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BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - F/C - 67040574 APD/DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Date: Oct 10, 2017

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 21633 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - F/C - 67040574 APD/DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Position Number: 67040574 

Salary:  $979.97 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2017 

BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - F/C - 67040574

APD/DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

**ANTICIPATED VACANCY**

COMMUNITY 3, 2ND SHIFT

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • An associates degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science.
  • Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

•             Responsible for the custody, personal care, safety, security and well-being of residents ordered by the Court to the custody of the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program.  Functions as a senior member of the resident care team monitoring behavioral modification programs and consulting with the treatment team to ensure that behavioral programs designed for individual residents are consistent with the Contingency Manual.

 

•             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.

 

•             Monitors/evaluates the behaviors of individual residents and provides feedback to the treatment team to ensure that behavioral programs and CVM’s are implemented in a consistent manner.  Provides consultation and feedback to the treatment team with respect to recommendations for modifications to the CVM’s based on interaction, observation and communication with the resident.

 

•             Functions as a team leader in the absence of the Behavioral Program Supervisor and takes a leadership role in mentoring new employees.  Assists the Behavioral Program Supervisors in training staff in the deployment of new policies, procedures and/or protocols.  Serves as a mentor to staff that require additional training and or instruction to enhance skill sets or improve levels of performance.

 

•             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, 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.

 

•             Prepares assignment sheets and assumes a leadership role in providing personal care, supervision, escort, training and treatment for residents.

 

•             Provides assistance to the treatment team in deploying training, instruction, recreational and other therapeutic interventions to the residents as assigned and/or required.

 

•             Ensures that all essential documents are completed and submitted to the supervisor in a timely and accurate manner.

 

•             Performs 1 to 1 Specials 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.

 

•             Completes all required training. Maintain PASS certification as required.

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

•             Perform other related duties as required.

 

***FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL IS A TOBACCO FREE FACILITY***

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Agency of Persons with Disabilities that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S. No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency. Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

Persons requiring special disability accommodations in order to participate in the application/selection process should call (850) 663-7738

 

 

 

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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