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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/02/19

Applications Due01/14/19

Vacancy ID62958

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRehabilitation Assistant 1 or 2 - Broome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $38464 to $58028 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Nights, 10 hour shift, week 1 pass F/M/Tu, week 2 pass S/S/M

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 Chenango

Street Address State Operations - Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment

276 Chiarino Drive

City Norwich


Zip Code13815

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.

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 the Valley Ridge CIT Work Opportunities Program. This position is based at Valley Ridge CIT in Norwich NY.

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 activities in vocational and psychosocial areas.
• Prepares schedules and programs and arranges for necessary resources within the Work Opportunities Program.
• 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 • 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.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.

Name Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office

Telephone 607-770-0241

Fax 607-770-0528

Email Address


Street 249 Glenwood Rd

City Binghamton

State NY

Zip Code 13905


Notes on ApplyingJanuary 14, 2019 to:

Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY 13905
Fax: 607-770-0528

Please reference EOA #190114C in all correspondence.

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