HSHS05-2024-00139-Human Services Specialist-Evanston

  • Full Time
  • Evanston, WY 82930
  • $18.56 - $20.62 an hour USD / Year
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  • Salary: $18.56 - $20.62 an hour

State of Wyoming

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Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance
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.

**This position is eligible for a $2,000 hiring bonus** See notes for eligibility and conditions

Human Resource Contact: Brenda Hales / brenda.hales@wyo.gov / 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


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

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.
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 E-Verify.
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.
** Hiring Bonus eligibility and conditions
New state employees and temporary employees accepting a permanent position
Current state employees accepting a promotional opportunity – recruitment must have been open to the public
One year of service in the position must be completed. Failure to complete this requirement will require reimbursement of the bonus with the funds deducted from the final pay.
Internal candidates will be required to remain in the position for a minimum of (1) year from the promotion date.
Employees will only be eligible for (1) hiring bonus in a 12-month period.

Supplemental Information

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

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

URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

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!

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