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RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67055950 (UNIT 2 - WHISPERING OAKS)

Date:  Jan 11, 2023
Location: 

MARIANNA, FL, US, 32446 MARIANNA, FL, US, 32448 MARIANNA, FL, US, 32447


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Requisition No: 727403 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67055950 (UNIT 2 - WHISPERING OAKS)

Position Number: 67055950 

Salary:  $34,320.00 - $35,500.00 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/13/2023 

Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Sunland Center - Residential Unit Specialist - Unit 2 Whispering Oaks - Career Service

The anticipated hiring salary range for this position is ($16.50 per hour) $34,320.00 - $35,500.00

2nd & 3rd shift positions will receive a $1.00 per hour shift differential

This advertisement is for multiple vacancies/shifts at Unit 2 - Whispering Oaks (Post Forensic)

 

Description

The primary function of this position is to assist in the development and implementation of behavioral training programs for post-forensic residents with intense behavioral and acquisition needs in the area of personal independence. 

 

 Implementation of personal independence training through acquisition or reduction programs to assist individuals to accomplish goals and objectives identified in the Individual Program Plan (IPP).  Provides significant hands on training of residents.  Provide stimulating leisure activities that are of interest to individual residents to promote a stimulating environment/routine to reduce maladaptive behaviors.

 

In the area of personal independence, will assist in the development of functional assessments and develop objectives for active treatment plans.  In the absence of the Human Service Senior Supervisor SES, the Residential Unit Specialist will be responsible to perform regular written summaries of progress, addendum’s to IPPs and discharge summaries as directed.

 

Provides integrative activities in the community to promote normalization and proper use of community resources.

 

 Assists in maintaining required logbooks, progress notes and other regulatory documentation as indicated.

 

 Attends meetings as required, including annual IPP meetings, active treatment meetings, staff meetings, etc.

 

 Completes all required training. Complete and maintain approved maladaptive behavior prevention/de-escalation/intervention certification as required.

 

Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedures.

 

Assists in monitoring overall cleanliness and maintenance of training areas, including developing work orders as directed. 

 

Performs other related duties as required.

 

Shift Schedule (Central Standard Time)

 

  • 1st - 6:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
  • 2nd - 2:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
  • 3rd - 10:15 P.M. - 6:15 A.M.

 

Minimum Requirement

  • No set minimum requirement.
  • *Preference will be given to candidates that have experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential or correctional setting.

 

Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be verifiable through information contained in your application.

 

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.

 

 

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 childcare 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.

 

Recruiting Contact:

Lizzie Holland 

Human Resource Specialist

Recruitment Manager

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Sunland Center – Marianna

3700 Williams Drive

Marianna, FL 32446

Office (850)482.9232

Fax (850)482.9814

E-mail Lizzie.Holland@apdcares.org

 

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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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