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Job Opening: Part-Time Office Support Specialist

Job Opening for:  Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Office Support Specialist (OSS)

Hours:  Part-time, 21 hours/week

Salary:  $13.08/hour with salary increase upon satisfactory completion of 6 month probation.

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:   Working with electronic document management, scanning documents for all departments, assisting clients in completion of forms, editing and correcting mileage claims, dictation, sorting records for case retention or destruction, serving as backup for receptionist and other clerical duties.

Apply on-line athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1816193-0/office-support-specialist-ol-lac-qui-parle

Closing date for application:  September 24, 2018

Examination process:  In order to be considered for the OSS position, you must take and pass an examination, which is offered online. The examination consists of five sections measuring Numeric Filing, Proofreading, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, and Basic Math Skills. After your Merit System application has been submitted, you will be sent a link to access the examination sections.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  You must complete the exam within 3 days of submitting your application, or if you wait until the closing date, you must complete the exam no later than midnight, September 30, 2018.   Several of the modules/examination sections are not compatible with Apple products at this time and must be completed in a Windows-based computer system, so you may need to use another Windows-compatible computer to complete the exam(s).  

Contact for information:  Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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2018 BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

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The Salvation Army is giving away backpacks filled with school supplies (pictured above) for children who reside in Lac qui Parle County. This is to make sure children in the area have the supplies they need when the school year begins. (Head Start, Preschool, and College students are not eligible for this program.)

Please stop in at Lac qui Parle County Family Services to pick up an application. Assistance will be determined based upon the date of the returned application on a first come, first serve basis. The agency will continue to accept applications until all the backpacks have been distributed. Parent ID must be presented at the time of the backpack distribution.

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The Incredible Years

“Parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever have. Yet has the least amount of training.”

Would you like… Less whining? Fewer tantrums? Less yelling? Less guilt?

Then join us for The Incredible Years birth to five class. A research proven, positive approach to parenting children.

Class topics will include:

  • Playing with your child
  • Praise
  • Rewarding your child
  • Setting limits
  • Time out
  • Ignore and redirect
  • Natural and logical consequences
  • Communication and problem solving
  • Parenting strategies and principles

Incredible Years is a free, 6-week parenting program designed to strengthen parenting skills and promote children’s optimal social, emotional, physical and academic development. This program is held once a week beginning Tuesday, September 18th  in a small group setting. Please join us for a meal planned just for you and your family starting at 5:00pm with a 2 ½ hour long session to follow from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Planned playtime and child care (for children 12 years old and younger) will be available and provided by licensed staff. The child care and meal are provided at no cost to participants.

             *Please sign-up by September 11th*

How do I sign up?

We request that all interested families pre-register by contacting:

Prairie Five Head Start
422 5th Avenue Suite 307
Madison, MN 56256
320-598-3118

Countryside Public Health
Lac Qui Parle Office Nancy Tofte
422 5th Avenue
Madison, MN 56256
320-598-7313

Dawson-Boyd School District-Community
families can sign-up also at: www.dawsonboydschools.org
848 Chestnut St.
Dawson, MN 56232
320-312-2307  

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Get rid of your old/expired car seats! August 14th-16th from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Car Seat Drive

Drop off at Lyon County Environmental Office in parking lot

(504 Fairgrounds Rd, Marshall)

Get rid of your old or expired car seats and keep them out of our landfill! Car seat recycling in Lyon County employs adults with disABILITIES to disassemble and sort plastic, metal and fabric for recycling. 

Click here to learn more!

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New Website for People Experiencing the Symptoms of Psychosis

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People experiencing the symptoms of psychosis and their families need greater outreach efforts and access to information that helps them find the help they need. A new website WeCanNavigate.com, seeks to help fill that gap.

WeCanNavigate.com is for those who experience psychosis, family or friends, and clinicians alike. WeCanNavigate.com helps people learn more about the symptoms of and treatment for psychosis, and is an effort to help close a gap in the care system by helping connect people as early as possible to treatment and information.

The WeCanNavigate website serves three main purposes:

  1. Inform the public on the signs and symptoms of psychosis
  2. Provide friends, family members, and healthcare professionals with tools for helping someone experiencing psychosis
  3. Describe the NAVIGATE program, an evidence-based treatment program for persons with first episode psychosis, in detail.

This website came out of a collaboration between the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH), the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the University of Minnesota Psychiatry Department.

The website can be found at www.wecannavigate.com.


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Job Opening: Social Worker: Adult Services Unit

Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Social Worker:  Adult Services Unit

Hours:  Full- time, 35 hours/week

Salary:  $21.90/hour plus full benefits

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:  This position will serve as the adult protective services worker, who will complete investigations as reports are screened in through the MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center.  Once the case is opened, the worker will offer services to the vulnerable adult and provide case management as needed.  This position will also serve as a case manager/care coordinator for disabled persons living in the community.  Duties include conducting MNChoices assessments, service planning/development, service arrangement and case management.

Apply on-line at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm

Closing date for application:  June 18, 2018

Contact for information:  Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 7, 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN  56256 

Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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New Medicare Cards for Minnesotans to start mailing after June 2018

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Medicare is removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. If you are a Minnesotan who has Medicare, Medicare will mail your new card to you sometime after June 2018 and before April 30, 2019. The new card has a Medicare number that is unique to you instead of your Social Security number. This will protect your identity and keep your information safe. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same.

To learn more, watch this short video on the new Medicare card and see the information below.

Do I have to do anything to get my new card?

No, you do not need to take any action to get your new card. Medicare will send you your new card. Just make sure your mailing address is up to date.

Understand that mailing everyone a new card takes time. Your card may arrive at a different time than your friend’s or neighbor’s does.

Medicare will never ask you to give personal or private information or charge you a fee to get your new Medicare number and card.

What if Medicare does not have my correct address?

If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Or call 800-772-1213.

What should I do with my old card?

Once you get your new card, destroy your old card and start using your new card right away. Protect yourself by making sure no one can get your personal information from your old Medicare card.

What if I am in a Medicare Advantage Plan?

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan—like a health maintenance organization (HMO) or preferred provider organization (PPO)—your Medicare Advantage Plan ID card is your main card for Medicare. You should still keep and use it whenever you need care. However, you also may be asked to show your new Medicare card, so you should carry this card too.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, visit go.medicare.gov/newcard. Or see this new Medicare card flyer (PDF) and “10 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card" handout (PDF).

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Lac qui Parle Behavioral Health Community Perception Survey

The National Rural Health Resource Center has developed a quick 6 question survey on survey monkey to get an assessment on knowledge of local resources in the community and level of stigma regarding behavioral health.

Please complete this brief assessment to help identify strengths and opportunities to improve the mental health of our community. The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and the information will be used to guide planning, activities, and coordination of resources.

We would like to have the surveys completed by May 31, 2018. Thank you!

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Behavioral

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Job Opening: Social Worker-CPS: Child Protection/Child Foster Care Licensing

Job Opening for:  Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Social Worker-CPS:  Child Protection/Child Foster Care Licensing

Hours:  Full time, 35 hours/week, M-F

Salary:  $21.54/hour plus full benefits

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:  Child protection;  Intake, assessment and case management for families and children who need intervention and services to ameliorate conditions of abuse & neglect and engage them in strength based, solution focused planning in an interactional helping model.  Also recruits and assists prospective child foster parents to become licensed by the MN Dept. of Human Services.

Apply on-line at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1191009/county-agency-social-worker-lac-qui-parle

Closing date for application:  May 22, 2018

Examination process:  Test score based on rating of your education and experience

Contact for information:  Joel Churness, Director; Phone #320-598-7594

Lac qui Parle County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.