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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 48007097 (Blind Services)

Date: Jun 9, 2021

Location: DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114

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Requisition No: 324461 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 48007097 (Blind Services)

Position Number: 48007097 

Salary:  $36,467.60 

Posting Closing Date: 07/06/2021 

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/Examples of Work

This position is located at the Rehabilitation Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Daytona Beach.  This position is responsible for developing policies, procedures, and techniques and is responsible for monitoring standards for the Orientation & Mobility program to provide proper rehabilitation therapy for statewide referrals.
 

The O&M Program will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provides direct instruction in techniques of Orientation & Mobility such as orientation to unfamiliar areas, pre-cane skills, concept development, use of the long cane, use of public transportation and route planning that meet individual needs, and skills and physical limitations of each student.
  • Will assist students in developing and/or improving the work characteristics and skills needed for competitive employment or to function independently in a home and/or work environment.
  • Develops programs and curricula as needed to support the goal of employment.
     

Evaluation/Reporting:

  • Monitors and evaluates the plans and programs to assure the effectiveness of individualized training and to meet changing needs of the clients over-all objectives.
  • Assesses the referred client’s use of residual vision and impact of any secondary disabilities on performance.
  • Develops lesson plans that reflect the daily objectives needed to meet the established goals.
  • Works with clients to select a program in which mutually established goals are met. Maintains records of goals, participation and progress on each student, then relays this information as needed in written and/or oral reports or in staffings with the referring counselor from the area of the state where the client lives.
  • Provides maintenance on equipment and orders supplies; keeps inventory in good repair and makes purchases as necessary.
  • Acts as a liaison and provides assistance in all areas for overall program coordination.

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Attends workshops and conferences for professional growth; participates in public education as needed and serves as a resource person for staff, students and the public. 
  • Assists with student facility/department needs as required; acquires new skills as needed to meet program changes.
  • Recommends ancillary services such as audiology, low vision, and physical therapy that would enhance the student’s program.
  • If requested will assist in training volunteers or supervising interns assigned to the Center.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) or are eligible to become a Certified O&M instructor.  

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience in health, social, economic or rehabilitative programs.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience as required above 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.
  • 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