Why Southwest Health and Human Services?
Southwest Health and Human Services (SWHHS) is a multi-county agency committed to strengthening individuals, families and communities by providing quality services in a respectful, caring and cost-efficient manner.
- 8:00am – 4:30pm
- 1 hour lunch break
- 15 minute break – am & pm
Monday through Friday – 37 ½ hours
- Public Employee Retirement Account – PERA
- SWHHS contributes 7.5% of employee gross wages with an employee contribution of 6.5%
SWHHS is committed to offering competitive benefits at a price employees can afford. To assist employees in the cost of these benefits, SWHHS, contributes up to a maximum of $616 for single coverage and $991 for family coverage per month for insurance benefits
Single and family coverage options available in four deductible plans.
SWHHS provides $50,000 Group Life Insurance Policy for each employee at a no cost to employee. Additional life insurance is available to employees and
Insurance coverage that will cover 60% of your income if you are out of work due to an illness or injury for an extended period of time. Coverage will start on the 91st day of being off. Provided at no cost to employee.
Voluntary insurance coverage option that will cover up to 60% of your income if you are out of work due to an illness or injury from 30 – 90 days.
Voluntary dental insurance is available to employees. They can elect coverage in employee only, employee + spouse, employee + children, or family coverage
Voluntary optical insurance is available to employees. They can elect coverage in employee only, employee + one, or family coverage.
Employees can elect to have pre-tax dollars withheld from their paycheck for medical and dependent care expenses.
Voluntary benefits available to employees include:
- Deferred Comp
- Identity Theft
- Legal Shield
Vacation leave is available for employees to use to have time off from work for rest and relaxation. Vacation can be taken in .5 increments.
- At initial hire, staff will earn 3.7 hours of vacation bi-weekly
- At 5 years of service, staff will earn 5.55 hours of vacation bi-weekly
- At 10 years of service, staff will earn 6.45 hours of vacation bi-weekly
- At 15 years of service, staff will earn 7.35 hours of vacation bi-weekly
- At 3 years of service, staff will earn 4.33 hours of vacation bi-weekly
Medical leave is available for employees to use for themselves and/or qualified family members. Employees earn 3.7 hours per bi-weekly pay period. Medical can be taken in .5 increments.
SWHHS recognizes the following 10.5 holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- President’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Veteran’s Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Eve
- Christmas Day
Ability to request flexible schedules and telecommuting options to support your work/life integration and increase productivity.
Employees who have accumulated medical leave balances may trade their medical leave hours to cover the cost of fitness expenses.
Employees are formally recognized for their Years of Service and retirement from the agency. The “You Rock” program has been created for peer-to-peer recognition.
Employees are able to check out bikes to increase physical activity.
Employees can receive up to a 20% discount off their monthly Verizon bill and up to a 25% discount off accessories.
SWHHS has a very active Wellness Committee looking out for employees wellbeing. Benefits provided by committee include; healthy snack stations, fitness discounts, and much more!
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! All applicants interested in positions with Southwest Health and Human Services must be registered with the Minnesota Merit System.
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.