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Job Title: 35367 - Life Skills Development Specialist
Location: Moose Lake, MN United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/05/2019
Expire Date: 10/05/2019
Job Categories: Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician
Job Description
35367 - Life Skills Development Specialist
This is an opportunity to be part of an organization that is committed to our staff, clients and the community. The Minnesota Sex Offender Program serves people who are court ordered to receive sex offender treatment via the civil commitment process. Program staff provide comprehensive services including therapy, education programming, therapeutic recreation, vocational programming and volunteer services, health and wellness to clients in a therapeutic environment where safety and security are at the forefront of all campus activities.

Job Summary
The days of work for this position are generally Sunday - Thursday but may depend on the facility needs. The incumbent filling this position may also be required to work Saturday – Wednesday.

The Life Skills Development Specialist position delivers Rehabilitation Therapy Services to clients in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program in Moose Lake, MN. The development of client skills are achieved in a learning environment in which the Life Skills Development Specialist provides client instruction for living a responsible life in a therapeutic community. This includes working with clients to create short and long-term goals, as well as assisting clients in working to achieve those goals by using their expertise and training to develop relevant rehabilitation programming opportunities. As a member of Rehabilitative Therapy Services team, the Life Skills Development Specialist communicates client progress to the rest of the client’s treatment team.
Community living skills may include developing skills related to independent living, vocational environments, appropriate leisure time activity, and general knowledge related to employment and instruction. These skills also include instruction and guidance for proper hygiene and appropriate dress, interpersonal communication, organizational skills and skills relating to improving work ethic. Other Life Skills Development Specialist responsibilities include assisting in the library, education programming, volunteer services programming, The Life Skills Development Specialist also will provide administrative support for all rehabilitation programming. Inherent in the responsibilities is providing a safe and secure environment for clients, staff and visitors.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
• Consulting with a multi-disciplinary team to initiate, oversee and implement individual treatment planning
• Developing and evaluating programming that assist clients in preparing for successful reintegration into a community setting
• Facilitating groups, classes or learning experiences that assist clients in strengthening life skills, independent living skills, and socialization skills
• Supporting the therapeutic treatment team through specialized therapy work, case consultation sessions, and facilitating skill-building psych educational groups
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
• 2 years administrative support, paraprofessional, or technical experience demonstrating each of the following:

o Developing, facilitating, and/or evaluating programming aimed at improving client success through instruction, training, and/or practice of independent living and positive socialization skills
o Documenting client progress and/or program metrics
o Engaging clients in therapeutic relationships
o Applying theory, standards of practice, and evaluation in rehabilitation programming
o Assessing needs and implementing appropriate crisis management
Note: An Associate degree or higher in a behavioral health related field may substitute for 1 year of administrative support, paraprofessional, or technical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree
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Contact Information
Contact Name:Heidi Peura
Contact Email:heidi.peura@state.mn.us
Company Description:
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota's most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and non-profits, DHS helps ensure that Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities, children and others meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. At DHS our goal is to meet people where they are at, and focus on outcomes to improve life situations, and to get people the help they need so they can reach their full potential.
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