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Direct Support Professional Senior - Behavior Modification Asst

Company: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

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 Support Professional Senior
Job Class: Behavior Modification Assistant
Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 07/18/2023
  • Closing Date: 10/02/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Human Services
  • 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: Yes (Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events)
  • Salary Range: $20.41 - $26.89 / hourly
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: Cambridge, and Isanti, 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!

    This posting will be used to fill multiple permanent, full-time (80 hours), part-time and intermittent (on-call) Direct Care positions within DHS Community Based Services sites in Cambridge, and Isanti, Minnesota. Shifts Available: Day, rotating (day/evening combination) OR overnight. We also offer shift differential for hours between 7pm and 7am!

    As a Behavior Modification Assistant (BMA) you will be responsible for supporting individuals who are in our short- and long-term housing program. These individuals may have intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, medical complexities. In this position you will ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth! You will do this by
    • Assisting in assessing individual's needs by performing direct care duties
    • Developing and implementing residential and habilitation support plans with goals and methods.
    • Evaluating and documenting out-comes, maintaining or modifying the plans and performing related work as required.
    • Respond therapeutically using de-escalation strategies and positive behavior supports to individuals with challenging behaviors
      With locations across Minnesota, it is likely we will have a vacancy near you, working at one home rather than multiple locations!


      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 .

          CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

          If you have questions about the position, contact CBS Staffing at cbs.staffing@state.mn.us .

          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 sandra.perna@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
            • 12 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 careers@state.mn.us and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Tre, Minneapolis , Direct Support Professional Senior - Behavior Modification Asst, Other , Cambridge, Minnesota

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