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HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67053463

Date: Jul 12, 2017

Location: PENSACOLA, FL, US, 32501

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Requisition No: 15261 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67053463

Position Number: 67053463 

Salary:  $1,257.57 - $1,399.26 Bi-Weekly 

Posting Closing Date: 07/26/2017 

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST – CS

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

NORTHWEST REGION - 67053463 - PENSACOLA

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

 

This position is currently located in the Pensacola office within the region, but this position can be reassigned to any other field office within the region. Those offices are in Tallahassee, Marianna, and Panama City.

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 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

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.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must have reliable transportation and a willingness to travel to surrounding counties.

Minimum of a high school diploma.

***DUTIES:

This is a professional position designed to ensure that community supported employment services for APD consumer result in successful employment outcomes.   The Human Services Program Specialist is responsible for performing the following:     

Serving as Agency’s principal point of contact for prospective employers by:  identifying potential employment resources and collaborating with supported employment providers in following up on these resources. Promote the Agency’s employment initiatives by connecting the Agency’s consumers to businesses and other regional entities hiring persons with disabilities, networking with businesses and community leaders, collaborating with Vocational Rehabilitation and following up with Waiver support coordinators and supported employment providers.

Serving as the Region’s lead on coordinating Disability Mentoring activities and managing the Employment Enhancement Program Funding or any other APD employment service funding opportunities in all counties served by the Region. Work with Adult Day training programs to allow individuals to experience job shadowing, mentoring, internships, or other job like experiences.

Maintaining data for the supported employment initiatives and submitting reports on the Region’s progress within required reporting timeframes.

Maintaining SETS data and ensuring support coordinators update employment data in ABC.

Facilitating or conducting supported employment pre-service training and providing technical assistance to supported employment providers in the Northwest Region on an ongoing basis.

Conducting meetings/webinars/conference calls with supported employment providers on an ongoing basis. Facilitating ongoing in-service training opportunities for supported employment providers in the Northwest Region. Disseminating information on employment opportunities as identified. Serving as a member of the FBIRN and referring people to appropriate resources in the community to assist with work incentive and Social Security benefits.

Connecting to resources from other organizations and distributing resources and other materials regarding employment; participating in committees and boards fostering issues for persons with disabilities; building relationships with schools in the region, when necessary, by  keeping schools informed on how to prepare students with disabilities for transition from school to work; and collaborating with schools to provide training/information to school staff, students and families on making referrals to APD/DVR/SSA or other appropriate services. Serves as the Northwest Region representative on Transition Councils.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Pensacola