Tuesday , March 21 2023

Residential Services Specialist Employment at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information

Job #: CLSSC-06/16/2020-DF

**This is a Classified WAE appointment. A classified WAE appointment is a temporary appointment of an employee to fill a position in the classified service for a limited period fo time and hours in order to address filling the position in a regular manner, or to address an emergency or work overload situation. The classified WAE position cannot exceed 1245 hours during a twelve (12) month period.**

Job duties entail multiple aspects of DIRECT CARE. In addition to teaching and training on activities of daily living, applicant must be willing to engage in and provide hands-on assistance for toileting (which includes changing soiled diapers and clothing), dressing, grooming, bathing, feeding, oral hygiene, recreation, and reinforcement of active treatment objectives.

As part of a Career Progression Group , vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Residential Services Specialist 1, 2, or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant. The maximum salary for the Residential Services Specialist 3 is $40,768. 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.

Classified When Actually Employed (WAE) Appointment
Pay range: When an appointing authority makes a classified WAE appointment, he may set the pay of the employee at any rate in the range.

Residential Services Specialist 3 position is with (LSEC) work days and hours may vary due to the assistance needed. The standard shifts typically available for the Residential Services Specialist 3 position are as follows:
6:00 AM – 2:30 PM
2:00 PM – 10:30 PM
10:00 PM – 6:30 AM
All times subject to vary due to occasional overtime requirements

Physical Level 5: Work requires strenuous physical exertion for such activities as related to the swimming program, and lifting objects weighing forty (40) pounds or over. Work has some demand for more than ordinary strength or endurance.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must describe your actual duties as you will not be qualified for the higher level based on your title alone.

A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application.

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. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Deana Frederick
Central Louisiana Supports and Services Center
5400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71306
[email protected]


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.

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