New York State has approximately 677 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in People W Dev Disab, Off for. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
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A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.
Habilitation Specialist 1
As a Habilitation Specialist 1, you would carry out a variety of activities in support of individuals diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities; and assist them in developing pre-academic, academic, self-help, communication, prevocational, and appropriate community skills. You would assist in the development and evaluation of individual habilitation plans and setting goals; monitor and record individualsí progress; provide guidance and training to direct care staff in the implementation of goals and service plans; and may supervise direct care staff.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
There are two examinations held for this position. Please note: New York State employees may qualify for both.
For New York State employees: On or before the date of the examination, candidates must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a clinical or direct care position*. The list of qualifying titles is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/00470titles.cfm
AND you must also possess a bachelorís degree or higher in a human services field*.
For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have Either 1. a bachelorís or higher level degree in a human services field* AND one year of direct care or clinical experience where your primary focus is providing services to people with developmental disabilities.
Or 2. a masterís degree in a human services field.*
*For the purpose of these examinations, 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 arts, 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.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.00-470 26-719
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.