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Human Services 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 onsite 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.

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.

 

human services program specialist i - pierre, s.d.

If you are committed to helping people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (ID/DD), 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 communities throughout South Dakota.

The Program Specialist I position is within the Division of Developmental Disabilities' Office of Waiver Management (OWM) and reports directly to the Waiver Administrator. The OWM is comprised of three staff whose roles are to ensure the Division's two home and community-based Medicaid waiver programs operate efficiently and within compliance of state/federal regulations. The position assists the Waiver Administrator in the day to day operations of the CHOICES program. The Program Specialist I position is a key contributor, alongside the Division Director and Waiver Administrator, in the efforts to promote the highest level of service delivery and quality within the CHOICES program. More information regarding the CHOICES program can be found at: http://dhs.sd.gov/developmentaldisabilities/csp.aspx

The position is responsible for working with community providers to ensure the health, safety and welfare of program participants; assuring compliance with state and federal regulations necessary to maintain eligibility for federal financial participation; and monitoring provider activities to promote continuous quality improvement. In addition, this position works to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with information and choices to be active participants and contributing members of their communities.

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

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

A bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, business/public administration or other human service related field is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.

long term services & supports specialist - multiple locations

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 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.

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

*Adobe Reader is required. You can download the software for free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/.

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: 

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

long term services & supports specialist - multiple locations

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 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.

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

*Adobe Reader is required. You can download the software for free from https://get.adobe.com/reader/.

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: 

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: 

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.

 

scheduling coordinator - 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 position will work from 2:30 P.M. - 10:30 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 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.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

Knowledge of: 

Ability to: 

For more information or to apply, please click here.