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RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST-Forensic - 67013676 PATHWAYS-SUNLAND CENTER CAMPUS

Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 337521 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST-Forensic - 67013676 PATHWAYS-SUNLAND CENTER CAMPUS

Position Number: 67013676 

Salary:  $1,012.11-$1,407.06 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 09/22/2021 

 

 

          Join the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program (DDDP) Team.

 

We are dedicated to empowering persons with developmental disabilities charged with a felony crime to acquire the skills needed to become competent to stand trial, and to acquire the skills and supports that will prepare them for success in their future environments.

 

Duties of a Direct Care Provider include:

Responsible for the custody, personal care, safety, security, and well-being of residents. Functions as a role model for residents to reinforce the behavioral and social skills required to be successful in integrating into community and/or residential environments.

 

Implements and deploys Behavioral Programs designed for each resident in an appropriate, fair and impartial manner.  This includes but is not limited to adhering to all policies/protocols, maintaining on going updates of all program changes and collecting and recording required data in a timely and accurate manner.

 

Ensures that all activities associated with the resident are documented in chronological order in accordance with agency protocol, with all relevant facts which includes, who, what, when, where and why.  Immediately notifies supervisor of any issues associated with the resident which are unusual and/or may require additional follow-up and investigation.  Files associated documents in the appropriate resident chart.

 

Performs monitoring specials (ex: 1:1, CVO, etc) in accordance with agency protocols, ensures that appropriate and required documentation is completed in a timely and accurate manner and works with individual residents as assigned or required.

 

Confers with unit supervisors concerning behavioral problems of residents and assists in planning corrective measures.

 

Cooperates with the supervisors of wards or units ensuring that the developmentally disabled are being adequately cared for and are receiving prescribed care and training.

 

Makes regular and frequent rounds of assigned wards or units giving attention to resource intensive area and emergency situations.

 

Notifies supervisor or management staff of facilities issues and equipment needing repair; requests supplies for unit or ward.

 

Completes all required training. Maintain agency approved crisis prevention and intervention program certification as required.

Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure.

 

Perform other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

 

  • Knowledge of appropriate business practices and protocols used in the treatment of developmentally disabled persons.
  • Ability to assist professionals in implementing prescribed treatment and rehabilitation programs.
  • Ability to observe residents and identify and document changes and/or unusual events which could result in safety and well-being issues.
  • Ability to maintain and update resident records and charts.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and staff.
  • Ability to effectively and timely communicate and interact with residents and staff.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to maintain the required agency approved crisis prevention and intervention program certification.   
  • Ability to ensure that developmentally disabled residents are being adequately cared for and receiving prescribed treatment.
  •  Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to identify and give attention to understaffed wards or units and emergency situations.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

 

     

Other job-related requirements for this position:

 

  • Certification in the agency approved crisis prevention and intervention program at the advanced level is required unless the incumbent requests a reasonable accommodation supported by an annual medical certification.  Incumbent is required to submit to pre-employment TB screening and on an annual on-going basis as prescribed by DDDP.
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and/or resident information.  This specific standard is mission critical as the Agency is entrusted with information about employees and residents which is protected by HIPAA and other federal and state laws.  The Agency’s ability to maintain and protect confidential information has a direct relationship on our ability to gain and sustain the public trust.
  • Based on the duties and essential functions of this position, incumbents will be required to spend a minimum of 75% of work time performing duties which involves direct contact with residents in a secure forensic facility.  This position requires lifting, pulling and squatting.

 

  • Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service.  This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(S)

A valid driver’s license.

Compassion for vulnerable and developmentally disabled individuals.

For the health and safety of our residents and staff, all employees must wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Our campus and facility are tobacco-free.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

A high school diploma, and minimum of 6 months experience providing care and treatment for people with developmental disabilities.

 

 WORK SCHEDULE

This position is located at a 24-hour facility.  Team members must be agreeable to working a shift schedule; regular, evening, or night. Days Off: Varies.

Employees may be required to work additional days/hours based upon the needs of the facility and those we serve.  This includes, but is not limited to ensuring facility coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.

DUE TO THE COVID -19 CRISIS, SHIFT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS NEEDED TO CARE FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WE SERVE.  

 

Direct Deposit Program – As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.

 

Recruiting Contact:      

Jodi NeSmith      

Recruitment Manager- Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program & Pathways  

Agency for Persons with Disabilities      

Telephone: (850) 663-7138      

Email: jodi.nesmith@apdcares.org     

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than just a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits

Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year

State group insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com)

Flexible Spending Accounts

College tuition waivers and more!

For a more complete list of benefits, click https://mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT- It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer. No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency. Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.

 

WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S. APD PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY).  E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. ANSWERS TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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