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REHABILITATION THERAPIST - 60009897

Date: Dec 26, 2021

Location: MACCLENNY, FL, US, 32063

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Requisition No: 498581 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: REHABILITATION THERAPIST - 60009897

Position Number: 60009897 

Salary:  $29,322.38-$35,186.86 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2022 

Rehabilitation Therapist

Department of Children and Families

Macclenny, FL

Open Competitive

This posting will be used to fill position vacancies in Career Service.

Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy.

What you will do:

This incumbent will plan and conduct rehabilitation therapy programs.  The successful candidate will understand treatment goals and approaches in a clinical setting.

 

How you will make an impact:

  • Develop, plan coordinate, and conduct a variety of Rehabilitation therapy programs including individual instruction, specialized classes, community outings, therapy groups & hospital wide events.
  • Respond to referrals/requests to Rehabilitation Therapy programs, complete assessments, interviews, evaluates & writes skill training procedures for each person served. Communicates regularly with Recovery Team Coordinators (RTC). Makes treatment recommendations through monthly SIP notes and contact with RTC.
  • Maintains participation & attendance records, prepares statistical reports, inventory of Rehabilitation equipment & money allocated from Annual Budget.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in an allied health field; one of the behavioral or rehabilitative sciences; music therapy, music education or music; physical education with coursework in adaptive physical education; vocational education; sociology; trades and arts education; industrial arts education; leisure studies with course work in therapeutic recreation; or horticulture therapy.
  • Valid class E Florida driver license or if not, are you willing to acquire one within 90 calendar days

 

DCF Mental Health Treatment Facilities are tobacco free.

All employees of state mental health treatment facilities are required to wear face masks and appropriate protective equipment as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, staff will be required to complete Covid-19 testing upon hire and routinely during employment.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principals & practices of Rehabilitation Therapy.
  • Ability to plan, organize & coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to plan & conduct Rehabilitation Therapy programs
  • Ability to interview persons served to identify needs.
  • Knowledge of the Person-Centered Model of psychiatric treatment (i.e., psychosocial rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, etc.)
  • Ability to write evaluations & progress reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally & in writing.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

Candidate Profile (application) must be completed in its entirety.

  • Include supervisor names and phone numbers for all periods of employment.
  • Account for and explain any gaps in employment so that the hiring process is not delayed.
  • Experience, education, training, knowledge, skills and/or abilities as well as responses to pre-qualifying questions must be verifiable to meet the minimum qualifications. 
  • It is unacceptable to use the statement “See Resume” in place of entering work history.
  • If you experience problems applying online, please call the People First Service Center at (877) 562-7287.   

 

Additional Information/Requirements  

  • This position will require you to work beyond the normal working hours, some evenings and weekends.
  • It has also been designated as an essential position.  Incumbents are expected to work during emergency situations or natural disasters and may be required to work before, during and beyond normal work hours/days.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to possible hazardous conditions in the field.

 

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • No state income tax for residents of Florida;
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions

(For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);

  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Growth Opportunities:

With 12,000 employees across the state DCF promotes opportunities and training for all.  Our jobs are among the most challenging, complex, and difficult in State government. They are also among the most rewarding. All employees are encouraged to take advantage of available Department opportunities for advancement and professional development.

 

About Department of Children and Families:

Mission:  The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

 

Vision:  We are a highly skilled workforce committed to empowering people with complex and varied needs to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their families. In collaboration with community stakeholders, we will deliver world class and continuously improving service focused on providing the people we serve with the level and quality that we would demand and expect for our own families.

 

Values:  A workforce that operates with integrity maintains loyalty to a code of ethics that requires the courage to take responsibility for providing the highest quality of service to the vulnerable. We are a solutions-focused learning organization built on a foundation of transparency in action and accountability of results. Both within the organization and among our stakeholders, we thrive in a culture of respect for diversity of opinion that is nurtured through open communication. High performing and committed, we are unified in our goal of excellence in achieving quality outcomes for those we serve. 

 

To learn more please visit https://www.myflfamilies.com/.

  • If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you will be required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.
  • The position will perform all job tasks in accordance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, and requirements applicable to state and federal laws or procedures.
  • We hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers.
  • Participation in the State of Florida Direct Deposit Program is required as a condition of employment per F.S. 110.113, and enrollment must be completed within the first 30 calendar days of your appointment

 

SELECTIVE SERVICE:  Male candidates born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion into an authorized position unless they are registered with the Selective Service System (SSS) before their 26th birthday or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.  Verification of Selective Service registration will be conducted prior to hire.  For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov.

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: It is the policy of the Florida Department of Children and Families that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and, if applicable, Chapter 408, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies.

 

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 


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