To fulfill public input requirements, the Minnesota Department Of Human Services publishes this annual report. County agency staff must review and make available to the public the contents of this report and solicit public comments on the use of SSBG funds. County agencies are encouraged to integrate public input in its ongoing quality assurance processes.
RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications
Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.
To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit renthelpmn.org or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00a.m. – 8:00p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Visit renthelpmn.org to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.
County Agency Name: Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center
Merit System Class Title: Social Worker
County Job Title: Social Worker – Child Protection
Location/Site: 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN 56256
Posting Closes: 3/16/2021
Job Type: Full-time Position
Hours scheduled per week: 40
Hourly Wage Range: $23.38 to $36.39
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.
Preferred qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Related Field.
APPLY AT MN MERIT SYSTEM
Please use the following link:
Apply online today at ApplyMN.dhs.mn.gov. Or fill out the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program Application and mail or bring to the Lac qui Parle County Family Services office.
Southwestern Minnesota Adult Mental Health Consortium monthly meetings are held the 2nd Friday of the month starting at 9:30a.m. The following is a list of dates for 2021:
- January 8th
- February 12th
- March 12th
- April 9th
- May 14th
- June 11th
- July 9th
- August 13th
- September 10th
- October 8th – Annual Meeting
- November 12th
- December 10th
If you would like more information on SMAMHC meetings contact Kimberly Holm at Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 20, 2020, the Lac qui Parle County Social Services Board approved the Family Child Care Variance Policy. This policy will be effective January 1, 2021. You may view this policy on the Family Services Policies webpage by following this link http://lqpco.com/index.php/family-services/lqp-family-services-policies/.
If you have qeustions, please contact Lac qui Parle County Family Services at 320-598-7594.
Department: Lac qui Parle County Family Service Center
Position: Social Services Supervisor
Hours: Full- time, 40 hours/week
Salary: $4,845/month plus full benefits
Location: 930 First Avenue, Madison, MN
Job Duties: To supervise the Social Services Unit including social workers working within the disability and elderly programs and licensing. Administer social services according to current state & federal policies. Ensure clients meet eligibility requirements for access to programs. Ensure referrals are screened, applications taken, assessments are completed and case management and care coordination is provided according to established guidelines. Provide good customer service and address complaints timely. Ensure vulnerable adults receive protection services.
Apply on-line at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mnmeritsystem/default.cfm
Closing date for application: October 13, 2020
Contact for information: Kirsten Gloege, 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.
This Child Safety and Permanency Update was published by the Minnesota Department of Human Services on June 8, 2020.
As Minnesota perseveres through the COVID-19 public health crises, we know that more people will become sick and require hospitalization. We need families to be prepared. In other states, countries, and communities in Minnesota, there have been parents who have become too ill with COVID-19 to care for their children for short periods of time. These circumstances present a need to identify alternate caregivers who can step in to help care for chldren who have likely been exposed to the virus. Unfortunatley, this virus doesn't always leave time for people to make plans.
We're urging all Minnesotans who are responsible for the care of a child to make a plan now for alternate short term care for their children in the event parents or guardians become ill. To support families in this process, we've developed Make a Plan, Minnesota. Make a Plan, Minnesota helps guide families through a process to identify possible caregivers, gather vital family and child information, and share their plan with others. A fillable form is included to help families gather information that an alternate caregiver might need to know while caring for their children.
It's never too early to make a plan. Before the emergency is upon a family, we urge families to talk now with their support networks about who will be able to step in and help provide care for their children or other supports, such as dropping off meals or checking in with the children daily if a parent is quarantined at home.
Published by Minnesota Department of Health on 5/21/2020
If you are waiting for results from a COVID-19 test, you must separate yourself from others and watch yourself for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell. This is to protect yourself, your family, and your community.
GETTING YOUR TEST RESULTS
The clinic that did your testing will get the results to you. It can take several days for test results to come back. Do not call the Minnesota Department of Health to get your test results.
Separate yourself from others
Stay home. Do not go to work, school, or any other place outside the home. If you need medical care, follow the instructions below.
Stay away from other people in your home. As much as possible, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom, if available.
Wear a facemask if you need to be around other people, and cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Wash hands thoroughly afterward.
Avoid sharing personal household items. Do not share food, dishes, drinking glasses, eating utensils, towels, or bedding with other people in your home. After using these items, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. Clean all frequently touched surfaces in your home daily, including door knobs, light switches, and faucets.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% to 95% alcohol. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
Please carefully review additional information provided to you by the Minnesota Department of Health.
Monitor your symptoms
IF YOUR SYMPTOMS GET WORSE, YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY BREATHING, OR YOU NEED MEDICAL CARE:
Contact your health care provider. Call ahead. Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing (such as Uber or Lyft), or taxis if you need to go to a clinic or hospital.
If you need to be around other people in your home, wear a facemask.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Wash your hands. If you need emergency medical attention any time during the isolation period, call 911 and let them know that you have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Notify people you’ve been in contact with
Make a list of the people you have been in close contact with, from two days before you started feeling sick until the time you were tested. Tell these people that you may have COVID-19 and that they may have it, too. Tell them you will let them know when you get your test results. Tell them to stay home and away from others until they hear from you. If your test results are positive, they should continue to stay home and away from others for 14 days from their last contact with you. If your test results are negative, and they do not feel sick, they do not have to keep staying apart from others.