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Date:  Nov 26, 2022

ALACHUA, FL, US, 32315

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Requisition No: 605421 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REHAB THERAPIST-F/C (LIFEGUARD) OPS - 60957210 1

Position Number: 60957210 

Salary:  $27,040.00-$43,504.96 

Posting Closing Date: 12/09/2022 

1.      Provide direct patient care to mental health residents by participation in therapy sessions, activity programs, personnel hygiene, and individualized treatment.  Monitor residents' progress and implement specialized treatments as directed by the treatment team.               Maintain a safe secure and therapeutic environment.
2.      Operate control panel, answer telephone, pass messages, monitor entrance and exit of treatment staff and non-treatment staff and residents to the building.
3.      Serve meals, conduct room checks, conduct face counts, escort residents and document the issuing of controlled items.
4.      Write and read daily notes on residents' behavior, review daily progress notes, shift reports, logs and keep current on all changes in the residents' record.
5.      Provide crisis intervention and assistance to staff and residents as needed.
6.      Physically maintain a safe and clean work area on throughout residential buildings and living areas.
7.      Supervise residents in recreational or cultural activities on and off the treatment building. Coordinate clinic visits for residents and assist nurse when necessary.
8.      Participate in staffings, shift reports, building meetings and multi-disciplinary team rounds.
9.      Work with adjunctive therapy programs to facilitate and/or assist with residents' treatment.
10.    Perform all related work, including all assigned training , as required
11.    Work in conjunction  Rehabilitative Services staff on the management of the Pool facilities during the established season.
12.   Prepares pool for opening each day during the season.
13.   Maintains current and active Lifeguard certification and functions as direct care lifeguard as scheduled during pool season.
14.   Maintains pool equipment and supplies in proper quantities and in functional, safe working order.
15.   Instructs residents and staff in proper pool safety practices and techniques.
16.   Keeps pool and facilities, properly cleaned, sanitized, and in functional working condition.
16.   Keeps pool and facilities, properly cleaned, sanitized, and in functional working condition.


This position requires fingerprinting.  The employee in this position spends a minimum of 75% of his/her time performing duties which involve contact with residents in a forensic facility or institution.

Maintains current and active Lifeguard certification and functions as the lifeguard for the facility swimming pool as scheduled during the season. Works with the Rehabilitation Services department in preparing the facility swimming pool for opening each assigned day of the season. Maintains pool equipment and supplies in proper quantities and in functional, safe working order. Instructs residents and staff proper pool safety practices and techniques.


Assists the Rehabilitation Services staff at planning, coordinating and facilitating center-wide recreational and social activities, groups and events, designed to identify and reduce discharge barriers, model and promote appropriate social interaction skills and enhance overall health and wellness for our residents.


Report observations regarding resident’s behaviors and activities to treatment team and/or direct care staff for appropriate documentation. Complete current training required by the facility within required timeframes.


  • **NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **
  • This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check.
  • Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website:
  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.
  • The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system. E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.  
  • Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee