Positive Support Specialist-(Metro Crisis Coordination Program)

Job Summary: Provide community-based crisis support services to individuals of all ages who live within the 7 – county metro area and have an IDD diagnosis, related condition, and those receiving services through a CADI Waiver

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres – MORA – is a diverse and inclusive nonprofit that has supported adults, seniors and children with developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs as well as age-related and chronic medical conditions for over 50 years in the Twin Cities metro.

An array of services: Adult Day Services, Contracted Case Management, Community Supports, over 30 Residential Homes, Respite, Therapeutic Recreation, Training for Guardians & Families, and a unique therapeutic Summer Camp for Youth with Autism. Our Metro Crisis Coordination Program (MCCP) offers a safety net of crucial and cost-effective services for adults and children.

Starting Salary Range : $50,000$65,000

Key Duties and Responsibilities for the Positive Support Specialist:

Evaluate behavior and generate proactive and reactive support strategies which promote person-centeredness and least restrictive approaches

Travel to various settings within the 7-county metro area including family homes, schools, day programs, work sites, community based residential settings

Due to the short-term nature of services provided by MCCP, manage an ever-changing caseload of 12 – 19 individuals experiencing varying degrees of interfering behavior

Data collection, assessment, and interpretation of behavior

Instruct the individual’s support network with strengthening their skills through improved understanding and implementation of sound behavioral support principals and strategies

Staff/caregiver training both in small groups and larger settings

Ongoing communication with Case Managers, Guardians, and other members of the individual’s Inter-Disciplinary Team

Timely documentation of case notes and formulation of written assessment

Performs other duties as assigned

Desirable Qualifications:

Strongly prefer a person with a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields, with at least 4,000 hours of post-master’s supervised experience

Minimum of a BA in Psychology or related field

4 years supervised experience in the service provision for persons with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and challenging behaviors as well as co-occurring mental or neuro-cognitive disorders

Working knowledge of co-occurring mental health and neurocognitive disorders

Knowledge of licensing standards, person centered practices, as well as professional ethical guidelines

Required Qualifications:

Must pass Department of Human Services background check and maintain “qualified” status

Must not be excluded from working in government health programs by the Office of Inspector General

Must have a current valid driver’s license and must have insurance as required by state law.

Benefits: Full time employees receive a comprehensive and competitive benefit package, including:

  • Medical insurance with company sponsored health reimbursement account and health savings account
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance; employee, spouse and children’s coverage options
  • Long-term disability and short-term disability
  • Flexible spending; medical and dependent care
  • 403b retirement plans that match after 1 year of employment
  • Paid time off up to three weeks annually which increases after the first year of employment
  • Opportunity for usage of our private vacation property west of Duluth (McGregor, MN)
  • Awards for outstanding employee performance and promotion opportunities
  • Generous tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities!
  • Many opportunities for advancement. Mount Olivet Rolling Acres promotes from within

Cherishing the big-hearted heritage of our beginnings, we actively advocate for equity and inclusion for the individuals we serve and for our employees. Healthy. Happy. Human. Join us. MORAcares.org/careers/

Mount Olivet Rolling Acres is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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