55024
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: Direct Care Behavioral Specialist
Job Class: Behavior Modification Assistant
Agency: Human Services Dept
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 11/23/2022
  • Closing Date: 02/21/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS EMSOCS AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment - Community Based Services / Minnesota State Operated Community Services
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Days/Evenings/Overnights/Rotating Shift (ex: 7:00a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; hours may vary depending on the needs of the program)
  • Days of Work: Varies; may include weekends and holidays
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $20.41 - $26.89 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Farmington, MN
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • 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

Candidates may be eligible for up to a $2,500 hiring bonus!

Every person needs the support of others. The Minnesota Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment is looking for person-centered, caring people to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, medical complexities. Our goal is to ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth. This vacancy is part of the Community Based Services division of Direct Care & Treatment.

The Community Based Services residential short and long term housing program offers housing and supports to individuals throughout the state of Minnesota who require ongoing staff support/intervention due to cognitive disabilities, medical conditions, physical challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorders, various behavior challenges, and/or lack of adequate survival skills.

With locations across Minnesota, it is likely we will have a vacancy near you, working at one home rather than multiple locations!

This announcement will be used to fill multiple permanent, full-time (80 hours), part-time (60-80 hours) and intermittent (on-call) Direct Care Behavioral Specialist positions within Community Based Services sites in Farmington, MN. The shifts may be day, rotating (day/evening combination) or overnight.

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), Direct Support Professional (DSP), Mental Health Worker, Behavior Technician II, Mental Health Caregiver, and DSP Caregiver.

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

In addition to a rewarding career in which you will be positively impacting the lives of Minnesota's most vulnerable residents, we provide competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This includes a competitive hourly wage, shift differential for hours between 7pm and 7am, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and more!

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:
  • $2,500 Hiring Bonus!
  • $50 bonus for voluntarily working days off and weekends
  • Annual pay increases
  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS
  • Student loan reimbursement for eligible positions


Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or co-occurring diagnosis.
  • Experience with verbal de-escalation strategies and working with individuals who exhibit aggressive behaviors.
  • Clear communication skills to understand and communicate complex services with community members, employers and teams.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to perform all physical/essential requirements with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

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.
  • Experience collecting and summarizing data to document program delivery by observation, charting and measuring.

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

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 careers@state.mn.us . For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers .

If you have questions about the position, contact Jonathan Lokken at jonathan.lokken@state.mn.us or 651-431-3860 .

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 Jonathan Lokken at jonathan.lokken@state.mn.us .

About Human Services Dept

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

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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 careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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