Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialist PERM FULL TIME and ON-CALL

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Aug 24, 2021
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Join the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services in "Helping People Live Better Lives." If passion, integrity, and fulfillment is the work culture you are seeking, then DHHS is where you belong. Beatrice is looking for a Safety and Habilitation Specialist.

Join #TeamDHHS today! FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING! We have permanent full-time, part-time and temporary on-call positions available!

Permanent Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialists earn $15.35/hour plus shift differential with excellent benefits that include health insurance, retirement, and paid leave. In addition, many of our jobs are eligible for student loan forgiveness. Temporary On-Call Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialists have flexible scheduling, are eligible for overtime and shift differential, and earn $14.907/hour.

Beatrice State Developmental Center - Acute Crisis Stabilization Reintegration Unit - Beatrice

Schedule to be determined.


Job Requirements

Under general supervision, provide residential care, custody and monitoring of individuals in homes designated for the developmentally disabled. Incumbents provide specialized residential services designed to provide a structured, therapeutic environment for individuals with high risk, challenging behaviors. These specialized services include habilitation, security, treatment of behaviors through behavior support plans, mental health care, and other supports necessary for each individual to realize their personal goals related to treatment and habilitation. They observe, report, and record individual/group behavior and activities and implement interventions as authorized; performs related work as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIREMENTS:   Must be at least 19 years of age to work with adults; be at least 21 years of age to work with adolescents.

PREFERRED:   Experience with DD/ID individuals. Experience supporting individuals with behavioral concerns and support plans. Other: Must successfully complete a prescribed physical examination. Incumbents must complete a state approved medication aide course and successfully pass a written and clinical competency exam administered by the State of Nebraska and be placed on the State of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry as a condition of continued employment.

OTHER:  Valid driver's license. Ability to work overtime up to and including another full shift. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: security measures required in the care of high risk individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities; techniques of caring for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; general human behavior and performance; general developmental care skills; principles and methods for instructing individuals and groups. Skill in: listening and understanding; communicating effectively as appropriate for the intended audience; being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do; teaching others. Ability to: interpret and follow instructions; prepare reports; carry out/implement written treatment, training, habilitation, and behavior support plans and nursing procedures as prescribed; administer medications, make decisions and act quickly in situations involving individual care or safety; communicate with co-workers, management and individuals served; maintain individual records and charts; document treatment/training plans; count and record numerical and alphabetical data; provide quality daily care to individuals served; observe, recognize and report on physical status; demonstrate proper lifting including, lift, bend, push and/or pull 50 pounds on a continuous basis to assist clients in meeting their needs and maintaining safety within the home.

Loan Forgiveness?