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Residential Services Specialist 1-2

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 8/28/2019
Job Reference #: 2309381
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

PSSC 19-1-ST
Position is located with PINECREST SUPPORTS & SERVICES CENTER in Residential Services.
Shift: 8AM-8PM                              Pass Days: Day A and B  
This position has a Special Entrance Rate:
Residential Services Specialist 1: $12.15/hr.
Residential Services Specialist 2: $13.00/hr.

This job is in a career progression group and may be filled at a higher level.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Residential Services Specialist 1 or 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant.  The maximum salary for the Residential Services Specialist 2 $35,610.00.  Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities page" for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
This position may be filled by Probation, Promotion, Demotion, or Lateral Transfer. Preference may be given to permanent classified employees of Pinecrest Supports and Services Center.
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 are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
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 canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.
For further information about this vacancy contact: 
Sandi Tompkins
Pinecrest Supports & Services Center
100 Pinecrest Drive
Pineville, Louisiana 71360


No experience or training required.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To assist in performing non-professional support work involving the direct care of individuals and the implementation of active treatment plans by providing care, guidance, and training.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Close from a Residential Services Specialist 5 or a higher-level professional staff member.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, residential care facilities or community homes for individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities; schools and hospitals.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Residential Services Specialist 2 by the absence of experienced-level duties and by the presence of close supervision.

Examples of Work

Under close supervision:
Assists in the training and guidance of individuals in routine and elementary self-help skills such as good hygiene, good housekeeping, money management, and other activities providing personal and social growth.

Assists individuals with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, and oral hygiene. Assistance may include lifting up to 50 lbs.

Participates in the development and implementation of the Active Treatment Plan and Nutritional, Behavior, and Physical Support Plans.

May prevent or stop disturbances through approved facility policies and procedures.

Trains individuals in maintaining living area standards by performing and modeling simple custodial tasks such as making beds, cleaning floors, and putting clothes away.

Accompanies and transports individuals to activities such as the dining hall, church services, recreation areas, doctor's offices, education field trips, work, and shopping.

Observes behavior and health of individuals and reports sudden or unusual changes to higher authority.

Reports accidents/incidents and suspected cases of abuse or neglect of individuals to higher authority.

May instruct individuals involved in work activities such as cutting grass, loading materials, or other simple custodial tasks.

Cleans living area and washes, dries and folds residents clothing and linens.

Reports needed repairs and maintenance in living area.

Maintains records for review of higher authority on progress of training and development of individuals.