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BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST- TRIAL COMP-F|C

  • ... Chattahoochee, Florida, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 2984.52 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 01, 2024       Expires on:

BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST- TRIAL COMP-F|C   

JOB TITLE:

BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST- TRIAL COMP-F|C

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chattahoochee Florida United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Requisition No: 822076

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST- TRIAL COMP-F/C - 67043200 APD/ DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 67043200

Salary: $1,386.
00- $1,492.
26 BIWEEKLY

Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2024

Total Compensation Estimator Tool

**ANTICIPATED VACANCY**


Working hours: Daily from 8:00 a.
m.
to 4:30 p.
m.


Join the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program (DDDP) Pathways Team.


We are dedicated to empowering persons with developmental disabilities charged with a felony crime to acquire the skills needed to become competent to stand trial, and to acquire the skills and supports that will prepare them for success in their future environments.


DDDP is a forensic facility working with individuals with disabilities in a secure setting.
These individuals have been adjudicated by the courts as incompetent to proceed to trial and have significant behavioral and psychiatric issues.
DDDP provides rehabilitative, vocational, and daily living skills training to the individuals served which allows for a smooth transition back into a non-secure residential or community setting.


Duties and responsibilities of a Behavioral Program Specialist F/C include:

The incumbent assigned to this position is responsible for the custody, personal care, safety, security, and well-being of residents ordered by the Court to the custody of the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program.
The incumbent is responsible for providing TCTP and other training for assigned residents.
The incumbent is responsible for appropriate implementation of the DDDP Contingency Manual (CM) Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:


  • Provides trial competency or other training using the approved materials and curriculum as trained including classroom management.

  • Functions as a role model for residents to reinforce the behavioral and social skills required to be successful in integrating into community and/or residential environments.
    Implements the CM and documents and communicates relevant facts to ensure any problems or resident needs are addressed.

  • Accurately completes all data requirements for this position including class attendance and performance information, required time and leave documentation and other assigned documentation.

  • Provides assistance or resident supervision for other areas to assist DDDP as needed and assigned.
    Deploys training, instruction, recreational and other therapeutic interventions to the residents as assigned and/or required.

  • Completes all required training.
    Maintain MANDT certification as required.
  • Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science.
  • Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • A valid drivers license.
    License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/ Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable.
    Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restricted, are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Knowledge of appropriate protocols used in training and treatment of developmentally disabled persons.
  • Knowledge of teaching methods and interaction methods to effectively train and maintain control of the classroom environment.
  • Ability to observe residents and identify and document changes and/or unusual events which could result in safety and well-being issues.
  • Ability to maintain and update personal, classroom and resident records and charts by hand or electronically.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and staff.
  • Ability to effectively and timely communicate and interact with residents and staff.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to maintain the required Prevention and Safety Strategy certification.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science.
  • Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • MANDT at the Advanced level is required unless the incumbent requests a reasonable accommodation supported by an annual medical certification.
    Incumbent is required to submit to pre-employment TB screening and on an annual on-going basis as prescribed by DDDP.
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and/or resident information.
    This specific standard is mission critical as the Agency is entrusted with information about employees and residents which is protected by HIPAA and other federal and state laws.
    The Agencys ability to maintain and protect confidential information has a direct relationship on our ability to gain and sustain the public trust.
  • Based on the duties and essential functions of this position, incumbents will be required to spend a minimum of 75% of work time performing duties which involves direct contact with residents in a secure forensic facility.
    This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting.
  • Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service.
    This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

***OUR CAMPUS AND FACILITY ARE TOBACCO FREE***


WORK SCHEDULE

This position is located at a 24-hour facility.
Staff members must be agreeable to working a shift schedule; regular, evening, or night.
Days Off: Varies.

Employees may be required to work additional days/hours based upon the needs of the facility and center.
This includes, but is not limited to ensuring facility coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.


** NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Direct Deposit Program As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.


Recruiting Contact:

Jodi NeSmith

Recruitment Coordinator- Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Telephone: (850) 793-7075

Email: jodi.
nesmith@apdcares.
org

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than just a paycheck.
The states total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits

Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year

State group insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.
myfrs.
com

Flexible Spending Accounts

College tuition waivers and more!

For a more complete list of benefits, click https://mybenefits.
myflorida.
com/


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.


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 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.

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.
GOVERNMENTS EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY).
E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEES 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.

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.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 01, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

2984.52 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707241649-b471eb44b2b376c549d6dd011d00c3ae

LOCATION:

Florida United States

CITY:

Chattahoochee

Job Origin:

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Requisition No: 822076

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL PROGRAM SPECIALIST- TRIAL COMP-F/C - 67043200 APD/ DDDP CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL

Pay Plan: Career Service

Position Number: 67043200

Salary: $1,386.00- $1,492.26 BIWEEKLY

Posting Closing Date: 02/08/2024

Total Compensation Estimator Tool

**ANTICIPATED VACANCY**


Working hours: Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Join the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program (DDDP) Pathways Team.


We are dedicated to empowering persons with developmental disabilities charged with a felony crime to acquire the skills needed to become competent to stand trial, and to acquire the skills and supports that will prepare them for success in their future environments.


DDDP is a forensic facility working with individuals with disabilities in a secure setting. These individuals have been adjudicated by the courts as incompetent to proceed to trial and have significant behavioral and psychiatric issues. DDDP provides rehabilitative, vocational, and daily living skills training to the individuals served which allows for a smooth transition back into a non-secure residential or community setting.


Duties and responsibilities of a Behavioral Program Specialist F/C include:

The incumbent assigned to this position is responsible for the custody, personal care, safety, security, and well-being of residents ordered by the Court to the custody of the Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program. The incumbent is responsible for providing TCTP and other training for assigned residents. The incumbent is responsible for appropriate implementation of the DDDP Contingency Manual (CM) Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following tasks:


  • Provides trial competency or other training using the approved materials and curriculum as trained including classroom management.

  • Functions as a role model for residents to reinforce the behavioral and social skills required to be successful in integrating into community and/or residential environments. Implements the CM and documents and communicates relevant facts to ensure any problems or resident needs are addressed.

  • Accurately completes all data requirements for this position including class attendance and performance information, required time and leave documentation and other assigned documentation.

  • Provides assistance or resident supervision for other areas to assist DDDP as needed and assigned. Deploys training, instruction, recreational and other therapeutic interventions to the residents as assigned and/or required.

  • Completes all required training. Maintain MANDT certification as required.
  • Maintain timesheet, ensuring accuracy and submit timely in accordance with policy and procedure.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science.
  • Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • A valid drivers license. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/ Employment/Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. Licenses that have Corrective Lenses Restricted, are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

  • Knowledge of appropriate protocols used in training and treatment of developmentally disabled persons.
  • Knowledge of teaching methods and interaction methods to effectively train and maintain control of the classroom environment.
  • Ability to observe residents and identify and document changes and/or unusual events which could result in safety and well-being issues.
  • Ability to maintain and update personal, classroom and resident records and charts by hand or electronically.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and staff.
  • Ability to effectively and timely communicate and interact with residents and staff.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to maintain the required Prevention and Safety Strategy certification.


Other job-related requirements for this position:

  • An associate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science and two years of experience involving the application of behavior modification principles; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nursing, education, or a social, behavioral, or rehabilitative science.
  • Experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.
  • MANDT at the Advanced level is required unless the incumbent requests a reasonable accommodation supported by an annual medical certification. Incumbent is required to submit to pre-employment TB screening and on an annual on-going basis as prescribed by DDDP.
  • Maintain confidentiality of employee and/or resident information. This specific standard is mission critical as the Agency is entrusted with information about employees and residents which is protected by HIPAA and other federal and state laws. The Agencys ability to maintain and protect confidential information has a direct relationship on our ability to gain and sustain the public trust.
  • Based on the duties and essential functions of this position, incumbents will be required to spend a minimum of 75% of work time performing duties which involves direct contact with residents in a secure forensic facility. This position requires lifting, pulling, and squatting.
  • Employees of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities are required to demonstrate total commitment to outstanding customer service. This includes, but not limited to, acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.

***OUR CAMPUS AND FACILITY ARE TOBACCO FREE***


WORK SCHEDULE

This position is located at a 24-hour facility. Staff members must be agreeable to working a shift schedule; regular, evening, or night. Days Off: Varies.

Employees may be required to work additional days/hours based upon the needs of the facility and center. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring facility coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.


** NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.


Direct Deposit Program As a condition of employment, a person appointed to a position in State government is required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program.


Recruiting Contact:

Jodi NeSmith

Recruitment Coordinator- Developmental Disabilities Defendant Program

Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Telephone: (850) 793-7075

Email: jodi.nesmith@apdcares.org

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than just a paycheck. The states total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of benefits including:

Annual and Sick Leave benefits

Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year

State group insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options.

Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com

Flexible Spending Accounts

College tuition waivers and more!

For a more complete list of benefits, click https://mybenefits.myflorida.com/


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.


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 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.

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. GOVERNMENTS EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION PROGRAM (E-VERIFY). E-VERIFY IS A PROGRAM THAT ELECTRONICALLY CONFIRMS AN EMPLOYEES 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.

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.

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