MyFlorida HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR III in ORLANDO, Florida
67053283-51333719-20161017133007 Agency Name: Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR IIIBroadband/Class Code: 21-1019-02Position Number: 67053283-51333719Annual Salary Range: $23,645.18 - $30,042.48Announcement Type: Open CompetitiveCity: ORLANDOFacility: HURSTON BUILDINGS COMPLEXPay Grade/ Pay Band: BB005Closing Date: 10/25/2016
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HUMAN SERVICES COUNSELOR III – CS
AGENCY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
CENTRAL REGION - ORLANDO
OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY
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.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT TOLERATE DISCRIMINATION OR VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE.
APPLICANTS REQUIRING A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, AS DEFINED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, MUST NOTIFY THE AGENCY HIRING AUTHORITY AND/OR PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER (1-877-562-7287). NOTIFICATION TO THE HIRING AUTHORITY MUST BE MADE IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROVIDE THE ACCOMMODATION.
THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS 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.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES A BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION INCLUDING FINGERPRINTING, PURSUANT TO S. 110.1127(1), FLORIDA STATUTES.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED.
To obtain revised and updated information on Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements, clickhere. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, applicants eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. However, applicants claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each application 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. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may also fax their supporting documentation to People First at 1-888-403-2110.
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. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS, A STATE OF FLORIDA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION MAY BE FAXED TO 1-888-403-2110. IF AN APPLICATION IS FAXED, YOU WILL BE CALLED BY THE PEOPLE FIRST SERVICE CENTER TO RESPOND TO THE QUALIFYING QUESTIONS. 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.
Must have experience in working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
Must be willing and able to travel for work purposes using your own reliable transportation.
Must have case management experience.
This is a responsible professional position of Human Services Counselor III, which involves providing support coordination to consumers with special needs, resulting from developmental disability. An employee in this position is responsible for maintaining orderly central records to include the following:
Completes waiver related paperwork following procedures, and the transfer of consumers to the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver.
Consults with individuals and families to identify resources as well as finding and gaining access to natural supports and community resources. Advocates on behalf of the individuals and families. Coordinates and monitors the delivery of APD funded supports and services to insure appropriate delivery of the service and the extent to which the service is meeting the individuals and family’s needs and expectations.
Maintain accurate information on the ABC system for all consumers following closure protocols as required.
Ensures invoices are authorized and prepared within 5 working days of bills received or services approved, using ABC systems and/or other technology for payment and in compliance with the mandatory requirements in Section 215.422, Florida Statutes and Chapter 3A-20, Federal Administration Code.
Creates and updates the support plan on an annual basis for individuals receiving General Revenue-funded services. Documents contacts and case management activities in central record. Reviews central record to ensure compliance with standards.
Prepare and complete Crisis Tool packets in a timely manner for individuals meeting the crisis criteria and gather any collateral information to support the request for crisis waiver enrollment.
Other duties and projects as assigned.