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HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - 67013390

Date: May 15, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 11143 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - 67013390

Position Number: 67013390 

Salary:  $767.94 bi weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 06/15/2017 

Description of Duties for Human Service Worker II (HSW II) at Tacachale

 

Daily and consistently implements approved and scheduled active treatment programs for residents to include, but not limited to:  areas of, self-care, daily living, socialization, recreation, leisure, speech, community awareness, and vocational/prevocational skills, ensuring the residents safety and privacy.  Provides supervision and training at worksites, working with vocational staff to maximize training and attending to residents’ self-care needs as appropriate.  Adheres closely to the residents’ daily activity schedule.  Reports progress or lack thereof of the residents’ goals and objectives to supervisor and suggests improvements as appropriate.

 

Follows approved individualized behavior support plans utilizing approved strategies.  Follows occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy programs as prescribed.

 

Implements appropriate recreation and leisure activities for residents at home, as well as away from home through center wide activities, community outings and attending alternative leisure activity sites.

 

Accurately documents resident information including, but not limited to:  behavioral issues, toileting, food/fluid intake, and active treatment following each activity as necessary. May provide valuable input concerning the observation of the resident and makes suggestions for improvements in the activities under discussion.

 

Transports and/or escorts residents to and from activities, community trips and appointments, including emergency visits to the hospital to ensure their safety and well-being.  Provides care for residents during overnight stays in hospital (until admitted), as needed, in accordance with the established treatment program.

 

Performs mealtime procedures strictly following each resident’s prescribed diet and assuring appropriate use of prescribed adaptive equipment by assisting the residents as needed.  Assures that residents do not eat too fast, food is cut to appropriate size and residents are properly positioned at all times.  Ensures that foods are maintained at appropriate temperatures, dates and labels are checked, and that food is properly stored and maintained to avoid spoilage.

 

Checks residents’ clothing and personal possessions daily, reporting any needs, concerns, and/or repairs to supervisor in a timely manner.  Ensures daily that the residents’ personal appearance is neat, clean and their clothes are well-fitted.  Completes resident’s Personal Possession Inventory accurately and on a monthly basis as assigned.

 

Attends to residents’ injuries and illnesses by utilizing appropriate first aid procedures and notifying the nurse/or supervisor as the situation warrants. Accurately completes Incident Reports, and documents illnesses and injuries in the Shift Communication Book within one (1) hour of occurrence.

 

Provides and receives communication with staff on adjoining shifts regarding significant job related information on a daily basis and documents such in the Shift Communication Book.  Remains on duty at the end of the shift until proper staffing is assured for the oncoming shift. Stays to work the next shift to ensure adequate staffing to meet the needs of the residents.

 

Attends in-service training and other staff meetings as necessary.  Attends mandatory training and/or maintains certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-Service.  Completes annual health screening. 

 

Performs other related duties as required.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Knowledge of the methods of instructing and providing care to others.

Ability to understand and apply the methods and practices used in medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care or in working with developmentally disabled persons.

Ability to read.

Ability to pay attention to details.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to carry out instructions for implementing prescribed treatment plans including behavior modification activities.

Ability to instruct others in basic self-care skills.

Ability to instruct others in recreational activities.

Ability to provide instruction and personal guidance and care to residents.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service.  This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

Valid driver's license

 

Working hours: 40 hours per week

Days off varies

Our Benefits include

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package
  • Nine Paid Holidays
  • State Health and Life Insurance
  • Educational Benefits
  • Contributory Retirement Plan

 

WE HIRE ONLY U.S. CITIZENS AND THOSE LAWFULLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE U.S.  APD PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY).  E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEE’S ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

 

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

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