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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67057038

Date:  Jan 26, 2023
Location: 

MIAMI, FL, US, 33128


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Requisition No: 779461 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67057038

Position Number: 67057038 

Salary:  $34,445.91-$36,245.16 

Posting Closing Date: 02/25/2023 

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST – CS

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

SOUTHERN REGION – 67057038– MIAMI, FL

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

THIS IS A CAREER SERVICE POSITION

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities works in partnership with local communities to support people with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides critical services and supports for customers with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. The Agency serves people with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, children ages 3-5 at high risk of developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. There is no charge or co-payment for services provided through the Agency. www.apdcares.org

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.

 

Two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

One year of professional experience assisting individuals to become gainfully employed.

 

Experience developing training curriculums and providing training.

 

Experience using web-based systems for data collection.

 

Experience with Microsoft Office software.

 

A valid Florida Driver’s license and willingness to travel for work related tasks.

 

**NOTE: Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile.  Work history with month, year, and hours worked are required to qualify for this position.  Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information.

 

DUTIES:

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

 

Employee is expected to demonstrate, model, and reinforce the agency’s values of people, partnership, quality, accountability, teamwork, integrity, advocacy and fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, honesty, and excellence.  The standard to be applied for this expectation is that the employee demonstrates these values in all their interactions with co-workers, supervisors, and customers; in the personal contribution to work assignments and projects; and when representing the agency or the State. This is a professional position designed to assist persons served by the Agency (waitlist, waiver and institutional) to become employed - with the ultimate goal being integrated employment at minimum wage or greater.

 

The individual in this position will perform the following tasks:

 

Regional Employment Team Lead.  Develop and implement the Regional Employment Plan to promote employment of persons served by APD with emphasis on - but not exclusive to - competitive, integrated employment for students transitioning out of high school. 

 

Develop operational agreements with schools and other key partners to maximize funding, services and supports. Build and maintain relationships with all community partners and personally interact at least quarterly.  Act as regional point person concerning employment services for staff of all local agencies and community resources (such as VR regional offices, ESE teachers in high schools, ESE director of all school districts, navigators in all one-stop centers, etc.).  This will require traveling into the community locations to perform some tasks.

 

Coordinate with community resource supervisor, consumers, and providers to cultivate job opportunities, internships and volunteer opportunities.  Assist with consumer recruitment and employer matching, review proposals, generate quarterly authorization and monitor service provision. This will require traveling into the community locations to perform some tasks.

 

Represent APD supported employment initiatives within the various regional community organizations and local government. 

 

Serve as lead to regional Florida Benefits Information & Referral Network and assist persons served by APD in the Region who have eligibility problems by providing appropriate referral. 

 

Conduct in person classroom SE in-service training on topics identified as problematic by the independent quality assurance vendor or regional QA staff.  Provide technical assistance to providers as needed. 

           

Will update iConnect and other database systems ongoing to track employment information to be able to provide all required regional data related to employment outcomes to Waitlist Management, Regional Leadership and/or State Office Director of Community Supports.

           

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must have knowledge and at least two years professional work experience with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness, or the principles and practices of one of the allied health field principles or one of the rehabilitative sciences.
  • Ability to work with state or community agencies that assist with hiring developmentally disabled individuals
  • Ability to review records for accuracy and compliance with regulations and procedures
  • Ability to develop training curriculum’s
  • Ability to train
  • Ability to use web-based systems
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Proficient using Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, Power Point Share Point) and other required computer software applications.
  • Must have excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing, (face to face, electronically and/or written) information and ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, families, providers, and staff within and across regions.
  • Ability to prioritize and schedule work efficiently, determine work priorities and ensure completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

 

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.  Rather than receiving a paper paycheck, your funds will be deposited directly into your account at your financial institution. This will be accomplished by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions are eligible to accept such deposits. Retirement funds are also required to be 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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