Community Employment Specialist I
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Granville County, NC

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Murdoch Developmental Center is a state residential facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, located in Butner, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle area. Murdoch is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, and functional abilities. To be considered for employment, applicants must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry.

The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the day-to-day operation of the Soap & Laundry program, located in Vocational Enterprises. Work performed involves measuring, filling and sealing individual bags of powdered laundry and dishwashing detergent used at Murdoch Developmental Center. Bath towels from residential living areas are washed, dried and folded each weekday and mop heads are also washed and dried each weekday. This position functions at the lead trainer and is also responsible for the supervision of two Community Employment Technicians in the area. Scheduled work hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Working knowledge of behavior management techniques, task analysis techniques and teaching strategies with intellectually disabled persons. Employee must have supervisory experience, as well as programming experience (prefer within a vocational setting). Employee must be able to demonstrate the ability to assess client skill level, evaluate client progress, observe behavior, and communicate observations and recommendations effectively in written and oral form. Core Plus Advanced NCI certification, as well as First Aid and CPR certification are required for this position.

Management Prefer: applicants have basic computer skills, especially with WORD program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from high school or equivalent and three years of work experience in production, trades, or related work that provides the above knowledge and skills, preferable providing exposure to the population to be served.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service:
  • International Education Research Foundation -
  • World Education Services, Incorporated -
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit, all work history/experience must be documented on the application, we do not accept “see resume” or Resume’s in lieu of the education and work experience, however, transcripts, or degree evaluations, resumes and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.

Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must submit either form DD-214 or discharge orders. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. Please refer to your “application status tab” in your internet account to view application status changes. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring authority.

Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street
Butner, NC 27509
Telephone: 919-575-1029

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