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REHABILITATION THERAPIST - F/C - 67072585 APD/ PATHWAYS MARIANNA, FL

Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Location: 

MARIANNA, FL, US, 32448 MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446 MARIANNA, FL, US, 32447


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Requisition No: 665905 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: REHABILITATION THERAPIST - F/C - 67072585 APD/ PATHWAYS MARIANNA, FL

Position Number: 67072585 

Salary:  SALARY STARTING AT $1,260.00 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/06/2022 

WORKING HOURS 11:00AM- 7:30PM CST

 

Join the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program Pathways 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.

 

Pathways is a 34-bed all male forensic facility working with individuals with disabilities in a secure setting.  These individuals have been adjudicated by the courts as incompetent to proceed to trial and have significant behavioral and psychiatric issues.  Pathways provides rehabilitative, vocational, and daily living skills training to the individuals served which allows for a smooth transition back into a non-secure residential or community setting.  

 

 

Duties of a Rehabilitation Therapist F/C include:

 

This is a position under the Division of Operations created as a Rehabilitation Therapist-F/C.  Its primary purpose is managing, directing, evaluating and deploying all aspects of the rehabilitation therapy programs designed to complement and reinforce the training curriculum outlined for the resident population.

Responsible for managing, directing, evaluating and deploying all aspects of the rehabilitation therapy programs designed to complement and reinforce the training curriculum outlined for the resident population.  Modifies changes in the curriculum/lesson plan based on individual needs assessments.  Escorts residents as appropriate to ensure that their security, safety and well-being are not compromised.

Responsible for planning, managing, directing, coordinating and deploying leisure and recreational activities during the normal business day, weekends and holidays to ensure residents are engaged in structured and planned activities to reinforce training curriculum, minimize behaviors, and increase resident satisfaction. Works in partnership with the direct care staff to ensure that respective leisure and educational opportunities are timely and effectively deployed. Escorts residents as appropriate to ensure that their security, safety and well-being are not compromised.

Maintains and updates documentation requirements as appropriate. This includes but is not limited to assessments, referrals, scheduling and posting, session plans, daily attendance logs, behaviors and/or behavior changes, special incidents, progress reports, special programs and other documentation as required by the Rehabilitation Therapist Supervisor – F/C - SES.

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.

Ability to document and ensure documentation is completed as required.

Completes all required training. Maintain MANDT 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 the principles and practices of one of the allied health field disciplines or one of the rehabilitative sciences.

•             Knowledge of interviewing techniques.

•             Ability to interview clients to identify needs.

•             Ability to plan and conduct rehabilitation therapy programs.

•             Ability to prepare reports.

•             Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

•             Ability to write evaluation and progress reports.

•             Ability to communicate effectively.

•             Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

•             Ability to maintain the required Prevention and Safety Strategies certification.

 

 Other job-related requirements for this position:

•             A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an allied health field; one of the behavioral or rehabilitative sciences, music therapy, music education, or music, physical education with course work in adaptive physical education, vocational education, sociology; trades and arts education, industrial arts education, leisure studies with course work in therapeutic recreation, or horticulture therapy.

•             MANDT 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.

•             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.

•             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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an allied health field; one of the behavioral or rehabilitative sciences, music therapy, music education, or music, physical education with course work in adaptive physical education, vocational education, sociology; trades and arts education, industrial arts education, leisure studies with course work in therapeutic recreation, or horticulture therapy.
  • A valid driver’s license. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/ Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. Licenses that have “Corrective Lenses Restricted,” are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

 

Our campus and facility are tobacco-free.

 

 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) 793-7075 

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/

 

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.

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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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