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Human services Worker II - F/c - 60005604 1

Company: State of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition No: 389323

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: HUMAN SERVICES WORKER II - F/C - 60005604 1

Position Number: 60005604

Salary: $892.00 - $936.60 bi-weekly

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2021

Human Services Worker II

Department of Children and Families

North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center

Gainesville, FL

Open Competitive

Vacancies in Forensic Services

This posting will be used to fill vacancies in Career Service

Evening and Night Shift positions will receive a $3.00 hour shift differential until June 30, 2021.

Current employees will be compensated in accordance with the DCF salary policy

Mission The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to work in partnership with local communities to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

Vision: We are a highly skilled workforce committed to empowering people with complex and varied needs to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their families. In collaboration with community stakeholders, we will deliver world class and continuously improving service focused on providing the people we serve with the level and quality that we would demand and expect for our own families.

Values A workforce that operates with integrity maintains loyalty to a code of ethics that requires the courage to take responsibility for providing the highest quality of service to the vulnerable. We are a solutions-focused learning organization built on a foundation of transparency in action and accountability of results. Both within the organization and among our stakeholders, we thrive in a culture of respect for diversity of opinion that is nurtured through open communication. High performing and committed, we are unified in our goal of excellence in achieving quality outcomes for those we serve.

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How a Human Services Worker II Will Make a Difference:

This is work responsible for providing residential care, assisting with enrichment activities and supporting the treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation, stabilization and recovery of people with a mental illness. As a Human Services Worker you will treat people in a respectful manner that preserves their dignity and rights and maintain a professional caregiver relationship with people served.

Growth Opportunities:

With 12,000 employees across the state DCF promotes opportunities and training for all. Our jobs are among the most challenging, complex, and difficult in State government. They are also among the most rewarding. All employees are encouraged to take advantage of available Department opportunities for advancement and professional development.

Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • No state income tax for residents of Florida;
  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions
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  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

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Specific Responsibilities:

The incumbent is responsible for preserving the rights, safety and security of people served by observing them:

  • At all times to learn what type of environment and interactions make them feel safe, secure and calm and to identify distressful stimuli or triggers:
  • When escorting to and from activities and appointments to ensure that they arrive safely.
  • During meals to monitor intake and ensure that they don't choke or trade food.
  • When a person served is placed on special observation status to address dangerous or high risk behaviors.
  • When a restrictive intervention such as seclusion or restraints is used to assess for release criteria and immediately identify health needs that may arise.

Communicating with them:

  • At all times to develop a trusting, caregiver relationship and identify signs of distress or health concerns.
  • When a person served is placed on special observation status, in the seclusion room or in restraints to assure the person that he or she is safe, help them develop trust in you as a caregiver and identify signs of distress or health concerns.


  • To separate them from distressful stimuli and assist in resolving conflict.
  • To ensure that people served are not neglected, abused or exploited; or to ensure that it is reported to the abuse hotline if they are.
  • To ensure safety during medical or disaster emergencies.
  • To ensure safety when a person served is exhibiting a behavior dangerous to self or others, which may involve the use of physical holds and placing people served in a seclusion room or mechanical restraints.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:[CA1]

  • Service Planning: Participates in service planning and ensures adherence to plans.

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