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Developmental Disabilities Institute Employment Specialist in Smithtown, New York


  • Plan and schedule activities, job development, work schedules and service plans for assigned caseload. - Employment training services and training/work site supervision in individual and group settings. - Provide accurate and timely data collection – goal, protocols, outings, behavioral data, progress notes, trip logs and case files for assigned individuals. - Develop vocational training sites, assist with job development and prevailing wage assessments. - Complete all required trainings/certifications, participate in Peer Mentoring Program, in-service workshops, and recertification trainings as required. - Participate in team meetings as scheduled and staff meetings. - Obtain AMAP certification and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff if required. - Complete incident reports as per 624 Regulations and SCIP-R reports as necessary. - Provide accurate implementation of Emergency Procedures. - Demonstrated knowledge of all OMRDD and DDI policy and procedures as they pertain to individuals supported, and documentation of such. - Provide protective oversight and advocacy. - Ensure that vehicles are clean and problems are written down and addressed through the Program Manager. - Maintain program spaces in a neat, clean and professional manner. - Work with employers, consumers and families/collaterals to develop appropriate vocational related programming for individuals. - Development of task analyses and training programs that includes the transition to other intensive or extended vocational services.

*New staff hired into these full-time positions will receive $500 after completing three months of employment, in which there were no significant performance issues and will then receive another $500 after the completion of six months of employment, in which there were no significant performance issues. New staff will need to maintain their full-time status for the three and six month periods to be eligible for the bonus.




  • High School or better



  • 1 year working with people with developmental disabilities