Mental Health Specialist II / DSP * Up to $2000 sign on bonus


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Mental Health Specialist II / DSP * Up to $2000 sign on bonus



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Company Description

  • Up to $2000 sign on bonus *

At Dungarvin, we are creating something special. A Minnesota based industry leader for over 45 years, we are looking to add an experienced and committed human service professional to support individuals with disabilities. If you are looking to make a difference, if you are creative and solution focused, if you are interested in growing in your career, we want you on our team! Here at Dungarvin we have a lot to offer our employees!WHY WORK HERE:

  • Wages start at $21/hour
  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance for full-time employees
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Flex Spending and HSA Accounts for full-time employees
  • Pet Insurance
  • Life Insurance for full-time employees
  • 401 K plan with up to 3% employer match after one year of services
  • PAID TIME OFF (PTO) for eligible employees
  • PTO Donation
  • Growth and Development Opportunities
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • National Brand Discounts
  • Pay Active – access up to 50% of your pay before payday
  • PAID training and orientation
  • Locations all throughout Minnesota make it easy for you to move WITH your job wherever life takes you!

Job DescriptionABOUT THE PROGRAM:Mental Health Specialist II (MHS2) work in our Acute Behavioral Services (ABS) programs. These are highly specialized programs in which we serve individuals with intensive, interfering behavioral and mental health needs. The persons receiving these services have many of the following characteristics: previously placed in a highly restricted facility, high incidents of crisis situations, high behaviors or anti-social issues, multiple hospitalizations/commitments/ institutional stays, history of law enforcement involvement due to behaviors, and multiple failed placements. These group homes have been significantly modified to eliminate safety concerns. Consistency and routine are key factors in the proven success of these programs. Because of the complex/high level behaviors, MHS2’s are provided training for manual restraints and will experience mental, emotional, and physical manipulation from the person we support. Staff may be exposed to severe verbal aggression that may include disparaging remarks, racial slurs and swearing. ABS programs utilize a person-centered approach to creating a program that focuses on supporting a person to reach their goals while still considering the safety of the individual, staff, and the community.WHAT YOU WILL DO:The MHS II is responsible to provide direct care and direct supports to each person served according to his/ her needs. This includes intense interfering behavioral health management, assisting in maintaining a clean, safe living environment, assisting and training on daily living skills, transportation and supervision while promoting a person-centered approach.These are care giver positions with an emphasis on mental health and behavior management support. Past experience in direct support professional roles as well as behavior technician would be similar in responsibilities.Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old, 21 years old for some sites
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2 years of experience working with mental illness- Experience with behavior management a plus!
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record is required
  • Current auto liability insurance
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be physically fit and be able to stand, squat, bend, or walk for long periods of time. Ability to lift 50lbs is necessary.
  • Basic computer skills.

Additional InformationHours Worked

  • May be full or part-time; with a mixture of weekday and weekend hours. The specific number and times of scheduled hours should be set upon hiring. . All persons in this position should be prepared to work weekends and holidays.


  • Positively change the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as their families.
  • If you’ve ever felt the need to help someone along their path to success, then consider a career helping intellectually disabled individuals. You’ll come to understand how you can help them achieve their hopes and dreams while trying to protect them from judgment when the outside world doesn’t understand. You’ll not only be their therapist, but you’ll also be their cheerleader.

Dungarvin is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. At Dungarvin, we believe in hiring talent from a wide variety of backgrounds which makes our organization stronger.#DMNJ5/27

Expected salary

$21 per hour


North Branch, MN

Job date

Wed, 29 May 2024 07:40:05 GMT

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