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BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67011867

Date: Nov 8, 2019

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Requisition No: 87681 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67011867

Position Number: 67011867 

Salary:  $945.37 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/22/2019 

APD/SUNLAND-BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST -ALL UNITS - ALL SHIFTS

 

Description

This position is responsible for direct care duties, including but not limited to: direct supervision of the residents in assigned group, assist residents with self-care/daily living skills and leisure skills; accompany residents to appointments, on trips, to work, or an alternative leisure program. Implement Behavior Support Plans (BSP) as required. Instruct residents and staff through a hands-on approach. Direct care duties may involve lifting of residents.

 

Complete self-care/daily living skills assessments as assigned and write summaries for submission to the Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP). Develop and implement skill acquisition programs in the self-care and daily living skills areas. Communicate with the Behavioral Specialist regarding resident behaviors and BSPs. In-service staff on new programs and changes to programs already implemented. Attend training in-services as necessary. 

 

Input programmatic data daily. Complete monthly progress notes.

 

Attend and participate in ISP meetings, Interdisciplinary Team meetings as well as other facility and center meetings as required.

 

Attend mandatory training and maintain certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-Service. Complete annual health screening.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(S)

  • An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science and (2) two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science; OR 4 years of experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

  • Valid Driver's License

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING UTILIZATION OF EQUIPMENT:
Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Must be able to use computer programs to include Word, Excel and the Internet.Must be able to make behavioral assessments.
Must be able to plan, organize and coordinate activities.
Must be able to develop and monitor self-care, behavioral interventions, prescriptive treatment plans, activities and programs.
Must be able to teach and apply behavior intervention principles.
Must be able to evaluate client services for compliance with program objectives.
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Must have knowledge of the principles and techniques of self-care program activities.


WORK SCHEDULE
This position is located at a 24- hour facility.  Regular Days Off vary. Total hours in workweek 40.
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 applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.


Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

 

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).

ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS.  IF ASSISTANCE IS NEEDED TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE CALL THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER AT 1-877-562-7287. RESPONSES TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. ANSWERS TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS MUST BE VERIFIABLE BASED ON YOUR SUBMITTED APPLICATION.

 

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.

 

 

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: Panama City