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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/02/18

Applications Due10/16/18

Vacancy ID60369

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1 (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional)

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

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 Ulster

Street Address Highland IRA

48 Philips Avenue

City Highland


Zip Code12528

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Qualifications: Must have QIDP* certification/status and permanent service as a Habilitation Specialist 1
OR Must be active and reachable on the current Civil Service eligible list for the Habilitation Specialist 1

* 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).

The Habilitation Specialist 1 will responsible for 44 individuals who have varying degrees of functioning levels and behavioral involvement. The HS1 will be based out of one home and provide oversight for 5 homes. These locations are subject to change.

The Habilitation Specialist 1’s duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Will develop and modify as necessary, Residential Habilitation Plans that address the outcomes as reflected in the ISP as well as the needs and interests of assigned individuals.
• Plans will address independence, integration, individualization and productivity; Develop and maintain house-specific and individual-specific Plans of Protective Oversight
• Serve as an instructor for assigned individuals
• Provide oversight to assigned homes and bring issues/concerns to the attention of appropriate team members
• Provide guidance to all direct care staff in all areas related to Residential Habilitation;
• Develop Personal Expenditure Plan for each individual ensuring that individuals’ desires and interests are met and money is budgeted
• Ensure all Residential Habilitation documents are maintained in the individuals’ records, in proper order, and that records are neatly maintained per regulation and policy
• Provides input to House Managers and/or Recreation staff in the planning of community inclusion activities that are appropriate to each individuals’ interests and abilities
• Communicate with Team members to gather additional information to plan appropriate services
• Formulate strategies for provision of services
• Other duties as assigned

Additional Comments You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this 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


Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications, a current resume and
a copy of your bachelor’s degree 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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