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Independent Living Skills
Staff Requirements and Demands

Independent Living Skills Specialist

  • Meet DHS qualifications for Independent Living Skills Specialist
  • 2 years of experience working with people with disabilities preferred
  • 4-year degree in a social services discipline preferred

All staff must meet the following criteria:

  • Have the ability to work with individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
  • Assist clients with identifying and implementing skills needed to promote independence.
  • Participate in five hours of training in disability and service-related topics annually.
  • Able to pass a Minnesota Department of Human Services Background Study
  • Valid Driver’s License with less than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years, this includes DUIs
  • Maintain reliable vehicle
  • Maintain valid car insurance
  • Maintain a computer with internet and email
  • Maintain a cell phone