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Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL, US, 34987

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Requisition No: 525681 

Agency: Veterans Affairs


Position Number: 50457002 

Salary:  $27,040.00 

Posting Closing Date: 03/08/2022 

Requisition #525681 




Ardie R. Copas State Veterans’ Nursing Home

Port Saint Lucie, Saint Lucie County

Annual starting salary: $27,040.00

Paid Bi-weekly


Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, ‎disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and ‎sick leave. Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and ‎Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).‎

***Other vacant CNA/Therapy Aide positions (shifts) may be filled from this advertisement within six (6) months of the closing date.***

***This is a continuous advertisement for a CNA/Therapy Aide position.  Multiple positions and varied shifts will be selected from this pool.***

Employment histories that state “see resume” will not be considered. Applications must be thorough and completed in entirety, including work history providing explanations for any gaps in employment.



  • Must have current Florida Certified Nursing Assistant license.
  • Must be willing and able to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays.
  • Must be willing and able to drive a 15 passenger facility van.
  • Must have a legible and valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English: reading, writing, speaking and understanding.
  • Must have good computer skills.
  • Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc.
  • Successful completion of a Level II background screening and drug test.


  • Experience in a long-term care environment with a geriatric population in activities department.
  • Current CPR card.
  • High school diploma or G.E.D.


The incumbent of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Therapy Aide position will ensure that the residents ADLs, daily assignments and an ongoing program of activities in accordance with the comprehensive assessment are completed during the shift while identifying and resolving needs.  Reports directly to the Activities Director (Therapy Aide Supervisor).

Assist with developing and implementing an activities program, which improves or maintains physical, mental and social well-being with a varied work schedule that may include weekend, evenings, and holidays.

Assist with developing an activities plan for each resident in accordance with the inter-disciplinary team process. 

Responsible for the documentation of that plan in the resident’s medical record. 

Responsible for initial interview with new residents and input of resident data into the medical record.

Performing duties of the Activities Director when the Activities Director is unavailable.

Responsible for maintaining the activity space and requesting of, equipment and supplies for the program and ensuring resident safety for individual and/or group activities.

Observe all facility safety, infection control policies and procedures.

Complete required documentation. Consistently work cooperatively with resident, resident’s representatives, facility staff, physicians, consultants and ancillary service providers. Maintain confidentiality of resident.

Performs all other related duties in an effective, timely, professional manner as assigned. Attend all in-service programs classes as assigned and complete assignment. Participates in interdisciplinary team and other facility meetings as assigned. Follow Residents Rights’ policies as all times. Assume accountability for data contained in the employees’ handbook.

Perform other duties as assigned.

This position is in the Career Service system.

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: Port Saint Lucie