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BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST - 67012130

Date: Jun 4, 2018

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 29312 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST - 67012130

Position Number: 67012130 

Salary:  $30,301.70 - $67,485.75 

Posting Closing Date: 06/26/2018 

APD/Sunland-Behavioral Specialist-All Units

 

Please take a moment to review the short descriptions of each Unit.

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

This is work diagnosing and treating mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs or investigate processes of learning and teaching and develop psychological principles and techniques applicable to educational problems.

 

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

 

Unit 1 - 159 bed licensed facility that serves intellectually disable adults who have level of functioning from mild to severe. There are five residential homes that have individuals with varying medical diagnosis’. We are seeking those who have experience providing care to others with compassion while maintaining the highest degree of dignity and respect. Our population includes males and females who we teach and train to function at their highest level of ability. Unit 1 is a non-secure residential facility.


Unit 2 - SOAR - This is work assisting persons diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, many of whom also have a psychiatric diagnosis, and a forensic history in a post-forensic setting.  This work entails preparing clients for community placement through running goals, community probes, and following behavior plans.  Unit 2 also has Theil Center which is work assisting people that have severe to profound levels of disabilities.  All have diagnoses of Autism.  This also includes activities such as shopping with residents, eating out with residents, beach trips, and other activities supporting normalized principles.

 

Unit 3 - This is work assisting elderly medically frail individuals that have severe to mild levels of disabilities.   This is to provide total basic care to patients, this generally means, helping them bathe, dress, serving meals to the patient, making beds, cleaning their room, etc., as well as assist them in daily activities they might have trouble with on their own.  Because of the personal nature of the job, applicants should be compassionate and enjoy helping others.  Working with the elderly population, you will experience many exciting, fun filled opportunities to actively engage them in, such as shopping with the individuals, going out to eat, attending beach trips, bowling, and many other activities. Caring for the elderly population on a daily basis provides some of the greatest rewards any profession can offer.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in counseling or psychology; or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and/or certification eligible pursuant to Rule 65G-4 Florida Administrative Code

 

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Observes individual’s behavior, in group interactions, or other situations to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment.
  • Develops treatment plan, including type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy, in collaboration with psychiatrist and other specialists.
  • Analyzes information to assess client problems, determine advisability of counseling, and refer client to other specialists, institutions, or support services.
  • Conducts individual and group counseling sessions regarding psychological or emotional problems, such as stress, substance abuse, and family situations.
  • Responds to client reactions, evaluates effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and modifies plan as needed.
  • Interviews individuals, couples, or families, and reviews records to obtain information on medical, psychological, emotional, relationship, or other problems.
  • Selects, administers, scores, and interprets psychological tests to obtain information on individual's intelligence, achievement, interest, and personality.
  • Utilizes treatment methods, such as psychotherapy, hypnosis, behavior modification, stress reduction therapy, psychodrama, and play therapy.
  • Plans and develops accredited psychological service programs in psychiatric center or hospital, in collaboration with psychiatrists and other professional staff.
  • Consults reference material, such as textbooks, manuals, and journals, to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, and develop approach to treatment.
  • Assists clients to gain insight, define goals, and plan action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment.
  • Administers standardized tests to evaluate intelligence, achievement, and personality and to diagnose disabilities and difficulties.
  • Evaluates results of counseling methods to determine the reliability and validity of treatments.
  • Conducts experiments to study educational problems, such as motivation, adjustment, teacher training, and individual differences in mental abilities.
  • Conducts research to aid introduction of programs in schools to meet current psychological, educational, and sociological needs of children.
  • Interprets and explains test results, in terms of norms, reliability, and validity, to teachers, counselors, students, clients, and other entitled parties.
  • Refers individuals to community agencies to obtain medical, vocational or social services for child or family.
  • Plans remedial classes and testing programs designed to meet needs of special students.
  • Recommends placement of students in classes and treatment programs based on individual needs.
  • Plans, supervises, and conducts psychological research in fields such as personality development, and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
  • Directs, coordinates, and evaluates activities of psychological staff and student interns engaged in patient evaluation and treatment in psychiatric facility.
  • Provides psychological services and advice to private firms and community agencies on individual cases or mental health programs.
  • Develops, directs, and participates in staff training programs.

 

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.

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.

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. 


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