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Department of Health and Human Services

Developmental Technician

  • Location

    Beatrice, NE
  • Posted On

    November 9, 2021
  • Job Type

    Full-Time
  • Category

    Other
  • Experience Level

    Entry Level
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary

    $30,000-$50,000

Job Description

Close to Heart — Close to Home; that is Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC); providing care and support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Beatrice State Developmental Center is looking for dedicated Teammates who want to “Help People Live Better Lives” as a Developmental Technician. If this is you, then, WE NEED YOU!

“NEW STARTING WAGES $17.540/hr PLUS an additional $3/hr for every hour worked! That’s $20.540/hr. There will also be a shift differential added of $1-$1.50/hour, depending on when you work!”

Under general supervision, Developmental Technicians:
• Provide direct care for individuals served with developmental disabilities related to personal hygiene, such as grooming, meals and dressing.
• Provide behavioral training following written plans.
• Provide medications and treatments according to plan of care for individuals served.
• Establish and maintain a safe, clean working environment.
• Are required to successfully complete facility training and certification requirements and to acquire listing on the Nebraska Medication Aide Registry within one year of being in this position as well as performs related work as assigned.

We have full time, part time and on-call (temporary) positions available.
FULL TIME: 40 hours a week, great benefits, $17.540/hour plus shift differential
PART TIME: 20 hours a week, eligible for benefits, $14.400/hour plus shift differential
ON-CALL: Flexible Scheduling, not eligible for benefits, $14.400/hour plus shift differential

What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays • Generous Leave Accruals and Benefits
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Flexible Schedules

“DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability marital status, or genetics.” For more information about the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of Developmental Disabilities, please visit our website, http://dhhs.ne.gov.

Location: Beatrice State Developmental Center

Schedule: All Shifts

As a Developmental Technician you will:
• Administer medication and treatment
• Observe for adverse reactions, and accurately chart pertinent information in writing
• Initiate and maintain an active environment to provide supervision/interaction to individuals during supplemental activities designed to maintain and expand individual’s skills
• Record in writing information related to the individual’s activities
• Establish and maintain a safe, clean working environment
• Attend in-service training related to continued employment and skill development
• Participate in discussions with Interdisciplinary Team members related to adjustments of medical and behavioral treatment approaches
• Perform and/or monitor individual’s personal hygiene care such as toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing
• Assist individuals with laundry services including operation of an automatic washer and dryer, folding and storage
• Assist individuals in food preparation
• Conduct behavioral training following written plans designed by professional staff
• Ensure that each individual is safe and free from harm and that the needs of each individual are identified and met
• Monitor physical environment and take necessary action to ensure safety, sanitary environment and compliance with State and Federal Standards
• Work cooperatively with investigators in resolution of abuse/neglect cases
• Be responsible for notifying appropriate personnel of problems related to resource allocation or the physical living environment to ensure their resolution
• Recognize emergencies and react in a professional manner to provide guidance
• Maintain a positive attitude to provide support to individuals served and staff
• Transport individuals into the community on trips, leisure, or medical appointments

REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age, and possess a valid driver’s license.

OTHER: Hired candidates must successfully complete Basic Support and Facilitated Learning training within six months of employment. A valid driver’s license is required.

Knowledge of: general developmental care skills; preparing and maintaining individual’s records and charts; Nebraska Medication Aide registration requirements.

Skill in: active listening, and communicating clearly with others.

Ability to: develop effective working relationships with staff and individuals; provide quality daily care to individuals; complete courses and competency evaluations; document treatment/training plans; count accurately and record numerical and alphabetical data; observe, recognize, report on physical status; demonstrate proper lifting, including a buddy lift, within a weight range of 50 to 200 lbs. to heights of 36 inches; lift, bend, push and/or pull 50 pounds on a continuous basis; provide quality day care to individuals; implement written treatment/training plans with supporting written record keeping; administer medications; problem solve; work regularly scheduled shifts with predictable attendance; work overtime up to and including entire shifts.

How to Apply

Please apply directly at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nebraska/jobs/3292464/developmental-technician-increased-hiring-rate?location[0]=beatrice%20area&department[0]=Health%20%26%20Human%20Services%20Department&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

You can also review our great benefits at:  https://dhhs.ne.gov/pages/careers.aspx

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.