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EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST - 48007010 (Blind Services)

Date: Jan 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 81581 

Agency: Department of Education

Working Title: EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST - 48007010 (Blind Services)

Position Number: 48007010 

Salary:  $32,696.82 

Posting Closing Date: 01/27/2020 

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DIVISION OF BLIND SERVICES

LOCATION: West Palm Beach

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A LEVEL 2 BACKGROUND SCREENING IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.

CANDIDATES ARE TYPICALLY HIRED AT THE MINIMUM SALARY.

ALL EMPLOYMENT GAPS MUST BE EXPLAINED AND INCLUDED WITH WORK HISTORY WHEN APPLYING.

 

 

Job Description

The incumbent in this Employment Placement Specialist position will be responsible for providing direct job development and placement services for blind and visually impaired consumers of the Division of Blind Services. Develop and provide job opportunities for eligible individuals through the use of marketing and job development techniques. Make contacts and meet with employers for the purpose of identifying prospective job opportunities. Provide job coaching and other support services to obtain competitive employment.

 

Examples of Work

  • Conducts client intake.
  • Assesses client’s resources.
  • Performs job placement and job development activities for clients.
  • Performs follow-up and maintains client contact through telephone calls and home visits.
  • Interviews, counsels, and evaluates clients to determine individual therapeutic activity needs.
  • Consults with other professionals and team members concerning recommended programs.
  • Prepares reports on clients progress and their reactions to various activities.
  • Evaluates rehabilitation therapy programs and makes recommendations for adjustment and revisions.
  • Conducts in-depth interviews with a diverse group of blind and visually impaired clients to determine their eligibility for rehabilitation services and the feasibility for achieving a vocational independent living or educational goal.
  • Determines existing problems and evaluates individual needs for achieving independence in daily living, in acquiring communication skills, and/or obtaining suitable employment.
  • Develops community contacts for employment opportunities, similar benefits, and socialization.
  • Assists in the establishment of policies, standards, rules, regulations, and guidelines for program planning.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of professional experience in health, social, economic or rehabilitative programs, health care or hospital administration or planning.
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • Professional or nonprofessional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of social, economic, rehabilitative or health care services, administration or planning techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to develop program manuals, policies, procedures, standards and rules.
  • Ability to analyze the effectiveness of service programs and identify resources or adjustments needed to meet needs.
  • Ability to conduct research studies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

 

The Florida Division of Blind Services is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of Veterans and individuals with disabilities and

improving employment outcomes.

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: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami