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Date: May 27, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 343481 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind


Position Number: 48008667 

Salary:  $18,060.00 - $21,060.00 

Posting Closing Date: 07/30/2021 

POSITION TITLE:  Behavioral Program Associate (Bus Chaperone)


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Transportation Department


FSDB SALARY - 10 MONTH POSITION - $18,060.00 - $21,060.00 annually (paid biweekly over 26 pays; salary will be prorated based on start date and pays left in the school year).  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


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


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.


WORK LOCATION: 207 N San Marco Ave, St Augustine, FL; Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine.


WORK HOURS:  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.


DUTIES AND 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.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired during CPR and CPI.  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 equal that of a minimum standard based on the criteria of accuracy and neatness of work. 


Applicants who are selected for hire will be required to attain Intermediate proficiency in sign language within three years of hire. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period (while working during the school year/department calendar). 




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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