Employment Opportunities

 

 

Why Southwest Health and Human Services?

Current Openings

Eligibility Worker –  The purpose of this position is to provide for the needs of various individuals and families by providing information, determine initial and on-going eligibility for all Income Maintenance Programs administered by Southwest Health and Human Services as outlined in federal regulations and rules, state statutes, and local rules and policies pertaining to those IM programs.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
      • Three years of clerical experience or experience working with the public, or some combination of the two, totaling three years.

      or

      • Two years of clerical experience in a social services/human services agency.

      or

      • Two years of study at an accredited two or four year college or university or similar institution, with emphasis in the behavioral sciences, business, or closely related subjects (at least 23 quarter credits or 16 semester credits).

      or

      • Successful completion of the technical college Public Welfare Eligibility Worker diploma program (applicants must be within six months of completion of the program).

      or

      • Successful completion of the technical college Public Welfare Eligibility Worker certificate program will substitute for one year of the required clerical experience or experience working with the public.
  • Position Located In:  Luverne
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $17.83/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON
  • Examination Process:  In order to be considered for this job, you must take and pass an examination, which is offered online. The examination measures math skills used in determining eligibility for programs and reading comprehension.  After your Merit System application has been submitted, you will be sent a link to access the examination sections–if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job classification.

 

Health Educator – To complete professional and administrative work related to supervising a comprehensive health education program, establishes and conducts health education programs for clients and consumers and performs related work as assigned.

ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) Prevention Coordinator – This person will be responsible for working with local stakeholders to create, promote, and sustain an effective alcohol and other drug prevention coalition within the Pipestone School District and the community of Pipestone.

This position is grant funded.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in public health education, community health education or a related field;

    or

    • A bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in at least three of the following areas:
    • Writing, designing and producing public health informational materials including fact sheets, reports, articles, and pamphlets;
    • Researching, designing and writing public health training manuals and other training materials;
    • Organizing and presenting workshops or recruiting, organizing and coordinating the training of community groups;
    • Researching, writing, producing and distributing newsletters;
    • Designing and maintaining a clearinghouse of public health education materials.
  • Position Located In:  Pipestone School District
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $23.46/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON

 

Public Health Nurse – Job responsibilities will be to deliver and coordinate services to maintain the health of individuals, families and communities through population-based assessments and interventions. The focus is on delivery and implementation of the family health programs. This position functions individually or as part of the agency team to achieve agency goals.  The primary focus is on the delivery of family health programs, including, but not limited to:  WIC (Women, Infants & Children), Family Home Visiting and Child & Teen Check-Up outreach.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Certification as a Public Health Nurse in Minnesota and current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Minnesota.  Will allow 90 days to receive PHN Certification.
  • Position Located In:  Marshall
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $25.50/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON

 

Public Health Nurse – Job responsibilities will be to deliver and coordinate services to maintain the health of individuals, families and communities through population-based assessments and interventions. This position functions individually or as part of the agency team to achieve agency goals.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Certification as a Public Health Nurse in Minnesota and current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Minnesota.  Will allow 90 days to receive PHN Certification.
  • Position Located In:  Slayton
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $25.50/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON

 

Child Support Officer – This position performs paralegal functions related to the establishment and enforcement of child support orders for public assistance and non-public assistance customers; establishes paternity, establishes and enforces medical support; initiates necessary legal actions; testifies in court proceedings and maintains all necessary legal documentation; and works closely with the county attorney, judges, court administrators, child support magistrates, local attorneys, income maintenance and health and human services staff, employers, and a variety of resource personnel.

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Two years of experience as a Support Enforcement Aide or Collections Officer with responsibility for carrying out a part of child support collections.

    or

    • Three years of experience in work related to child support collections in a county social services agency (e.g., providing clerical or other support services to the child support and collections unit).

    or

    • Three years of experience as an Eligibility Worker or the equivalent in a public human services agency.

    or

    • Four years of experience in collections work outside of county social services setting.

    or

    • Three years of college with emphasis in criminal justice, public administration, business administration, paralegal, social work, psychology, sociology, or other related human services field.

    A candidate may substitute experience for education and education for experience in order to meet the qualifications.

  • Position Located In:  Slayton, Pipestone, or Luverne
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $18.36/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON

 

County Agency Social Worker – CPS – The primary purpose of this position is to assess reports of maltreatment and to provide child protection services to families. This position will specialize in work with families and children that are eligible for ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act).

  • Minimum Qualifications: 
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology or closely related field.

or

    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university with a major in any field and one year of experience as a social worker in a public or private social services agency.
  • Position Located In:  Redwood Falls
  • Starting Rate of Pay:  $23.01/hour
  • How to Apply:
  • Deadline to Apply:
    • Friday, November 16th at NOON

 

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ALL POSITIONS MUST APPLY THROUGH THE MERIT SYSTEM – INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.  

 

Don’t see a position currently available that you are interested in and would like to be notified when one is?  Get on an active list on the Minnesota Merit System and you will!              

Minnesota Merit System:   

All applicants interested in positions with Southwest Health and Human Services must be registered with the Minnesota Merit System. 

Applications for Merit System are available online at; http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem.

When a vacancy exists with Southwest Health and Human Services, a request for a list of eligible applicants from the Merit System will be made.  The names of applicants who successfully complete all required examinations are listed as eligible applicants.

For more information contact Jodi Robinson at 507-532-1320.       

 

~AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~