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BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - PROGRAMM - 67039608

Date: Oct 11, 2018

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 46281 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - PROGRAMM - 67039608

Position Number: 67039608 

Salary:  $945.37 Biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/25/2018 

 BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST

APD TACACHALE FACILITY 1

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

 

Performs direct care duties, including but not limited to: direct supervision of the residents in assigned group, assisting residents with self-care/daily living skills and leisure skills; accompanying residents to appointments, on trips, to work, or an alternative leisure program. Implements Behavior Support Plans (BSP) as required. Instructs residents and staff through a hands-on approach. Direct care duties may involve lifting of residents.

 

Completes self-care/daily living skills assessments as assigned and writes summaries for submission to the Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP). Develops and implements skill acquisition programs in the self-care and daily living skills areas. Communicates with the Behavioral Specialist regarding resident behaviors and BSPs. In-services staff on new programs and changes to programs already implemented. Attends training in-services as necessary.

 

Inputs programmatic data on a daily basis. Completes monthly progress notes.

 

Attends and participates in ISP meetings, Interdisciplinary Team meetings as well as other facility and center meetings as required.

 

Attends mandatory training and maintains certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-Service.

Completes annual health screening.

 

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Ability to use computer programs to include Word, Excel, and Internet.

Knowledge of the principles and techniques of self-care program activities.

Ability to make behavioral assessments.

Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate activities.

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

Ability to teach and apply behavior intervention principles.

Ability to evaluate client services for compliance with program objectives.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally, and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(S)

A valid Florida Driver’s License. (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.

 

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

An associate degree in a health field, behavioral or rehabilitative sciences or; two years’ experience providing care and treatment for people with intellectual disabilities and; proficient in Microsoft word.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

This position is located at a 24- hour facility.  Working Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Total hours in work week 40.  Regular Off Days: Sunday and Monday.

 

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.

 

WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S.  WE PARTICIPATE

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ALL CANDIDATES SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE PROFILE PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. 

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