Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 – Promotion and Prevention Consultant

Minnesota Department of Human Services
April 28, 2021
St. Paul, MN
Job Type


Job Class: Human Svcs Prog Rep 2

Working Title: Human Svcs Prog Rep 2 - Promotion and Prevention Consultant

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 04/27/2021

Closing Date: 05/10/2021

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office

Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / CS&P Prevention Unit

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift/8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Days of Work: Monday-Friday

Travel Required: Yes

Salary Range: $27.56 - $40.61/hourly; $57,545 - $84,793/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

FLSA Status: NonExempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible : Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Promotion and Prevention Consultant focuses on promotion and prevention strategies, and will be a catalyst for galvanizing internal and external partners toward practice, policy, systems, and environmental change to support equitable child and family well-being.

The position will coordinate systems level strategies and provide leadership and technical expertise within Department of Human Services (DHS) and in collaboration with other state departments, counties, tribes, and community-based organizations to advance the departments' mission to promote family well-being and prevent child maltreatment. The incumbent works closely with the supervisor of the Prevention/Children's Trust Fund Team and CSP division leadership to lead innovative projects that span across state agencies, stakeholder groups and diverse communities.

  • Collaborate with all partners to co-create practice, policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to promote the well-being of pregnant and parenting families at highest risk of entering the child welfare system. Using a trauma informed, equity based approach that moves beyond providing access to services to developing innovative policies that support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and social and economic security for families within their communities.
  • As a representative of DHS, build relationships with key stakeholders, engage with internal and external relations and negotiations that will result in strong partnerships to advance equity and inclusion efforts and innovative projects that support the well-being pregnant and parenting families. Support a team approach to building equity and inclusion into all work related to supporting family and community well-being.
  • Dovetailing/connecting practice, policy, systems, and environmental change efforts with the development of a prevention continuum connected to Family First Prevention services Act and other related work.


Minimum Qualifications

3 years of professional experience in child welfare, public health related to primary prevention and child, family, community well-being efforts or related field

Experience must demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of state and federal child and family serving policies, programs, laws and regulations related to child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations, including data privacy, related to administering programs and policies.
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural humility and sensitivity.

A Bachelor's Degree in Social Services, Public Health, Human Services or another related field may substitute for 1 year of experience.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working in partnership with communities who live at the intersections of race/ethnicity, faith traditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability justice, social justice and more to co-create practice, policy, and systems change.
  • Experience in systems-level work to advance health and racial equity.
  • Knowledge of public and private child, family, and community well-being efforts.
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative analysis and interpretation, sufficient to comprehend research findings and apply to program development and evaluation.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate information and data to determine program needs, and to inform, support and co-create with stakeholders.
  • A master's degree in public policy, public health, social work or a related field.

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.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance you need.

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