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RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67032325 (SUNLAND - ALL UNITS/SHIFTS)

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446

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Requisition No: 415761 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67032325 (SUNLAND - ALL UNITS/SHIFTS)

Position Number: 67032325 

Salary:  $1,040.00 bi-weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/10/2021 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Sunland Center - Residential Unit Specialist - Career Service

This advertisement will fill multiple vacancies on all Units/Homes/Shifts

Starting Salary: $1,040.00 bi-weekly

 

Description

This position is responsible for the direct care services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Ability to document and ensure documentation is completed as required.

 

Daily and consistently implements approved and scheduled active treatment and skill acquisition programs for residents, including but not limited to: activities of daily living, areas of self-care, socialization, recreation, leisure, speech, community awareness, and vocational/prevocational skills. Utilizing approved protocols and training modules to ensure residents’ safety and privacy. Provides supervision and training at worksite, working with vocational staff to maximize training and attending to residents’ self-care needs as appropriate. Adhere closely to the residents; daily activity schedule(s). Report’s progression and lack thereof of the residents’ goals and objectives to the supervisor and suggests improvements as appropriate.

 

Transports and/or escorts residents to and from on-campus activities, community trips and appointments, including emergency visits to the hospital, to ensure their health, safety, and general well-being. Provides care for residents during overnight stays in medical facilities and other locales as needed to provide for the 24-hour care of each resident.

 

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

 

Implements appropriate recreation, social, and leisure activities for residents in the residential home setting, as well as away from home through center wide activities, community activities, and attending alternative leisure activities.

 

Performs mealtime procedures by strictly adhering to each residents’ mealtime program with the proper diet and the usage of necessary adaptive equipment. Assures that residents do not eat too fast, food is appropriately cut, and residents are properly positioned to avoid safety issues. Ensures that food is kept at the right temperature and consistency, dates and labels are accurately checked, and that food is properly stored to help avoid health and safety issues. Review’s mealtime program information to ensure accurate implementation on an ongoing basis.

 

Assesses and accurately inventories residents’ clothing and personal possessions as indicated per policy. Reports any needs, concerns, and/or repairs to the area supervisor in a timely manner. Ensures that the residents’ personal appearance is neat, clean, and that their clothing is well-maintained and fits properly. Completes the residents’ Personal Possession Inventory as assigned for accountability.

 

 Attends to residents’ injuries and illnesses by utilizing appropriate first aide procedures and following the prescribed policy/procedures with notifying the nurse and other pertinent administrators. Accurately completes Incident reports, behavior data sheet documentation, and other items that are required to be documented and reported in the designated location (i.e., logbook) within one (1) hour of occurrence. Maintains applicable policies and procedures related to resident injuries, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Always ensuring the health and safety of those we serve.

 

Provides and receives communication with staff on adjoining shifts regarding significant job-related information on a daily basis and documents such information in the designated location (i.e., logbook). Remains on duty until being properly relieved by the oncoming shift by the supervisory authority. Stay to work the next shift to ensure that the staffing needs are adequate for the residents as directed by the delegated supervisory authority.

 

 Completes all required training. Maintains Sunland’s crisis management prevention and intervention certification as required and indicated. Completes all annual and required health screenings. Also submits timesheets as directed and outlined.  

 

Performs other related duties as required

 

Minimum Requirement

 

  • No set minimum requirement.

 

  • *Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.

 

*Please note that your experience must be verifiable on your application and/or resume'.

 

Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Ability to lift forty pounds.          
  • Knowledge of the methods of instructing and providing care to others.
  • Ability to understand and apply the methods and practices used in medical, psychiatric, nursing or child care or in working with developmentally disabled persons.
  • Ability to take and monitor vital signs.
  • Ability to administer routine treatments under medical supervision.
  • Ability to read.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to carry out instructions for implementing prescribed treatment plans including behavior modification activities.
  • Ability to instruct others in basic self-care skills.
  • Ability to instruct others in recreational activities.
  • Ability to provide instruction and personal guidance and care to clients.
  • Ability to prepare charts and records.
  • Ability to prepare instructional materials.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

This position may be required to perform essential services before, during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.

 

This position is critical to the safety and supervision of residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the facility.

 

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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