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Date: Sep 22, 2018

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 34715 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67032372 

Salary:  $1,020.79 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/17/2018 






Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent assigned to this position is a point of contact and responsible for managing and directing all operational aspects of the individual ward and or facility during the entire respective shift.   Individuals assigned to this position are responsible and accountable for the health, safety, security and well-being of residents and staff assigned under their respective supervision and /or facility/ward as directed by the Facility Manager or Assistant Facility Manger. 

Manages and supervises the daily ward operation and direct care staff engaged in the custody and care of vulnerable persons who are intellectually challenged.

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.

Evaluates behaviors of individual residents and provides feedback to the treatment teams and subordinate staff to ensure that behavioral programs are implemented and documented in a consistent manner.  Trains and assists direct care staff in interrupting and/or clarifying the behavioral program.

Provides consultation and feedback to the treatment teams with respect to recommendations and/or modifications to the behavioral program based on interaction, observation and/or communication with the resident.

Functions at the team leader in the absence of the Facility Manager or Assistant Facility Manager and assumes a leadership role in mentoring new employees.  Assists the Facility Manager and Assistant Facility Manager in the deployment of new policies and procedures and/or protocols and behavioral program updates.

Directs the implementation and deployment of behavioral programs designed for each resident in an appropriate, fair and impartial manner.  This includes but is not limited to ensuring that all policies are followed, managing and communicating on-going program changes, and collecting and recording all 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.  Ensures all associated documents are timely and accurately filed in the resident charts.

Initiates appropriate management action to address and notify behavioral teams of any issues associated with the resident that are unusual and/or may require follow up and further investigation.

Ensures that all required administrative documents/forms are completed and forwarded to the appropriate management personnel in a timely and accurate manner.

Works in partnership and coordinates as appropriate with medical, security, rehabilitation, and support coordinator personnel to effectively and efficiently manage and direct the daily operation of the respective ward and/or facility.


Works in partnership with the Human Resources Office to timely address and resolve all personnel related issues.

Monitor, in-service, motivate and direct staff in areas of job performance. Complete employee’s performance evaluations and performance expectations within established timeframes as required.

Assist in the hiring process of staff, to include but not limited to, participating in the interview process, making recommendation(s) for hire. Recommends corrective and/or disciplinary actions as necessary.

Completes all required training. Monitor and tracks to ensure assigned staff complete required training.

Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure. Review and approve timesheets as required. Monitor all time and attendance to ensure all coverage levels are met, review and address areas of concern with staff and management as required.


Performs other related duties as required. 


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

·               Knowledge of the principles and techniques of behavior modification.

·               Knowledge of the principles and practices used in the treatment of clients.

·               Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

·               Knowledge of problem-solving techniques.

·               Ability to develop, coordinate and promote behavior modification programs for clients.

·               Ability to counsel relatives and visitors of clients.

·               Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.

·               Ability to supervise people.

·               Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

·               Ability to communicate effectively.

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

·               Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.      



Other job-related requirements for this position:

•             Prevention and Safety Strategies (PASS)  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.




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.



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