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888 Fountain Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Permanent service as a Habilitation Specialist 2 in a New York State agency eligible for transfer
At least one year of permanent services in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer pursuant to Civil Service Law
Reachable on the current New York State Civil Service list for Habilitation Specialist 2
Must be a qualified employee of New York State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c services as a Habilitation Specialist 1, Habilitation Specialist 1 (Spanish Language) or Habilitation Specialist 1 (Manual Communications).
Management reserves the right to determine the number of qualified candidates to be interviewed.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
The candidate selected for this position will act as the Residential School Transition Coordinator. The incumbent’s duties will include but are not limited to the following:
• Ensure that individuals aging out of the residential schools receive appropriate OPWDD adult services.
• Assist with sate management and reporting for individuals transitioning from residential schools to OPWDD adult services using Excel, Citrix, and relevant databases.
• Participate in weekly and monthly meetings, both in person, by phone or by video conference with agencies, families, residential schools and developmental staff, all meetings relate to the transition of transition individuals from residential settings to OPWDD adult services.
• Work closely with the Eligibility Team to ensure those in residential schools meet OPWDD criteria to receive services.
• Follow the Front Door process including updating the Eligibility Assessment and Authorization system.
• Provide information to providers on the Higher Needs Funding process, including administering or updating the DDP2.
• Visit residential Schools both in state and out of state for upcoming graduates as needed.
• Maintain dialog with families, both in writing and over the phone regarding their child and the placement process.
• Review Preliminary Adult Services Plan/Behavioral Plan to ensure the needs of the individual will be met by the OPWDD Adult Residential Opportunity. If the plan is not approved, work with the agency to make corrections, deletions or additions.
• Send referrals for residential placement and Day Services to appropriate agencies.
• Will cover assigned cases within NYC Region 4.
Additional Comments • For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored. 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.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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