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Job Opening: Full-Time Human Services Director

THIS POSITION IS NOT A CLASSIFIED POSITION UNDER THE MERIT SYSTEM.

Lac Qui Parle County, Madison, MN, is currently seeking an individual for the full time position of Human Services Director. Under the supervision of the County's Social Services Board, the Human Services Director is responsible for the overall administration of the Family Services Department, including management of a staff of 24 and an annual operations budget of around $3 million.

Current salary range is $75,000 – $113,000 per year, depending on applicant qualifications.  Other benefits include health insurance, PERA pension, retirement savings plan, and more.

Please visit http://lqpco.com/index.php/contact/employment-opportunities/​ for an application and job description. Submit job application form directly to: Lac qui Parle County, Auditor-Treasurer-Coordinator Jake Sieg, 600 6th Street, Suite 6, Madison, MN 56256. For more information, contact ATC Jake Sieg at (320) 598-7261 or jake.sieg@lqpco.com.

Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m., January 11, 2019

Examples of Duties

The Human Services Director is responsible for the planning, implementing and administration of services and programs for the County Family Services Department; the county's largest department. The director supervises department operations and activities through unit supervisors in social services and income maintenance and provides direct supervision of the child support and fiscal officers. In addition, the director is responsible for the department's compliance with regulations and direction from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and health plans with delegated agreements with Lac Qui Parle County.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with a major in social work, psychology, sociology, or closely related field and four years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field. Alternatively, candidates may possess a bachelor's degree with a major in business, public administration, healthcare or related field and six years of line staff experience including two years of supervisory experience in the human services field.

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Get Involved in National Rx Take Back Day

Unused or expired prescription medications at home are a public safety issue and can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse. Unused prescriptions thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold. The misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medications and illicit drugs affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans.

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, businesses, medical offices, agencies, and first responders, will host events to collect and safely dispose of unwanted medications.

Removing unwanted or expired medications from the medicine cabinet is an easy and concrete step that everyone can take to make a difference in the opioid crisis.

National Take Back Initiative Collection(s) Site

Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, MADISON, MN

DAWSON-BOYD POLICE DEPARTMENT, DAWSON, MN

 

 

 

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Job Opening: Full-Time Eligibility Worker

Job OpeningLac qui Parle County Family Service Center

Position:  Eligibility Worker – (EW)

Hours:  Full-time, 35 hours/week

Salary:  $19.14/hour

Location:  930 First Avenue, Madison, MN

Job Duties:   Determines financial eligibility for Food Support program (SNAP), MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Diversionary Work Program (DWP) and provides ongoing case maintenance. Provides training to clients on use of their electronic benefits (EBT) for food support. Determines cost effective insurance for the Medical Assistance program for other workers. Processes applications for child care assistance program (MEC2) and monitors cases.

Apply on-line athttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mnmeritsystem/jobs/1986945/eligibility-worker-ol-lac-qui-parle

Closing date for application:  October 29, 2018

Examination process:  In order to be considered for this job, you must take and pass an examination, which is offered online.  The examination consists of seven (7) sub-sections measuring arithmetic, eligibility determination and reading comprehension.  You will need a calculator and scratch paper in order to complete this exam. 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, November 1, 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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Winter Coat Drive

Lac qui Parle County Family Services is proud to partner with

KleinBank & Prairie Five Community Action

to collect new or gently used winter coats during the week of

September 17th – 21st at KleinBank in Madison

(After September 21, individuals or families in need can obtain a voucher from Lac qui Parle County Family Services for a coat. Vouchers are redeemed at Prairie Five in Madison.)

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September 18, 2018 Social Services Board Meeting

The meeting of the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board will be held at the Multi-Media room of the Annex, located in the west end of the Elementary School at 422 5th Avenue, Madison, MN on Tuesday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Guest speaker will be Jim Przybilla, CEO of PrimeWest, at 10:00 a.m. This meeting is open to the public.

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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!