Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $3,397.00 - $6,689.00 gross per month
  • Alexandria

Description

Supplemental Information
LSEC-121774-DF

"This position was established due to the transition of functions from the Department of Education/Louisiana Special Education Center to the Louisiana Department of Health. As a result of this transition, this position will be domiciled at the newly established Central Louisiana Supports and Services Center in Alexandria, LA."

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION:La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

The Louisiana Special Schoolsdo not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Deana Frederick, Human Resources Director(318) 487-5026deana_frederick@lsec-la.org, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Stacy Green
stacy_green@lsec-la.org
LSEC/Human Resources
5400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71306


Qualifications
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus two years of professional level experience in health services, mental health treatment, developmentally disabled services, rehabilitation services, or special education.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

Experience in the care, guidance or training of the developmentally disabled; care, guidance or training of the physically disabled; care, guidance or training of the chemically dependent; or in psychiatric patient care will substitute for the college training on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Two years of supervisory level sub-professional experience in providing care, guidance or training to the developmentally disabled; care, guidance or training of the physically disabled; or care, guidance or training of the chemically dependent; or in psychiatric patient care will substitute for one year of the required professional level experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts
Function of Work:
To direct activities of more than 50 individuals involving the safety, care, and training of those individuals with developmental disabilities.

Level of Work:
Manager.

Supervision Received:
General direction from a higher-level professional.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct-line over Residential Services Specialist Training 6 and/or 7 and other staff members.

Location of Work:
Department of Health & Hospitals, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, developmental centers--statewide.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from the Residential Services Specialist 7 by the presence of responsibility of directing, programmatically and administratively, in an individual safety, care and training program of more than 50 individuals.


Examples of Work
Directs the individuals' safety, care and training activities by coordinating the work of direct care training staff involved in administrating individual treatment plans of care for developmentally disabled individuals facility-wide.

Directs residential services to ensure individuals' participation in training as designated by the treatment plan.

Ensures compliance with federal, state, and accreditation regulations, standards and guidelines.

Participates in staff conferences regarding the facility programs to coordinate individuals' safety, care and training activities with other divisions.

Organizes and conducts in-service training for the staff.

Initiates and conducts investigations concerning possible neglect and abuse; analyzes findings and makes appropriate recommendations.

Participates in the development and implementation of active treatment plans for all individuals; prepares monthly and quarterly review reports.

Oversees the delivery of each individual's plan of care.

Determines schedules of individuals' activities and supervision to ensure adequate staffing to meet standards.

Prepares and reviews reports of individual's progress and participates in conferences regarding individual training.

Develops policies and procedures concerning specific program area.

Initiates staff meetings to discuss issues, guidelines, individuals' and employees' problems.

Reviews individuals' charts to ensure that the treatment plans are being followed.

Assist with budgetary projections.

Represents the facility at conferences, meetings or public gatherings to explain institution programs.

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