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RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR - 48007092 (BLIND SERVICES)

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114

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Requisition No: 317441 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR - 48007092 (BLIND SERVICES)

Position Number: 48007092 

Salary:  $22,453.60 

Posting Closing Date: 03/05/2021 

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.

 

Job Description:

This position is located in the Dormitory at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Division of Blind Services.  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 and 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 nurses in tending 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 number of clients to the cooks for meal preparation, snacks and special diets.
  • Meet daily with fellow staff members to give shift-report and review client status-progress in Case Management System.
  • Complete daily reports on a shift to shift basis.
  • Document safety issues related to client skills and unacceptable behavior, as well as any medical problems or injuries.
  • Write incident/observation reports when incidents arise.
  • Record and deliver all telephone messages for clients and staff accordingly.
     

Safety Monitoring:

  • Maintain an awareness of individuals in the building and assist with custodial issues as necessary.
  • Check and maintain security of the buildings.
  • Handle emergencies as outlined in procedures.
     

Professional Development:

  • Attend in-service trainings.
     

Minimum Qualifications:

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

 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.
  • Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.
  • 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.  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