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As a Habilitation Specialist 1, you would work with individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. You would assist these individuals in developing basic learning and self help skills, as well as communication and prevocational skills. In addition, you would help individuals reach their optimal level of functioning by developing habilitation plans and setting goals.
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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.
For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a clinical or direct care position.
In addition, you must possess a bachelor's degree or higher in a human service field* or permanent New York State certification as a teacher.
* 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, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in 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, education, human development).
For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a human services field* AND one year of direct care or clinical experience in an organization whose primary focus is providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
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.00-041
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