Job ID: 15419
Agency: Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Salary: $52,847.28 minimum
Pay Grade: GK
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Human Services. For more information on the Department of Human Services, please visit http://dhs.sd.us.
If you are committed to helping people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (ID/DD), this may be an opportunity for you to make a difference and continue the growth and development of state of the art services supporting people to lead healthy, independent, and productive lives in communities throughout South Dakota.
This position will focus on assisting South Dakotans with intellectual and developmental disabilities live and work in the most independent, integrated home and community-based settings possible. This position will be responsible for administering human services programs to include the development and oversight of education & training activities both internally and with external stakeholders. This position will work directly with Community Support Providers, system partners, and other stakeholders to assure the health, safety, and welfare of program participants. In addition, this position works to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are provided with options and choices to be active participants and contributing members of their communities.
At the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS), our mission is to assist anyone living with a disability to live their best life. DHS is looking for talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our agency stronger. We value the whole person, their talents and perspectives. Our employees are innovative and seek creative solutions to solve problems. As part of the DHS team, you can have a positive impact on the lives of South Dakotans and strengthening our families for future generations.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, business/public administration or another human service-related field is preferred.
- learning & development practices;
- disability & person-centered practices;
- services and supports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities;
- positive behavioral supports, behavior intervention practices and people first language;
- applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to developmental disabilities.
- establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships and demonstrate compassion, respect, courtesy, and tact when interacting with others;
- work effectively with other staff and community organizations;
- actively listen and communicate information clearly, effectively and accurately;
- interpret and implement state and federal rules and regulations pertaining to developmental disabilities;
- gather and analyze data, reason logically and accurately, and solve problems using common sense and standard software tools such as Word, Excel and Access;
- exercise sound judgement in the performance of assigned responsibilities;
- prepare clear and concise documentation, reports, and correspondence that reflect relevant facts;
- effectively plan and organize work activities, adjust to multiple demands, and prioritize tasks to complete assignments and meet schedules and deadlines;
- assume initiative with minimal supervision;
- develop leadership responsibilities within the division.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”