Requisition No: 45670 

Agency: Military Affairs


Position Number: 62000393 

Salary:  $34,501.48 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2018 

Department of Military Affairs

Directorate: Florida Youth Challenge Academy


Salary: $34,501.48 Annually

Title: Human Services Consultant I

Contact Person: Katharina White, (904) 823-0238


Our Benefits include:

  • Annual and Sick Leave Package

  • Nine Paid Holidays

  • State Health and Life Insurance

  • Educational Benefits

  • Contributory Retirement Plan

  • One Personal Holiday per year

  • Paid Administrative Leave Options such as Volunteering, Voting, VA Appointments, School Participations etc.




APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. on closing date


The Department of Military Affairs values and supports employment of individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Please read carefully:

In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, software systems, actual work experience, years of employment and hours worked per week must be clearly defined within your work history, or application may not be considered.


All necessary documents such as DD214, Veterans Preference Proof, Transcripts, Degree's, etc. need to be submitted with the application.  


About the Department of Military Affairs (DMA)

The Department of Military Affairs provides support to the Florida National Guard and Florida Air National Guard through excellence in service, education and enforcement. With a workforce of approximately 500 employees throughout the state, the Department is leading the way through the efficient and professional execution of its mission.


Florida Youth Challenge

The Florida Youth Challenge Academy's mission is to provide a highly disciplined and motivational environment, free from outside distractions, which fosters academics, leadership, development, personal growth, self-esteem and physical fitness for qualifying high school dropouts.


"What will I be doing?"

The Human Services Program Consultant I provides personal counseling to cadets in processing personal issues, so they may meet their goals, to include retention, counseling, administration and analysis of psychological indicators, as well as, referrals to outside services.


"Do I qualify?"

Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, or counseling?


Do you have at least three (3) years of professional experience in counseling, social work, human services or case management?


Are you capable of being exposed infrequently to aggressive/hostile at-risk youth and/or upset parents/guardians?


Are you willing to frequently work outdoors, be subject to inclement weather and environmental conditions?


Are you okay with frequently working a non-standard work week?


If you answered all these questions with yes, you are the candidate we are looking for and we encourage you to apply.


"The selected applicant must"

  • Must pass a Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Background Check

  • Must pass a Drug Screening

  • Have and maintain a valid FL driver's license in good standing. A driver's license history review will be conducted on the selectee for this position.


"What are the duties and responsibilities this position has?"

Provides vocational counseling to cadets in assessing possibilities for cadet placement, as well as follow through until cadet placement at graduation. Consults with parents and act as a resource person on the growth and development of the cadets.


Teaches curriculum in life and job skills to enhance the cadet's opportunity to be successful at a job, in continued education or military, to include basic life skills for living and working. Reviews applications and participate in the interview of prospective cadets to assist team members with determining whether or not the program is adequate for the child


Assists with program orientation and interviews pertaining to education, when required. Records and maintain personal and confidential documents for cadet's files according to FLYCA procedures


Provides placement services to students by assisting them in making appropriate choices of schools, courses of study and transition preparation from FLYCA to secondary education, vocational schools or employment. Provides liaison services between community service office representatives and the FLYCA


Conducts community outreach and extracurricular activities; as desired, such as participation in anger management classes and other committees offered at FLYCA. Provides guidance and support to cadets in dual-enrollment program


Provides direct liaison with St. John's River State College and adjunct instructor on a continuous basis to maintain a seamless flow of classes during cadet's residential phase. Assists cadets who qualify for admissions and counsel cadets concerning any potential entrance exams. Coordinates class load for dual-enrollment and schedule dates for classes. Responsible for inventory of textbooks and any photocopied materials requested by the instructor


Provides assistance to cadets in researching, qualifying, applying for scholarships and provide support and guidance to cadets interested in education after graduation. Develops, prepares and participates in "Parent Challenge Workshops" to aid cadet's families in the development of skills and understanding how to better assist their cadet post-placement. Develops relationships with organizations outside of the FLYCA to aid in the recruitment of future applicants


"The ideal candidate will have"

  • Knowledge of the theories and practices in counseling

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of effective verbal and written communication

  • Knowledge of the methods of compiling, organizing and analyzing data

  • Knowledge of medical and psychological aspects of disability groups

  • Skills in developing plans for programs or projects

  • Skills in the use of conflict resolution techniques

  • Skills in the use of interpersonal communication techniques

  • Skills in using interviewing procedures

  • Skills in encouraging group participation

  • Skills in directing and coordinating activities of cadets

  • Skills in conducting patient assessments

  • Skills in evaluating patient responses to therapy

  • Skills to follow patient observation procedures

  • Ability to establish relationships and accept individual differences

  • Ability to provide counseling to individuals and in groups

  • Ability to interview clients in order to determine eligibility for education and vocational services

  • Ability to compile, organize and analyze psychological data

  • Ability to provide counseling and guidance in the area of career planning

  • Ability to develop individual educational and vocational programs

  • Ability to assess test results

  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

  • Ability to use and analyze information from the management information system

  • Ability to understand and use State and Federal educational and vocational regulations and policies

  • Ability to use automated systems


NOTE: The process for selection applicant(s) for this position could take up to six months. Following the six month period, a new application must be submitted to an open advertisement in order to be considered for the vacancy.


Important Information about State Employment:


The State of Florida and The Department of Military Affairs participate in the E-Verify program. Federal law requires that all employers verify the identity and employment eligibility of any person hired to work in the United States.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: http://www.sss.gov


All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.


VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statues, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member copy #4) along with other documentations as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here: https://www.dms.myflorida.com/content/download/97612/566545


All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans' Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans' Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 

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