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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/01/24

Applications Due08/01/24

Vacancy ID149927


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $59724 to $76029 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 2745 Stoney Street

Lower Stoney IRA

City Mohegan Lake


Zip Code10547

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.

Duties Description • 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.
• Other duties to be discussed at time of interview and as assigned.

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Additional Comments • 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.
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture, and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs

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.

Name DDSO - 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


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA Posting # 23-068R in all correspondence.

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