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  • 508055
  • ELOY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: May 25 2022 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Developmental Disabilities
NOC Shift / 10:45 PM to 6:45 AM

Job Location:

Address:  2800 North Highway 87 Coolidge Arizona 85128

Posting Details:

Compensation: $35,692.80* Annually
*This includes the Critical Service Premium Stipend, paid until June 24, 2022.
Base Salary: $32,448.00 + 10% Critical Services Stipend 

Grade: 15

Closing Date: 5/25/2022
This position is subject to the vaccination requirements outlined in CMS Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination (published November 5, 2021)(86 FR 61555). In order to begin working at the Department of Economic Security, you must provide documentation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have requested and granted an exemption under applicable Federal Law. Fully vaccinated means individuals for whom it has been two weeks or more since completion of their primary series for COVID-19.

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Habilitation Specialist. DDD provides individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, services and supports that are flexible, high quality, and member driven. These services provide individuals with opportunities to exercise their rights and responsibilities of independent decision-making and engagement in the community.

Job Duties:

• Ensure staff are knowledgeable and comply with all federal regulations. Demonstrate/monitor to all staff ensuring consistent, high-quality care for members including appropriate attire, nails and skin care; bathing and grooming; provision of a safe, sanitary environment; and treating individuals with dignity, respect and privacy.
• Provide guidance and assistance to staff regarding program and active treatment implementation. Assists staff to identify various activities promoting positive learning opportunities for members. Conduct medication administration observations and report results; and administers medication, as needed, upon successful completion of appropriate 16-hour medication technician or medication administration course.
• Provides guidance and assistance with emergencies, including medical, behavioral and facility emergencies (e.g., power failure, equipment failure, etc.) Maintain communication between Management and the facility while resolving the emergency and make necessary notifications. Provide guidance to staff in order to resolve the emergency situation.
• Reviews data and documentation in the member files for compliance with regulations and report results to management.
• Monitors for campus security by routinely observing for unauthorized visitors, safety concerns, unusual situations and emergencies. Maintain communication with the Management staff who are off campus for problem resolution, as needed. Communicates with guardians/family members who visit in the evenings and/or weekends.
• Assure sufficient staff are on duty to meet the member's needs in each residence and reassign staff as necessary; demonstrate leadership by displaying a positive attitude, promoting teamwork, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures; problem solving; giving recognition and striving to improve services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of Individual Support Plan (ISP) process
• Knowledge of member rights and advocacy
• Knowledge of principles of positive behavioral supports
• Knowledge of interdisciplinary team process
• Skilled in oral & written communication
• Skilled in problem solving
• Skilled in multi-tasking and prioritizing
• Skilled in time management and motivation
• Skilled in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of member specific plans
• Skilled in teamwork and team building
• Ability to learn, interpret and apply federal and state rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to ICF/IID facilities and group homes
• Ability to manage emergency situations in an effective, calm, and professional manner
• Ability to monitor the provision of care to members
• Ability to guide a diverse group of staff to accomplish goals

Selective Preference(s):

• Candidate must be at least 18 years of age and able to read and write in English.
• Must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and overtime, when necessary.
• Preference given to candidates with a High School or General Education Development (GED) diploma.
• Prefer 1 year experience working with individual with developmental disabilities.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• The position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
• Employee shall have a Valid Level One fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults.
• Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement

* Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend
This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate and will be reflected in each paycheck. It is anticipated that this temporary stipend will be available through June 24, 2022.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Jean Harberts at 520-483-7072 or JHarberts@azdes.gov. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as sign language interpreter or alternative format by contacting 520-483-7072 or JHarberts@azdes.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.