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Program specialist II - Pierre, s.d.

The Program Specialist II position will have primary responsibility for all program evaluation in the DRS Vocational Rehabilitation Program. This position will assess compliance with regulations and policy, conduct provider reviews, and will be the subject matter expert for quality assurance within the division. The person in this position will also be responsible for policy development, training, and supervision. The person in this position must be an effective communicator, thorough, accurate, dependable, and committed to their work.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

A Bachelor's degree in the human services field and previous experience working with people with disabilities is preferred.

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

Auditor I - Pierre, s.d.

The Department of Human Services, Office of Budget and Finance is looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual to fulfill the duties of the Auditor I position. The Auditor I will work independently and as part of a team to complete field and/or desk audits on Medicaid Cost Reports submitted by providers of the Department. Responsibilities include initiating, directing, and completing audits or reviews of financial records and developing specific solutions or recommendations to ensure compliance. This involves analyzing provider cost reports and financial statements and looking for abnormalities and trends to support decision making. At the conclusion of each assigned audit this position will prepare and present audit findings on cost reports and financial statements. Other responsibilities include:  providing technical guidance to internal and external customers, providing accurate calculation of rates for providers receiving federal and state funded monies, preparing cost settlements, and completing federal reports.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration (with major coursework in Accounting) and 1-2 years of progressive experience is preferred. Excellent research and analytical skills, and attention to detail would also be beneficial.

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

human services program specialist ii (placement & guardianship) - pierre, s.d.

 

The Department of Human Services is seeking a person to serve as a program specialist for placement and guardianship to provide people intellectual disabilities the least restrictive environment for a good life.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's or master's degree from a university and experience and knowledge of continuous improvement systems. Innate curiosity and an interest in people; desire to provide innovative solutions to challenges within current service delivery mechanisms.

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

long-term services and supports specialist - vermillion, s.d.

 

This position is responsible for assessing and determining eligibility for a wide range of services that would benefit individuals at risk of having to leave their own homes; investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation and working for a safe resolution; providing information and referral services to the public and family members about aging and community resources.

This position may be required to work a flexible schedule which may include evening, night, holiday and weekend hours. Travel may be required in a multi-county area.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

To be considered, you must complete a DSS questionnaire, specific to this job, and attach it to your application.

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Steps:

  1. Click http://bhr.sd.gov/dss/QLTSSSpecialist.pdf to access the questionnaire.
  2. Save or download the questionnaire to your computer. *Do not complete the questionnaire online within your browser. You may lose entered information.
  3. Open the saved questionnaire and complete.
  4. Once complete, select File and then Save as. Save the questionnaire to include your last name in the file name. * To ensure your information is saving, complete a small section, save as, and open.
  5. Attach the questionnaire to the attachments section of your application as the DSS Questionnaire document type.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree with major work in social work, psychology, health or related field may be considered as applicable to the entry-level knowledge, skills and abilities.

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

 

scheduling coordinator I - redfield, s.d.

 

Schedules, reviews and coordinates employee staffing for one or more treatment units, maintains up-to-date records of direct care staff, and performs a combination of professional and secretarial duties.

This is a part-time position and will work the the 10:30 P.M. - 6:30 A.M. shift.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

Knowledge of: 

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

Psychologist - redfield, s.d.

   

The Psychologist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing evaluations and other psychological services to people who exhibit challenging behaviors. The Psychologist provides oversight of the psychological services to ensure compliance with regulations and policies. The Psychologist also works with interdisciplinary treatment teams to monitor supports and services; this requires contact with the people supported and staff to provide coaching/feedback. The Psychologist provides professional consultations and may attend interdisciplinary meetings. The Psychologist serves as a member of the leadership team. The Psychologist supervises Psychologist Assistants.

Duties of this position include:

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

Licenses and Certifications:

A doctoral degree in clinical psychology, or candidacy in a doctoral program in clinical psychology, which leads to eligibility for licensure in the State of South Dakota.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

job coach - redfield, s.d

Directs the work of and trains people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in  off-campus community-based job settings and in volunteer opportunities to help build confidence and self-esteem while ensuring work is completed.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

activities planner - redfield, s.d.

Plans and conducts recreational activities; and coordinates, conducts, and supervises special projects and activities to ensure entertainment and exercise to students and people supported in a human services setting.

This position works Monday through Friday 12:30 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

behavior therapist - redfield, s.d.

The Behavior Therapist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing reports, annual psychology reviews, and other psychological services to people supported, ages ranging from young adults to older adults with developmental disabilities. The Behavior Therapist provides professional services to ensure that development, direction, revision, and approval of behavioral programs are taking place in the best interest of the person being served. Behavior Therapists also work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to monitor programs and services offered to their caseload by keeping close contact with people supported and staff, providing feedback to staff, and attending any professional consultations and special team meetings.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

A master's degree and background in psychology, sociology, counseling,  proven history of supervision/leadership, and certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) preferred.  Experience in providing sex offender treatment helpful.

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Direct support professional - redfield, s.d.

Carries out individual training, behavior management, and therapy programs from a variety of therapeutic disciplines to ensure that each person served at the South Dakota Developmental Center (SDDC) will develop to their fullest potential and maintains a structured and healthy environment designed to enhance the well being of persons served while providing continual guidance regarding life skills, academic skills, and work skills to ensure appropriate social interaction.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Local Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:     

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.