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Date: Jan 7, 2022

Location: PORT CHARLOTTE, FL, US, 33954

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Requisition No: 501802 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50009023 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 02/01/2022 

Requisition #501802





Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Charlotte, Charlotte County

Non-Negotiable Annual Salary:  $27,040.00

Shift:  Monday through Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Weekends if needed)

Paid Bi-Weekly

The Florida Department of Veterans' Affairs is an agency dedicated to serving those who served U.S.  We are seeking a motivated, dynamic individual to Join Our Team!  Our skilled nursing facility boasts a loyal team of long-term employees and a fantastic work culture.

Health, vision, dental, disability, spouse and children life insurance, and other supplemental insurance available at extremely low premium rates.  Annual and Sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to six (6) credits per semester).  $25,000.00 Life Insurance Policy, premium paid by the State, and So Much More!


  • Must be a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant in Florida.
  • Must have a valid CPR Card from the American Heart Association.
  • Must have a valid Florida Driver's License.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Successful completion of the employment screening process to include, but not limited to, a national background investigation and drug test.


  • Experience with therapeutic recreation programs and activities.
  • Experience working in a long-term care facility.
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.


Incumbent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Therapy Aide will report directly to the Activities Director (Therapy Aide Supervisor). 

Assist with developing, providing, implementation and properly documenting an ongoing program of activities designed to meet, in accordance with the comprehensive assessment, the interests and the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of each resident on a daily basis including personal contact with a varying resident population and a varied work schedule that may include weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Assist with developing and implementation a program that improves or maintains physical, mental and psychosocial well-being of the resident.  Assist with developing an activities plan for each resident.  Responsible for the log documentation of that plan.  Assist with nourishments and transportation to meal service areas; provide snacks within the resident’s diet plan.  Follow established performance standards and perform duties according to policies and procedures.  Observe all facility safety, infection control policies and procedures.  Maintain confidentiality of resident.

Responsible for the activity space and requesting of, equipment and supplies for the program, ensures they are safe and adequate for individual and/or group activities.

Performs all other related duties in an effective, timely, professional manner as assigned. Attend all in-service programs classes as assigned and complete assignment. Follow Residents Rights’ policies as all times. 

This is a Career Service position.

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. 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers