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1257 Trumansburg Road
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.
• Provisional appointment may be considered. For provisional appointment you must meet the minimum qualifications for the Paraprofessional Exam and have the qualifying experience for appointment from the Eligible List. These qualifications are: be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Direct Support Assistant, Direct Support Assistant (IRM), Direct Support Assistant (Manual Communications) [formerly known as Developmental Aide, Developmental Aide (IRM), Developmental Aide (Manual Communications)], Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health Therapy Aide, Secure Care Treatment Aide, Teaching Assistant, Training Aide, or in a language parenthetic in any of the above titles.
Duties Description 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. These positions are based at Tompkins Day Services in Ithaca, 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 activities and pre-vocational programs.
• Arranges appropriate activity/program placements.
• Provides supportive counseling.
• Provides mentoring and coaching.
• Assists Rehabilitation Counselor and Habilitation staff in the daily implementation of 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 Rehabilitation Counselors and Habilitation Staff by gathering and distributing materials and supplies required to conduct 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.
Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• 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.
• If you are employed by state 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.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
• 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.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingJanuary 14, 2019 to:
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Please reference EOA #190114B in all correspondence.