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St. Peter, MN

Human Services Support Specialist (Certified Nursing Assistant)

Location300 S 3rd St, St. Peter, Minnesota 56082
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-09-07
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Valid Through2023-06-07

Job Description:

Job Class: Human Services Support Specialist

Working Title: Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 07/08/2022

  • Closing Date : 11/08/2022

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Human Services

  • Division/Unit : Direct Care and Treatment / Forensic Nursing Home

  • Schedule Type : Full-time / Part-time / Intermittent

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : This posting covers all shifts.

  • Rotating shift (day/evening hours)

  • Night shift (overnight hours)

  • Days of Work : Varies

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $21.03 - $26.89/hourly

  • Job Class Option : Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME

  • Work Area : Forensic Nursing Home - St. Peter

  • Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/)

Candidates may qualify for a hiring bonus up to $2,500!!!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our Forensic Nursing Home team within the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) division of the agency.

This announcement will be used to fill permanent positions at the Forensic Nursing Home. The Forensic Services campus in St. Peter is comprised of the Forensic Mental Health Program (FMHP) and the Forensic Nursing Home (FNH). Forensic Services provides mental health evaluation and treatment services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness who present a risk to public safety. This is a safe and secure treatment environment.

We are hiring for full-time, part-time and intermittent positions on rotating and night shifts . This posting covers all CNA vacancies within the FNH and the position schedule type is subject to what is available. Rotating shift includes day and evening hours. Night shift includes overnight hours. Days of work and hours will vary depending on facility needs including weekend and some holiday shifts. Positions with anticipated work hours fourteen (14) or less hours per week are not eligible for the hiring bonus. Please discuss your preference with the hiring supervisor during your interview.

This is a great opporutnity to earn your Certification as a Nursing Assistant! Be reimbursed for the cost of the certification and get started in a career you will love all at the same time!

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a part of a multi-disciplinary team and provides direct care, treatment, support, and leisure activities to residents at the Forensic Nursing Home in St. Peter. Day-to-day responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing care to residents in accordance with the plan of care and under the direction of a licensed nurse while maintaining a therapeutic working relationship with residents.

  • Directly supporting residents as necessary including assisting in meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, and personal care activities, emergency intervention and providing general resident supervision.

  • Addressing crisis situations that present a risk to the health and safety of residents (e.g., CPR, first aid, emergency physical intervention).

  • Using non-physical intervention strategies (e.g., negotiation, active listening, redirection) whenever possible to address behavioral crisis and potential behavioral crisis.

  • Maintaining a clean safe working environment.

  • Transporting residents, if needed.

Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!

In addition to a rewarding career in which you will be positively impacting the lives of Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents, we provide competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This includes a competitive hourly wage, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and more!

When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:

  • $2500 Hiring Bonus (only for applicants that do not currently work for the State of Minnesota)

  • Annual pay increases

  • Corrections Early Retirement Program

  • Tuition reimbursement for courses related to the work of DHS

  • Student loan reimbursement

  • $50 bonus for voluntarily working days off and weekends

What a great opportunity to be a part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients, and community!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • High School diploma or General Education Diploma

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

  • Current registration as a Nursing Assistant with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Nursing Assistant Registry. If you are not currently registered as a Nursing Assistant with the MDH, we will reimburse you to become certified within six (6) months from your date of hire.

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.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your work experience in the areas listed for each job held.

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

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate proof of education if required for the position.

Job ID: 6776166769001436568

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