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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 48007097 (Blind Services)

Date:  May 13, 2022
Location: 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL, US, 32114


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Requisition No: 564223 

Agency: Department of Education

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

Position Number: 48007097 

Salary:  $36,467.60 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2022 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES
LOCATION:  DAYTONA BEACH (VOLUSIA COUNTY)

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 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.
 

Examples of Work:

  • Provide 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.
  • 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.
  • Develop programs and curricula as needed to support the goal of employment. 
  • Monitor and evaluate the plans and programs to assure the effectiveness of individualized training and to meet changing needs of the clients over-all objectives.
  • Assess the referred client’s use of residual vision and impact of any secondary disabilities on performance.
  • Develop lesson plans that reflect the daily objectives needed to meet the established goals.
  • Work with clients to select a program in which mutually established goals are met.
  • Maintain records of goals, participation and progress on each student, and relay 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.
  • Provide maintenance on equipment and order supplies; keep inventory in good repair and make purchases as necessary.
  • Act as a liaison and provides assistance in all areas for overall program coordination.
  • Attend workshops and conferences for professional growth; participate in public education as needed and serve as a resource person for staff, students and the public. 
  • Assist with student facility/department needs as required; acquire new skills as needed to meet program changes.
  • Recommend 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. 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