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Residential Services Specialist 3 (CWAE)

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 10/26/2019
Job Reference #: 2312025
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online, temporary

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

Job # Lsec-01/07/2019-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.

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.

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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S. 17:3884(D) requires that any school board wishing to hire a person who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's assessment and evaluation results as part of the application process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process, your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested. You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received, and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.

The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Julie Alcorn, Human Resources Director, (225) 757-3214,, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination in employment may also be referred to Deana Frederick, Administrator of Human Resources at (318) 487-5026 or
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LSEC/Human Resources
5400 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA  71306


Two 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 perform lead-worker non-professional support work involving the direct care of individuals and the implementation and direction of active treatment plans by providing care, guidance and training.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Residential Services Specialist 5 or a higher-level professional staff member.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional over Residential Services Specialists 1 and Residential Services Specialists 2.

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

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Residential Services Specialist 2 by the presence of serving as lead-worker and advanced journeyman level of duties.

Differs from Residential Services Specialist 4 by the presence of individual direct care responsibilities.

Differs from Residential Services Specialist 5 by the absence of direct-line supervisory responsibility over lower-level Residential Services Specialists.

Examples of Work

Trains lower-level Residential Services Specialists in providing active treatment and documentation procedures.

Maintains appropriate communication with supervisor and direct care staff to reinforce and enhance skills necessary for adaptation and productivity.

Resolves minor problems on the shift and maintains an appropriate environment for individuals.

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

Orders supplies.

Serves as acting supervisor in the absence of the Residential Services Specialist 5.

Conducts environmental and safety inspections.

Trains and guides 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 individual.