QSI ASSESSOR - OPS - 67940122

Date:  Jun 30, 2024


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Requisition No: 816938 

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: QSI ASSESSOR - OPS - 67940122

 Pay Plan: Temp

Position Number: 67940122 

Salary:  $22.00 Hourly 

Posting Closing Date: 10/08/2024 

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 POSITION: Senior Human Services Program Specialist - Other Personal Services (OPS)


POSITION’S LOCATION: Select Region/LocationWest Palm Beach, FL



This posting may close before the posted closing date.

The hiring salary may exceed the maximum posted salary.  

CANDIDATE POOL: Future vacancies may be filled from this advertisement for a period of up to six months.

Requires travel in the counties of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie.


The Agency for Persons with Disabilities works in partnership with local communities to support people with developmental disabilities in living, learning, and working in their communities. APD provides critical services and supports for customers with developmental disabilities to reach their full potential. The Agency serves people with spina bifida, autism, Down syndrome, children ages 3-5 at high risk of developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. There is no charge or co-payment for services provided through the Agency. www.apdcares.org




$21.16 - $22.00 Hourly           




Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but is not limited to, always acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers, and public we serve at all times.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Successfully complete assessments using the QSI, which includes reviewing information gathered from the person’s records; conducting face-to-face interviews with the person with a developmental disability and the person’s guardian and family; and interviews the person’s caregivers, health care personnel, waiver/pre-enrollment  support coordinator, or service providers as appropriate, verifying demographic information; and  assessment results with the waiver/pre-enrollment  support coordinator; as well as  entering the results into the QSI online application.


Review the person’s central record/ iConnect record including recent assessments, progress notes from medical records, school records, previous support plans, and other collateral sources, as appropriate.


Refer persons and family members to their Waiver or Pre-enrollment Support Coordinator for provider information and available resources in the community, based on needs identified during the administration of the QSI.


Schedule meetings and follow-up telephone sessions to conduct interviews with the person eligible for services from APD, family members, guardians, waiver/pre-enrollment support coordinator, and providers, and support staff if needed, to complete a comprehensive review of the person’s needs for completion of the QSI.


Communicate a person’s needs for follow-up by the Regional Medical Case Manager or Regional Behavior Analyst following completion of the QSI.


Verify that all demographic information is correct for the person being assessed. If the information requires updating, alert the person’s waiver support coordinator/pre-enrollment coordinator of the corrections required in iConnect to assure accuracy.


Attend meetings, complete training, and annually demonstrate inter-rater reliability on the QSI for recertification as an QSI Assessor.


Perform other duties as assigned, including administrative tasks.




  • Ability to: use computer-based systems, including the APD intranet: iConnect, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, and Excel spreadsheets. Ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face, electronic, and written formats. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons, families, providers, and staff within the region and statewide. Ability to prepare reports.   Ability to manage, organize, analyze, and monitor data related to the QSI. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.   Ability to meet weekly QSI assessment quotas. Ability to communicate effectively.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to travel for work purposes. Ability to administer APD approved functional needs assessments.


  • Knowledge of: the QSI protocol: its purpose, ability to score and interpret QSI items correctly.  Knowledge of the person-centered process used in conducting interviews for the QSI. Knowledge of APD processes and procedures, including i-Budget/ Waiver and pre-enrollment   




  • Must have a valid Driver’s License or other efficient means of transportation to travel to conduct assessments daily.
  • Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and four years of professional experience working with individuals with development/intellectual disabilities.
  • Must have certification as a QSI Administrator or able to obtain within one year of hire and ability to obtain annual recertification as a QSI Assessor.
  • Must demonstrate excellent communication skills used in conducting person-centered interviews and sufficient computer skills to access and use a web-based assessment system to obtain demographic and other details specific to locating persons and to record results of assessments.






Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile, including their work history with the month and year, to qualify for this position. 

Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile, and “see resume” will not be considered an acceptable response.

Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information, but these will not replace the required completed Candidate Profile.



If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be suspended or voided, and you will be required to repay all benefits received depending upon the date of your retirement.



As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in the State Personnel System is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.  Rather than receiving a paper paycheck, your funds will be deposited directly into your account at your financial institution. This will be accomplished by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banks, savings and loan associations, and credit unions are eligible to accept such deposits. Retirement funds are also required to be in the Direct Deposit Program.



It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that applicants for employment undergo Level 2 employment screening in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, as a condition of employment or being permitted to serve as a volunteer.

No applicant for a designated position will be employed or permitted to volunteer until the Level 2 screening results are received, reviewed, and approved by the Agency.
Level 2 background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for Statewide criminal and juvenile records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Federal criminal records checks through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and may include local criminal records checks through local law enforcement agencies.

Pursuant to S. 110.1127(1), Florida Statutes, this position requires a background investigation, including fingerprinting.

APD only hires U.S. citizens, and those lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. APD participates in the U.S. government’s employment eligibility verification program (E-verify). E-verify is a program that electronically confirms an employee’s eligibility to work in the U.S. after completing the employment eligibility verification form (I-9).

All applicants should complete the online application process.  If assistance is needed to apply for this position, please call the people first service center at 1-877-562-7287. 

Responses to the qualifying questions are required to be considered for this position. Answers to the qualifying questions must be verifiable based on your submitted application.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami