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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be current in title, eligible for 70.1 transfer, or reachable on the NYS Civil Service Eligible List for this title. Refer to the GOT-IT website for qualifications for provisional appointment.
Duties Description *After 2 years of permanent service as a Rehabilitation Assistant 1 (SG 11) an advance to Rehabilitation Assistant 2 (SG 14) will be made.
OTHER: POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Rehabilitation Assistants 2 are second-level paraprofessionals who assist in the vocational and social rehabilitation of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. They conduct preliminary evaluations of individual’s potential and existing capacities and interests, assess their ability to follow directions and work with peers and supervisors to plan and conduct individual and group habilitation programs. This position is based at Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment.
Rehabilitation Assistants 1 provide entry-level paraprofessional services to individuals in vocational, psychosocial, competency training, community or residential components of a habilitation program. Their positions are distinguished from those of Rehabilitation Assistants 2 by their limited involvement in the evaluation of individuals or in the technical management of day program operations. This position is based at the New Berlin Day Habilitation Services location in New Berlin, NY.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Directly guiding and assisting individuals in all areas of vocational/habilitation programming, including the line supervision of various employment and pre-vocational programs.
• Arranges appropriate work site/program placements.
• Provides supportive counseling.
• Provides work site job coaching.
• Assists higher level Rehabilitation Counselors and Habilitation staff in the daily implementation of specific group activities in vocational and psychosocial areas.
• Prepares schedules and programs and arranges for necessary resources.
• Arranges transportation if needed.
• Implements service and Behavior Support plans.
• Identifies individual’s progress and growth through the recording of observed behavior and performance in various activities.
• Observes individual’s work habits and consults with other work site staff.
• Assists higher level Rehabilitation Counselors and Habilitation Staff by gathering and distributing materials and supplies required to conduct specific group activities.
• Attends training in day programming, behavior support, and other related topics.
• Participates with other habilitation staff in regular, periodic reviews of programs.
• Attends and contributes to meetings to review individuals’ work attitudes, behavior, performance, and attendance.
• Develops and implements routines and goals for individuals to increase attending behavior and acceptance of guidance.
• Evaluates overall progress to ensure transition into either less restrictive or more advanced program areas.
• Keeps daily records of attendance and performance.
• Evaluates plans and goals to ensure that they are current and attainable and notes any significant changes or events.
• Develops plans and routines based on needs identified by the treatment team and limitations of available program areas and agency resources.
Rehabilitation Assistant 1’s will function with a higher level of supervisory support and oversight. Rehabilitation Assistant 2’s will be expected to function with a greater amount of responsibility and independence of judgment.
Additional Comments • 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingSubmit Response to Posting form, cover letter, and résumé by May 29, 2018 to:
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Please reference EOA # 180529D in all correspondence