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Date: Nov 30, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 418785 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM ASSOCIATE - 48008667 1

Position Number: 48008667 

Salary:  $20,280.00 

Posting Closing Date: 01/03/2022 


Job Advertisement

Behavioral Program Associate (Bus Chaperone) - Position Number 48008667

Department – Transportation

Career Service


About Our Organization and Mission

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is a state public school available at no cost to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind, including boarding and transportation services. FSDB is nationally recognized for its comprehensive educational services, designed for the unique communication and accessibility needs of students. FSDB also provides educational outreach programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.  The FSDB experience provides students with the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success.


The mission of FSDB is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to access education services in caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent lifelong learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual. (Section 1002.36, Florida Statutes)


How You Will Grow 

FSDB provides staff members with opportunities to grow professionally, enhancing their ability to support students' growth. School- and state-required training and skills development is offered both online and in-person for academic and non-academic staff members.


Where You Will Work

The FSDB campus is situated in the Uptown area of historic St. Augustine, by the Intracoastal Waterway. St. Augustine, also known as the nation’s oldest city, has a rich heritage that makes the city and its surroundings a charming and distinctive place to live and to visit.


St. Augustine has its own unique character, with friendly local people at farmers markets, nearby beaches, entertainment venues, shopping areas, community events, restaurants, and more. The links below give insight into the city we love:

Florida’s Historic Coast

Visit Florida–St. Augustine

First Coast Relocation Guide

Historic Coast Culture

Florida, the Sunshine State, is known for warm climates, friendly residents, and exceptional outdoor and recreational opportunities.  It offers a great quality of life with a reasonable cost of living without a state income tax.  Florida continues to be a magnet for new residents each year.


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida

FSDB is a state of Florida agency and a major employer in St. Johns County. Working for the state of Florida is more than a paycheck. The state’s total compensation package for our SES and Career Service employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

Annual and sick leave

Holiday leave

Personal holiday–one day per year (if working a 12-month position)

State group insurance–health, dental, vision, life, and supplemental coverage options

Retirement plan options–including employer contributions (for specifics, visit

Flexible spending accounts

Tuition waivers

And more!

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10 month position: $20,280.00 annually (paid biweekly over 26-pays)



Split shift, schedule varies by route; Example of schedule may be: Monday – Thursday 4:15am – 8:15am and 3:15pm – 7:15pm.  Friday’s schedule may include early morning shift and an afternoon shift, 12:30pm – 6:00pm.  Schedule is 40 hours weekly.



A high school diploma or its equivalent.  **Proof of HS Diploma or its equivalent will need to be provided at time of interview**


Your Specific Responsibilities

Provide instructive care and/or general care for students on FSDB school buses. Demonstrate, model, and reinforce the Agency’s fundamental values of fairness, cooperation, respect, commitment, excellence, honesty and teamwork.  Demonstrate these values in interactions with co-workers, supervisor, students, parents and other departments; in personal contributions to work assignments and projects; and when representing the Agency or the State.  Supervises and monitors student behavior on FSDB school buses and documents positive and negative behavior through the use of Incident Reports, Transportation Reports, etc., and incorporate these reports into the behavior management systems.  Maintains effective and positive performance by demonstrating flexibility with scheduling work assignments and interactions with students, staff, and parents. Utilize established policies and procedures to ensure that the education and safety of the students are met.  Required to maintain an adequate driving record, for the purpose of driving students to and from school-related activities.  Complies with all internal and departmental FSDB policies and procedures along with all Federal laws and regulations.  Responsible for attending scheduled Behavior Program Associate meetings, scheduled training, and general staff meetings.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to verbally communicate by use of cellular phone/radio. Knowledge of the techniques and method for helping others. Knowledge of basic computer skills to use e-mail. Ability to work a varied shift including weekends and evenings. Ability to account for and keep track of assigned students. Ability to visually track the activities of student. Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships and communicate with students, parents, staff and co-workers. Ability to communicate utilizing basic sighted techniques and/or expressive/receptive communication skills. Ability to administer medications under supervision. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments. Ability to prepare reports. Ability to maintain a Valid State of Florida Driver's License and meet FSDB requirements to operate a state vehicle according to the Transportation Policy.  Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of work constantly to move objects.  Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Visual requirement equals that of a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work.  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR and CPI.


Condition of Employment

 Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


Sign Language Requirements

Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain Intermediate proficiency in sign language within four years of hire.

Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application.  It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.




Applications accepted through People First only.


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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. 

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