Residential Unit Specialist - 67064176 (Sunland - All units/shifts)
Company: Florida Department of Transportation
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Requisition No: 584701
Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Working Title: RESIDENTIAL UNIT SPECIALIST - 67064176 (SUNLAND -
Position Number: 67064176
Salary: $28,600.00 - $31,500.00 Annually
Posting Closing Date: 04/26/2022
Agency for Persons with Disabilities - Sunland Center - Residential
Unit Specialist - Career Service
Average Annual Salary: $28,600.00 - $31,500.00
The anticipated hiring salary for this position is $28,600.00
* 2nd & 3rd shift positions will receive a $1.00 per hour shift
differential that will expire June 30, 2022*
* This advertisement is for multiple vacancies on all
This position is responsible for the direct care services for
individuals with developmental disabilities. Ability to document
and ensure documentation is completed as required.
Daily and consistently implements approved and scheduled active
treatment and skill acquisition programs for residents, including
but not limited to activities of daily living, areas of self-care,
socialization, recreation, leisure, speech, community awareness,
and vocational/prevocational skills. Utilizing approved protocols
and training modules to ensure residents' safety and privacy.
Provides supervision and training at worksite, working with
vocational staff to maximize training and attending to residents'
self-care needs as appropriate. Adhere closely to the residents;
daily activity schedule(s). Report's progression and lack thereof
of the residents' goals and objectives to the supervisor and
suggests improvements as appropriate.
Transports and/or escorts residents to and from on-campus
activities, community trips and appointments, including emergency
visits to the hospital, to ensure their health, safety, and general
well-being. Provides care for residents during overnight stays in
medical facilities and other locales as needed to provide for the
24-hour care of each resident.
Follows approved individualized behavior support plans utilizing
approved strategies. Follows occupational therapy, physical
therapy, speech therapy, and other appropriate therapy as
Implements appropriate recreation, social, and leisure activities
for residents in the residential home setting, as well as away from
home through center wide activities, community activities, and
attending alternative leisure activities.
Performs mealtime procedures by strictly adhering to each
residents' mealtime program with the proper diet and the usage of
necessary adaptive equipment. Assures that residents do not eat too
fast, food is appropriately cut, and residents are properly
positioned to avoid safety issues. Ensures that food is kept at the
right temperature and consistency, dates and labels are accurately
checked, and that food is properly stored to help avoid health and
safety issues. Review's mealtime program information to ensure
accurate implementation on an ongoing basis.
Assesses and accurately inventories residents' clothing and
personal possessions as indicated per policy. Reports any needs,
concerns, and/or repairs to the area supervisor in a timely manner.
Ensures that the residents' personal appearance is neat, clean, and
that their clothing is well-maintained and fits properly. Completes
the residents' Personal Possession Inventory as assigned for
Attends to residents' injuries and illnesses by utilizing
appropriate first aide procedures and following the prescribed
policy/procedures with notifying the nurse and other pertinent
administrators. Accurately completes Incident reports, behavior
data sheet documentation, and other items that are required to be
documented and reported in the designated location (i.e., logbook)
within one (1) hour of occurrence. Maintains applicable policies
and procedures related to resident injuries, abuse, neglect, and
exploitation. Always ensuring the health and safety of those we
Provides and receives communication with staff on adjoining shifts
regarding significant job-related information on a daily basis and
documents such information in the designated location (i.e.,
logbook). Remains on duty until being properly relieved by the
oncoming shift by the supervisory authority. Stay to work the next
shift to ensure that the staffing needs are adequate for the
residents as directed by the delegated supervisory authority.
Completes all required training. Maintains Sunland's crisis
management prevention and intervention certification as required
and indicated. Completes all annual and required health screenings.
Also submits timesheets as directed and outlined.
Performs other related duties as required
* No set minimum requirement.
* *Preference will be given to candidates with professional
experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
in a residential setting.
Experience, education, and/or training used to meet the minimum
qualifications and in response to the qualifying questions must be
verifiable through information contained in your application.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of
equipment, required for the position:
* Ability to lift forty pounds.
* Knowledge of the methods of instructing and providing care to
* Ability to understand and apply the methods and practices used in
medical, psychiatric, nursing, or childcare or in working with
developmentally disabled persons.
* Ability to take and monitor vital signs.
* Ability to administer routine treatments under medical
* Ability to read.
* Ability to pay attention to details.
* Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
* Ability to carry out instructions for implementing prescribed
treatment plans including behavior modification activities.
* Ability to instruct others in basic self-care skills.
* Ability to instruct others in recreational activities.
* Ability to provide instruction and personal guidance and care to
* Ability to prepare charts and records.
* Ability to prepare instructional materials.
* Ability to communicate effectively.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
This position may be required to perform essential services before,
during, and after an emergency per APD OP 2-0035.
This position is critical to the safety and supervision of
residents and may require the incumbent to work beyond their normal
work schedule to maintain minimum coverage levels in the
BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT:
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
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.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING
FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.
WE HIRE ONLY 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 UNITED STATES AFTER COMPLETION OF THE EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY
VERIFICATION FORM (I-9).
ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE THE ON-LINE 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.
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. Certain service members may be eligible to
receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.
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: Panama City
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