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HSHS05-2023-01014-Human Services Specialist-Evanston

Company: State of Wyoming
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

Salary: $18.56 - $20.62 Hourly

Location : Evanston, WY

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2023-01014

Department: 048-Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming State Hospital

Opening Date: 05/05/2023

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled


Fulfill your passion for serving others and making a difference in your community while starting a career in state government. Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to implement patient treatment plans while providing a safe, caring, and respectful environment for Wyoming State Hospital patients. We have several openings.

The city of Evanston is a small and friendly Rocky Mountain community that is a 45-minute drive from the world-famous ski slopes of Park City, Utah. There are concerts, shopping, dining, professional sporting events, and an international airport 60 minutes away in Salt Lake City. Evanston's area is excellent for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.

Human Resource Contact: Brenda Hales / / 307-444-0791

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Monitor patient behaviors while providing support and nursing interventions.
  • Encourage appropriate behaviors that enhance participation in recovery.
  • Act as a patient advocate.
  • Assist patients with daily planning.
  • Document patient progress during hospitalization.
  • Participate in shift change reports and team meetings.
  • Assist nurses with milieu management and work environment safety.
  • Utilize de-escalation interventions as necessary.
  • Take on-call on a rotation basis.
  • Be the first to float to other units, as necessary.
  • Serve as a mentor to new Human Services Aides and Human Services Specialists.



    • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques and management of aggressive behaviors.
    • Knowledge of ethics and how to maintain professional boundaries.
    • Skills in using a computer and Microsoft Office applications.
    • Knowledge of emergency procedures such as CPR, First Aide, and RACE.
    • Knowledge of standard infection control practices.



      Associate's Degree (typically in Healthcare)

      0-1 year of progressive work experience (typically in Human Services) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Human Services Aide

      Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
      • CNA Certification at the time of hire
      • Ability to complete Shahbaz training within twelve (12) months of hire (only applicable for Shahbazim positions at the Wyoming Life Resource Center)OR

        Education & Experience Substitution:
        2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Human Services) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Human Services Aide

        Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
        • CNA Certification at the time of hire
        • Ability to complete Shahbaz training within twelve (12) months of hire (only applicable for Shahbazim positions at the Wyoming Life Resource Center)

          Necessary Special Requirements


          • Ability to perform CPR, First Aide, Crisis Management, and utilize proper infection control and defensive driving practices.
          • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
          • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds or one-quarter of one's body weight with assistance.


            • FLSA: Non-exempt
            • Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing will be conducted on safety-sensitive positions. Drug testing will be completed on any position if reasonable suspicion exists.
            • A background check, including the taking of fingerprints, will be completed through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, the Department of Family Services, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for every successful applicant.
            • A current Influenza Vaccination is required.
            • Employees of this facility will be expected to follow all rules and requirements established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding COVID-19.
            • We participate in
            • The Wyoming Department of Health offers an excellent benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, state retirement plan, deferred compensation plan, and longevity pay.

              Supplemental Information

              048-Department of Health - Behavioral Health Division - Wyoming State Hospital

              Click to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.


              The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

              Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.

              Working for the State of Wyoming provides employees with a range of valuable benefits and offers a fulfilling career path. Employees enjoy comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, ensuring their well-being and that of their families. Additionally, the state offers multiple retirement plans, which provide financial security and stability for employees once their career in public services comes to an end. the state recognizes the importance of personal time and offers generous paid time off and flexible arrangements, allowing employees to recharge, take care of personal matters, and maintain a healthy work-life integration.

              There are many benefits to living and working in Wyoming. Beautiful country with wide-open spaces, clean air, great recreational activities, and no State income tax to mention a few!

              to learn more!


              (AA) Which of the following best describes your highest completed level of education to date or within the next three (3 months)? (Transcripts may be required.)
              • High School Diploma/GED/or Equivalent
              • Some college Coursework, No Degree Received
              • Associate's Degree
              • Associate's Degree and additional coursework
              • Bachelor's Degree
              • Bachelor's Degree and additional coursework
              • Master's Degree
              • Master's Degree and additional coursework
              • Doctorate Degree
              • Doctorate Degree and additional coursework
              • None of the Above


                (AA) Which of the following Quarter/Semester credit hours best describes your completed college education to date or within the next three (3 months)? (Transcripts may be required.)
                • 45+ Quarter hours/30+ Semester hours
                • 90+ Quarter hours/60+ Semester hours
                • 136+ Quarter hours/91+ Semester hours
                • 180+ Quarter hours/120+ Semester hours
                • 225+ Quarter hours/150+Semester hours
                • N/A


                  (HSHS05) Which of the following best describes your work experience in Healthcare? Experience definition: (Healthcare, Human Services.)
                  • No relevant experience, but willing to learn.
                  • Less than two (2) years of relevant experience.
                  • Two (2) to less than four (4) years of relevant experience.
                  • Four (4) or more years of relevant experience.


                    (AA) Describe your relevant experience in the box below.


                    (HSHS05) Do you have a CNA Certification?
                    • Yes
                    • No


                      (AB) Please provide your license/certificate no. in the box below.


                      (A) Where did you hear about this opportunity?
                      • Goverment jobs
                      • Indeed
                      • LinkedIn
                      • Zip Recruiter
                      • Wyoming Workforce Center
                      • Other job sites (Wyoming at Work, Monster, etc.)
                      • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
                      • Newspaper/Newsletter Advertisement
                      • Career Fair
                      • Human Resourses Division
                      • Friend or Acquaintance (Not State Employee)
                      • Current State Employee
                      • Other


                        (A) If you selected "Current State Employee" please provide the employee's first and last name, and include the department they work for, if known. This employee may be eligible for a Referral bonus.


                        (A) If you answered Other, please tell us where you heard about this opportunity.


                        (AA) VETERANS' PREFERENCE DISCLOSURE: PER WYOMING STATUTE, current employees of the State of Wyoming are not eligible for veterans' preference. If you are not a current employee of the State of Wyoming, to be eligible to receive veterans' preference you MUST have been a resident of the State of Wyoming for a period of one (1) year or more at any time prior to submitting this application. I have read and understand the veterans' preference disclosure.
                        • Yes
                        • No
                        • I am not a veteran


                          (AA) VETERANS' PREFERENCE: If you are a war veteran as defined in section 101, Title 38, United States Code or are the surviving spouse of a war veteran who receives survivor benefits from the federal government based on the veteran's military service, and wish to claim veterans' preference, please attach the appropriate documentation substantiating your claim. Indicate below your appropriate veterans' preference status. By requesting veterans' preference, you are certifying that you meet the statutory requirements as described in the above disclosure.
                          • Current State Employee
                          • Veteran - DD214 Attached
                          • Disabled Veteran (10% or more) - DD214 and Veteran's Disability Determination Attached
                          • Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran - DD214 and proof of Survivor Benefit Attached
                          • None of the above


                            (AA) Please be advised that an incomplete application WILL NOT be considered for employment. An attached resume' is not required and is not an acceptable substitution for a completed application. Some State of Wyoming agencies use E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at have read and understand the above statement.
                            • Yes
                            • No

                              Required Question

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