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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151699

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1 CNYDDSO

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $64693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address 1001 West Fayette Street

City Syracuse

StateNY

Zip Code13204

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Currently a permanent Habilitation Specialist I

If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list to be considered for a permanent competitive appointment.


Open Competitive:
Persons who are on the current Habilitation Specialist I Civil Service list may also apply. Consideration will be
contingent upon reachability or eligibility in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Simultaneous to this posting the Civil Service list for Habilitation Specialist 1 may be canvassed. Management reserves the right to select either an eligible respondent to this posting or appoint from the Civil Service list.

The successful bidder to this posting is advised that it will be their responsibility to discuss, with their new supervisor, any previously approved time off. There is no guarantee the new unit will be able to honor previously approved time off.
For the Transition Examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had one year permanent competitive or 55 b/55 c service in a clinical or direct care position. The list of qualifying titles is available at:
http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/00234titles.cfm; AND You must also possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services field* OR permanent New York State certification as a teacher.

For the Open-Competitive Examination, you must have a bachelor's or higher-level degree in a human services field*.

*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, vocational 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/guidance, education, human development.) Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Ensure individuals reach their optimal level of functioning by developing individual residential habilitation plans, setting goals, and monitoring an individual’s progress in reaching those goals. Provides clinical guidance to ,and may supervise a limited number of direct care staff.
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PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Development of individual habilitation plans based on the individuals’ valued outcomes and clinical needs of the individual, including the preparation of the residential habilitation plans as well as the development of training programs for implementation, and training of staff in the implementation of the habilitation program.
• Monitoring the implementation of the habilitation plans and revised components as needed.
• Completion of required habilitation documentation in line with agency and unit requirements.
• Develop and participates hands-on with activities on site and in the community to foster community inclusion.
• Participates in individuals’ Life Plan meetings.
• Participates in activities which support the program(s) and/or the unit’s approach to providing optimum care for all individuals.
• Oversee all aspects of special components of the program which occur regularly.
• Verify all program services are provided as prescribed by team planning process.

Additional Comments TITLE: Habilitation Specialist 1

NUMBER OF POSITITONS: One

SALARY GRADE: SG 14

SALARY: $50,678 - $64,693 Annually

NEGOTIATING UNIT: PEF - 05

OFFICE/REGION: OPWDD – Region 2

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: State Operations

LOCATION: West Fayette Street
1001 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204


SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Pass Days: Sat/Sun




POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Ensure individuals reach their optimal level of functioning by developing individual residential habilitation plans, setting goals, and monitoring an individual’s progress in reaching those goals. Provides clinical guidance to ,and may supervise a limited number of direct care staff.
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PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Development of individual habilitation plans based on the individuals’ valued outcomes and clinical needs of the individual, including the preparation of the residential habilitation plans as well as the development of training programs for implementation, and training of staff in the implementation of the habilitation program.
• Monitoring the implementation of the habilitation plans and revised components as needed.
• Completion of required habilitation documentation in line with agency and unit requirements.
• Develop and participates hands-on with activities on site and in the community to foster community inclusion.
• Participates in individuals’ Life Plan meetings.
• Participates in activities which support the program(s) and/or the unit’s approach to providing optimum care for all individuals.
• Oversee all aspects of special components of the program which occur regularly.
• Verify all program services are provided as prescribed by team planning process.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Currently a permanent Habilitation Specialist I

If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list to be considered for a permanent competitive appointment.


Open Competitive:
Persons who are on the current Habilitation Specialist I Civil Service list may also apply. Consideration will be
contingent upon reachability or eligibility in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Simultaneous to this posting the Civil Service list for Habilitation Specialist 1 may be canvassed. Management reserves the right to select either an eligible respondent to this posting or appoint from the Civil Service list.

The successful bidder to this posting is advised that it will be their responsibility to discuss, with their new supervisor, any previously approved time off. There is no guarantee the new unit will be able to honor previously approved time off.
For the Transition Examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had one year permanent competitive or 55 b/55 c service in a clinical or direct care position. The list of qualifying titles is available at:
http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/00234titles.cfm; AND You must also possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services field* OR permanent New York State certification as a teacher.

For the Open-Competitive Examination, you must have a bachelor's or higher-level degree in a human services field*.

*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, vocational 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/guidance, education, human development.) Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.

NYS offers Incredible Benefits!

• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.

• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.

• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.

• Life insurance and Disability insurance.

• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.

• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.

Health Care Coverage
Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.

Retirement Program
Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.

Professional Development and Education and Training
NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development.

Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit PRF-1 form, and/or cover letter and resume by 03/06/2024 to:

Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Fax: 315-473-6658
E-mail: CentralNY.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov
Please Reference the above EOA # 24-59 in your correspondence


Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to Michael Gentilcore, TTL at (315)-425-5373.




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.
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 www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
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 Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
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.
• 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.

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address CentralNY.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 187 Northern Concourse

City Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit PRF-1 form, and/or cover letter and resume by 03/06/2024 to:

Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
North Syracuse, NY 13212
Fax: 315-473-6658
E-mail: CentralNY.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov
Please Reference the above EOA # 24-59 in your correspondence


Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to Michael Gentilcore, TTL at (315)-425-5373.




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.
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 www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
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 Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
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.
• 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.

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