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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/07/18

Applications Due11/21/18

Vacancy ID61355

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 1 - Hosley

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 0%

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 Franklin

Street Address 380/390 Hosley Ave

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any current Habilitation Specialist 1
Any permanent employee eligible for a 70.1 transfer.
Anyone eligible to take the Civil Service examination for Habilitation Specialist 1
Promotional Opportunities: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.

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

Minimum Qualifications: A qualifying Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and 1 year clinical/or direct care experience or a qualifying Master’s Degree in Human Services.
QIDP standards preferred.
• The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) adopted the federal definition for Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) in all ICF/DD, ICF/DD-H, ICF/DD-N and DD-CNC facilities when the Federal ICF/IID regulations became effective in October 1988. The federal criteria out dates the state regulations specified in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22.
• QIDP is a staff who is responsible for integrating, coordinating and monitoring each client's active treatment and who possesses:
• (a) At least one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities.
• (b) Is either a physician and surgeon, or an osteopathy physician and surgeon, a registered nurse, or a human services professional possessing at least a bachelor's degree in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology.

• Provide assessment, training, and assistance to 14 individuals to develop skills promoting independence in classroom and alternative settings.
• Monitor programs and revise as needed to ensure continual progress of individuals in reaching their goals.
• Review and update objectives for individuals at specified times and when necessary to meet the needs of the individual.
• Instruct paraprofessionals in appropriate strategies to be used with individuals.
• May supervise activities of paraprofessionals who assist in delivering programs to individuals.
• Review performance data and program plan at specified intervals to assure individuals continual progress.
• Ensure that individuals participate in community inclusion activities by transporting and assisting individuals and documenting these activities.
• Assess current functioning of individuals in relation to valued outcomes. Communicate with treatment team members to gather additional information to plan appropriate services. Make modifications to services as recommended by the treatment team.
• Ensure individuals are provided with the appropriate level of supervision, based upon their needs.
• Record data and monthly summaries in a timely manner and in accordance with agency standards, and ensure they are complete and up-to-date.
• Will function as the classroom leader and provide training/guidance on the individuals’ program goals.
• Develop and implement lesson plans for Social Skills, Anger Management, and Health and Wellness.
• Liaison for the individuals while on community inclusion activities.
• Work as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
• Attend and participate in all mandatory in-service training and staff meetings.
• May be asked to assist with other habilitation service needs as warranted.
• Participate in chart audits.
• Assist with maintenance and development of the daily program schedule, development of day program schedule and coordination.
• Assist in managing Rewards Store at OFS.
• Documentation, follow up and care of adaptive equipment.
• Provide assessments and attend individuals special, quarterly and annual meetings.
• Other duties as directed/assigned.

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by November 21, 2018 to:

2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161

Please reference the above EOA # 18-157 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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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Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 18-157 in all correspondence.

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