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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/01/17

Applications Due11/15/17

Vacancy ID44902

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleHabilitation Specialist 2 - Hosley

Occupational CategoryEducation, Teaching

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $52518 to $66855 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 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake


Zip Code12986

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any current Habilitation Specialist 2
Any current Rehabilitation Counselor/ATC
Any permanent employee eligible for a 70.1 transfer.
Anyone eligible to take the Civil Service examination for Habilitation Specialist 2
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: One year of permanent competitive service as a Habilitation Specialist 1.
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 outdates 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 a 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.

• The incumbent has primary responsibility for the QIDP function in compliance with the ICF regulations. (S)he will orchestrate all facets of the active treatment effort, including the creation of relevant IPPs tailored to meet the individual’s needs.
• Routinely observing individuals across settings in program areas to assess effectiveness of program implementation and consistency of training effort to determine effectiveness of IPPs and making timely modifications to facilitate achieving desired skills or goals.
• Routinely interacting with program staff across settings to assist in determining the effectiveness and continued relevance of program plans in meeting identified client needs.
• Determining the need for program revision based on individual performance.
• Identifying inconsistencies in training approaches or programs not being implemented as written and facilitating the resolution of these inconsistencies.
• Assures follow-up occurs for any recommendation for services, equipment or programs so that needed services and supplies are provided in a timely manner to meet the individual’s needs.
• May require availability to participate in SCIP interventions, which will require maintaining current Promote/SCIP-R training.
• Advocates for the needs of the individuals assigned.
• Schedules annual, quarterly and special team meetings as required by individual need, chairs meetings and ensures recommendations/needs are addressed adequately, and documents these meetings.
• Works with the Treatment Team Leader and Development Assistant III to assure that issues related to staffing, physical plant and budgeting are impacting positively on the active treatment progress.
• Assist in placement coordination for consumer by providing relevant information to the receiving team in a timely manner and coordination of the treatment team for information sharing opportunities. Participate in screenings.
• Assist with maintenance and development of the daily program schedule, development of day program schedule and coordination services to implement daily program schedule according to each individuals’ identified needs.
• Prepare for DOH surveys and be available for survey team.
• Assist with IUR reviews bi-annually.
• Manage Rewards Store at OFS.
• May be asked to attend medical appointments to ensure needs and recommendations are followed through.
• May be asked to instruct a therapeutic class
• Documentation, follow up and care of adaptive equipment.
• Other duties as directed/assigned.

Additional Comments 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.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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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 # 17-165 in all correspondence.

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