HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67013594

The State of Florida - Tallahassee, FL3.6

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Requisition No: 68754

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST - 67013594

Position Number: 67013594

Salary: $43,000.10 Annually

Posting Closing Date: 07/24/2019

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST – CS

AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

STATE OFFICE – 67013594 - TALLAHASSEE

***OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY***

This advertisement will be used to fill two positions, the second one pending reclassification.

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.

www.apdcares.org

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.

REQUIREMENTS:
Open Competitive opportunity- Any applicant who meets the minimum requirements of the position.

Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the social services field.

Must have experience finding placement for high risk individuals or providing extensive case management.

Must be willing to accept a salary of $43,000.10 annually.

**NOTE: All responses provided to the qualifying questions for this vacancy advertisement must be verifiable on your State of Florida, Employment Application. **

***DUTIES:
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.

This is a highly responsible position that requires independent judgement, balancing multiple priorities, and an ability to present and communicate with families, multiple agencies, and various levels of management. The primary responsibility of this position is to be the main residential planner for two assigned regions’, assisting in finding placement for high risk individuals.

Duties include the following:
Maintain a detailed working knowledge of individuals in the assigned regions that need placement.

Build and have a good working relationship with all residential providers in the assigned regions.

Participate in regional meetings on an ongoing and regular basis to ensure up-to-date information is obtained on licensing actions or health and safety concerns in a particular group home.

Work with support coordinators to find respite providers when needed.

Work with agency staff in processing ICF requests.

Have knowledge of the assigned region’s group home and ICF bed availability at all times.

Work with team members on prioritizing placement for individuals with health and safety concerns that require immediate placement.

Ability to track, analyze, and evaluate data and make recommendations for long-term planning.

Plan, organize, prioritize and complete work duties timely.

Research all cases that are brought to leadership’s attention and assist to resolve any issues.

Assist in provider development initiatives.

Perform other related duties as directed.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee