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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/31/18

Applications Due11/14/18

Vacancy ID61122

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 $45455 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

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 Kings

Street Address SHIRTZ 1 & 2

960-980 Elton Street

City Brooklyn


Zip Code11239


• Any current Habilitation Specialist 1
• Any permanent employee eligible for 70.1 transfer, OR


• Anyone currently reachable for appointment on the NYS Department of Civil Service list.


• In the event that there is not a valid list, candidates who meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment.


• A qualifying Bachelor’s Degree in the Human Services field which includes 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, 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).


• A Master’s Degree in a human services field or permanent NYS certification as a teacher may be substituted for the degree and experience described above,
• 1 year of Direct Care or clinical experience providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.


Through monitoring and direct interaction, the Habilitation Specialist 1 must ensure that the individual’s overall needs are met and that program plans are revised and updated as needed. Additionally, the Habilitation Specialist 1 will have an integral role in ensuring ICF Regulations compliance.

• Interface with Care Coordinators/Managers.
• Develop program plans, monitor plan data, generate program plan progress
• Ensure that all staff are trained on all habilitation plans
• Creates and updates CFA documentation to ensure accuracy
• Generates habilitation programs and revise as necessary
• Chair ITT meeting, record and share meeting minutes
• Conduct periodic visits to the Day Programs
• Other duties as assigned

Note: Travel will be required

Additional Comments • For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored. 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 to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.

• If you are employed by the 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.student service.


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

Name Brooklyn DDSO Human Resources Office - Bldg. 1

Telephone (718) 642-6310

Fax (718) 642-5290

Email Address


Street 888 Fountain Avenue

City Brooklyn

State NY

Zip Code 11239


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above Vacancy ID in all correspondence.

Please submit cover letter and résumé by 11/14/18

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