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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/05/18

Applications Due09/19/18

Vacancy ID58602

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRehabilitation Counselor 2

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $59671 to $75785 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

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 Dutchess

Street Address Route 22

City Wassaic


Zip Code12592

Minimum Qualifications Provisional Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a human service field and four years of professional experience providing vocational, psychosocial or rehabilitative/habilitative services in an agency serving individuals diagnosed with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, mental illness or addictions. A Master’s Degree in a human services field may substitute for two years of qualifying experience. A Master’s Degree in rehabilitation may substitute for four years of the qualifying experience.

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 to obtain information and RA forms.

The Rehabilitation Counselor 2 will be responsible for overseeing the Day Training and the Day Treatment services at the Amenia Program Center.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Explore new employment and volunteer opportunities for our individuals
• Assure wage determinations are completed and reviewed in a timely manner
• Assure that the pre-vocational notes and summaries are completed timely
• Oversee pre-voc, recycling program, and driver for the voc rehab trucks (recycling deliveries, moving crews, etc.)
• Assure all staff trainings are current
• Complete investigations
• Assure Medicaid compliance-Attend all meetings for IRA individuals and act as liaison with MSC’s and individuals ITTs
• Complete attendance and billing reports for individuals in pre-voc.
• Provide oversight of program billing
• Complete invoices for all Amenia Day program contracts
• Complete annual FICA recertification’s and eligibilities
• Attendance and billing reports for individuals in the pre-voc and day hab areas
• Supervise Day Hab HS1s, pre-voc HS1, RA2s and the DA 1 assigned to Amenia Program
• Other duties as assigned

Additional Comments Travel within the five-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.

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

Name Taconic DDSO-Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone 8458776821

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address


Street 26 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSOO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume.

Taconic DDSO – Human Resources
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, New York 12592
Phone: 845-877-6821 ext. 3367
Fax: 845-877-3851

Please note: 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.


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