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State of Minnesota Direct Support Professional Senior - Behavior Modification Assistant in Rochester, Minnesota

Working Title: Direct Support Professional Senior

Job Class: Behavior Modification Assistant

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 78104

  • Location : Rochester

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Part-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/03/2024

  • Closing Date : 10/02/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Human Services

  • Division/Unit : Direct Care and Treatment – Community Based Services / Minnesota State Operated Community Services

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Days/Evenings/Overnights/Rotating Shift (ex: 7:00a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; hours may vary depending on the needs of the program)

  • Days of Work : Varies; may include weekends and holidays

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

  • Salary Range: $23.76 - $30.43 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Classified

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

  • Work Area : Rochester or Pine Island, MN

  • 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.

Candidates may be eligible for up to a $2,500 hiring bonus!*

This posting will be used to fill multiple permanent, full-time (80 hours), part-time and intermittent (on-call) Direct Care positions within DHS Community Based Services sites in Rochester or Pine Island, MN. Shifts Available: Day, rotating (day/evening combination) OR overnight. We also offer shift differential for hours between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am!

As a Direct Support Professional Senior you will be responsible for supporting individuals who are in our short- and long-term housing program. These individuals may have intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, medical complexities. In this position you will ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth! You will do this by

· Assisting in assessing individual's needs by performing direct care duties

· Developing and implementing residential and habilitation support plans with goals and methods.

· Evaluating and documenting out-comes, maintaining or modifying the plans and performing related work as required.

· Respond therapeutically using de-escalation strategies and positive behavior supports to individuals with challenging behaviors

With locations across Minnesota, it is likely we will have a vacancy near you , working at one home rather than multiple locations!

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or co-occurring diagnosis.

  • Experience with verbal de-escalation strategies and working with individuals who exhibit aggressive behaviors.

  • Clear communication skills to understand and communicate complex services with community members, employers and teams.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Basic math and computer skills.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.

  • Must be able to perform all physical/essential requirements with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

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.

  • Experience collecting and summarizing data to document program delivery by observation, charting and measuring.

Physical Requirements

Available upon request from the local Human Resources Office.

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.