Full Time/Part Time
As a Direct Care Associate working with youth in a residential setting, you will provide positive mentoring and guidance to young 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 the youth to articulate their goals and what is important for them. You will teach self-advocacy and self-help strategies to assist the youth in reaching their goals. You will thrive in this position if you have a passion for teaching young 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 provide details in the employment history sections of the application form on how your education, experience and skills will qualify you for this position. Supplemental information such as a cover letter and resume may be included, but the initial review and score will be based on the information provided in your online application. Please fill in all information requested on the application form, such as dates of employment, hours worked per week, credits earned, etc. INCOMPLETE SECTIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN CREDIT. The Department's Human Resource Division staff will score applications against the minimum qualifications and preferences listed on the job announcement and qualifying military service. After the scoring is completed, a certified list of eligible candidates and the applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview, based on the final scores. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. All application material must be received on the closing date by 11:59 pm or before the closing date. For More Information About the Position or General Questions About the Application Procedures Contact: Larry Dauksavage Employing Unit: Northeast Human Service Center; Section: Ruth Meiers Adolescent Center - Grand Forks, NDTelephone Number: (701)795-3870TTY 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.