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Support Specialist 600003

February 01, 2013 - February 10, 2013
Location:People II - Minneapolis, MN
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Part Time
Description:

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 (600002). 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. Individuals must be adults (18+) with both a developmental disability and a mental illness.

This position will typically work:

  • every other weekend 3:00pm 11:30pm (2/9, 2/23, 3/9 etc.)
  • every other Wednesday 3:00pm 11:30pm (2/13, 2/27, 3/13, etc.)

Duties:

The Support Specialist will work directly with six men and women in our ICF/DD home helping to teach skills that are vital for independence. Primary duties are to:

  • Assist clients with problem solving and daily concerns
  • Teach independent living skills
  • Engage in a variety of in-house and community activities
  • Assist clients in meal preparation
  • Administer medications and first aid
  • Follow agency policies and procedures

Qualifications:

Position requirements include:

  • High school diploma
  • Excellent driving record
  • Reliable car
  • Current auto insurance

Preferred requirements include:

  • Previous experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness
  • Associates degree or Bachelors degree in social work, psychology, sociology or related field



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