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HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - 67032337

Date: Aug 18, 2018

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 40644 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - 67032337

Position Number: 67032337 

Salary:  $821.70 Bi Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 08/31/2018 

HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II

APD SUNLAND

MARIANNA, FLORIDA

 

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

 

DESCRIPTION OF UNITS

 

Unit 1 is a 159 bed licensed facility that serves intellectually disabled adults who have levels of functioning from mild to severe. There are five residential homes that have individuals with varying medical diagnoses. 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 functioning. 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 and a diagnosis of Autism. Integrative activities are key to continuous active treatment which include activities such as shopping with residents, eating out with residents, beach trips, and other activities supporting normalized principles. Unit 2 is a non-secure residential facility.

 

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. Unit 3 is a non-secure residential facility.

 

 

Daily and consistently implements approved and scheduled active treatment programs for residents to include, but not limited to:  areas of, self-care, daily living, socialization, recreation, leisure, speech, community awareness, and vocational/prevocational skills, ensuring the residents safety and privacy.  Provides supervision and training at worksites, working with vocational staff to maximize training and attending to residents’ self-care needs as appropriate. 

 

Adheres closely to the residents’ daily activity schedule.  Reports progress or lack thereof of the residents’ goals and objectives to supervisor and suggests improvements as appropriate.

 

Follows approved individualized behavior support plans utilizing approved strategies.  Follows occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy programs as prescribed.

 

Implements appropriate recreation and leisure activities for residents at home, as well as away from home through center wide activities, community outings and attending alternative leisure activity sites.

 

 Accurately documents resident information including, but not limited to:  behavioral issues, toileting, food/fluid intake, and active treatment following each activity as necessary. May provide valuable input concerning the observation of the resident and makes suggestions for improvements in the activities under discussion.

 

Transports and/or escorts residents to and from activities, community trips and appointments, including emergency visits to the hospital to ensure their safety and well-being.  Provides care for residents during overnight stays in hospital (until admitted), as needed, in accordance with the established treatment program.

 

Performs mealtime procedures strictly following each resident’s prescribed diet and assuring appropriate use of prescribed adaptive equipment by assisting the residents as needed.  Assures that residents do not eat too fast, food is cut to appropriate size and residents are properly positioned at all times.  Ensures that foods are maintained at appropriate temperatures, dates and labels are checked, and that food is properly stored and maintained to avoid spoilage.

 

Checks residents’ clothing and personal possessions daily, reporting any needs, concerns, and/or repairs to supervisor in a timely manner.  Ensures daily that the residents’ personal appearance is neat, clean and their clothes are well-fitted.  Completes resident’s Personal Possession Inventory accurately and on a monthly basis as assigned.

 

Attends to residents’ injuries and illnesses by utilizing appropriate first aid procedures and notifying the nurse/or supervisor as the situation warrants. Accurately completes Incident Reports, and documents illnesses and injuries in the log book within one (1) hour of occurrence.

 

Provides and receives communication with staff on adjoining shifts regarding significant job related information on a daily basis and documents such in the Shift Communication Book.  Remains on duty at the end of the shift until proper staffing is assured for the oncoming shift. Stays to work the next shift to ensure adequate staffing to meet the needs of the residents.

 

Attends in-service training and other staff meetings as necessary.  Attends mandatory training and/or maintains certification in Prevention and Safety Strategies, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Direct Care In-Service.  Completes annual health screening. 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

Must be able to understand and apply the methods and practices used in medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care or in working with developmentally disabled persons.

Must be able to read.

Must be able to pay attention to details.

Must be able to follow verbal and written instructions.

Must be able to carry out instructions for implementing prescribed treatment plans including behavior modification activities.

Must be able to instruct others in basic self-care skills.

Must be able to instruct others in recreational activities.

Must be able to provide instruction and personal guidance and care to residents.

Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. 

Must have knowledge of the methods of instructing and providing care to others.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENT(S)

 

A valid Driver’s License. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. License that have “Corrective Lenses Restricted,” are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

 

A high school diploma, and minimum of two (2) years’ experience providing care and treatment for people with developmental disabilities.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

 

This position is located at a 24- hour facility.  Staff members must be agreeable to working a shift schedule; regular, evening, night.

 

Employees may be required to work a double shift, or 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.

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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