Senior Behavior Analyst

Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Tallahassee, FL

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.

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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.

 

Requirements of the position with correlating qualifying questions

 

Position may require some travel to surrounding areas, applicant must be willing and able to travel for work purposes.

 

**NOTE: 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. ***

 

***DUTIES:

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 position is responsible for serving as a supporting consultant and policy analyst for the Agency Senior Behavior Analyst to deploy policy and rule related to standards of behavior service oversight and practices in the community and the Developmental Disabilities Centers (DDCs). The position is also responsible for assisting in the oversight provided to DDC supervising behavior analysts; community based Regional behavior analysts and behavioral service providers throughout the state addressing consistency in local behavioral service oversight, provider practices and consumer matters, as well as providing technical assistance to agency personnel, providers and consumers.

   

The position requires comprehensive knowledge of applied behavior analysis and the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.  The position will assist in the development, deployment and interpretation of relevant rules, statute, policies, procedures, and behavior analytic information, related to requirements for the appropriate implementation of behavioral assessment, intervention methods, program review and approval, as well as use of reactive strategies.

  

The position coordinates the gathering, compiling, stratifying and posting of key operational measures for Behavioral Services, in the State Office and for use by the Area and DDC Behavior Analysts, including reports and graphing on issues including but not limited to Reactive Strategies, census of behavioral residential services, Local Review Committee productivity, service utilization and costs associated with residential and non-residential behavioral services. Coordinates and maintains the BACB ACE provider status and event files.  Conducts other data gathering for projects and ad hoc reports, including the Medicaid Waiver Evidentiary report.

  

Coordinates Behavioral Services projects, including tracking of statewide assignments and reports from Area Behavior Analysts, gathering of materials from projects currently in process, providing assistance and consultation to project workgroups, continuing efforts for standardization, including the maintenance of the Behavioral Services Desk Guide. In addition to reactive strategies reports, also gathers and maintains reports of IB Res Hab census state wide, makes requests of Areas to report on assignments, respond to surveys for data gathering pursposes, such as case loads and LRC membership, and does follow-up from monthly ABA conference calls.  Tracks requests for CPAR behavioral case consults for timeliness of completion and decisions or recommendations made.

  

The position will assist the Agency Senior Behavior Analyst/designee with training of personnel, service partners and providers within the agency umbrella of services.  Topics for training may include forensic services, sexual predators, applied behavior analysis, assessments and interventions for persons with developmental disabilities, organizational behavior management, and other topics related to planning for transitions, providing quality services, and managing for behavior change.

 

Duties as Assigned - Assists in and directly responds in a timely manner to “Buck slip” assignments, complaints and requests, bill analyses from Legislative Affairs, and provides consultation to other Central Office work units, Area Behavior Analysts, Area staff, consumer and stakeholder questions and concerns.  Completes a wide array of assignments received from the Governor's Office, legislative staff, queries received through the internet, as well as assignments made by the Clinical Workstream Supervisor, Bureau Chief and Deputy Director for Programs.

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