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State of Minnesota Human Services Support Specialist (Certified Nursing Assistant) in St. Peter, Minnesota

Job Summary Job Summary Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $500!!! This announcement will be used to fill multiple permanent full time and part time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) vacancies at the Forensic Nursing Home, Forensics Services - St. Peter. The shifts may be rotating which includes day and evening hours or overnight. *Schedules will include weekend work hours.* The CNA observes, interprets and documents resident responses to their care plans; andprovides direct care services and support to residents to ensure they are well fed, cared for, in good health, and included in decisions, as appropriate. The CNA uses nonphysical intervention strategies, such as negotiation, redirection, etc., to control and diffuse aggressive/ violent/ inappropriate behavior. The CNA has knowledge of developmental disabilities and mental illness sufficient to assist with the design and implementation of individual treatment plans and has skills in human relations sufficient to establish rapport with residents, their families and service providers. As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the CNA provides direct care, treatment, support, and leisure activities to residents of the Forensic Nursing Home. Day-to-day responsibilities of this position include: * Providing care to residents in accordance with the plan of care and under the direction of a licensed nurse while maintaining a therapeutic working relationship with residents. * Directly supporting residents as necessary including assisting in meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, and personal care activities, emergency intervention and providing general resident supervision. * Addressing crisis situations that present a risk to the health and safety of residents (e.g., CPR, first aid, emergency physical intervention). * Using non-physical intervention strategies (e.g., negotiation, active listening, redirection) whenever possible to address behavioral crisis and potential behavioral crisis. * Maintaining a clean safe working environment. * Transporting residents, if needed. Qualifications Minimum Qualifications * Current registration as a Nursing Assistant with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Nursing Assistant Registry * Must be at least 18 years of age * High School diploma or General Education Diploma * Must possess a valid driver's license 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. Application Details 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. Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home. How to Apply Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers. Contact If you have questions about the position, contact Becky Kern at becky.kern@state.mn.us. If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please send your Connect 700 Certificate along with the Job ID 26021 in the subject line to Shamara Freeman at shamara.freeman@state.mn.us by the position close date. If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at DHS_ADA@state.mn.us or 651-431-4945 for assistance. * * * AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 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 careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. Job Title: Human Services Support Specialist (Certified Nursing Assistant) Location: St. Peter Job ID: 26021 Regular/Temporary: Unlimited Full/Part Time: Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers Date Posted: 03/18/2021 Closing Date: 07/01/2021 Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services Division/Unit: Direct Care & Treatment Services / Forensics Services Work Shift: Rotating shift (includes day and evening hours) and Night shift (includes overnight hours) Work Hours: Varies Days of Work: Varies Travel Required: No Salary Range: $20.02 -$25.59 hourly, $41,802 - $53,432 annually Job Class Option: Certified Nursing Assistant Classified Status: Classified

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