Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/06/22
Applications Due: 05/20/22
Vacancy ID: 104373

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1 (3 Positions)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 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 New York

Street Address Various Manhattan IRAs

City New York


Zip Code10004

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications For permanent appointment, candidate must be currently employed by New York State as a Habilitation Specialist 1 with permanent or contingent permanent service and eligible for transfer,


Currently be employed by New York State and reachable for appointment on the Civil Service list for this title.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Habilitation Specialist 1 provides a variety of activities in support of our individuals diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Habilitation Specialist are responsible for developing/assisting with individualized person-centered plans, well as individualized pre-vocational, communication and appropriate social/community skills. The Habilitation Specialist will help the individuals we service reach their optimal level of functioning.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent’s job duties will include the following:

• Develop and implement Staff Action Plan with goals identified in individual’s Person-Centered Life Plan.

• Record/review/maintain Home and Community Base Service (HCBS) documentation monthly (Monthly Summary Notes and Face to Face Residential Service Checklist).

• Develop/Review/Revise Safeguard Summary Plans (SSP) as needed.

• Attend Annual and Semi-Annual Person-Centered Life Plan Meetings as scheduled.

• Ensure all Residential Habilitation HBSC documents are filed in the individual’s records, as per OPWDD order of filling regulations and policy.

• Provide ongoing training to direct support staff in all areas related to Residential Habilitation.

• Provide oversight to assigned homes and bring issues/concerns to the attention of appropriate team members.

• Assist individuals to develop and maintain relationships

• Serve as a liaison between agency, Care Coordination Organization/Care Coordinators (CCO), and families, and establish a working relationship to foster the delivery of care.

• Provide input to the House Manager or Recreation staff in the planning of community outing
activities that are appropriate to each individual’s interests and abilities.

• Provide transportation to and from community activities and services.

• Participate in scheduled online and in-person trainings, as well as scheduled in-services.

• Additional duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Please note:

• As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.

• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 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

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.

• 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.

• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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

Contact Information

Name Metro NY DDSO


Fax 646-766-3491

Email Address


Street 2400 Halsey Street

Human Resources Office

City Bronx

State NY

Zip Code 10461


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by May 20, 2022 and reference EOA #2022-50 on all correspondence.