Requisition No: 15450

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities


Position Number: 67039646

Salary: $945.

37 Bi Weekly

Posting Closing Date:

APD/Sunland - Behavioral Program Specialist - Unit 2


An associates 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 bachelors 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


This is work assisting mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients located at Unit 2. SOAR - This is work assisting persons diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, many of whom also have a psychiatric diagnosis, and a forensic history in a post-forensic setting. This work entails preparing clients for community placement through running goals, community probes, and following behavior plans. Unit 2 also has Theil Center which is work assisting people that have severe to profound levels of disabilities. All have diagnoses of Autism. This also includes activities such as shopping with residents, eating out with residents, beach trips, and other activities supporting normalized principles.


* Supervises employees by assigning work, reviewing progress and assessing performance.

* Monitors patients to ensure patients remain in assigned areas and aids or restrains patients to prevent injuries.

* Assists patients in becoming accustomed to hospital routine.

* Demonstrates and assists patients in bathing, dressing, and grooming.

* Accompanies patients to and from wards for medical and dental treatments, shopping trips, and to religious and recreational events.

* Encourages patients to participate in social, educational, and recreational activities.

* Notes and maintains records of patients' activities, such as vital signs, eating habits, and daily behavior.

* Serves meals and feeds patients needing assistance.

* Administers prescribed medications, measures vital signs, and performs other nursing duties, such as collecting specimens and drawing blood samples.


Assisting and Caring for Others

Providing assistance or personal care to others.

Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings

Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

Establishing and Maintaining Relationships

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Communicating With Persons Outside the Organization

Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Performing General Physical Activities

Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

Communicating With Other Workers

Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

Getting Information Needed to Do the Job

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.


Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

Active Listening

Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate


Talking to others to effectively convey information

Judgment and Decision Making

Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do


Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

Problem Identification

Identifying the nature of problems


Teaching others how to do something


Persuading others to approach things differently


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques


Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

Therapy and Counseling

Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures


Knowledge of the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

It is the policy of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities that any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and, if applicable, also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S., and Chapter 408, F.S.No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.Background screening shall include, but not be limited to, fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal records checks through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal history checks through local law enforcement agencies

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-). 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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