MyFlorida BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST - 67072477 in United States


Date:Jul 12, 2018

Location:GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32609

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Requisition No: 40087

Agency: Agency for Persons with Disabilities

Working Title: BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST - 67072477

Position Number: 67072477

Salary: $1,165.45

Posting Closing Date: 07/25/2018




Provides adequate follow-up of individuals both directly and via consultations with other disciplines and direct care staff. Provides direct observation across settings, modeling, and consultation for assigned individuals, working to facilitate behavioral stability and improved quality of life. Provides in-service training and monitors efficient implementation of behavior supports.

Attends interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss resident progress including Individual Support Plan meetings, Interdisciplinary Team meetings, psychiatric clinic reviews, Human Rights Advocacy Committee meetings, Local Review Committee meetings, placement/transition meetings, Behavior Specialist professional meetings, general staff meetings, and other meetings as required.

Evaluates and assesses residents including intellectual, adaptive scales, record review, direct observation, behavioral data analysis and consultation with other interdisciplinary members. Develops behavior support plans that incorporate the required ABA elements, including results of functional behavior assessment and specific strategies to teach replacement behaviors. Writes annual summaries and completes monthly progress reports that reflect each individual’s status and progress.

Remains current with research literature in the behavior analysis field and other areas that may benefit individuals receiving services. Continues to learn best practices in competency-based staff training, generalization, and maintenance strategies and other professional areas. This might include participation in workshops, seminars, graduate level courses, and other relevant activities. Maintains professional association with other professionals in the field.

Serves on committees and subcommittees as needed when issues arise which involve behavioral expertise.

Other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of the theories and principles of clinical, counseling or behavioral psychology.

Knowledge of psychological testing and behavioral principles.

Ability to complete functional assessments and psychological tests.

Ability to prepare annual behavioral reports.

Ability to analyze and interpret behavior data.

Ability to apply computer software; Word, Excel, Internet.

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


A valid Florida Driver’s License. (If initially hired with an out-of-state license the Florida resident must obtain a valid Florida State driver’s license within 30-days of hire. License suspended or revoked for any reason, work permits (Business purpose/ Employment/ Education only license) and some types of restricted license are not acceptable. License that have “Corrective Lenses Restricted,” are acceptable, provided the driver wears the corrective lenses while operating the vehicle.


A Bachelor’s degree in a health field, behavioral or rehabilitative sciences or; at least one year of experience providing care and treatment for people with intellectual disabilities and; proficient in Microsoft word.


This position is located at a 24- hour facility. Working Hours: Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Total hours in workweek 40. Days Off: Saturday and Sunday.

Employees may be required to work additional days/hours based upon the needs of the home and center. This includes, but is not limited to: ensuring home coverage, activities, holidays, and emergency situations.

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.

** NOTE: Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.

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.

Background Screening requirement– It is the policy of the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities that candidates being considered for employment must successfully complete a State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, Florida Statutes, and if applicable Chapter 408, F.S.

Background screening shall include, but not be limited to: Fingerprinting for State and Federal criminal and juvenile records through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and may include local criminal records check through local law enforcement agencies. Also, employees are subject to background re-screening at least every five (5) years.

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 clickinghere. All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

Nearest Major Market:Gainesville