Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/17/22
Applications Due: 05/25/22
Vacancy ID: 105028

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1 - Franklin County

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $48237 to $61575 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 Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any current Habilitation Specialist 1
Any permanent employee eligible for a 70.1 transfer.
Anyone eligible to take the Civil Service examination for Habilitation Specialist 1

Promotional Opportunities: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.

Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: A qualifying Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 1 year clinical/or direct care experience or a qualifying Master’s Degree in Human Services.
QIDP standards preferred.

• The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) adopted the federal definition for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) in all ICF/DD, ICF/DD-H, ICF/DD-N and DD-CNC facilities when the Federal ICF/IID regulations became effective in October 1988. The federal criteria outdates the state regulations specified in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22.
• QIDP is a staff who is responsible for integrating, coordinating and monitoring each client's active treatment and who possesses:
• (a) At least one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities.
• (b) Is either a physician and surgeon, or an osteopathy physician and surgeon, a registered nurse, or a human services professional possessing at least a bachelor's degree in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology.

• Develop program and plan activities
o Provide assessment, training and assistance to individuals; responsible for ensuring training procedures and on-going services are developed, maintained and implemented consistently as written
o Monitor program and revise as needed
o Review and update objectives at specified times and when necessary to meet needs of individuals
o Instruct direct care staff with training and hands on assistance in appropriate strategies to be used
o Provide oversight to direct care staff in delivering programs
• Review ongoing performance data
o Assist in establishment of Hab plan/Staff Action Plan and modifications as necessary
• Attend and participate in individuals’ meetings and mandatory in-service training
• Attend LIFEPLAN meetings for all individuals and ensure that appropriate changes are made to the plans in a timely manner.
• Responsible for the content and organization of the program chart for the individuals at the IRA; participate in annual chart audits
• Act as a liaison for the residential and day habilitation programs at the LIFEPLAN meetings and during other times of need
• Maintain a good working relationship with all house staff and other disciplines in the provision of programs services
• Work closely with the IRA Supervisors to ensure staff resources are available for the needs of all individuals and Day Habilitation programs
• Effectively and consistently communicate with supervisors, house staff and other team members via email, communication book and other methods as appropriate
• Assist with other habilitation service needs as warranted
• May be asked to chair committees for special programming
• Other Duties as Assigned

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by May 25, 2022 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4158
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 22-128 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 Division of Administration Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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

Contact Information

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on Applying Please reference the above EOA # 22-128 in all correspondence.