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long term services and supports specialist - pierre, 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:  

Knowledge of: 

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Additional Requirement Questions:

To be considered, please complete the information below. Your responses to these supplemental questions must be clear, concise, and numbered. Please describe any work or life-related experience which would indicate that you possess the knowledge, skill, or ability listed below: 

  1. Knowledge of cultural, physical, social and psychological factors that influence the elderly and adults with disabilities.
  2. Ability to gather and analyze data, reason logically and accurately, and draw valid conclusions.
  3. Ability to maintain case records and documentation.

For more information or to apply, please click here.

nurse - pierre, s.d. 

If you are committed to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this may be an opportunity for you to make a difference and continue the growth and development of state of the art services supporting people to lead healthy, independent, and productive lives in home and community based settings. This position is responsible for working with Case Management and Community Support Providers to assure the health, safety and welfare of program participants. In addition, this position works to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with choices to be active participants and contributing members of their communities. We support person centered planning, strengthening family relationships and natural supports, community involvement including employment, and access to quality services.

This position is responsible for: providing medical oversight and service system development of medically related supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; conducting on-site surveys of nursing related tasks of Case Management and Community Support Providers; developing and administering human services programs to include comprehensive and strategic planning; directing provider activities; providing oversight and monitoring to provider nursing staff; assisting division staff and service providers to ensure the state meets federal requirements in the provision of human services.

The position: actively engages in the systemic monitoring and reporting technology process which assesses the Division's and provider's continuous quality improvement process; monitors and reviews critical incident reports for health and medical concerns; participates in team accreditation surveys of provider agencies to ensure services provided meet state and national standards; participates in on-site reviews of agencies to determine if they are complying with state and federal regulations and providing quality care; provides current healthcare information through technical guidance and consultation to provider agency staff, department staff, and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families; assists with the facilitation of the provider agency nurses workgroup meetings; reviews and approves provider agencies' medication administration curriculum and health related policies and procedures; coordinates and evaluates nursing facility applicants to determine appropriate level of care in a nursing facility in accordance with federal and state regulations related to PASRR (pre-admission screening and resident review); implements, coordinates, and monitors human service programs and related services for the recipients of those services to ensure programs operate within rules, regulations and program requirements and that services are delivered efficiently and effectively.

This position will require some in-state travel.

Nursing level will be determined by the education and experience of the incumbent.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must be a licensed registered nurse in South Dakota.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A Bachelor's Degree in nursing is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

Rehabilitation or sr. rehabilitation counselor - central region 

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a key position in the operations of the Rapid City Vocational Rehabilitation Office. This position works with individuals with disabilities who require Vocational Rehabilitation Services to obtain or maintain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation is a successful State and Federal funded program that has demonstrated success in assisting individuals with disabilities to obtain employment.  The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will manage a caseload of approximately 70 individuals and will determine eligibilities, develop plans, approve services and provide Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Qualifications of the successful applicant will determine the classification level assigned. Salary will be set depending on qualifications. To be eligible to be hired at the Senior Rehabilitation Counselor level, the applicant must be a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

Travel will be required to deliver services in the assigned territory. This position is typically 8 hours a day, Monday thru Friday.

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.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:  

A bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, social work, psychology, disability studies, business administration, human resources, special education, supported employment, customized employment, economics, or another field that reasonably prepares individuals to work with clients and employers; and a minimum of a year's experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

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For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

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 on policy, and will supervise staff. 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.

Knowledge of:

Skill to:

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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: 

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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.