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RESIDENTIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST 1 OR 2

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 8/29/2019
Job Reference #: 2391122
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online, temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

This vacancy is located within the Community Group Homes at Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System in Jackson, LA (East Feliciana Parish). ELMHS is the largest 24-hour, multi-site, state psychiatric complex comprised of residential, outpatient and inpatient services.

Residential Services Specialist 1: $664.00/Biweekly $8.30/Hour

Residential Services Specialist 2:  $710.40/Biweekly $8.88/Hour
 
Work Incentive Pay is $0.65/hr. for hours worked.

The position may be filled as either a Probational or Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agencywide permanent status employees); by Detail to Special Duty; or as a part-time, temporary WAE. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Residential Services Specialist 1 or Residential Services Specialist 2 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s).  Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
 
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of work experience.  An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.  Please list all work experience.

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/).

For further information regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Brian Haines
LDH- ELMHS Human Resources
Jackson, LA  70748
225-634-0559
Brian.Haines@la.gov

You are strongly encouraged to apply for this posting using your online application.  It is recommended that you apply for all job titles that you are interested in.

Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.  However, there is no guarantee that everyone that applies to this posting will be interviewed.
 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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:
Entry.

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

Supervision Exercised:
None.

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.