Careers 2021-11-24T16:06:07+00:00

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The Mississippi Department of Human Services offers current and prospective employees the opportunity to excel in a career where one can provide assistance to the state’s vulnerable population while meeting his or her personal goals and dreams. MDHS currently has positions available throughout the state. We are looking for vibrant, qualified individuals to join the MDHS team!

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Division of Youth Services Jobs

This is supervisory work overseeing the activities of youth in a training school environment or a secure facility in programs designed to support the rehabilitation of youth who have been adjudicated as delinquent. It also includes maintaining security and order among youth being supervised, patrolling state buildings and grounds, and taking action to restore order when incidents occur. Incumbents in this position may provide supervision and care of male and/or female youth on a 24-hour basis. Incumbents will be trained in physical restraint techniques and non-lethal weapons and are expected to restrain youths who engage in behavior that creates a danger to themselves and/or others. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of an administrative superior. Read More

This is supervisory work overseeing the activities of youth in a training school environment or a secure facility in programs designed to support the rehabilitation of youth who have been adjudicated as delinquent. Incumbents will function as the lead direct care staff person in a housing unit (cottage or pod) when two or more staff are assigned to a given housing unit. They will also assist counselors and mental health professionals in the development and delivery of programs and services. It also includes maintaining security and order among youth being supervised and taking action to restore order when incidents occur. Incumbents in this position may provide supervision and care of male and/or female youth on a 24-hour basis. Incumbents will be trained in physical restraint techniques and non-lethal weapons and are expected to restrain youths who engage in behavior that creates a danger to themselves and/or others. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of an administrative superior. Read More

This is supervisory work overseeing all of the activities and functions occurring at a training school or secure facility on the assigned shift. During the assigned shift, incumbents will function as campus supervisors; observing daily activities and scheduled events and taking action to resolve problems or incidents that arise. Incumbents will provide direct supervision to Juvenile Care Workers and to Juvenile Care Worker Seniors including assisting senior managers in scheduling of staff, providing supervisory coaching, and completing performance evaluations. Incumbents in this position will oversee the supervision and care of male and/or female youth on a 24-hour basis. Incumbents will be trained in physical restraint techniques and non-lethal weapons and are expected to restrain youths who engage in behavior that creates a danger to themselves and/or others. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of an administrative superior. Read More

This is entry-level work overseeing the activities of youth in a training school environment or in a secure facility in programs designed to support the rehabilitation of youth who have been adjudicated as delinquent. It also includes maintaining security and order among youth being supervised, patrolling state buildings and grounds, and taking action to restore order when incidents occur. Incumbents in this position may provide supervision and care of male and/or female youth on a 24-hour basis. Incumbents will be trained in physical restraint techniques and non-lethal weapons and are expected to restrain youths who engage in behavior that creates a danger to themselves and/or others. Work is performed under the direction and supervision of an administrative superior. Read More

This is technical work involving participation in and implementation of nursing care in all settings. The work is performed under the supervision of a licensed physician, dentist, or Registered Nurse. Supervision is frequently exercised over attendants or other workers in lower classifications. Read More

This is professional work involving the identification and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems. The work includes such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, referring, and providing care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being. General supervision is received from an administrative superior, and the incumbent may supervise nurses or other personnel in lower classifications. Read More

This is professional work involving the identification and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems. The work includes such services as case finding, health teaching, health counseling, referring, and providing care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being. General supervision is received from an administrative superior, and the incumbent may supervise nurses or other personnel in lower classifications. Read More

This is professional work in administering diagnostic psychological techniques designed to appraise intelligence, memory, personality and other psychological functions of individuals and groups and in diagnostic treatment, individual psychotherapy and counseling and various areas of psychological research. It may include assisting in case work treatment and various other functions of a psychological nature. Incumbents in this classification receive general supervision or direction from an administrative superior, clinical director or a psychologist of a higher classification. Their work is reviewed by consultation and conferences. Read More

This is administrative work that involves responsibility for planning, implementing, supervising, and coordinating the recreational program for residents in a state institution. Incumbents must create and develop innovative recreational activities for the residents of the institution. Work also involves evaluating and making constructive adjustments in existing recreational activities. Supervision is exercised over recreation program personnel in lower classes. Read More

This is administrative work that involves responsibility for planning, implementing, supervising, and coordinating the recreational program for residents in a state institution. Incumbents must create and develop innovative recreational activities for the residents of the institution. Work also involves evaluating and making constructive adjustments in existing recreational activities. Supervision is exercised over recreation program personnel in lower classes. Read More

These are lead workers responsible for the performance of various tasks relating to the preparation and serving of food and the cleaning of appliances, equipment, and premises. The work also includes preparation of menu items from scratch and convenience foods for each meal served. The work involves operating dishwashing machines, removing dishes from dining area, and serving food to customers in a cafeteria line. The work also includes scouring heavy pots, pans, and other cooking utensils. The duties are performed in accordance with specific assignments under direct supervision. Read More

This is the proficiency level II in the Facilities Maintenance series. Work involves the installation, maintenance, and repair of facilities, buildings, equipment, and fixtures. The incumbent in this job class performs skilled maintenance repair tasks in a specified field, assigns duties, and inspects work of subordinates. Work is performed under the supervision of a Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, manager, or administrative superior. Read More

This is clerical work in maintaining records involving the receipt, storage, issuance, and shipment of various items and materials in a warehouse or storage facility. Incumbents are responsible for keeping a correct account of materials, supplies, and equipment received and disbursed; verifying receipt of shipments against bills of lading, invoices, or other records; attaching identifying information and shipping instructions to containers; posting weights and shipping charges; recording shortage and damage of supplies; and maintaining records and preparing reports on incoming and outgoing property. Other duties include procuring property and scheduling for shipment to and from the facility. Incumbents may also perform such duties as receiving visitors, receiving/forwarding incoming telephone calls, and incidental typing. The work is performed under the supervision of a Warehouse Manager or an administrative superior. Supervision may be exercised over Warehouse Clerks or subordinates within clerical classes. Read More

This is supervisory work in the handling of stock and the maintenance of records in a warehouse or storage facility. Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing and directing lower level employees involved in receiving, sorting, storing, issuing and shipping various items or materials. Other duties include inspecting the condition of materials, supplies, and equipment when received; maintaining records on computer and compiling information for reports; and arranging shipment of items. Incumbents also unload carrier vehicles and assemble and pack items for shipment. Supervision is exercised over lower level warehouse clerks, laborers, and/or inmates assigned to the facility; supervision is received from a Warehouse Clerk, Chief or an employee in a higher classification. Incumbents who do not supervise are solely responsible for the upkeep of the storage facility. Read More

This is supervisory work in the handling of stock and the maintenance of records in a warehouse or storage facility. Incumbents in this position are responsible for performing and directing lower level employees involved in receiving, sorting, storing, issuing and shipping various items or materials. Other duties include inspecting the condition of materials, supplies, and equipment when received; maintaining records on computer and compiling information for reports; and arranging shipment of items. Incumbents also unload carrier vehicles and assemble and pack items for shipment. Supervision is exercised over lower level warehouse clerks, laborers, and/or inmates assigned to the facility; supervision is received from a Warehouse Clerk, Chief or an employee in a higher classification. Incumbents who do not supervise are solely responsible for the upkeep of the storage facility. Read More

This work involves performance of a wide variety of unskilled activities which are related to the following areas: all types of maintenance, personal service, clerical, housekeeping, or such other areas as designated by the appointing authority. Duties require knowledge of a particular craft or area of work, and work is performed under limited supervision of a superior. The incumbent may supervise the work of inmates or other general service employees. The incumbent carries out these duties in a manner that requires little or no direct supervision. Read More

This is professional work involved in teaching students various academic courses offered in a correctional institution setting. Incumbents in this classification are responsible for instructing students in one or more subjects, such as English, Social Studies, or other academic courses depending on subject area certification and assignment. The work involves preparing teaching outlines for course or courses of study, assigning lessons, administering tests, and evaluating reports. Incumbents work under the supervision of an administrative superior and supervision is frequently exercised over monitors and other helpers. Read More

This is professional work in a correctional setting working with youth who have been committed to the state training schools or with those in other juvenile justice settings. Work involves the preliminary assessment of cases which consists of conducting interviews to obtain social histories and providing psychological services and orientation back into the community setting. Incumbents assist in determining the needs of students and make proper referral to federal, state, or local agencies supplying necessary supporting data. Additional duties of a similar nature are involved in the planning for case management and treatment; providing crisis intervention; and planning for and affecting the release, discharge, or parole of committed youths. Incumbents have frequent conferences with supervisors to discuss problems arising in their work and for instructions as to subsequent steps to be taken in specific cases. Read More

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