Human Svcs Support Specialist

Minnesota Department of Human Services
April 7, 2021
St. Peter, MN
Job Type


Job Class: Human Services Support Specialist

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/06/2021

Closing Date: 12/30/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS St Peter AFSCME

Division/Unit: St Peter / Transition Unit B

Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift//Night Shift//Varies

Days of Work: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $20.02 - $25.59/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME

Work Area: Transition Unit B

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary
This announcement is used to fill a variety of vacancies, including: rotating and night shifts, hours of work may include: 6a-2:30p; 8a-4:30p; 2p-10:30p, 10:15p - 6:15p. Shifts will include weekend work.
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the Human Services Support Specialist will provide direct care, training, treatment, support, and leisure activities to clients of Transition Services.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating support plans and treatment plans for assigned clients.
  • Observing, interpreting, and documenting client responses to treatment and training interventions and communicating unusual or unexpected reactions or outcomes to program supervisors and other team members.
  • Providing general client supervision and addressing crisis situations that present a risk to the health and safety of clients (e.g., CPR, first aid, emergency physical intervention).
  • Providing direct care services and support to clients sufficient to ensure they are well fed, cared for, in good health, and included in decisions, as appropriate.
  • Performing basic health care procedures, such as negotiation, redirection, etc., to control and diffuse aggressive violent, and inappropriate behavior.
  • Intervening in emergency situations.
  • Avoiding conflict and control issues whenever possible and teaching clients similar strategies.
  • Establishing rapport with clients, their families and service providers.
  • Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
  • Transporting clients as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of therapeutic intervention techniques for controlling aggressive or violent behavior.
  • Read and write English sufficient to understand and follow directions, assist in the delivery of client programs, and assist professionals in the delivery of small group therapy.
  • Knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental illness sufficient to assist with the design and implementation of individual treatment plans.

Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your work experience in the areas listed for each job held.
REFERENCE CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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