Direct Care Behavioral Specialist - Behavior Modification Assistant, Bloomington, Minnesota

Created 03/24/2021
Date expired 09/28/2021
Reference 11393546
Job type Intern
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Bloomington
Zip 55120
Salary Competitive
Job Class: Behavior Modification Assistant

Working Title: Direct Care Behavioral Specialist - Behavior Modification Assistant
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 09/10/2021
  • Closing Date: 12/30/2021
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS EMSOCS AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: MSOCS South Metro Region
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $19.42 - $25.59/hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Burnsville, Richfield, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes


Job Summary

The posting is for multiple positions located in Burnsville, Richfield, Bloomington, and Eden Prairie area.

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, medical complexities. Our goal is to ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth.

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.

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

This position requires successful completion of the following:

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 State of Minnesota 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

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 .

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

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Zong Thao at zong.thao@state.mn.us .

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate along with the Job ID to Zong Thao at zong.thao@state.mn.us .

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.
Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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