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RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - SES - 67013171

Date: Aug 10, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 17336 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - SES - 67013171

Position Number: 67013171 

Salary:  $903.19 

Posting Closing Date: 08/23/2017 

RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - SES

APD TACACHALE FACILITY 1

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

 

This position is responsible for coordinating the duties and responsibilities of the Human Service Worker II positions for the assigned shift.  Takes lead in the areas of timekeeping to include reviewing time sheets for accuracy and approval in People First.  Communicates with and instructs subordinate staff, through routine meetings and in-service training; staff schedules, protocols and procedures, personnel issues, work performance and effective delivery of resident directed services. Ensures subordinate staff provides transportation of residents to the off-home programs on center. Ensures subordinate staff follows safety practices related to employee and resident safety.  Ensures subordinate staff follows infection control procedures. Attends to staffing and leave requirements and performs all shift change requirements to include maintaining adequate staffing.  Tracks and provides feedback related to employee performance. 

 

Assists subordinate staff with direct care duties including, but not limited to:  direct supervision of an assigned group of residents, assists residents with self-care/daily living skills and leisure skills; accompanies residents to medical appointments, worksites, alternative leisure programs and implements behavioral supports as needed. Takes necessary action to correct any problems.

 

Coordinates and tracks subordinate staff’s attendance of mandatory trainings and/or certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-service.  Coordinates and tracks subordinate staff’s completion of an annual health screening.

 

Conducts inspections and monitors all areas of the physical plant, ensures proper maintenance and cleanliness of the living areas and ensures the completion and follow up of corrective actions. 

 

Ensures that all active treatment programs, formal and in-formal, as prescribed by the Interdisciplinary Team are implemented correctly and in a timely manner in compliance with state, federal and Medicaid regulations.  Monitors the implementation of formal and informal programs and procedures for correct implementation and data collection.  Completes and maintains all required monitoring documentation in a correct and timely manner in accordance with assigned deadlines.   Monitors resident schedules and subordinate staff’s data entry.  Ensures subordinate staff stays current with information regarding the residents.

 

Attends various meetings, including annual Individual Support Plan meetings, and other interdisciplinary team meetings that are required and confers with team members concerning the well-being of the residents that are served by the off-home providers.  Participates in and works as a team member with professional and paraprofessionals in resolving employee and resident related problems.

 

Maintains annual training for and actual use of Prevention and Safety Strategies (PASS) to address residents who display aggression, self-injury, or property destruction and require interventions using a combination of verbal and physical techniques to address problem behaviors.  Lifts to forty pounds.  Lifting is required to ensure provision of physical and nutritional management.   Works closely with off home providers, specifically Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Adaptive Devices to ensure that maximum care is available to the residents.  Maintains certification for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.  Attends annual Direct Care In-service. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT:

Must be able to successfully implement behavioral interventions (PASS) if/when necessary.

Must be able to lift up to forty pounds.

Must be able to ensure that the developmentally disabled residents are being adequately cared for and receiving prescribed treatment.

Must be able to identify and give attention to staffing needs of residential homes or units and emergency situations.

Must be able to assist in planning corrective action for residents with behavior or mental illness problems.

Must be able to determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.

Must be able to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Must be able to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Must be able to perform various administrative functions related to the operation of resident living units

Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

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

Must be able to work as a team member.

Must be able to use the computer.

Must be able to supervise others and their work.

Must have knowledge of the Developmental Disabled population.

Must have knowledge of human growth and development theories.

 

** 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 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 U.S. AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville