Tuesday , March 21 2023

Residential Services Specialist Hiring at State of Louisiana

State of Louisiana

Supplemental Information


This position is located with Central Louisiana Supports and Services Center .

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

*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]


Three years of experience in providing care, guidance or training to individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or chemical dependency; or psychiatric patient care.
College training with at least six semester hours per year in one or a combination of education, psychology, counseling, social work, sociology, child guidance or nursing will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
Training as Nursing Assistant or Medical Assistant at a recognized technical school will substitute on a month for month basis for a maximum of six months of the required experience.
Applicants may be required to satisfactorily complete a course of medication administration.
Completion of an in-service training program administered by the department may be required.

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To supervise the non-professional support work involving direct care of individuals implementing and directing active treatment plans by providing care, guidance and training.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Residential Services Specialist 6 or a higher-level professional staff member.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over lower-level Residential Services Specialists and other lower-level positions as assigned.

Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals, Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, residential care facilities or community homes housing individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities; schools and hospitals.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Residential Services Specialist 3 and Residential Services Specialist 4 by the presence of direct-line supervisory responsibility over lower-level Residential Services Specialists.

Differs from Residential Services Specialist 6 by the absence of direct-line supervisory responsibility over Residential Services Specialists 5, and either second-line supervisory responsibility over multiple homes or one home on a 24-hour basis. Additionally, may serve as assistant to the OCDD Active Treatment Program Home Manager.

Examples of Work

Supervises a group of subordinates in multiple homes on an assigned shift, carrying out treatment plans in a home-like atmosphere.

Directs subordinates in training and guidance of individuals in routine and simple self-help skills such as good hygiene, dressing, good housekeeping, and other activities providing personal and social growth.

Assists in interviewing, selecting and training personnel, scheduling work, evaluating performance and resolving technical problems.

Participates in the development and implementation of the Active Treatment Plan and Nutritional, Behavior, and Physical Support Plans.

Assists Residential Services Specialist 6, Residential Services Specialist 7, or Residential Services 8 in daily operations and may perform their duties in their absences.

Observes living quarters for cleanliness and checks individuals to assure proper care.

Reviews and reports progress of individuals in specific training programs.

Recommends to professional staff specific training needs of individuals.

Interprets directives and policies of higher authority to subordinates.

Ensures that individuals’ records are maintained with current and precise documentation in accordance with all applicable regulations, standards, and guidelines.

Observes behavior of individuals and reports sudden or unusual changes to appropriate personnel.

Organizes training schedules for individuals in accordance with their needs as prioritized in the treatment plan.

Prepares and/or reviews reports and records relative to individual care and progress.

Supervises subordinates in maintaining an appropriate environmental setting for residents.

Investigates and/or assists in investigating cases of accidents and alleged cases of abuse or neglect of individuals and promptly reports to appropriate personnel.

Requisitions needed supplies, equipment and repairs in living areas.

May coordinate and/or conduct in-service training for subordinates.

May perform duties of a lower-level Residential Services Specialist as required.

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