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State of Minnesota Residential Program Lead in Duluth, Minnesota

Working Title: Residential Program Lead

Job Class: Residential Program Lead

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 77441

  • Location : Duluth

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 06/10/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/17/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Human Services

  • Division/Unit : Direct Care and Treatment – Community Based Services / Minnesota State Operated Community Services / MSOCS Residential NE / MSOCS FC Pike Lake - Duluth

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Rotating Shift; (Generally, shifts are between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.); hours and shifts may vary depending on the needs of the program.

  • Days of Work : Varies; may work weekends and holidays.

  • Travel Required : Yes (Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events).

  • Salary Range: $24.62 - $31.54 / hourly

  • Job Class Option : Human Services

  • Classified Status : Classified

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

  • Work Area : (Required for AFSCME)

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $2,500!*

This is a full – time, rotating shift position with some weekend and holiday shifts, located in Duluth, MN. The hours of work are generally 7 :00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m . Days of work and hours vary depending on site needs.

The Residential Program Lead (RPL) is the lead worker in the home and plays a key role in the daily operation of residential services, under the supervision of the Community Residential Supervisor. The RPL will split their time between direct care responsibilities and administrative responsibilities such as scheduling, activity planning, and overseeing household tasks. Hours will vary, candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

*Current State of Minnesota Employees are not eligible for the hiring bonus

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Ability to:

  • Read, write and speak English.

  • Provide lead work direction to staff in the delivery of health care services, developmental treatment programs, and support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or individuals living with mental illness.

  • Train, schedule, assign work to, and evaluate performance of, subordinate staff in implementing and documenting treatment plans.

  • Communicate verbally and nonverbally with clients to identify physical, emotional and daily living needs.

  • Evaluate need for, order and obtain supplies and equipment sufficient to ensure that medical, programming and housekeeping functions are maintained.

Knowledge of:

  • Licensing standards sufficient to inspect work sites, eliminate safety hazards, conduct periodic emergency and evacuation drills, and establish operating procedures.

  • Laws, rules, regulations and policies governing treatment of vulnerable adults and operation of licensed facilities sufficient to protect the rights of clients/residents.

  • Therapeutic intervention techniques sufficient to de-escalate aggressive or violent behavior.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

  • Three or more years of leadership experience in a direct care setting.

  • Working knowledge of 245D licensing and reporting standards.

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.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 careers@state.mn.us . Please indicate what assistance is needed.