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Date:  Sep 7, 2022


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Requisition No: 572085 

Agency: Department of Education


Position Number: 48007299 

Salary:  $36,467.60 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 10/04/2022 





“Open Until Filled”


Job Description:

This position will serve as a Senior Human Services Program Manager for the Division of Blind Services in the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired located in Daytona Beach, Florida. The incumbent in this position will supervise the Division of Blind Services’ case management program to provide rehabilitation therapy for clients from around the state. The incumbent will communicate with, motivate, provide, or coordinate training, and direct the work of his/her subordinates. 


Examples of Work:

  • Supervise the case management program to provide rehabilitation therapy for clients from around the state.
  • Communicate with, motivate, provide, and/or coordinate training, and direct the work of his/her subordinates. 
  • Complete timely performance appraisals, develop timely and accurate work plans, and timely approve monthly attendance and leave for each position under his/her direct report.  [Timesheets will be completed in the People First system either weekly or no later than the 5th business day of the following month].
  • The incumbent in this position has the authority to make hiring recommendations as well as disciplinary recommendations.
  • Incumbent must reinforce the expectation of internal and external cooperation and teamwork to subordinates.
  • Utilize effective counseling and coaching strategies in accordance with agency personnel policies and procedures to ensure acceptable job performance of subordinates.
  • Keep their Supervisor and the Personnel Administrator advised of personnel issues that may require corrective action.
  • Meet at least quarterly with each subordinate to discuss job performance to ensure each employee is fully aware of their level of performance as it relates to established performance standards.  
  • Ensure that all documents related to time and attendance are completed properly and submitted to the HR liaison on time.
  • Discuss goals and objectives with each staff member. 
  • Complete employee performance appraisals using appropriate supporting data.
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection and training of staff.
  • Promote professional development and facilitate the continuation of educational opportunities for themselves and for program staff. 
  • Participate in training sessions, demonstrations of new products; attend conferences and meetings.
  • Oversee and practice good stewardship of organizational resources and follow established fiscal policies and procedures. 
  • Supervise assigned volunteers and ensure adherence to volunteer policies and procedures including recruitment, application process, utilization, and record keeping of volunteer hours. 


Client Interaction:

  • Maintain state-wide communications with students’ referring counselor and family in their home areas (with proper consent), provide information regarding training status and encourage participation in the rehabilitation process.  
  • Assist in public education to include speaking engagements, participation in community and professional organizations and providing tours to center visitors. 
  • Serve as a liaison to other agencies serving the client to include psychological services. 
  • Collect, review, and disseminate relevant information from outside consultations and respond to emergency mental health needs of students.
  • Coordinate client progress with the supervisor of the instructors to track student performance and provide guidance to instructional staff regarding case status and student progress. 
  • Coordinate client progress with the supervisor of residential services to track student performance and provide guidance to instructional staff regarding student progress in the dorm/dining room environment.
  • Monitor the state-wide referral process by tracking applications and referral intake invitations.
  • Monitor the Rehabilitation Technician to ensure referrals have the proper codes in their IPE.  
  • Review problems related to the referral process with the Rehabilitation Center’s Program Administrator and/or Bureau Chief and/or other appropriate staff. 
  • Maintain ongoing contact with clients throughout the review of client records to determine if contact is necessary. 
  • Document activities in the case file and notify appropriate parties.
  • Maintain organization of referral process and case data collection in formation for purpose of audit or accreditation.

Client Reporting:

  • Maintain up-to-date client contact reports with DBS field counselors.
  • Monitor the scheduling of IRCP and exit staffing. 
  • Conduct staffing’s directly when necessary.
  • Contact the counselor in student’s home city to schedule participation in staffing’s. 
  • Produce reports of staffing’s for each assigned client.
  • Establish and maintain a system of reporting that reflects the student's progress relative to the goals established in the IPE and ICP. 
  • Review reports to ensure they contain all necessary information and are written in a professional manner with a focus on student progress in achieving goals. 
  • Disseminate reports to other appropriate individuals. 
  • Review medical, psychological, and other miscellaneous reports with staff as needed. 
  • Ensure reports are entered into the case management system (RCM) and that the status is current.  
  • Maintain organization of curricula, reports, and essential documentation for purposes of audit and accreditation.

Training Coordination:

  • Coordinate new student orientation to the Rehabilitation Center; review processes and programs, and expectations of behavior, etc. with new students.
  • Ensure that each student receives information on community blindness organizations, community support resources and contacts in their home areas, and information for social security and benefit planning.

Consultant Services:

  • Assess new psychological testing/evaluation methods. 
  • Provide recommendations for new or updated tests to be used for training. 
  • Provide specific consultation services upon request to clients, counselors, and other professionals.
  • Supervise case management for assigned students attending the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. 
  • Monitor the program to assure it provides vocational rehabilitation (VR) counseling services to include guidance and counseling; interpret medical reports and evaluation data.
  • Develop policies to ensure consistency in center documentation for DBS field counselors’ statewide.
  • Assist students in the development of plans for acquiring independent living skills and identifying and/or pursuing an appropriate vocational goal. 
  • Follow through on arrangements for recommended ancillary services, i.e., drug counseling, alcoholism, and psychological counseling, work experience, etc.  
  • Demonstrate ability to cope with and support change.
  • Support ethical management decisions in print, verbal, and non-verbal communication.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise people.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to develop various reports.
  • Ability to manage a service program.
  • Ability to assess budgetary needs.
  • Ability to assess program policies and procedures in relation to client needs.
  • Ability to manage program budgets.
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct service program activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to utilize equipment.
  • Knowledge of curricular planning, techniques applicable to visually impaired staff and clients.
  • Effective verbal/written communications; ability to interpret regulations related to client eligibility and funding.
  • Monitor programs; supervise staff; develop resources. 
  • Provide direction to instructor regarding vocational rehabilitation, medical and social services.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Social, Behavioral or Rehabilitative Science, Education or Visual Disabilities and three years of experience performing similar work.
  • Equivalent work experience can substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education.


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.

Nearest Major Market: Daytona Beach