Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialist
State of Nebraska

Beatrice, Nebraska

Posted in Public Sector and Government

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Job Info


Close to Heart--Close to Home; that is what Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC) is all about. Do you have experience 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 DD Safety and Habilitation Specialist in our Acute Crisis Stabilization Reintegration Unit. WE NEED YOU!

Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialists earn $17.000/hour plus shift differential with excellent benefits that include health insurance, retirement, and paid leave. In addition, many of our jobs are eligible for student loan forgiveness. Temporary On-Call Developmental Disabilities Safety and Habilitation Specialists have flexible scheduling, are eligible for overtime and 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,

Location: Beatrice State Developmental Center - Acute Crisis Stabilization Reintegration Unit - Beatrice
Examples of Work
Under general supervision, provide residential care, custody and monitoring of individuals in homes designated for the developmentally disabled. Incumbents provide specialized residential services designed to provide a structured, therapeutic environment for individuals with high risk, challenging behaviors.

These specialized services include habilitation, security, treatment of behaviors through behavior support plans, mental health care, and other supports necessary for each individual to realize their personal goals related to treatment and habilitation. They observe, report, and record individual/group behavior and activities and implement interventions as authorized; performs related work as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 19 years of age to work with adults; be at least 21 years of age to work with adolescents.

PREFERRED: Experience with DD/ID individuals. Experience supporting individuals with behavioral concerns and support plans.

OTHER: Must successfully complete a prescribed physical examination. Incumbents must complete a state approved medication aide course and successfully pass a written and clinical competency exam administered by the State of Nebraska and be placed on the State of Nebraska Medication Aide Registry as a condition of continued employment. Valid driver's license. Ability to work overtime up to and including another full shift.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: security measures required in the care of high risk individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities; techniques of caring for individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities; general human behavior and performance; general developmental care skills; principles and methods for instructing individuals and groups.

Skill in: listening and understanding; communicating effectively as appropriate for the intended audience; being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do; teaching others.

Ability to: interpret and follow instructions; prepare reports; carry out/implement written treatment, training, habilitation, and behavior support plans and nursing procedures as prescribed; administer medications, make decisions and act quickly in situations involving individual care or safety; communicate with co-workers, management and individuals served; maintain individual records and charts; document treatment/training plans; count and record numerical and alphabetical data; provide quality daily care to individuals served; observe, recognize and report on physical status; demonstrate proper lifting including, lift, bend, push and/or pull 50 pounds on a continuous basis to assist clients in meeting their needs and maintaining safety within the home.

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