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State of Minnesota Designated Coordinator - Skills Development Specialist in Pine City, Minnesota

Working Title: Designated Coordinator

Job Class: Skills Development Specialist

Agency: Human Services Dept

  • Job ID : 77431

  • Location : Pine City

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Full/Part Time : Part-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Unlimited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 06/10/2024

  • Closing Date : 06/17/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Human Services

  • Division/Unit : Direct Care and Treatment – Community Based Services / Child & Adolescent Services/ CAS Pine City

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Rotating Shift (ex: 7:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.; hours may vary depending on the needs of the program)

  • Days of Work : Varies; may include weekends and holidays

  • Travel Required : Yes (Transport and accompany individuals to medical appointments, community outings, recreational activities, and spiritual events)

  • Salary Range: $22.61 - $32.71 / hourly

  • Job Class Option : Designated Coordinator

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Applicants may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up t o $2,500!*

Located in Pine City, MN and is part– time, rotating shift position with some weekend and holiday shifts. The shifts are between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. Days of work and hours vary depending on the site needs.

The Designated Coordinator - Skills Development Specialist is the lead worker at the program and plays a key role in overseeing programs, activities, and scheduling, under the direction of the supervisor. In this role, the Designated Coordinator will split their time between direct care responsibilities and program responsibilities. Program responsibilities include designing, implementing and evaluating behavioral support strategies for individuals at the site. Hours will vary, candidates must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed. This is a great position for a candidate who has experience with individuals who have high behavioral needs.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Participating in the development, refinement and implementation of individualized program plans that will help individuals safely achieve their goals.

  • Providing work direction, guidance, training and feedback to staff to ensure the highest standards of service delivery are provided to the individuals.

  • Providing direct care to individuals such as bathing, toileting, hygiene, medication/treatment administration, providing escorts and mobile supports and behavior interventions.

  • Contributing to the safety and security of the site, individuals served and co-workers

*Current State of Minnesota Employees are not eligible for the hiring bonus

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet the qualifications to be a Designated Coordinator:

· 4 years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons 65 years and older;


· A minimum of 50 hours of education and training related to human services and disabilities;


· A diploma in a field related to *human services from an accredited post-secondary institution and 3 years full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons 65 years and older;


· An associate degree in a field related to *human services and 2 years full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons 65 years and older;


· A bachelor’s degree in a field related to *human services and 1 year full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons 65 years and older.

*Human Services related Degrees may include but not limited to the following:

  • Family Social Sciences

  • Health Care Management

  • Special Education

  • Public Health

  • Recreational Therapy

  • Social Work

  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling

  • Social Science

  • Health Science

  • Psychology

Candidates must also minimally meet these required qualifications:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

Ability to:

· Develop person-centered support plans that use Positive Support principles and practices, including Person-Centered Thinking and Planning, Positive Behavior Support, and recovery-oriented mental health supports.

· Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to promote among team members a shared understanding of support goals and implementation of methods.

· Develop a schedule of activities to ensure that resources are used effectively in implementing programs according to plans.

· Apply consistent principles in assessing individuals’ interfering behavior, skill development needs, and progress toward achieving individual goals.

  • Work rotating or irregular hours as needed, or directed.

  • Provide direct care as needed.

Knowledge of:

  • Coaching principles sufficient to motivate and guide employees.

  • Support principles and techniques sufficient to plan, design, and implement individual program strategies for assigned individuals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

  • Lead work experience in a direct care setting.

  • Experience writing, modifying, or evaluating program plans.

  • Experience with financial management of home or individual accounts.

Physical Requirements

Available upon request from the local Human Resources Office.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made 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 . Please indicate what assistance is needed.