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BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST-F/C - 67044082 APD/DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Date: May 16, 2017

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 11139 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST-F/C - 67044082 APD/DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Position Number: 67044082 

Salary:  $979.97 

Posting Closing Date: 05/29/2017 

BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST F/C

APD/DDDP COMMUNITY 4, 1ST SHIFT

**ANTICIPATED VACANCY**

 

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.

    DESCRIPTION


    This is work assisting mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff.
    Some positions in this occupation may be responsible for coordinating work and supervising employees.

    EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • - Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

  • - Monitors patients to ensure patients remain in assigned areas and aids or restrains patients to prevent injuries.

    - Assists patients in becoming accustomed to hospital routine.

    - Demonstrates and assists patients in bathing, dressing, and grooming.

    - Accompanies patients to and from wards for medical and dental treatments, shopping trips, and to religious and recreational events.

    - Encourages patients to participate in social, educational, and recreational activities.

    - Notes and maintains records of patients' activities, such as vital signs, eating habits, and daily behavior.

    - Serves meals and feeds patients needing assistance.

    - Administers prescribed medications, measures vital signs, and performs other nursing duties, such as collecting specimens and drawing blood samples.

    EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

    Assisting and Caring for Others
     Providing assistance or personal care to others.
     
    Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
     Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.
     
    Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
     Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
     
    Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization
     Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
     
    Performing General Physical Activities
     Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.
     
    Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
     Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.
     
    Communicating With Other Workers
     Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
     
    Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
     Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 

    EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

    Reading Comprehension
     Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    Active Listening
     Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    Speaking
     Talking to others to effectively convey information

    Judgment and Decision Making
     Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
     
    Social Perceptiveness
     Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
     
    Writing
     Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    Problem Identification
     Identifying the nature of problems

    Instructing
     Teaching others how to do something

    Persuasion
     Persuading others to approach things differently

    Coordination
     Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    Management of Personnel Resources
     Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    Customer and Personal Service
     Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    Psychology
     Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

    Therapy and Counseling
     Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

    Medicine and Dentistry
     Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures

    Chemistry
     Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

    English Language
     Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    ***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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