Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/27/17
Applications Due: 01/11/18
Vacancy ID: 46317

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleRehabilitation Counselor 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade19

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

Salary RangeFrom $58501 to $74301 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 7:30 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Onondaga

Street Address 522 Westcott Street

City Syracuse


Zip Code13210

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Currently a permanent Rehabilitation Counselor 2 or 70.1 Transfer Eligible within two grades as determined by Civil Service.
Promotion Qualifications: One year of permanent service as a Rehabilitation Counselor 1.
Simultaneous to this posting, the civil service list for Rehabilitation Counselor 2 will be canvassed. Consideration will be contingent upon reachability or eligibility in accordance with Civil Service Law. Management reserves the right to select either an eligible respondent to this posting or appoint from the Civil Service list.

Important note: the candidate selected to this position is advised that it will be their responsibility to discuss any previously approved time off with their new supervisor. There is no guarantee the new unit will be able to honor previously approved time. Contact Denise Murray at 315-425-8516 for questions regarding the position.

Ensure individuals reach their optimal level of functioning by developing individual day habilitation plans, setting goals, and monitoring an individual’s progress in reaching those goals. Supervise direct care and/or clinical staff; provide specialized training and guidance to staff; and may direct paraprofessional staff involved in implementing service plans.

The successful Rehabilitation Counselor 2 candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to):
• Understanding community inclusion and how to initiate new endeavors within the limitations of program schedules, staffing, and individual service recipient’s needs.
• Maintaining program certification, including ensuring the program operates in accordance with Day Hab regulations.
• Coordinating transportation services with contracted transportation vendors.
• Attending and participating in Interdisciplinary Treatment Team meetings.
• Managing the site budget effectively.
• Having the ability to supervise day program staff and volunteers, ensure work assignments are fairly allocated, and ensure all staff training needs are addressed promptly.
• Experience in development of habilitation plans and supervision of the implementation of habilitation plans as a QIDP.
• Ability to function as an interdisciplinary team, communicate clearly, and problem solve when conflict arises with professional, direct care and other members of the team.
• Ability to communicate in a thorough, concise, accurate and professional manner, both verbally and in writing.
• Provide supervisory coverage/oversight in the absence of the Treatment Team Leader.
Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against the following criteria:
• Ability to perform duties as outlined above.
• Possess an acceptable attendance record as specified in the CNYDDSO time and attendance manual.
• Possess an acceptable work record (e-file).
• Experience in supervision or knowledge of effective supervisory practices.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the regulations governing the operation of a day habilitation program and other DDSO regulations, policies and procedures.
• Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with professional staff, direct care staff, and all other members of the team, and ability to interface at all agency levels.
• Flexibility to change working hours to meet individual and program needs.

Additional Comments SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, with flexibility to meet program needs. Saturday/Sunday Pass Days

OTHER: Must have the ability to adjust work hours to meet the operational/supervisory needs of the organization in accordance with Article 32 of the PS&T Contract.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by (01/11/18), to:

Central New York DDSO
Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
Syracuse NY 13202
Fax: 315-473-6658

Please reference the above EOA # in all correspondence.
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.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
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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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Contact Information

Name Human Resource

Telephone 315-473-6980

Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address


Street 187 Northern Concourse

City North Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and résumé by (01/11/18)