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MN Dept of Human Services - DCT
St Peter, MN, United States (on-site)
27 days ago
MN Dept of Human Services - DCT
St Peter, Minnesota, United States (on-site)
27 days ago


Candidates may qualify for a hiring bonus up to $2,500!!!

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our Forensic Nursing Home team within the Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) / Forensic Services division.

The Forensic Nursing Home is located on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center campus in St. Peter, MN. The Forensic Nursing Home is Minnesota’s only state-operated nursing home, the facility provides a secure, licensed nursing home setting for individuals who are civilly committed.

Job Responsibilities:
The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Human Services Support Specialist (HSSS) is a part of a multi-disciplinary team and provides direct care, treatment, support, and leisure activities to residents at the Forensic Nursing Home. Day-to-day responsibilities of this position include:

  • Providing care to residents in accordance with the plan of care and under the direction of a licensed nurse while maintaining a therapeutic working relationship with residents
  • Directly supporting residents as necessary including assisting in meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping, and personal care activities, emergency intervention and providing general resident supervision
  • Addressing crisis situations that present a risk to the health and safety of residents (e.g., CPR, first aid, emergency physical intervention)
  • Using non-physical intervention strategies (e.g., negotiation, active listening, redirection) whenever possible to address behavioral crisis and potential behavioral crisis.
  • Maintaining a clean safe working environment
  • Transporting residents, if needed

No prior healthcare experience or certification is necessary. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program is offered free of charge to employee's hired at the Forensics Nursing Home. The training will provide employees the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel. Employees will learn everything from basic nursing skills to patient communication, all while working alongside experienced professionals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School diploma or General Education Diploma
  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your work experience in the areas listed for each job held.

REFERENCE CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

EDUCATION VERIFICATION - Applicants may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate proof of education if required for the position.

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637or email For additional information about the application process, go to

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

If you have questions about the position, contact Becky Kern at 507-985-2369.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Susan Mutua at

About Human Services Dept

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission.
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs.
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job.
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule.

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $22.19 - $28.37 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off.
  • Paid training.

Medical specialties:

  • Home Health

Physical setting:

  • Nursing home

Standard shift:

  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

Weekly schedule:

  • Rotating weekends

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Saint Peter, MN 56082: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)


  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70624899
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    St Peter, Minnesota, United States
  • Company Name For Job: MN Dept of Human Services - DCT
  • Position Title: Certified Nursing Assistant/Human Services Support Specialist -CNA Training
  • Job Function: Certified Nurse Aide
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $22.19 - $28.37 (Hourly Wage)
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