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RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67013394

Date: Mar 20, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 6610 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67013394

Position Number: 67013394 

Salary:  $903.19 biweekly 

Posting Closing Date: 03/29/2017 

RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67013394

APD Tacachale

 

This position is responsible for communicating daily with Center Monitoring staff to obtain work assignments once adequate staffing within the Residential Community of Tacachale both (ICF and Forensic services) has been validated.

 

Responsible for assisting, performing and providing direct care duties, including but not limited to, direct supervision of an assigned group of residents; self-care/daily living skills; leisure skills; accompanies people to medical appointments, worksites, and alternative leisure programs; and implementation of the Behavioral Support Plan as needed during the assigned shift.  Implement and collect data on formal and informal training programs and procedures and document findings in the training books.  Completes and maintains all required monitoring documentation in accordance with policies and procedures.  Implement active treatment plans as prescribed by the IDT.  Follow resident schedules as prescribed.  Instructs residents through a hands-on approach.  Direct care duties may involve lifting of residents.  Some assignments involve working closely with the nursing staff to ensure that medically related direct care is completed as required.  These duties may include, but not limited to: bed elevation, repositioning, use of a Hoya lift, incontinent care, oxygen use, etc.  May assist with weights, intake record keeping, physical and nutritional management and specimens (as assigned by nursing). 

 

Transports and/or escorts residents to and from activities and appointments, including emergency visits to the local 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 programs.

 

Accurately completes incident reports and documents illnesses and injuries in the Shift Communication Book within one (1) hour of occurence.  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.

 

Conducts inspections and monitors all areas of the physical plant; ensures the completion of corrective actions during the assigned shift.  Ensures proper maintenance and cleanliness of the living areas.  Assumes responsibility for the home in the absence of the in-charge person.

 

Works closely with off home providers specifically Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Adaptive Devices to ensure the maximum care is available to the residents. 

 

Attends various meetings, including in-service training and other staff meetings.

 

Performs other related and/or assigned duties, as required.

 

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

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

Ability to read.

Ability to pay attention to detail.

Ability to implement resident programs.

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Ability to instruct others in basic self-care skills.

Ability to instruct others in recreational activities.

Ability to operate computer software such as Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint and scanner.

 

Working Hours 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Rotating days off.

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.

 

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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