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Date: Nov 13, 2017

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 15979 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - 67015040

Position Number: 67015040 

Salary:  $821.70 Bi Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 12/04/2017 

This is a continuous advertisement for all Units located at Sunland Center on various shifts and homes. Please take a moment and read the description of each area.




Unit 1 is a 159 bed licensed facility that serves intellectually disable adults who have level of functioning from mild to severe. There are five residential homed 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. Out 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.



  • Six (6) months to one (1) year of experience working in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care setting, or in working with developmentally disabled persons
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • College or vocational/technical training from an accredited institution can substitute at the rate of 30 semester, 45 quarter or 720 classroom hours for the required experience.


All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your application and/or resume’. Please ensure to include the highest level of education that you have obtained on your application as well as your resume’. Any type of direct care experience must be listed in your job history and not in the Knowledge, Skills & Abilities section. If any information cannot be verified in these sections, your application will not count. Please ensure that you have every area completed before you submit. For any questions, please contact Human Resources at 850-482-9230.


- Assigned as lead worker or charge person with responsibility with directing employees with workflow.

- Monitors individuals to ensure safety and protection.

- Assists individuals with daily living skills and activities, i.e., bathing, dressing, grooming, eating and etc.

- Demonstrates and assists patients in bathing, dressing, and grooming.

- Accompanies individuals to and from medical trips.

- Encourages individuals to participate in social, educational, and recreational activities.

- Documents and maintains records of daily activities.

- Assists and supports individuals during meal time.

- Perform nursing aide functions, such as collecting specimens.


Assisting and Caring for Others
 Providing assistance or personal care to others.
Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
 Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.
Establishing and Maintaining Professional Relationships
 Developing constructive and cooperative professional working relationships with others.
Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization
 Communicating with persons outside the organization such as the family of the residents, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Performing General Physical Activities
 Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.
Communicating With Other Workers
 Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.
Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
 Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 


Reading Comprehension
 Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Active Listening
 Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

 Talking to others to effectively convey information

Judgment and Decision Making
 Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action
Social Perceptiveness
 Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
 Communicating effectively with others in writing

Problem Identification
 Identifying the nature of problems

 Teaching others how to do something

 Persuading others to approach things differently

 Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Management of Personnel Resources
 Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work.

Customer and Personal Service
 Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services

 Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes and the assessment and implementation of behavioral treatments are in effective order

 Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical ailments under the direction of a licensed therapist

 Knowledge of psychotropic medication and side effects

English Language
 Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.


Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service.  This includes, but is not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers, and public we serve at all times.

It is the policy of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities 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, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and 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.  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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