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Date: Feb 15, 2020

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Requisition No: 121523 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR - 48008547

Position Number: 48008547 

Salary:  $18,567.40 - $21,567.40 

Posting Closing Date: 03/31/2020 

POSITION TITLE:  Residential Instructor


POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


FSDB SALARY RANGE – 10 month:  $18,567.40 - $21,567.40 annually (paid biweekly over 26-pays; prorated if working less than 10 month calendar).  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.  *Position is eligible for a shift differential due to majority of shift being between 5:00pm – 6:00am (approximately $66.15 biweekly over 26-pays; prorated for less than 26-pays.).  Pay additive is dependent on agency funding.


REQUIREMENTS: A high school diploma or its equivalent; or Completion of a program of study in child care from a vocational/technical school; or one year of experience in working with disabled persons.  **Proof of High School Diploma or Completion of Child Care course 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: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, St. Augustine




Afternoon Shift: Sunday – Thursday, 2:00pm – 12:30am; Schedule may vary.


Overnight Shift: Monday – Friday, 12:15am – 8:15am; Schedule may vary.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Demonstrates knowledge of the importance of staff: student ratios at all times which includes, but is not limited to, being present at work and punctual, following procedures for attendance, completing daily reports (i.e. Daily Chronicles, Night Reports, Incident Reports, Attendance Reports, etc.), meets all established deadlines, and remains in assigned area.  Supervises and monitors student behavior and documents positive and negative behaviors.  Promotes student development and self-esteem by aiding and supervision during student activities.  Utilizes the Individual Residential Plan to build social and daily living skills, providing input during completion of the Functional Assessments, and contributing to a positive dorm environment.  Effectively communicates with students in a developmentally appropriate manner and recognizes the individual communication needs of the students.  Effectively, consistently, accurately, and professionally communicates with parents, in accordance with the Boarding Program Policy.  Demonstrates flexibility with scheduling which includes accepting changes in the work assignment, implementing appropriate recommendations regarding students, and adjusting expectations, interactions and behavior management styles based on the individual needs and abilities of the students.  Complies with all school, department, and individual dorm policies and procedures which includes, but is not limited to:  Boarding Guidelines, Staff/Student/Parent Handbook, Standards for Disciplinary Action, School Policies and Procedures, Management Memorandum (Student Abuse, Self Harm, Health Care Center, Staff/Student Relations, and Missing Students), Emergency Preparedness, Critical Incidents Reference Guide, Food Service Policies, and accurate completion of all FSDB required training.  Maintains a safe and clean environment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective communication; Ability to instruct deaf and/or blind persons in social and daily living skills; Ability to visually monitor and keep track of assigned students; Ability to ensure that health and sanitary conditions are maintained; Ability to encourage independence and self-development in others; Ability to plan, instruct and conduct leisure and recreational activities; Ability to prepare reports and maintain records; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and work cooperatively with all members of a work group; Participates in all required training and other employee development activities to improve skills and knowledge according to individual work unit needs; Ability to document and follow through on behavior programs; Ability to lift 20 lbs occasionally, stand for sustained periods of time, and walk about on foot throughout campus or for recreational outings; Ability to successfully complete training and administer skills acquired during CPI and CPR.




Applicants who are selected for hire for the afternoon shift in the Deaf Apartment Program Dorms/Deaf Residential Dorms will be required to attain an Intermediate Plus proficiency in sign language within one year of hire.  


Applicants who are selected for hire for the overnight shift in the Deaf Apartment Program Dorms/Deaf Residential Dorms will be required to attain an Intermediate proficiency in sign language within one year of hire. 


Applicants who are selected for hire in the Apartment Program Dorms (who are working with Blind/Visually Impaired students) will be required to attain a Survival Plus proficiency in sign language within one year of hire. 


Applicants who are selected for hire in the Blind Residential Program will be encouraged to learn sign language.  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.




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59pm on March 31, 2020.

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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