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Community Services Professional 1 or 2

Company Name:
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Job Title: Community Services Professional 1 or 2
Agency: Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Opening Date: Mon. 07/07/14
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 07/14/14 11:59 PM Central Time
State Salary Range: $13.30 - $28.00 hourly
$2,305.00 - $4,853.00 monthly
Agency Hiring Range: Min: Max:
Job Type: Classified
Location: Hammond, Louisiana
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QualificationsBenefitsSupplemental Questions
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree in psychology; counseling; social work; sociology; criminal justice; nursing; public health; public health administration; public administration; hospital administration; education with twenty-four semester hours in psychology, special education or early childhood education; speech communications/pathology; physical therapy; occupational therapy; therapeutic recreation; music therapy; or family and consumer sciences (with a concentration in child, family and social services) plus one year of professional level experience in any of the following: developmentally disabled services, alcohol/drug abuse counseling or treatment, mental health treatment, health care management, or social services.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
A master''s degreeor Ph. D. in psychology; counseling; social work; sociology; criminal justice; nursing; public health; public health administration; public administration; hospital administration; education with eighteen semester hours in psychology, special education or early childhood education; speech communication/pathology; physical therapy; occupational therapy; therapeutic recreation; music therapy; or family and consumer sciences (with a concentration in child, family and social services) will substitute for all of the required experience.
NOTE:
Some positions may require regulation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed Master''s Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Incorporated; the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools; the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Supplemental Information:
This position is located at Developmental Disabilities Administration located in Hammond.
This position is in a Career Progression Group and can be filled as a Community Services Professional 1 or Community Services Professional 2 depending upon work experience.
The maximum monthly salary is $5,193.00.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience in Developmental Disabilities
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
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 will be asked to serve a probationary period of not less than 12 months and not more than 24.
Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application Status Message
What it Means
Application received
Your application has been submitted successfully.
Checking for required test score
We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.
Evaluating experience
Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Eligible for consideration
You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Referred to hiring manager for review
Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled
Someone has been selected for the position.
Position cancelled
The agency has decided not to fill the position.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the position online.Those wishing to submit a paper application may mail their application to Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (see mailing address).
Further informationabout Florida Parishes Human Services Authority may be obtained byvisiting our website
Paper applications may be downloaded from the Civil Service Website by clickinghere.
Mailing address:
Florida Parishes Human Services Authority
Attn: Janet Gordon, HR Analyst C
Human Resources
835 Pride Drive, Suite B
Hammond, LA 70401
Additonal information may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office during the hours of 8 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
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Job Concepts:
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To receive on-the-job training for entry level implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of programs within offices specializing in services for those with developmental disabilities.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Close from a Community Services Supervisor, a higher-level professional or an administrator.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and Human Services Districts/Authorities statewide.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from the Community Services Professional 2 by the presence of close supervision required in carrying out entry-level responsibilities.
Examples of Work:
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Assists clients in developing service plans including identification of goals and appropriate services and making recommendations for specific support needs.
Conducts assessments of clients utilizing standardized assessment tools.
Prepares appeal packages for submission to the Bureau of Appeals and represents agency at hearings. Attends appeal hearings to learn the processes and procedures.
Prepares reports, maintains records, and conducts correspondence relevant to areas of specialty.
Interviews and establishes working relationships with clients and families.
Serves as a liaison with a variety of local and state agencies, professional organizations, advocacy organizations, legal and court related entities, and private providers to develop, maintain, and enhance a viable service delivery system for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Coordinates a portion of a statewide program element in a specific service area, under close supervision.
Provides supportive services for clients and assists in obtaining services from appropriate community resources based on the support plan.
ENTRY UNIT:
Assesses home environment, living situation, and abilities of individuals and families to determine the need for support service. Also determines if other agency referrals are necessary for crisis intervention.
Completes standardized assessments for determining eligibility of Developmentally Disabled state and federally/mandated programs and services.
Determines the current status of clients to evaluate if an immediate danger/risk is present.
Obtains medical, psychological, educational reports on clients; determines if information supports eligibility requirements as established by state law.
Prepares eligibility decisions.
FAMILY SUPPORT UNIT:
Implements the developed service plan and monitors compliance by providers, family members and others to ensure supports are delivered satisfactorily.
Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives in family team conferences and presenting requests for funding as appropriate.
Monitors the flow of required documents for fiscal oversight of service plan.
Observe upper level staff performing on-site interviews with provider agency administrators; assure program compliance with contract expectations.
Coordinates exploration of alternate living arrangements for clients/families requesting such, as outlined in plan of services.

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