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Join our team! Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division seeks qualified applicants skilled in both American Sign Language and English, who have a passion for human service. Open positions will be posted here. You can find other positions on the Minnesota Careers website.

Training and technology specialist

Date posted: 10/28/2019 Closing date: 11/18/2019 

This position is located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Job Summary: In alignment with legislative requirements, as the Training and Technology Specialist, you will manage, coordinate and provide the training resources, both in-person and through technology, for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division’s (DHHSD) services statewide. You will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of the training content in conjunction with statewide DHHSD staff so that it is relevant and accurate. You will work with the Department of Human Services/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division Communications staff in promoting training opportunities and reaching out to state agency partners, community stakeholders, other divisions within the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and under-represented communities throughout Minnesota. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Two (2) years of professional experience providing training adult learner demonstrating the following:

  • Demonstrated working experience with communication accommodations for people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing.
  • Management and utilization of a Learning Management System. 
  • Administering professional training programs for adult learners. 
  • Managing data within a learning management platform.
  • Training in the online communications platforms such as WebEx and e-Learning and experience making these trainings accessible to all audiences to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) requirements.
  • Experience using and maintaining SharePoint sites.
  • Experience developing, coordinating, or preparing webinars for professional development.
  • Working knowledge of web composition and multimedia software packages such as Microsoft Office, Macromedia Flash, streaming audio, video, compression methods, file types and formats.
  • Advanced skills in American Sign Language (ASL).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Instructional Design, Curriculum Design, or Learning Technology related fields may substitute for 1 year of professional experience OR Master’s degree in related fields may substitute for 2 years of experience.


    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working with providers and advocacy organizations that work with individuals who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and late deafened; and experience working with people with hearing loss and human service providers, particularly at the state and county level
    • Knowledge of the impact of hearing loss, keen understanding of Deaf Culture, familiarity with laws that impact people who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and late deafened, advanced level of awareness of technology and apps that benefit individuals with hearing loss and knowledgeable about service providers and organizations available for this community
    • Experience with Analytics and Training Metrics to evaluate learning outcomes
    • A strong record of experience in supporting MS SharePoint systems at the development level 
    • Experience in creating, maintaining and implementing diverse web-based technology for delivering training and computer data and file systems
    • Knowledge of W3C/508 accessibility standards and the state’s accessibility standards related to web content and documents

    For more details and to apply, visit the Minnesota Careers website, and enter Job ID 36655 in the keyword box.

Psychologist

Date posted: 11/04/2019 Closing date: 11/12/2019

This position will be located in St. Paul, MN in the Golden Rule Building, and requires travel to southern Minnesota twice per week.

Job Summary: To provide psychological and direct mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals and to serve as an expert to public and private mental health care agencies throughout Minnesota. This position is housed in St. Paul, MN and will serve southern Minnesota at least two times a week. The incumbent will travel throughout the state to conduct psychological assessments, when needed, as well as provide psychotherapy services in the Twin Cities area and southern Minnesota. These services will enable deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing clients to access culturally and linguistically affirmative psychological and mental health services and for the mental health care agencies to receive expert consultation services for providing appropriate services to this population. 

Responsibilities include: Assist clients in developing skills necessary for return to the community by teaching and securing specialized services Give technical consultation and direction to a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary treatment teams, clinicians, and other care providers on the psychological care for each client Consistently record client contacts, document progress notes, compose treatment plans, and any other client-related activities according to the protocol of the DHHSD Mental Health Program Provide consultation services to mental health care organizations, local private/public agencies, county/state human services agencies, consumer advocates, and family members on treatment of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing clients including psychological evaluations, treatment plans, interagency coordination, and community placement assistance 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Doctorate degree (PhD, PsyD) 
  • Licensed Psychologist (Must be licensed or license eligible in the State of MN) 
  • Advanced skills in American Sign Language (ASL) 
  • Working experience in providing psychological and mental health services to deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing individuals 
  • Ability to administer, score and interpret psychological tests and to write clear, concise and informative psychological reports 

For more details, including the preferred qualifications, and to apply, visit the Minnesota Careers website, and enter Job ID 36760 in the keyword box.

Why work with us?

Besides the opportunity to help ensure that the unique needs of Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing are met and that agencies, organizations and service providers are empowered to effectively serve them, the State of Minnesota offers great benefits! The comprehensive benefits package includes: 

  • low cost medical and dental insurance, 
  • employer paid life insurance, 
  • short and long term disability, 
  • pre-tax flexible spending accounts, 
  • retirement plan, 
  • tax-deferred compensation, 
  • generous vacation and sick leave, plus 11 paid holidays each year, 
  • subsidies for taking public transportation to work. The new METRO "Green Line" 10th Street Station is closer than parking. 
  • Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

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