Behavior Modification Asst, Cambridge, Minnesota

Created 06/14/2020
Reference 11376252
Job type Part Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Cambridge
Zip 55008
Salary Up to $24,999
Job Class: Behavior Modification Assistant

Working Title: Direct Care Behavioral Specialist - Behavior Modification Assistant

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 09/30/2020

Closing Date: 02/01/2021

Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services

Division/Unit: Direct Care and Treatment/Community Based Services

Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating (AM/PM) and Nights

Days of Work: Varies

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $19.42 - $25.59/hourly

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME

Work Area: East Bethel

FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary
This announcement will be used to fill multiple vacancies in East Bethel, North Branch and Forest Lake. There is also 1 intermittent position located in Cambridge, MN.
Rotating shift consist of work hours during the day, evening and weekend. Night shift consist of overnight work hours during the week and weekend.
Every person needs the support of others. Minnesota Department of Human Services is looking for person-centered, caring people to support individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and other emotional, behavioral, medical complexities. Our goal is to ensure the people we serve achieve their highest quality of life and personal growth.
The Behavior Modification Assistant (BMA) is responsible for assisting in assessing individual's needs by performing direct care duties, developing and implementing residential and habilitation support plans with goals and methods. Communicating with team members and other agencies, evaluating and documenting out-comes, and maintaining or modifying the plan and performing related work as required. The BMA serves as a principal provider of behavior modification services to the work site team. Similar and/or related private-sector's job titles: Human Services Technician (HST), Direct Support Professional (DSP), Mental Health Worker, Behavior Technician II, Mental Health Caregiver, and DSP Caregiver.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and/or co-occuring diagnosis.
  • Experience with verbal de-escalation strategies and working with individuals who exhibit agressive behaviors.
  • Clear communication skills to understand and communicate complex services with community members, employers and teams.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Basi math and computer skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Must be able to perform all physical/essential requirements with or without reasonable accommodation(s).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience collecting and summarizing datat to document program delivery by observation, charting and measuring.
Additional Requirements
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
This position requires successful completion of the following:
Reference/Background Checks - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance you need.

Employer Minnesota Department of Human Services

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