DHHS seminar brochure October 2017

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101 Training on October 12th

Free “Dispelling the Myths” training set in Madison (Lac Qui Parle County). See an enclosed attachment of DHHS seminar brochure October 2017 for more details.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHS) through MN Dept. of Human Services will sponsor “Dispelling the Myths” (Deaf and Hard of Hearing 101), an all-day, free, public training covering various aspects of being deaf and hard of hearing.  The seminar is set for 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at West Annex of M-M-N Elementary School, Multi-Media Room, 422 5th Avenue (West Entrance) Madison, MN.

Encouraged to attend are businesses, employers, public agencies, adults with hearing loss, parents of children with a hearing loss and others who are interested.  The training will have a small interactive session in which participants can experience a simulated hearing loss.  Equipment for people who are deaf and/or hard of hearing also will be demonstrated.

Other topics to be covered include:

  • Terminology and definitions
  • Communication tips and methods
  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Hard of Hearing issues
  • Deaf Culture
  • Resources

To ensure there is space available, registration is recommended by calling the DHHS St. Cloud office at 1-800-456-3690 or by sending an email to dhhs.stcloud@state.mn.us.  When registering, please provide the following information: name and complete address: employer and job title; daytime and evening phone numbers; date of seminar; and email address.   A confirmation email or phone call we will be sent about one week before the training.   Registration must be received by September 28, 2017 (extended deadline date).

Sign language interpreter and assistive listening device will be provided.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

DHHS seminar brochure October 2017

Job Opening: Office Support Specialist

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is accepting applications for a Part-Time (21 hours a week) Office Support Specialist.

Duties include assisting clients in completion of forms, editing and correcting mileage claims according to transportation program requirements, scanning documents for children’s mental health and foster care into document manager, sorting records for case retention or destruction, and serving as representative payee for limited number of clients as needed.

Salary: $12.83 per hour ($2,223.87/month).

Position Description may be obtained in person at:

Lac qui Parle County Family Services
930 1st Avenue
Madison, Minnesota 56256

Or by telephone request: Phone (320) 598-7594

Or online Office Support Specialist Job Description

You may apply for this position through the Minnesota Department of Human Services here: Merit System Online Application

Application deadline is August 31, 2017.

DHHS seminar brochure October 2017

Receiving Bids for Re-Shingling Roof at Family Services

Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

PROJECT:  Sealed proposals will be received for re-shingling roof at the Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center in Madison, MN.  Specifications are linked below and are available from the Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center, Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN 56256.

Building Specifications for Contract Work- 2017

PROJECT SCOPE:  The project consists of supplying labor and materials for all work specified above in conformance with all applicable codes.

TYPE OF BID:  Roofing bids are sought.  One bid requested for all roofing work outlined in specifications.

BID DATEBids must be received at or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the County Auditor’s Office, Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN 56256.  Bids will be opened the following day on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at approximately 2:00 p.m., during the afternoon meeting of the Board of County Commissioners

PLACE OF OPENING:  Commissioners Board Room, Lac qui Parle County Courthouse, 600 Sixth St. W., Madison, MN  56256.

PRE-BID MEETING:  Contractors may call (320) 598-7594 to arrange an appointment with Joel Churness, Director, Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center to visit the work site and to review details of the project between Monday, July 10, 2017 and Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

BID SECURITY:  Each proposal shall be accompanied by certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid submitted, made payable to “Lac qui Parle County”, as a guarantee that the bidder will, if awarded the contract, enter into a contract in accordance with his proposal and the contract documents, and will furnish Performance and Labor and Material Bond in the amount of 100% of the contract.  Contractor must also provide certificate of commercial general liability insurance and proof of worker’s compensation & employer’s liability coverage.

RIGHT OF REJECTION:  The Lac qui Parle Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any formalities herein.


Jake Sieg, County Auditor

600 Sixth St. W.

Madison, MN 56256