Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 03/23/22
Applications Due: 08/24/22
Vacancy ID: 101369

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 2 Hab Spec 2 EOA# 22-053

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $56847 to $72364 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Westchester

Street Address 2749 Stoney Street

Echo, Upper Stoney & Lower Stoney IRAs Base: Upper Stoney

City Mohegan Lake


Zip Code10547

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Must currently be a permanent Habilitation Specialist 2, grade 17;
2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service Eligible List for Habilitation Specialist 2;
3. Eligible for 70.1 Transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Habilitation Specialist 2 by the Department of Civil Service (Must also be within 2 salary grades of the targeted title). OR
4. Qualified for a provisional* appointment to Habilitation Specialist 2. (Minimum Qualifications are one- year permanent service as a Habilitation Specialist 1). Applications will only be considered if we have insufficient applicants in the above categories.

NOTE: Provisional appointments will only be considered if there are insufficient In-title and/or Civil Service List candidates.

Valid unrestricted license to drive in New York State.


- When applying, please furnish a current daytime telephone number.
- Management reserves the right to determine the number of qualified candidates to be interviewed.
- At the time of offer, you must be ready to accept or decline the position.
- Please submit a current resume with your application detailing your education & experience that reflects your
familiar with the above-referenced duties & responsibilities.


• Responsible for Supervising Habilitation Specialist 1’s.
• Develop Residential Habilitation Plans that address the outcomes as reflected in the ISP as well as the needs and interests of assigned individuals. Plans will address independence, integration, individualization and productivity.
• Develop and maintain house-specific and individual-specific Plans of Protective Oversight.
• Provide oversight to assigned homes and bring issues/concerns to the attention of appropriate team members.
• Provide guidance to all direct care staff in all areas related to Residential Habilitation.
• Develop Personal Expenditure Plan for each individual ensuring that individuals’ desires and interests are met and money is budgeted to meet such.
• Ensure all Residential Habilitation documents are filed in the individual’s records, in proper order, and that records are neatly maintained per regulation and policy.
• Provide input to the House Manager and/or Recreation staff in the planning of community inclusion activities that are appropriate to each individual’s interests and abilities.
• Responsible for maintaining daily clinical records for their assigned case load; will be responsible for acting as part of the ITT to develop a person centered Residential Habilitation Plan.
• Complete all required billing submissions and data recording as needed.
• Other duties to be discussed at time of interview and as assigned.

NOTE: Travel may be required.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé to:

DDSOO 4 – Hudson Valley
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, Option 3, Option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA #22-053 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• As of 10/21/2021 all HVOPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies. Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• 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.
• If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name HVDDSO OPWDD - Region 4

Telephone 845-947-6000, Option 3, Option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Road

Human Resources

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984