New York State Civil Service Habilitation Specialist 1 - Broome in Vestal, New York
Must be: 1. Permanent service as a Habilitation Specialist 1, OR; 2. Eligible to 70.1 transfer to a Habilitation Specialist 1 title.* Some titles eligible for 70.1 transfer will need to meet the special qualifications for the Habilitation Specialist 1 title, OR; 3. Eligible for provisional appointment pending exam.** OR 4. Reachable on the current Civil Service List for Habilitation Specialist 1.
*Minimum qualifications for current New York State Employee: A bachelor's or higher level degree in a human services field and, one year permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a clinical or direct care position. Permanent New York State certification as a teacher may be substituted for the degree and experience described above.
**Minimum qualifications for outside applicants: A bachelor’s or higher level degree in a human services field and one year direct care or clinical experience in an organization whose primary focus is providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
For the purpose of these examinations, a degree in a human service field includes the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, social work, speech/language pathology and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in art, creative arts, dance, drama, music, or physical education.) Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); or human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development.) Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Work with individuals with developmental disabilities to help them lead richer lives. You would instruct and guide these individuals in developing basic learning and self-help skills, as well as communication, community, and prevocational skills. In addition, helping individuals reach their optimal level of functioning by assisting in goal setting, assisting in the development and evaluation of habilitation plans consistent with Service Plans, and monitoring and recording individual progress. May also instruct and observe direct care staff in employing appropriate strategies with individuals consistent with their habilitation plans.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop program and plan activities for assigned groups.
Review ongoing performance data.
Provide and/or assist staff in carrying out services and activities.
Provides guidance and training to direct care staff in the implementation of goals and service plans; and may supervise direct care staff in implementing those plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Specifics of assignment to be discussed during interview. ## Additional Comments
All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice.
Notes on Applying
All correspondence should include reference to Posting #180320F. Submit a cover letter and resume by March 20, 2018.
Date Posted: 03/12/18
Applications Due: 03/20/18
Vacancy ID: 49474
Agency: People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for
Title: Habilitation Specialist 1 - Broome
Occupational Category: Health Care, Human/Social Services
Salary Grade: 14
Bargaining Unit: PS&T; - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
Salary Range: From $44564 to $56888 Annually
Employment Type: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Permanent
Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class
Travel Percentage: 20%
Hours Per Week: 40
From: 8 AM
To: 4:30 PM
Flextime allowed?: No
Mandatory overtime?: No
Compressed workweek allowed?: No
Telecommuting allowed?: No
Zip Code: 13905
Name: Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
Email Address: email@example.com
Street Address: Broome State Operations - Tracy Creek Day Hab 213 Tracy Creek Road
Street: 249 Glenwood Road