Work Therapy Assistant

Minnesota Department of Human Services
January 14, 2020
Eden Prairie, MN
Job Type


Job Class: Work Therapy Assistant

Working Title: Work Therapy Assistant

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 01/13/2020

Closing Date: 01/27/2020

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS EMSOCS AFSCME

Division/Unit: MSOCS DT&H South / MSOCS DT&H MRTP

Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift

Days of Work: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $18.95 - $25.63/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

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

Work Area: Eden Prairie

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary
Work Therapy Assistant will serves as a lead worker. It develops and coordinates both community and in-house work for individuals attending Day Training and Habilitation programs with an emphasis on development for community based employment opportunities for Individuals who attend program.
Responsibilities Include:
- Act as a liaison between businesses for both facility and community based employment opportunities for program participants: Establishing and maintaining a liaison role for sub contract employment opportunities to assist individuals in meeting their employment objectives and ensuring U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour compliance with standards for erogram participants employed at sub-minimum wages.
- Execute, complete and troubleshoot weekly payroll for individuals, preparing Client-Worker payroll so that workers are paid accurately and timely.
- Execute, complete and troubleshoot monthly billing of businesses for services performed and coordinate financial operations so that fiscal records are accurate and informative.
- Facilitate problem resolution among individuals, families, case managers, community members, staff and others so that supports can be coordinated and individuals can achieve their optimum success.


Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of:

  • Work activity program development sufficient to design work therapy plans for clients.
  • Client groups sufficient to accommodate for special limitations in the work setting.
  • Behavior modification techniques sufficient to implement prescribed programs.

Ability to:

  • operate hand and power tools sufficient to instruct others in their safe operation and adapt or modify tools to accommodate physical and/or mental limitations
  • read, write and speak English.

math ability sufficient to calculate employee payroll .
Preferred Qualifications:
- working knowledge of Excel and ability to use Word for data entry and business letters..
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.


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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