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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152412

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 7:30 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Capital Day Services

30 N. Russell Rd.

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12206

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

In title Habilitation Specialist 1, Grade 14;

OR

Eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Habilitation Specialist 1 by the Department of Civil Service (must also be within 2 salary grades of grade 14.)

OR

A bachelor’s or higher-level degree in a human services field*

* a degree in a human services field includes the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation 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, education, human development.) Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.

*QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disorder Professional) designation requires one year's experience working with people with a developmental disability AND a Bachelor's Degree or higher in a human services field (including, but not limited to: sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology).

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the Day Program Director, the Habilitation Specialist 1 is responsible for the development, documentation, and implementation of Day Habilitation services for individuals who live in both state and voluntary operated residences programs. They work with and supervise direct care employees and are responsible to develop and provide opportunities that promote community inclusion. They also are assigned investigations by the Quality Management department.
May be required to assist with transportation at residence.

DUTIES DISCRIPTION:

• Develops Habilitation Plan.
• Supervises classroom.
• Ensures continuity of services.
• Ensures compliance with OPWDD and Federal regulations.
• Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary for program needs.


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Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail capital.district.human.resources@opwdd.ny.gov if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• 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.

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements, and previously approved vacation/holiday time will be honored in the new assignment.

• 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.

• 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.

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

Name Capital District DDSO

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address CapitalDistrict.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 500 Balltown Road

Building 1

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304

 

Notes on Applying
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536
Email: CapitalDistrict.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

*Please reference EOA #24-41 in all correspondence.

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