Full Time/Part Time
This position hours are by shift on days, evenings, nights and weekends. Responsible for the care, welfare, safety and security of adults diagnosed with a mental illness while they are residents in the Duane R. Dornheim, (DRD), facility. DRD is staffed 24 hours/day 7 days/week. As a Direct Care Associate working with adults in a residential setting, you will provide positive mentoring and guidance to people impacted by behavioral health disorders. You will serve as a role model, exhibiting a positive and respectful approach in all interactions. You will teach daily living activities, including household tasks, hygiene task, effective communication, and socialization with the goal of helping those you serve increase their independence. An important part of this position is assisting people to articulate their goals and what is important for them. You will teach self-advocacy and self-help strategies to assist them in reaching their goals. You will thrive in this position if you have a passion for teaching people life skills and how to overcome barriers that may be present in their lives
Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. To be considered, you must have a high school diploma or GED; and two years of work experience providing direct care to special populations. If unable to find candidate with preferred experience, will consider filling this position as a Direct Care Associate II, which requires a high school diploma or GED; and one year of work experience providing direct care to special populations. If unable to find candidate with preferred experience, will consider filling this position as a Direct Care Associate I, which requires a high school diploma or GED. All DCAs must hold a valid driver's license and successful completion of the assigned defensive driving course during new-hire orientation.
325 DHS 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 Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Department of Human Services does not offer or provide sponsorships. 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 About the Position Contact: Sarah BlackmunEmploying Unit: Northeast Human Service Center Section: Duane R. Dornheim (Group home for adults with mental illness)Telephone Number: (701)795-3889TTY Number: ND Relay Service 1-800-366-6888 (text); 1-800-366-6889 (voice)
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), 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. Sect. 23-12-10.