Job Information

New York State Civil Service Habilitation Specialist 1 - WNY #24-426km in Amherst, New York

NY HELP No

Agency People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

Title Habilitation Specialist 1 - WNY #24-426km

Occupational Category Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade 14

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

Salary Range From $52198 to $66634 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address 6020 North Bailey

City Amherst

State NY

Zip Code 14226

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: NON-COMPETITIVE QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s or higher-level degree in a human services field* *For the purpose of these qualifications, a degree in a human service field includes the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, vocational counseling, social work, speech/language pathology and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in art, creative art, dance, drama, music, or physical education.) Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); or human skills development (e.g., counseling/guidance, education, human development.) Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.Competitive Qualifications:1. Permanent service as a Habilitation Specialist 1 OR2. 70.1 transfer eligible candidates. For eligible 70.1 transfer information, visit the Career Mobility Office at: http://careermobilityoffice.cs.ny.gov/cmo/gotit/titleinfo.cfm?jobcode=3930100&nu=05The current Habilitation Specialist 1 list for this location will be canvassed.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:The IES North Bailey Site supervisor is responsible for facilitating the mission of Integrated Employment Services (IES) by providing person-centered services and supports that develop, improve and maintain employability skills. The goal of IES is to assist each individual to reach their highest level of independence in the least restrictive work environment. Services are community-based across WNY in volunteer locations, classroom settings, and employment situations at businesses. Selected candidate will work with the Habilitation Specialist 2 to provide direct supervision of assigned staff in the provision of program services.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Responsibilities include coordination of staffing, communication with treatment teams, arranging for transportation, liaison with employers/volunteer agencies, Medicaid compliance. Attend Life Plan meetings and assist with the development of Staff Action Plans. Review billing documentation and facilitate timely corrections. Candidate will be knowledgeable in the Transformation Agenda, regulations, Audit protocols, ADMs, Policies and IES internal controls for CPV and SEMP in order to complete initial review of billing documentation. Train Job Coaches to complete corrections and followed. Asset to assist Job Coaches with computer skills.Supervision of Job Coaches including TIMES, SUR, evaluations, daily staffing, duty assignments, technical assistance and assisting with mandates as needed.Contribute to the IES leadership team at department meetings, planning sessions, and vocational trainings. Participate in continuous improvement workgroup and work with other IES Supervisors to correct identified vulnerabilities. Ensuring the operation of the site is in accordance with all applicable regulations, operating procedures, and individual safeguard plans. Contribute to training curriculums, activities and experiences for individuals to prepare for successful transition from volunteering to employment. Model and promote soft skills and work related etiquette. Provide Job Coaching in the community as needed.Liaison with CPV/SEMP Sites and Residential Teams.Other duties as assigned to meet operational needs including direct service provision.Travel required to alternate IES Sites, community placements and Job Sites.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nys-office-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/posts/?feedView=all #LI-KM1

Additional Comments Please note: • 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. • 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.• 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.• 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• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.• If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.Additional CommentsNY HELPS This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). HELPS Program titles may be filled via a non-competitive appointment. This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee. In May 2024, if you are performing successfully in the position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive. Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period will begin and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified. At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive employment status converted to permanent competitive status. You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with any agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and the local DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies. • Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume. • 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. • 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• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.NYS Offers Incredible Benefits!• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.• Life insurance and Disability insurance.• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.Paid Holidays and Leave• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year. • Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially. • Five (5) days paid personal leave each year. • Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year. • Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events. Health Care Coverage Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.Retirement ProgramParticipate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation. Professional Development and Education and Training NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development. Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Western New York DDSO - Human Resources Office

Telephone 716-517-2057

Fax 716-517-3715

Email Address opwdd.sm.wny.bids@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 1200 East and West Road

City West Seneca

State NY

Zip Code 14224

Notes on Applying Please submit your cover letter, resume, and degree transcript by the posting deadline date of 5/27/2024. *Please reference the above EOA#24-426km in all correspondence.