Agency for Persons with Disabilities
OPS SR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM ANALYST - 67940027
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SENIOR HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM ANALYST– OPS
AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NORTHEAST REGION – 67940027 – GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***
- This is an ANTICIPATED VACANCY*
THIS IS AN OPS 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.
The State of Florida participates in the VALIC National Plan for OPS employees. The VALIC National Plan includes two tax-qualified, defined-contribution retirement investment plans. Approved by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and offered by VALIC, Inc. (VALIC), the Plan is divided into two parts: the FICA Alternative Plan and the Special Pay Plan.
To obtain more information on the VALIC National Plan, you may contact VALIC, Inc. at www.valic.com/opsfl or call toll free 1-800-448-2542.
OPS employees are not eligible for any type of leave accrual, paid holidays or personal holidays.
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.
Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.
Must be familiar with Florida’s Medicaid Waiver guidelines and rules (e.g. Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting Waiver Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook).
Must have experience with assessments and service planning.
Must have at least 2 years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
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 is not limited to, always acting in a responsive, professional, courteous manner with the employees, customers and public we serve at all times.
This is a professional Other Personal Services (OPS) position with the responsibility of conducting evidence-based assessments, prior services authorization and developing cost plans based on assessment results for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities using the Questionnaire for Situation Information (QSI) for all individuals enrolled on the Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBS) Waiver, Family and Supported Living (FSL) and Consumer Directed Plus (CDC+) waivers. This position reports to the Clinical Supports Regional Program Supervisor.
Provides individuals, family members, and provider information/literature on available resources in the community that might be available based on the needs identified during the meetings held and QSI assessments completed.
Reviews the individual’s central record including recent assessments, progress notes from medical records, school records, previous support plans, and relevant information from other collateral sources as appropriate.
Schedules meetings or telephonic sessions with the individual eligible for services from APD, family members, guardians, Waiver Support Coordinators, other providers and support staff to complete a comprehensive review of needs for completion of the QSI assessment.
Successfully completes a delegated minimum of needs assessments per month (successful is defined as reliable/valid score as evaluated by area master trainers), which includes scheduling a face to face interview with the individual with a developmental disability, the individual’s guardian and family. Interviews with the individual’s caregivers, health care personnel, support coordinator or service providers will be conducted as appropriate. Completes the Questionnaire for Situation Information (QSI) and maintains inter-rater reliability.
Communicates needs for follow-up by Medical Case Manager or Regional Behavior Analyst following completion of QSI assessment.
Updates ABC to assure accuracy and to make certain information is current.
Successfully completes training and achieves inter-rater reliability on the Questionnaire for Situational Information (QSI) Assessment tool.
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.
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