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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID152242


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRehabilitation Counselor 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $66527 to $84496 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? Yes

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Franklin

Street Address 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications
Transfer Qualifications: Any Current Rehabilitation Counselor 2
Anyone eligible for a 70.1 transfer.

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

Minimum Qualifications: Promotional; One year as a Rehabilitation Counselor 1 AND a bachelor's degree in a human service field* or NYS licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Open Competitive: Either 1: a bachelor’s degree in a human service field* AND three years post-bachelor’s qualifying experience;** Or 2: a master’s degree in a human service field* AND two years of post-bachelor’s qualifying experience;** 0r 3: a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling AND one year of post-bachelor’s qualifying experience.**

* For the purpose of these examinations, human service field includes disciplines related to the following: addiction studies; child and family studies; communication disorders; community health; education; gerontology; health administration; human services; nursing; nutrition; occupational therapy; physical therapy; psychology; recreation therapy, including art, dance, drama, and music; rehabilitation counseling; social work; and sociology.

** Qualifying Experience: To qualify for the examination you must have professional experience providing vocational, psychosocial, or rehabilitative/habilitative services in an agency primarily serving individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or addictions. Internship experience does not count if it was credited toward the qualifying degree.

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.

Duties Description
• Ensures a responsible written assessment of individuals’ rehabilitation/vocational skills, deficits and growth potential based upon the results of the evaluations.
• Coordinates the development of individual’s rehabilitation/vocational goals and objectives with the treatment team and staff in order to develop an active treatment plan.
• Advises on cases involving difficult or precedential problems in the area of rehabilitative/vocational needs
• Train personnel in active treatment programs and ensures staff are engaging individuals in active treatment.
• Participates as a member of the Senior Management Team.
• Develops, oversees, and coordinates community vocational opportunities
• Implement active treatment programs in the area of vocational skills development for individuals who reside at RIT 2, with the future goal of facilitating the full inclusion of individuals in the community as it relates to work and employment.
• Develops, implements, and supervises appropriate and innovative activities that support vocational skills acquisition in a variety of settings, including but not limited to the classroom, the residence, the community, classroom-without-walls opportunities and so forth.
• Serves as liaison with support staff who provide mentoring opportunities to service recipients, and ensure current BSP training compliance for all service recipients at RIT 2.
• Participates in various committees as determined by the Treatment Team Leader.
• Ensure all staff is trained on various policy and procedures.
• Conducts meetings with the Treatment Team.
• Oversees compliance with the Department of Labor, ACCES-VR, Secure Review, and all regulations for surveys.
• Responsible for mentoring, and all other vocational payroll and accounts for the RIT 2 portion of Raquette River Trading Company and mentoring programs.
• Supervise subordinate Hab-Spec 2, and additional subordinates as assigned by the TTL.
• Other duties as assigned.


Additional Comments 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) 486-7222 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.

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 ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #24-26 in all correspondence.

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