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Support Specialist 550001 - INTERNAL POST ONLY

February 12, 2013 - February 28, 2013
Location:Deaf Supported Living - Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range:DOQ
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Eligible
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:

Our Deaf Supported Living (DSL) program is searching for a full-time Support Specialist for an AWAKE overnight position. This program provides supportive 24-hour Customized Living Services for adults who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind, who use or want to use sign language as their primary mode of communication and who experience a mental illness. These services are provided in a ten-unit apartment building in NE Minneapolis.

Typical hours for the position are Sunday through Thursday, 12:00am Ė 8:30am.

Duties:

The Support Specialist will provide awake, overnight support and supervision to clients in the program within the guidelines of each residentís Individual Abuse Prevention Plan, Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) and Emergency Plan. This position also:

  • Assists clients with problem solving and daily concerns
  • Participates in independent living skills supervision and education
  • Supports leisure and recreational activities
  • Logs observable behaviors and documents progress
  • Passes medication and supports medication management
  • Performs light housekeeping and maintenance duties
Staff help participants learn how to manage their finances, housing, medical care, community resources, transportation and other life skills.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL)
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Excellent driving record
  • Current auto insurance
  • Reliable personal vehicle

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Associateís degree in behavioral science or human services
  • Registered Nurse
  • Final two years of Bachlorís degree in behavioral science field
  • Within the previous ten years has:
    • Two years of personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness
    • Two years experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-blind clients
    • Two years experience as primary care giver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury
    • 2000 hours of supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • A Bachelorís Degree in a human service related field



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