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Date: Jul 9, 2018

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 39230 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67040712 

Salary:  $945.37 

Posting Closing Date: 07/23/2018 





This position is responsible for direct care duties, including but not limited to: direct supervision of the residents in assigned group, assist residents with self-care/daily living skills and leisure skills; accompany residents to appointments, on trips, to work, or an alternative leisure program.  Implement Behavior Support Plans (BSP) as required.  Instruct residents and staff through a hands-on approach.  Direct care duties may involve lifting of residents.


Complete self-care/daily living skills assessments as assigned and write summaries for submission to the Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP).  Develop and implement skill acquisition programs in the self-care and daily living skills areas.  Communicate with the Behavioral Specialist regarding resident behaviors and BSPs. In-service staff on new programs and changes to programs already implemented. Attend training in-services as necessary.


Input programmatic data daily.  Complete monthly progress notes.


Attend and participate in ISP meetings, Interdisciplinary Team meetings as well as other facility and center meetings as required.


Attend mandatory training and maintain certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-Service.  Complete annual health screening.




Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Must be able to use computer programs to include Word, Excel and the Internet.

Must be able to make behavioral assessments.

Must be able to plan, organize and coordinate activities.

Must be able to develop and monitor self-care, behavioral interventions, prescriptive treatment plans, activities and programs.

Must be able to teach and apply behavior intervention principles.

Must be able to evaluate client services for compliance with program objectives.

Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Must have knowledge of the principles and techniques of self-care program activities.




You must have a valid Florida Driver’s License to apply for this position. (If initially hired with an out-of-state license the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida State driver’s license within 30-days of hire. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. License that have “Corrective Lenses Restricted,” are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.




A high school diploma and minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing care and treatment for people with developmental disabilities.




This position is located at a 24- hour facility.  Working hours are daily from 7:00 a.m., to 3:30 p.m. Regular Days Off vary. Total hours in workweek 40.


Employees may be required to work additional days/hours based upon the needs of the home and center.  This includes, but is not limited to:  ensuring home coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.


** NOTE:  Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Direct Deposit Program – As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.


Background Screening requirement – It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, and if applicable Chapter 408, F.S.


Background screening shall include, but not be limited to: Fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal and juvenile records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal records check through local law enforcement agencies.  Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.


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: Gainesville