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OPS SENIOR BEHAVIOR ANALYST - 67965603

Date: Nov 22, 2020

Location: MIAMI, FL, US, 33128

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Requisition No: 170321 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: OPS SENIOR BEHAVIOR ANALYST - 67965603

Position Number: 67965603 

Salary:  $26.00-$35.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 

Previous applicants do not need to reapply

 

OPS SENIOR BEHAVIORAL ANALYST– OPS

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

SOUTHERN REGION – 67965603 – MIAMI, FLORIDA

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

 

THIS IS AN OPS 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 age 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

The State of Florida participates in the VALIC National Plan for OPS employees. The VALIC National Plan includes two tax-qualified, defined-contribution retirement investment plans.  Approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and offered by VALIC, Inc. (VALIC), the Plan is divided into two parts: the FICA Alternative Plan and the Special Pay Plan.

To obtain more information on the VALIC National Plan, you may contact VALIC, Inc. at www.valic.com/opsfl or call toll free 1-800-448-2542.

OPS employees are not eligible for any type of leave accrual, paid holidays or personal holidays.

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.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

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

This position requires a BCBA certification.

Position may require some travel to surrounding areas, applicant must be willing and able to travel for work purposes.

**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 is not limited to, always acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

Works under the direct supervision and clinical direction of the Regional Behavior Analyst, or Clinical Workstream Lead in the absence of a Regional Behavior Analyst, with clinical support from the Agency Senior Behavior Analyst, and also serving in a consultative role with group home providers, behavior analysts contracted with providers and with the Agency, as well as community stakeholders to assure that behavioral services are implemented in accordance with statute, rules, and operating procedures.

Prepares documentation for Crisis and Significant Additional Needs packets. As appropriate and as needed, gathers, compiles, and makes face-to-face visits to draft or amend Behavioral Summary Reports to be submitted to the State Office for individuals needing behavioral services requiring documentation for Crisis and Cost Plan Adjustment reviews.  When appropriate, completes eligibility and IB Matrices. Conducts follow-up reviews and reporting on approved services as requested by the Regional Behavior Analyst and the State Office.

Assists in the oversight of appropriate utilization and continued medical necessity of all behavioral services that the Regional Behavior Analyst is responsible for, including behavioral assessments, behavior analysis services, behavior assistant services, adult day training ratios and personal supports for behavior intervention.  After initial service eligibilities have been determined, provides monitoring and recommendations for the continuation, fading or termination of behavioral services, as well as re-establishing eligibilities annually. 

Determines eligibility or designates residential providers as meeting the criteria to deliver Behavior Focused or Intensive Behavioral Residential Habilitation services, and re-evaluates their eligibility at least annually thereafter, generating documents recommending to the Region whether to designate a provider as meeting criteria or needing improvements.  Additional reviews of specialty designated providers may be conducted resulting from adverse events or deficiencies discovered through other service monitoring.

Works in collaboration with behavioral service providers to improve the quality and delivery of services to support improved outcomes for individuals.  Tracks and completes follow-up on QIO Alerts, incident reports and use of reactive strategies making verbal and written recommendations for prevention and improvement. Provides consultation on behavior assessments and programs, as well as consulting on difficult cases, meeting with providers to improve their skills and offering technical assistance, or conducting monitoring of behavioral service delivery.

Assists the Regional Behavior Analyst, and provides coverage in the absence of the Regional Behavior Analyst, for oversight activities, including but not limited to management of the Regional LRCs, completing follow-up monitoring of individuals transitioning to an ICF/IID, reviewing revisions or updates to behavior plans, and addressing provider noncompliance.

Performs any other related activities as requested, including participation in monthly statewide calls with the agency senior behavior analyst and special projects related to behavioral services.  Performs other duties as necessary to support regional and statewide functions, including but not limited to community crises, Emergency Operations Activities, and other meetings requiring behavioral expertise.

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Miami