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February 11, 2019

Skills Development Specialist/Designated Coordinator


Job Class: Skills Development Specialist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 02/12/2019
Closing Date: 02/25/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services/Community Based Services
Work Shift: Rotating
Work Hours: Varies (AM/PM)
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: None
Salary Range: $19.46 - $28.15 /hourly; $40,632 - $58,777
Classified Status: Classified
Option: Designated Coordinator
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

This full-time position is located in North Branch, MN. The shift will be rotating which includes evenings and weekends.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s in human services-related field AND = 1 year’s full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or who are  = 65 years old; OR

Associate's in human services-related field AND = 2 years’ full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or who are = 65 years old; OR

Diploma in human services-related field (from an accredited post-secondary institution) AND = 3 years’ full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or who are  = 65 years old;

50 hours of education and training related to human services and disabilities AND = 4 years’ full-time work experience providing direct care services—under the supervision of a person who meets the qualifications in one of the categories above—to persons with disabilities or who are  = 65 years old.]

AND knowledge of:

- Supervisory principles sufficient to motivate and guide employees
- Behavior modification principles sufficient to plan and design vocational program strategies for assigned residents
- 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
- Intellectual Disability 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.

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.

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 mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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