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Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker 495010

April 02, 2013 - June 15, 2013
Location:Dakota Apartment Program - Burnsville, MN
Salary Range:DOQ
Employment Type:Part Time

Our Dakota Apartment Program Supportive Housing has an open position for a part-time Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker (495010) role. This is an ASLEEP position with shifts beginning at 11:30p and concluding at 7:30am the next day. Staff are required to remain at the program during that time and must be able to answer all emergency calls during the overnight hours (call frequency is very light). This staff provides services to adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses or disabilities. There is no requirement that clients (adults 18+) served by Dakota Apartment Program have a particular diagnosis. Most clients have a significant mental health component in their service plan. Their diagnoses or disabilities may include mental illness, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities or cognitive impairment, and other related conditions.

Hours for the position are every other weekend on Saturday and Sunday mornings 11:30pm – 7:30am.


When awake MHRW staff will:

  • Provide crisis prevention/intervention services to clients
  • Monitor clients for symptoms of decompensation, crisis, and medication side effects
  • Intervene when necessary
  • Request assistance from on-call staff, as the situation requires
  • Maintain awareness of program policies and rules
  • Clarify policies and procedures for the clients
  • Chart, log, and report orally as required by program policy
  • Incorporate Goal Plan and RMAP/IAPP into interactions with the clients
  • Assist clients with problem solving, provides supportive crisis counseling, and utilizes on-call staff as necessary to prevent or handle behavioral crisis
  • Administer medications according to program policy and has basic knowledge of psychotropic medication and side effects

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Strong interest in human services
  • Ability to document effectively and objectively
  • Excellent communication skills to adapt to different stakeholders

    And either ONE of the following:

  • Associate’s degree in behavioral science or human services
  • Registered Nurse
  • Final two years of Bachelor’s 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 life 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


    • fluent in the non-English language or competent in the culture of the ethnic group, to which at least 50 percent of the mental health rehabilitation worker’s clients belong

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