Direct Care Associate

Employment Type

: Part-Time


: Miscellaneous

Northeast Human Service Center Ruth Meiers Adolescent Center Hiring Range: $14.00 - $16.34 per hour Temporary (no benefits) 6 positions available (Pos. 29923; 29924; 29974; 29975; & 299276) Part-time (16 to 24 hours per week, flexible) Summary of Work This position will provide a high level of supervision for adolescents in the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Will provide positive mentoring and guidance to adolescents experiencing significant mental health issues, according to program philosophy and guidelines. Must be flexible and creative to implement individualized treatment plans for the adolescents served while recognizing their trauma backgrounds and how that impacts their current behaviors. Role model a positive attitude that includes a courteous and respectful approach to the difficult issues the adolescent is addressing in treatment. Supervise daily living activities that includes transportation, chores, homework, groups, activities, passes, meetings, recreation, documentation etc. Must be willing to complete and maintain required training and receive supervision in a professional manner. Must be willing to work as part of a team to help the adolescent become healthy and successful. Minimum Qualifications APPLICANTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE. POSITION REQUIRES A VALID DRIVERS LICENSE & BACKGROUND CHECK. Requires high school graduation or GED and two years of work experience in duties involving special population groups such as the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, children and adolescents, or patients/clients in a direct care facility such as a hospital, nursing home, or group home; OR two years of work experience as a Direct Care Associate II with the Department of Human Services; OR one year of work experience listed above and an Associates, Bachelor's or Master's Degree in social work, psychology, special education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, counseling, child development and family science, sociology, human resource management (human service track) or nursing (RN/LPN); communication disorders (includes audiology and speech pathology), developmental disabilities, vocational rehabilitation, elementary education, mental health or recreation therapy. If unable to find qualified candidates, will consider filling the position as a Direct Care Associate II (7001), which requires high school graduation or GED and one year of work experience as listed above. Application Procedures * Please make sure that your resume includes information to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as posted. Your work history will not be given credit if the Department's Human Resource Division cannot determine that you meet the minimum qualifications * The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. * All application material must be received on or before the closing date by 11:59 pm. * A copy of your qualifying degrees transcript and any applicable certifications or licensures must be provided at the time of an interview. For more information or if you need an accommodation, Please Contact: Larry Dauksavage @ (701)795-3870 Employing Unit: Northeast Human Service Center - Grand Forks, ND (Ruth Meiers Adolescent Center) Telephone Number: 701-795-3870: TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice) If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the Application Process or uploading attachments, please contact or (701)328-3290. Equal Employment Opportunity The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act. As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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