Skills development spec

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State of Minnesota
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SPEC$ 17.76-$ 25.69 hourly
Date Posted: 10/08/2014
Closing Date: 10/17/2014
Hiring Agency: Human Services Dept
Division/Bureau: SOS-MSOCSDT&H Qual Enterprise
Location: Baxter
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14DHS002020
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Part-time , 75%
Work Shift: Rotating Shift
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: Health Care & Human Services
Classified Status: Classified
What's Great About This Job:
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.
Job Description: This is a permanent, part-time position eligible for anticipated full employer contribution towards insurance benefits.
The Skills Development Specialist (SDS) is responsible for assessing Individual?s needs, developing and implementing group day habilitation and training plans (lesson plans) for assigned Individuals with goals and methods, communicating with team members and other agencies, evaluating and documenting outcomes, and maintaining or modifying the plan and performing related work as required. The SDS uses their professional expertise and training to develop and monitor programs for the Individuals assigned and use that knowledge to contribute to department wide program development and design.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify, you must:
To meet the requirements for a Designated Coordinator (DC) at least two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or related conditions AND a two-year degree in a related human services field or a diploma in community-based developmental disability services from an accredited post-secondary institution
Knowledge of:
-Supervisory principles sufficient to motivate and guide employees
-Behavior modification principles sufficient to plan and design vocational program strategies for assigned individuatls
-Health care and safety needs sufficient to ensure that needs of assigned patients are met
-Adaptive and social skills development principles sufficient to design and implement appropriate program strategies
-Developmental Disabilities sufficient to design, recommend, and implement effective program plans
-Fine and gross motor skill development sufficient to design and implement vocational and pre-vocational skill programs
-Medications and medication control procedures sufficient to identify behavioral problems related to medications
-Assessment instruments and principles sufficient to develop valid, reliable measures of residents' needs and progress -Planning principles sufficient to ensure that an integrated program of daily activities is developed to meet individual program requirements and goals
Ability to:
-Motivate and guide employees
-Communicate effectively, orally and in writing to provide the members of the treatment team with common understanding of treatment goals and implementation methods
-Develop a schedule of activities to ensure that resources are used effectively in implementing programs in accordance with plans
-Consistently apply principles in assessing resident behavioral deficits,
excesses and progress in achieving treatment goals
-Minnesota issued Driver's License.
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.
Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the a gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds.
Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
DHS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, veteran friendly employer. DHS is committed to ensuring culturally responsive services and recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential. To build a diverse workforce DHS strongly encourages individuals with disabilities, people of color, American Indians and veterans to apply.
How to Apply: Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to .
Contact for More Information: Judy Rardin, judy.m. .us.

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