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Date Posted:
January 10, 2019

Direct Support Specialist - Human Service Technician


Job Class: Human Service TechnicianWorking Title: Direct Support Specialist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 01/11/2019
Closing Date: 01/22/2019
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment Services / Community Based Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Varies
Days of Work: Varies
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $14.55 -  $23.08/hour
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

This posting will be used to fill the permenant full time position located in Dayton, MN. The hours are rotating shifts which will include weekends and afternoon hours.

Every person needs the support of others.  Minnesota Department of Human Services is looking for person-centered, caring people to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, and medical complexities.  Our goal is to ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth. As a Direct Support Specialist, you will be a member of a team who helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents.  On a day-to-day basis, this position will:

  • Assist individuals when needed in the performance of work, recreation, and activities of daily living
  • Lift, move, or position non-ambulatory or ambulatory individuals
  • Administer medications, implement instructions, and act accordingly as directed
  • Respond to medical emergencies, including first aid and CPR
  • Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events
  • Respond therapeutically to individuals with challenging behaviors

We are currently looking for flexible and dedicated people to join our team for a range of positions on a permanent, part-time, intermittent (on-call), or temporary basis.  Shifts will be rotating (day/evening) or overnight.  Direct Support Specialists that work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits such as insurance, vacation and sick leave, and more. 


Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Current and valid driver's license
  • Basic math skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

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