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long-term services and supports specialist - sioux falls, 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.

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.

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

Direct support professional supervisor II - redfield, s.d. 

For more information on the South Dakota Developmental Center, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov/developmentalcenter/default.aspx.

Supervises, mentors, coaches, provides job related education, and evaluates Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) assigned to a specific module to ensure programming and treatment plans and the appropriate services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A bachelor's degree in human services or related field is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

senior building maintenance worker - redfield, s.d. 

For more information on the South Dakota Developmental Center, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov/developmentalcenter/default.aspx.

Performs skilled building maintenance tasks in the areas of electrical, plumbing, finish carpentry, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, painting, locksmith, and preventive maintenance to provide for the continued, safe, and efficient operation of the facility and associated areas.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

physical therapy assistant - redfield, s.d. 

For more information on the South Dakota Developmental Center, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov/developmentalcenter/default.aspx.

Conducts therapy developed to improve or maintain the mobility, functioning, comfort and potential of mentally handicapped, mentally ill, injured or disabled individuals in an institutional setting under the supervision of a registered occupational or physical therapist.

Licenses and Certifications:  

Physical Therapy Assistants must be licensed by the South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners as specified in SDCL 36-10.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

lifespan specialist (multiple positions) - redfield, s.d. 

Provides individualized training, which includes individual and group counseling, crisis intervention services, behavior management, and other specialized treatment services to people in all environments.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

behavior therapist, 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 supported. 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. 

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:

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

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

direct support professional (multiple Positions) - 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 Job Service 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.