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Support Specialist 600001

January 15, 2013 - January 27, 2013
Location:Minneapolis, MN
Employment Type:Part Time

A long-term residential program for people who have a dual-diagnosis of developmental disabilities and mental illness is seeking a part-time Support Specialist (600001). Licensed under the ICF/DD regulations, People II is a six-bed facility that provides a safe, nurturing environment for people to learn and develop life skills they need to gain more independence. Our clients are adults (18+) with both a developmental disability and a mental illness.

Typical hours for this role are E/O Weekend, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (1/26, 2/2, 2/16, etc.)


The Support Specialists work directly with six men and women and help to teach skills vital to independence while adhering to all agency policies and procedures. Primary duties include:

  • Assisting clients with problem solving
  • Teaching independent living skills
  • Engaging in a variety of in-house and community activities
  • Assisting clients in meal preparation
  • Administering medications and first aid


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • A reliable car
  • Good driving record
  • Current auto insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness

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