Careers

Careers

Here at Blue Sky, In. we work as a team to provide a person-centered, holistic approach to supporting individuals with disabilities. We focus on using a collaborative approach to make a difference in people’s lives. At Blue Sky, Inc. we believe in supporting our participants and staff to live balanced lives by providing a supportive and fun work environment. If you are looking for a meaningful career where you get to have a purpose, make a difference and change lives, join our team at Blue Sky, Inc. today!

 

Job Openings:

Direct Support Professional-Group Home

Blue Sky, Inc. of Mahnomen is seeking a Direct Support Professional who is self-motivated and has a desire to see others succeed while working with individuals with disabilities in residential home setting.  The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals Blue Sky, Inc. provides services to, while implementing individual outcomes and documenting progress.  Must work well with others in a team environment and be able to plan/promote independent living skills.  Looking for someone available for 2 p.m.-10 p.m. shift, overnights, and every other weekend.  Approximately 20-30 hours per week.  Wage based on experience.  Qualifications: high school diploma/GED and must be able to pass a background study.  Please call the Blue Sky office toll free at 877-722-3013 with any questions.

Designated Manager

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of others? Are you organized? Do you enjoy working with people to achieve their goals in life? Join our team! We offer paid training and a fun work environment!

The Designated Manager is responsible for reporting directly to the CEO.  Manages the contracted program services according to federal and state regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures to ensure quality delivery of services to all individuals served. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:

 

The Designated Manager is responsible for providing program management and oversight of the services provided by the license holder including:

  • Maintaining a current understanding of the licensing requirements sufficient to ensure compliance throughout the program. This includes maintaining and performing periodic audits of individual’s case files to ensure accurate documentation of program related delivery of services.

  • Ensuring the duties of the Designated Coordinator are fulfilled which includes training and supervising four Designated Coordinators to ensure the individual served receives the necessary support to achieve the goals of each plan.

  • Ensuring the program implements corrective action identified as necessary by the program following review of incident and emergency reports including that an internal review has been completed for situations that require one.

  • Evaluation of satisfaction of persons served and/or legal representatives and the case managers with the service delivery and progress towards accomplishing outcomes and protecting each person’s rights.

  • Ensuring staff competency requirements are met and staff orientation and training is provided according to the requirements in 245D regulations.

  • Ensuring corrective action is taken when ordered by the commissioner (DHS) and that the terms and condition of the license and any variances are met.

  • Evaluating the information identified in the previous six points to develop, document, and implement ongoing program improvements.

  • Maintaining professional and influential relationships with support team members and consultants; provides effective recommendations to resolve dissatisfaction with contracted services.

  • Makes recommendations about type and amount of home and community-based services and coordinates the start-up, delivery, and continuing schedule of services.

  • Monitors on-going performance of all subordinates and completes periodic performance evaluations.

  • Develops and maintains professionally appropriate and therapeutic relationships with individuals served, families of individuals served, support team members and direct service professionals.

  • Coordinates the expense control, utilization, and program related billing of all services.

  • Obtains and demonstrates a working knowledge of program and personnel policies and procedures.

  • Attends and participates in a variety of education programs designed to increase knowledge and experience in the field.

  • May perform the duties and functions of other staff.

  • Maintains confidentiality of all information.

   

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Three years of supervisory level experience in a program providing direct support services to persons with disabilities.

  • In addition, the Designated Manager must meet the standards of a Designated Coordinator and must minimally meet one of the following:

    • a baccalaureate degree in a field related to human services, and one year of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older; Master’s Degree preferred.

    • an associate degree in a field related to human services, and two years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older;

    • a diploma in a field related to human services from an accredited postsecondary institution and three years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older; or

    • a minimum of 50 hours of education and training related to human services and disabilities; and

    • four years of full-time work experience providing direct care services to persons with disabilities or persons age 65 and older under the supervision of a staff person who meets the qualifications identified in clauses (1) to (3).

  • Ability to read, write and speak English at a level that meets the performance requirements; or must be able to communicate in the language spoken by the individual served at a level that meets the performance requirements; whichever is deemed more important by the company.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

  • Ability to meet licensing requirements of the state and applicable county.

  • Ability to maintain good employee relations and morale.

  • Willingness to take initiative and adapt to circumstances.

  • Ability to follow daily routines while allowing for flexibility and planning creative alternatives.

  • Ability to implement any therapeutic interventions as required.

  • Ability to work in a variety of settings and with a variety of level of personal care needs without direct supervision.

  • Ability to effectively use a computer and software, calculator, household appliances, smoke alarms, etc. with training.

  • Ability to accept and incorporate new methods into existing practices.