Description Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults, and military veterans. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and reward employees. Consider joining us! As a Positive Support Specialist, you will work with high functioning individuals, who have severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and challenging behaviors, to become more independent. These behaviors can include, but are not limited to, verbal/physical aggression, property destruction, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation/attempts, and elopement. This Full Time Evening Position starts at $20 an hour. 3pm to 10pm with every other weekend availability. As a Positive Support Specialist, we offer you: An excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, vision, 403(b) plan with a match, wellness program, and other ancillary plans Generous PTO plan, Paid Holidays, and Float Days Paid training Opportunities to continue professional development An ALIVE Workplace that is Supportive, Positive, Healthy and Fun! A diverse workplace An outstanding reputation As a Positive Support Specialist, you will: Assist individuals to be more independent in performing essential life skills such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, and navigating the community Advocate for the people supported in all aspects of their life in areas such as rights, medical care and in the community Participate with the individuals in a variety of events and activities Complete necessary documentation and record keeping every shift Manage crisis situations safely and effectively. This can include potential use of manual restraints. Candidates will receive training on manual restraints in conjunction with the 245D standards. Engage in trauma informed care daily Positive Support Specialist Minimum Requirements: Minimum requirement of one year working with individuals with maladaptive behavioral history and knowledge of behavior management techniques preferred Minimum requirement of one year of CRS, 245D, or SCS experience. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals and recognize individual boundaries. Previous completion of at least one singular training in behavioral skills/emergency use of manual restraints such as PIA, CPI, or MANDT Knowledge of local community resources is a plus. The successful candidate must be cleared by a Bureau of Criminal Affairs (BCA) background study and have a drivers' license; a Motor Vehicle Check (MVR) is required. Lutheran Social Service of MN is an EEO/AAP employer. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Veterans are encouraged to apply! Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We actively foster an environment that is free of racDescription Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults, and military veterans. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and reward employees. Consider joining us! As a Positive Support Specialist, you will work with high functioning individuals, who have severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and challenging behaviors, to become more independent. These behaviors can include, but are not limited to, verbal/physical aggression, property destruction, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation/attempts, and elopement. This Full Time Evening Position starts at $20 an hour. 3pm to 10pm with every other weekend availability. As a Positive Support Specialist, we offer you: An excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, vision, 403(b) plan with a match, wellness program, and other ancillary plans Generous PTO plan, Paid Holidays, and Float Days Paid training Opportunities to continue professional development An ALIVE Workplace that is Supportive, Positive, Healthy and Fun! A diverse workplace An outstanding reputation As a Positive Support Specialist, you will: Assist individuals to be more independent in performing essential life skills such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, and navigating the community Advocate for the people supported in all aspects of their life in areas such as rights, medical care and in the community Participate with the individuals in a variety of events and activities Complete necessary documentation and record keeping every shift Manage crisis situations safely and effectively. This can include potential use of manual restraints. Candidates will receive training on manual restraints in conjunction with the 245D standards. Engage in trauma informed care daily Positive Support Specialist Minimum Requirements: Minimum requirement of one year working with individuals with maladaptive behavioral history and knowledge of behavior management techniques preferred Minimum requirement of one year of CRS, 245D, or SCS experience. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of individuals and recognize individual boundaries. Previous completion of at least one singular training in behavioral skills/emergency use of manual restraints such as PIA, CPI, or MANDT Knowledge of local community resources is a plus. The successful candidate must be cleared by a Bureau of Criminal Affairs (BCA) background study and have a drivers' license; a Motor Vehicle Check (MVR) is required. Lutheran Social Service of MN is an EEO/AAP employer. We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Veterans are encouraged to apply! Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. We actively foster an environment that is free of raci
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