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RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR - 48007085

Date:  Nov 11, 2022
Location: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32120 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32124 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32118 DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32117


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Requisition No: 716561 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR - 48007085

Position Number: 48007085 

Salary:  $31,200.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 12/31/2022 

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:  DAYTONA BEACH

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

This is a State of Florida Career Service Opportunity

 

Job Description:

This position is located in the dormitory at the Division of Blind Services Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Daytona Beach.  Duties will include, but not be limited to: providing assistance to the blind and visually impaired clients, providing information on guidelines and policies about the campus and dormitory, providing information to clients on emergency procedures, providing instructional support, providing safety monitoring, and providing multiple reports on a daily basis to supervisors and other staff. 

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

 

Instructional Support:

  • Provide assistance to blind and visually impaired clients who may also have physical disabilities or challenges.
  • Provide information on guidelines or policies of the campus and dormitory as determined by the Rehab Center Administration.
  • Provide information to clients on emergency procedures.
  • Meet new clients at the time of admission.
  • Introduce clients to other clients and staff to assist in adjusting to their environment.
  • Assist clients and the nurse in attending to medical needs and appointments.
  • Review room assignments for new clients and maintain an awareness of client needs.
  • Provide assistance or direction during residential community activities both on and off campus as needed.
  • Support coordination of recreational and residential community events.
     

Reporting:

  • Report the number of clients to the cooks daily for meal preparation, snacks, and special diets.
  • Meet daily with fellow staff members to give shift-reports and review client status/progress in Case Management System (CMS).
  • Complete daily reports on a shift-to-shift basis.
  • Document safety issues and concerns related to client skills as well as unacceptable behavior, and any medical problems or injuries.
  • Draft incident/observation reports when incidents arise.
  • Record and deliver all telephone messages for clients and staff accordingly.
     

Safety Monitoring:

  • Maintain an awareness of all individuals located at the Rehab Center and its buildings and assist with custodial issues as necessary.
  • Check and maintain security of the buildings on a regular basis.
  • Handle emergencies as outlined in policy and procedures.
     

Professional Development:

  • Attend in-service trainings.
  • Complete assigned training courses offered by the Division of Blind Services and Department of Education as needed.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent; or
  • Completion of a program of study in childcare from a vocational/technical school; or
  • One year of experience working with persons with disabilities.
     

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication.
  • Ability to instruct others in social and daily living skills.
  • Ability to account for and keep track of assigned students or clients.
  • Ability to ensure that health and sanitary conditions are maintained.
  • Ability to provide first aid to others.
  • Ability to administer medications under supervision.
  • Ability to encourage independence and self-development in others.
  • Ability to plan, instruct and conduct leisure and recreational activities.
  • Ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
     

To be considered for a position with the Division of Blind Services:

  • All fields in the candidate profile must be completed.
  • Work history, hours worked, and formal education fields must be filled out to determine qualifications for this position. Putting "see resume" does not substitute for completing all sections of the candidate profile.
  • Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable in the candidate profile. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Preference will be given for qualifying veterans, employees in layoff status and qualified candidates based on a review of their overall scores, KSAs, primary and supplemental applications, as well as completion of any required work samples, willingness questionnaires, and behavioral/personality/skills tests, and interview responses, as applicable. References and file reviews from previous employment will be verified to determine suitability.
  • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
  • Individuals lacking the ability to competently do the job and those who are unable to positively contribute to a productive team environment, need not apply.
  • The successful candidate must be able to pass a Level II Background screening.
  • All previous periods of employment must be listed and accounted for.

 

 

The Florida Division of Blind Services is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of Veterans and individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

 

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Daytona Beach