0727 - Supported Employment OPWDD - Agency Habilitation Specialist
partner with persons receiving supports by developing a comprehensive, integrated, and clear strategy
for the TRC habilitation services that support them; ensuring cohesive
implementation and focused progression towards each person living a full and
satisfying life commensurate with their lifestyle and realizing their life
goals and citizenship with urgency, intention, and determination. To co-coordinate care for each person’s individualized
plan with Care Coordination.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
possess and demonstrate a firm understanding of the principles of
Person-Centered Planning, citizenship, and life planning, as well as the
ability to distinguish between what is important to a person and what is important for a person; Must be able to listen effectively and “hear”
what each person being supported is saying and act with intention; Ability and
willingness to advocate on behalf of persons being supported, as needed;
Adheres to and practices principles and philosophy of NADSP Code of Ethics; Willingness, ability and commitment to
increase professional knowledge base and remain at the forefront of current
philosophies within the field through attendance at trainings/conferences in
order to successfully and creatively support people in attaining their life
goals and citizenship. Must possess a
working knowledge of applicable Federal and State regulations; Demonstrated
knowledge of habilitation supports and Staff Action Plan development and
implementation is critical; Must be able to self-direct, self-initiate,
problem-solve, and effectively facilitate; Must be flexible and willing to work
non-traditional hours, as needed or assigned to meet consumer/customer need;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills across various channels is essential;
Strong organizational skills are critical;
Strong computer skills and knowledge of or ability to learn and utilize
software packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Therap; Physical
condition or reasonable accommodation(s) commensurate with the demands of the
Degree in Human Services or related field and a minimum of one (1) year of
experience in a program serving individuals with disabilities or
coordinated-care environment. Experience in coordination of services and
habilitation plan design is strongly preferred. Valid driver’s license, use of
a personal vehicle, and willingness to travel for work or equivalent
accommodations is required.
engage in the lives of the persons whom you support in order to effectively and
confidently assist them with identifying and developing their life roles and in
partnership with their team, ensures satisfaction and fulfillment in their quality
of life, family stability, behavioral health, health/medical, and
Ensures regular contact with the
service providers that support each person on assigned caseload and provides
clear and timely communication of information.
Attends team meetings and ensures
alignment of assigned habilitation services
towards fulfillment of the persons’ life goals and valued outcomes.
Coordinate with each person, their Care
Coordinator and the team in the development and implementation of an individualized
plan demonstrating the collective actions and expectations of team members to
successfully support the person in realizing his/her life goals.
Ensures accountability amongst habilitation
service providers regarding implementation of an individualized plan via completion
of a comprehensive monthly summary note consistent with regulatory expectations
In collaboration with each person
on assigned caseload, develops and monitors milestones that directly correlate
to his/her life goals and valued outcomes, as well as, overseeing progress and
modifying as necessary to effectively move the person forward.
Updates and maintains comprehensive
plans of protection and/or safeguards with each person on assigned caseload and
their support team.
In collaboration with each person
on assigned caseload, develops, monitors and revises his/her comprehensive,
customized habilitation plan by strategically and intentionally aligning the
actions and expectations of TRC habilitation services, which will result in the
person realizing his/her life goals.
Assumes primary Case Manager responsibilities
and adheres to regulatory requirements, as needed or assigned.
Understands the concept of Person-Centered
Planning and openly practices this philosophy.
that the regulatory components of the Staff Action Plan and monthly summary are
that persons being supported by TRC habilitation services are satisfied with
service delivery through conversations with them and the people that provide
support, observations, and by evaluations of their response(s) to the
implementation of the Staff Action Plan.
in Agency audits by correcting and responding to identified issues within the
in regulatory audits/surveys, as needed or assigned.
Participate in CQL POMs interviews
and understands the CQL Principles.
- Job Family TRC
- Pay Type Hourly
- 407 E Chestnut St, Dunkirk, NY 14048, USA