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Job Title:  HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE/DEVELOPMENTAL SPECIALIST UNDERFILL - Elko

HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES PROFESSIONAL TRAINEE - 60036
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

ELKO, NEVADA, US, 89801

Requisition Id:  6709

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: $41,572.08 - $61,011.36

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: LISA D FRIEND 

Phone: 775 684-0110 

Email: friend@admin.nv.gov 

 

 

Position Description

The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) is currently recruiting for multiple positions for Health/Human Services Professional Trainees in Elko, Nevada. This recruitment will be used to underfill positions within the Developmental Specialist series. Progression to the next level in the series may occur after meeting the minimum qualification, satisfactory performance, and with endorsement of the appointing authority. This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur in the Autism Treatment Assistant Program (ATAP), Rural Regional Center (RRC), and Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS).

 

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. Employees in this class receive on-the-job training designed to prepare individuals to do the entry-level work in a particular class. On the job training may be supplemented by formal or informal classroom courses and/or workshops.  Duties will involve assignments of entry-level professional work that is closely monitored by a journey-level professional or supervisor. Duties may include performing technical and/or paraprofessional work in order to build a foundation of theoretical and/or experiential knowledge.

  

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 a 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.

 

Based on the Governor’s mandate, effective 8/15/21, any employee who has not received the COVID-19 vaccination, must submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If not already vaccinated, some positions in ADSD require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. If selected for interview, you will be notified of the requirements pertaining to the position. 

Minimum Qualifications

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. 

Special Requirements

  • 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: Elko