Independent Living Skills Specialist: SMILES Center for Independent Living is seeking an individual on a full-time basis 40 hours per week, to provide independent living services to adults and youth with disabilities, one-to-one and in a small group basis, within Martin, Faribault, and Watonwan Counties.
Candidate must have the ability to conduct needs assessments, develop independent living plans, and provide Independent Living training and case management services. Candidate should possess knowledge of disabilities and their characteristics, ability to work with diverse populations of individuals with disabilities, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, work flexible hours, and have reliable transportation.
Minimum qualifications require a four year degree in a human/social services or related field or a two year degree in a human/social services field combined with one year of experience in a disability related position. Starting salary $10.86 – $11.73 per hour; plus a full benefit package. If you have any questions or would like to request an application packet, please call 507-345-7139 or 888-676-6498 (toll free).
SMILES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Position will remain open until hired/filled.
“Sing” in the New Year, with pizza and karaoke is being rescheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, at 5:00 pm due to the anticipated blizzard. You still have time to call Jamie and RSVP your attendance at this event. Call 507-345-7139 ext. 105 and let her know you will be there! Pizza is $1 per slice.
SMILES will be closed Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a federal holiday.
SMILES CIL will be closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 and Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
Our Mankato location will be open for PCA’s to drop off and pick up paperwork on Tuesday the 24th, as well as Thursday and Friday the 26th and 27th of December, although no program activities are scheduled for those dates.
We wish you happy winter holidays and a prosperous New Year.
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice Manager: SMILES Center for Independent Living is seeking an individual on a full-time basis to manage its Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Choice Program. Candidate should possess knowledge of disabilities; program management; and the Minnesota Health Care Program (MHCP) PCA programs; conduct consumer intakes, facilitate the development of care plans, provide instruction/training, perform supervisory duties, work independently and work flexible hours. Qualification require a 1. Minnesota License in Social Work, 2. Nursing Degree (RN), 3. Four year degree in a field related to human services and one year of work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities, or 4. an Associate degree in a field related to human services, and two years of work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities. Starting salary $28,1000 to $30,348 per year, plus benefit package. If you have an questions or would like to request an application packet, please call 507-345-7139. SMILES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
SMILES News, Activities, Programs and Services: Autumn 2013 newsletter (live links)