Blue Sky, Inc

  Hope on Each Horizon

Employment Opportunities

DESIGNATED COORDINATOR

Blue Sky, Inc. enhances the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing community-based support services founded on integrity, dignity, and respect.

The Designated Coordinator is responsible for reporting directly to the Designated Manager and provides supervision, support and evaluations of activities for individuals receiving services. The Designated Coordinator complies with Coordinated Service and Support Plans for individuals receiving services according to federal and state regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures to ensure the quality delivery of services to all individuals served.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:

  • The Designated Coordinator must provide supervision, support, and evaluation of activities that include:
  • Oversight of the license holder's responsibilities assigned in the person's coordinated service and support plan and the coordinated service and support plan addendum;
  • Taking the action necessary to facilitate the accomplishment of the outcomes according to the requirements in section 245D.07;
  • Instruction and assistance to direct support staff implementing the coordinated service and support plan and the service outcomes, including direct observation of service delivery sufficient to assess staff competency; and
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of service delivery, methodologies, and progress on the person's outcomes based on the measurable and observable criteria for identifying when the desired outcome has been achieved according to the requirements in section 245D.07 .

MINIMUM Requirements:

  • The Designated Coordinator 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;
  • 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).

The position is Monday-Friday with standard 8-4:30 hours. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume or by mail to: Blue Sky, Inc. Attention: Human Resources, PO Box 1491, Detroit Lakes, MN 56502

Job Type: Full-time



DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

Blue Sky, Inc. in Detroit Lakes is seeking a Direct Support Professional who is self-motivated and has a desire to see others succeed while working one-on-one with individuals with disabilities. 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, documenting progress, and response to program services. Must work well with others, and be able to plan/promote independent living and job skills development. Part-time, full-time, and flexible hours are available. Wage based on experience. Casual work environment. Qualifications: high school diploma/GED with training available, and pass background check. For more information, contact the Blue Sky office for an application, or email resume.

Job Type: Part-time


JOB COACH

Are you someone who can motivate and have a strong desire to help others succeed? Blue Sky, Inc provides individualized training and follow-up support services, which enhances stability and job retention for our participants in employment situations. We presently are seeking a part-time Job Coach that can provide one-on-one job coaching with adults with disabilities in the Detroit Lakes and surrounding area. Up to 20-25+ hours/per week, Mon-Friday. Responsibilities to include:

  • Provides necessary job shadowing support (on site job training or coaching), to ease transition of worker into community business site.
  • Assists participant in transferring generalized learned skills to a new site making adjustments that are necessary.
  • Assists participant in meeting production demands of the employment position during their training-in period.
  • Provides an open channel of communication with the employer, families, other team members, and placement specialist in regard to progress and performance.
  • Adapts to a number of work site environments involving a variety of tasks, duties, employer/employee relationships, new production rates (of different jobs), operations and procedures, etc.
  • Assists the employer in modification/restructuring of jobs for workers with disabilities, when necessary.
  • Arranges scheduled follow-up visits to provide job stabilization support services for employer and worker, as appropriate.
  • Completes time studies on supported employees in the community to monitor and establish commensurate wage.
  • Coordinates all case management activity and record keeping required by Blue Sky Inc. and government agencies (i.e., case notifications, wage and hour reports, etc.).
  • Provides participant performance data to Direct Support Supervisor on a timely basis.
  • Consults with Direct Support Supervisor to assist in determination of case closure, staffings, continued or auxiliary services suggested.
  • Assists participant in developing transportation independence.
  • Assists job candidate in transition to community employment through developing social skills, personal awareness, and understanding of each individual abilities as well as limitations.
  • Provide assistance and coverage at Blue Sky Inc. work sites, when needed.
  • Conducts oneself as a positive role model for participants in terms of appearance, socialization, conversation and teamwork.

Casual work environments. Wage based on experience. Minimum qualifications: high school diploma/GED. For more information, please contact the Blue Sky office for an application or for more information at (218)-844-7591 or email resume.

Job Type: Part-time