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Long term services and supports nurse consultant - pierre, s.d.

This position completes Level II Preadmission Screening Resident Reviews (PASRR) by evaluating comprehensive medical documentation in order to make a determination regarding whether those individuals under review require swing bed or nursing facility services or if their needs can be met in a lesser restrictive setting. The position also assists with data collection, analysis, and interpretation to assist with diverting and/or transitioning individuals from the nursing home back into the community.  

Licenses and Certifications:

Candidate must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in South Dakota.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

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Rehabilitation Counselor - Multiple Locations

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a key position in the operations of the Rapid City vocational rehabilitation district. 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. Travel will be required to deliver services in the assigned territory. This position is typically eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.

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 consumers and employers; and a minimum of a year's experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is preferred. 

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - Aberdeen, S.D.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is a key position in the operations of the Aberdeen 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. Travel will be required to deliver services in the assigned territory. This position is typically eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.

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 consumers and employers; and a minimum of a year's experience in providing services to individuals with disabilities is preferred. 

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

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registered 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 Community Support Providers to assure the health, safety, and welfare of program participants. In addition, this position works to ensure people with intellectual and other 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; conducts on-site surveys of nursing related tasks of Community Support Providers; develops and administers human services programs to include comprehensive and strategic planning; directing provider activities; providing oversight and monitoring to professional staff; and 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 procedure. 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.

We support person centered planning, personal outcomes, strengthening family relationships and natural supports, community involvement including competitive employment, and access to quality services.  

Travel is required.

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:

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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.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach a resume and a writing sample.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A master's degree in political science, sociology, psychology or public administration from a university and experience in the delivery of community services or commensurate education and experience is preferred.

The ability to make policy recommendations based on a synthesis of factual data and best practices in the developmental disabilities field. Knowledge of recent South Dakota policy initiatives in the developmental disabilities field is desirable.

Innate curiosity and an interest in people; desire to provide innovative solutions to challenges within current service delivery mechanisms; fervent interest in providing services and supports in the least restrictive environment; passion for individual due process and rights.

Knowledge of: 

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Liscensed Practical Nurse - Redfield, S.D.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENT TO BE CONSIDERED:

Must be licensed as a practical nurse in South Dakota.

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.

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:

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Registered Nurse - Redfield, S.D. .

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENT TO BE CONSIDERED:

Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse 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:

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

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Direct Support professional/counselor - 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.

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.

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:

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Medication Aide - redfield, s.d.

Administers oral medications and treatments to clients and maintains medication records to ensure accurate dispensing of medications.

This position works varied hours.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must pass the South Dakota State Medication Aide Certification Course.

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.

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:

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Nurse - redfield, s.d.

This position provides health care to the people supported at SDDC by assessing needs and implementing appropriate nursing interventions, determining if a physician's attention is necessary, and following orders given by a physician to ensure health care needs are met.

This position works 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

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.

APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENT TO BE CONSIDERED:

Must be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of South Dakota.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Knowledge of:

Ability to:

For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

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.

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:

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Activities Planner - Redfield, S.D.


Plans and conducts recreational activities; coordinates, conducts, and supervises special projects and activities to ensure entertainment and exercise to students.

This position works the 12:30 P.M.-9:00 P.M. shift and works every other weekend.

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.

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.

For more information or to apply