HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE - UNDERFILL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST: LAS VEGAS - Requisition ID: [[id]]
Recruitment Type: Open Competitive
Posting Close Date: N/A
Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Department: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division: DHHS - AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION
Business Unit: HR-RURAL REGIONAL CENTER
Work Type: PERMANENT
*Pay Grade: GRADE 30
Salary Range: $41,989.68 - $61,616.88
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Recruiter: LISA D FRIEND
Phone: 775 684-0110
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for Health/Human Services Professional Trainees in Las Vegas, Nevada. This recruitment will be used to underfill positions within the Developmental Specialist series. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur in the following programs: Autism Treatment Assistant Program (ATAP), Desert Regional Center (DRC), Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS).
ADSD provides an atmosphere of innovative thinking, teamwork, friendly co-workers and provides a positive working environment. The mission of ADSD is to provide leadership and advocacy in the planning, development and delivery of high quality, comprehensive support service system across the lifespan to allow all of Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs, to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives to the greatest extent possible.
Developmental Specialists provide individual and group clinical, developmental and support services for individuals of all ages who have, or who may be at risk for, developmental delays, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or related conditions, and social, emotional, and/or behavioral disorders. Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.
Incumbents develop and implement programs and treatment and service plans, provide direct services and case management, develop financial and community resources, and provide education, information and technical assistance to family members, other agencies and service providers regarding human growth and development. Developmental Specialists may be assigned to one of many specialized programs and facilities, and duties may be performed in the home, clinic, hospital, residential, outpatient, and community facilities, or similar settings.
Progression to the next level in the series may occur after meeting the minimum qualification, satisfactory performance, and with endorsement of the appointing authority.
To view full class specifications, visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/10/10_0a-Psychiatric/
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in social work, early childhood development, psychology, public health, special education, nursing, or other discipline directly related to the field in which the applicant is to be trained; OR two years of journey-level technical or paraprofessional experience in the field in which the applicant is to be trained (NOTE: some jobs strictly require a Bachelor's degree).
This position requires a Bachelor's degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in early childhood, special education, human growth and development, psychology, counseling, social work or closely related field.
- Some series that may utilize the Health/Human Services Professional Trainee class strictly require at least a Bachelor's degree to qualify.
- For those series, only applicants who possess a Bachelor's or higher degree may be considered qualified for this class.
- A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
- Travel of up to 50% of the time is required.
- Incumbents must possess or obtain an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education issued by the Nevada Department of Education or a comparable certification issued by the Nevada Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C office within three years of appointment to this series or a comparable certification. (This license requirement applies only to those positions directly involved with children from birth to eight years of age with developmental delays.)
- A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting may be required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
- Applicants must meet federal guidelines for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional designation at the time of appointment.
This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.
The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages. Nearest Major Market: