Licensed Practical Nurse, Willmar, Minnesota

Employer Department of Human Services - Direct Care and Treatment
Created 04/05/2024
Reference 11450409
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City Willmar
Zip 56201
Salary Competitive
When all employees are embraced, respected and heard, we will build a collaborative, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist culture where everyone thrives.

Working Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Job Class: Licensed Practical Nurse
Agency: Human Services Dept

This posting was previously announced on 05/31/24. If you have previously applied, you are still being considered.
  • Job ID: 75529
  • Location: Willmar
  • Telework Eligible: No
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/08/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/20/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Willmar AFSCME
  • Division/Unit: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Services / MSHS Willmar Dir Care
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Rotating Shift
  • Days of Work: Varies
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $25.95 - $33.20 / hourly; $54,183 - $69,321 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Mental Health Rehab Worker
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 204 - Health Care Non Professional/AFSCME
  • Work Area: MSHS Willmar
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes

The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Job Summary

*Candidates may be eligible for a hiring incentive of up to $10,000!*

Minnesota Specialty Health System (MSHS) in Willmar has opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses! MSHS serves people who have a serious mental illness, acquired brain injuries, and other co-occurring conditions .As an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) facility, MSHS Willmar focuses on rehabilitative education, building interpersonal skills, and developing community engagement skills to increase each client's independence and self-management of their illness, behavior, and emotion.

The Licensed Practical Nurse will provide direct care under the direction of lead worker, training, treatment, support, vocational readiness and leisure activities within a residential treatment model that provides behavioral health services to individuals that require medical monitoring, through functional analyses of the etiology of the behavioral excesses/deficiencies and development of intervention strategies and environmental modifications that will support individuals to regain access to the community and as much independence to engage in the community as their circumstances permit.

**This posting may be used to fill multiple full-time or part-time, rotating or night shift vacancies**


Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, applicants must:
  • Meet the qualifications of the section 245I.04, subdivision 14, Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker
  • Possess or be eligible for licensure in Minnesota as a Practical Nurse.

***Future Practical Nurses who are within six (6) months of graduating and taking their NCLEX-LPN are encouraged to apply. Contingent job offers may be made upon successful completion of degree and passing of NCLEX-LPN.

Preferred Qualifications

Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

Application Details

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .


If you have questions about this position, contact Kaitlin Weckwerth at

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kaitlin Weckwerth at .

CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if they: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting. To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation before the closing date.

About Human Services Dept

DHS operates a highly specialized behavioral health care system that serves people with mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes psychiatric hospitals and other inpatient mental health treatment facilities; inpatient substance abuse treatment facilities; dental clinics, group homes, vocational sites, and sex offender treatment facilities.

Working together to improve the state we love.

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?
  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth


As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include:
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Annual pay increases
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:
  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at )

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:
  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.


Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and let us know the support you need.
Date expired 06/18/2024

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