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REHABILITATION CENTER RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR II

Recruitment #21-000951-0002

Introduction




The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

ASTD 9

LOCATION OF POSITION

Workforce & Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive 
Baltimore MD 21218

POSITION DUTIES

This position is responsible for overseeing an assigned client residence area and provides crisis counseling and supportive teaching to residents of the dormitory at the Workforce & Technology Center. Maintain healthy, safe, and sanitary environment for individuals with disabilities who are generally independent in their activities of daily living. Restrain clients displaying violent or aggressive behavior. This position is identified as emergency essential personnel and as such this position is required to report for work or remain at the work site to continue agency operations during an emergency situation.

Note: This position is primarily day shift 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday – Thursday and Friday 10:00 am – 6:30 pm, but may be adjusted to cover other shifts and areas as needed.

Provides monitoring and supervision of the residential dormitories. Conducts physical walk-through of dormitory area with completion of rounds log to ensure overall safety and welfare of residents. Observes and monitors the behavior and progress of residents to ensure compliance with dormitory rules and regulations and health and safety standards. Mediates disputes and conflicts. Provides guidance and supports to residents in areas related to independence, employment, advocacy, and social skills development. Assists and escorts residents to local emergency rooms when emergency healthcare is needed. Provides cuing and monitoring for residents participating in medication reminder program. Schedules room assignments, process admissions, and facilitates dormitory orientation. Completes written documentation. Communicates resident progress and/or issues to appropriate staff. Carries out emergency and routine procedures for the protection and safety of consumers, staff, and the public. Facilitates resident group sessions. Instructs and monitors basic housekeeping skills so that residents can maintain their assigned living area.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:    An Associate of Arts degree or 60 credit hours with at least six credit hours in education, psychology or counseling from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience providing counseling or other rehabilitation services in a program serving persons with disabilities. 

Note: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree with 30 credit hours in a human services related field from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with the Adult disabled population. 
  • Experience working in a residential setting.
  • Possession of basic American Sign Language (ASL) skills

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of an automobile.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.

2. Employees in this classification will be required to successfully complete training to obtain and maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants may be given a medical examination and may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the work required of the position prior to appointment.   
  • Persons appointed to position in this classification will be required to provide a telephone number where they can be reached.   
  • As an emergency essential employee this position is required to report for work or remain at the work site to continue agency operations during an emergency situation. 
  • Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5. A background check is required prior to offer of employment.  
  • Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #21-000951-0002. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered. Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.maryland.gov or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. Applicants must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.   TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.