Agency for Persons with Disabilities
SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67016124
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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST– CS
AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
SUNCOAST REGION – 67016124 – TAMPA, FLORIDA
*** INTERNAL AGENCY- ONLY CURRENT APD EMPLOYEES WILL BE ELIGIBLE***
- This is an ANTICIPATED VACANCY*
THIS IS A CAREER SERVICE POSITION.
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 age 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Internal Agency opportunity- Must be an Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) employee
This position prefers a master’s degree but MUST have a bachelor’s degree.
Position may require some travel to surrounding areas, applicant must be willing and able to travel for work purposes.
Applicants must complete all fields in the Candidate Profile. Work history with month, year, and hours worked are required to qualify for this position. Responses to Qualifying Questions must be verifiable in the Candidate Profile. Resumes and other documentation can be attached to provide additional information. ***
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.
Reviews case documentation and supporting medical, therapy and school evaluations for the purpose of eligibility determination Interviews individuals, or families, and reviews records to obtain information required for eligibility determination
Analyzes information to assess client disability, may refer applicant to other specialists, institutions, or
Schedules additional testing/evaluations with community Florida licensed Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Pediatric Neurologists and/or other accepted professionals per FAC
Review for High Risk designation:
psychosocial risk assessments, evaluations and developmental screening of high risk individuals and/or families.
Have indepth knowledge of the Florida Statute 393.65 in regard to Definition and Criteria to determine eligibility for APD -iBudget Waiver for each covered diagnosis
Using the Rule F.A.C. 65G-4.01, 4.015, 4.016 and 4.017 for confirming diagnosis per given criteria
Provides information regarding the interpretation of psychosocial assessment data of individual clients.
Support ineligible determinations using accepted definitions/criteria for covered diagnosis per Rule/Statute
Attend denial hearings, preparing as an agency witness supporting documentation used for determination
Exchanges information with other health and/or rehabilitative agencies to provide continuity of care for clients receiving services from more than one agency
Makes presentations to agency and community groups regarding APD services, resources, and community service access.
Knowledge regarding community programs which provide intervention strategies necessary to increase social support services for at risk clients in the community. (ie local Mental Health programs, ARC etc)
Assigned applicants are entered into the iConnect system and all required screens are updated to reflect the most current information and APD status of the individual.
All cases received from Intake for eligibility determination are reviewed and determination of eligibility is made within the 45-90-day time frame of signed application.
Act in accordance with requests for assistance with occasional miscellaneous tasks: Participate in Hearings, Lockout calls, attend to walk-ins, attend community events, respond to Suncoast Region emails, collateral requests for information, follow ups with applicants, families, schools, and medical offices etc.
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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