Positive Support Specialist (16118)

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans. Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve. We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees. Consider joining us!
Lutheran Social Service is expanding our services! We are now seeking several compassionate individuals to fill our new Positive Support Specialist positions.
As a Positive Support Specialist you will provide guidance, encouragement, support for the person supported to develop and implement a personal life plan that will result in reaching personal goals, development, increased strengths, skills and coping abilities. This position will participate as a team member that fosters an environment which supports people in pursuit of their hopes, dreams and personal outcomes creating a lifelong home for the people supported. The Positive Support Specialist will assist individuals to be more independent in performing essential life skills such as meal preparation, personal hygiene, medication administration, cleaning and laundry. You will partner with Behavioral Analysts, Autism Specialists, Therapists, and Medical professionals to develop and implement support plans.
Minimum Requirements
High school degree, GED or experience working with vulnerable populations required
Experience and/or training of at least one year with individuals with maladaptive behavioral history preferred
Comprehension of current MN statutes 245D, Positive Behavior Supports preferred
Medication administration training required (may be obtained after hire)
First Aid training required and CPR Certificate may be required (may be obtained after hire)
MANDT training required
Knowledge and experience of behavior management techniques
Physicality to implement MANDT supports and to walk long distances
Mental Health Certification may be required (may be obtained after hire)
Bureau of Criminal Affairs (background study) clearance required
Driver's license required. Motor Vehicle Check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required
Ability to read, write, and use computer required
Basic math and problem solving skills required
Ability to recognize boundaries and relate to a wide variety of people
Ability to suggest and implement strategies to enhance the service
Patience, self-control, self-directed, flexibility, attention to detail, ability to comply with support plan consistently, meet deadlines
Knowledge of local community resources
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 racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.
Additional Posting Information:
8/hrs week, $12.00/hr plus mileage reimbursement, Grand Meadow area
LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.

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