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REHABILITATION THERAPIST - F/C - 60011049

Date: Sep 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 220481 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REHABILITATION THERAPIST - F/C - 60011049

Position Number: 60011049 

Salary:  $1128.63 BI-WEEKLY 

Posting Closing Date: 10/30/2020 

WORKING TITLE: Rehabilitation Therapist F/C – Music Therapist

 

SALARY:  $1128.63 BI-WEEKLY

 

LOCATION:  Forensic Central

 

SHIFT: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

FLORIDA STATE HOSPITAL IS A TOBACCO FREE FACILITY.

 

IF AN ACCOMMODATION IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT (850) 663-7258.

 

It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families 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, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and 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.

 

Effective July 1, 2007, several changes were made to the laws relating to Veterans’ Preference in employment, as follows:

 

Preference eligibility no longer expires upon appointment of the eligible person to a position with the State or any political subdivision of the State.

 

Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they held or are currently holding a job with a public employer are now eligible to use their veterans’ preference again with all employers covered by State law.

 

Persons who were previously ineligible for preference because they did not serve during an eligible wartime period, may now be eligible for veterans’ preference if they served during Operation Enduring Freedom (beginning October 7, 2001 to present) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (beginning March 19, 2003 to present).

 

Basically this law allows qualified Veterans to claim preference for every job they apply for in the State System. In the past, once you were hired with a State or governmental employer, you could not claim preference for other jobs, such as promotions. Veterans' Preference ensures that qualified Veterans are given consideration in every stage of the hiring process.

 

DESCRIPTION:

THIS POSITION IS SPECIFIC FOR A MUSIC THERAPIST WHO IS BOARD-CERTIFIED OR BOARD ELIGIBLE.

 

This is a skilled professional work involved in planning and providing direct resident services through scheduled therapeutic activities in a large mental health facility. Work involves evaluating programmatic and therapeutic needs, planning appropriate therapeutic services, implementing direct resident services through scheduled session, and ongoing evaluation of services delivered.  The incumbent in this position will spend a minimum of 75% of the time performing duties outlined on the official description in a Forensic facility or institution.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Provides direct resident services including, but not limited to Psychiatric rehabilitation, Treatment and Enrichment services.

 

Conducts interviews and assessments, performs record reviews and consults with recovery team members to identify resident service needs (strengths, needs, abilities and preferences). 

 

Documents progress and resident reactions/perspective of individual progress by completing progress notes according to the mental health facility procedures and policies.

 

Maintains current training required by the facility as well as the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)/Certification Board for Music Therapy (CBMT). Increases knowledge of best practices and new techniques for service delivery. Provides learning opportunities, supervision, and mentorship for trainees including music therapy interns, volunteers, and community visitors. Provides role modeling and training for other staff as directed by supervisor

 

Coordinates frequent program evaluations, evaluates intended outcomes, and identifies improvement processes.  Participates in performance improvement initiatives individually and by working with teams and revises/develops programs.

 

EXAMPLES OF JOB CHARACTERISTICS

 

Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Providing Assistance or Personal Care to Others.

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others

Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

Coaching and Developing Others

Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

Communicating With Persons Outside 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.

Documenting/Recording Information

Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

Analyzing Data or Information

Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

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.

 

EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the principles and practices of Music Therapy.

Knowledge of interviewing techniques.

Ability to work within a forensic inpatient setting.

Ability to interview clients to identify needs.

Ability to plan and conduct music therapy and other 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

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT (850) 663-7258). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

 

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

 

EFFECTIVE:              12/10/2003

History:                      07/01/2002

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Music Therapy from an AMTA-recognized institution.

Must be CBMT Board-eligible upon hire, and achieve MT-BC Certification within one year of hire date.

 

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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