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Date: May 30, 2018

Location: CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL, US, 32324

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Requisition No: 36892 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67044218 

Salary:  $868.36 BIWEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2018 





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 role model for residents to reinforce the behavioral and social skills required to be successful in integrating into community and/or residential environments.

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/protocols, 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.

Performs monitoring specials (ex: 1:1, CVO, etc.) 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.


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

•             Knowledge of appropriate business practices and protocols used in the treatment of developmental disabled persons.

•             Ability to assist professionals in implementing prescribed treatment and rehabilitation programs.

•             Ability to observe residents and identify and document changes and/or unusual events which could result in safety and well-being issues.

•             Ability to maintain and update resident records and charts.

•             Ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and staff.

•             Ability to effectively and timely communicate and interact with residents and staff.

•             Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

•             Ability to maintain the required Prevention of Safety Strategy certification.      




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.
  • Six months of experience in the care of persons with mental health problems.
  • High school diploma or its equivalent.





    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.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee