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Habilitation Support Professional in Brooklyn, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

            Summary: Facilitates the growth and community interaction of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities who reside at home. The Community Habilitation Coordinator works closely with individuals, families, Medicaid Service Coordinator and the Direct Support Professional (DSP). The Community Habilitation Coordinator provides oversight to the DSP who work directly with the individual to engage in meaningful community inclusion and further independence.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  1. Attends and collaborates at ISP meetings in the home and/or at Day Program twice a year to develop plans with the individual, family, DSP and Medicaid Service Coordinator.

  2. Carries a caseload of individuals who receive Community Habilitation, a service provided in the home or out in the community.

  3. Creates a Community Habilitation Plan that details valued outcomes and steps necessary to achieve mastery. The DSP works on valued outcomes with the individual in order to promote independence. The Community Habilitation Coordinator provides support to the DSP by training, advising and discussing cases.

  4. Community Habilitation Coordinator reviews and approves submitted OPWDD documentation by the DSP for quality, accuracy and consistency. Medicaid is billed based on this function.

  5. Provides training, hiring and payroll functions for the DSPs.

  6. Evaluates each DSP’s competency in the service environment (home) at least annually.

  7. Hires, trains and provides assistance and oversight to Independent Contractors (Music, Computer, Art).

  8. Provides outreach in the community to expand the Community Habilitation program, visiting schools and other community centers which can be a resource.

  9. Attends trainings to remain current in programmatic expectations; OPWDD and IAC.

  10. Other duties as assigned.


  • The candidate should be able to read documents for analytical purposes such as computer information, software, computer graphic design programs, etc.

  • Limited applications of manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.


  • The work environment involves no physical risk or hazardous conditions.

  • The work environment requires climbing of stairways to access client homes/apartments and to access employee offices.

  • To perform the essential functions of this job, the candidate is routinely required to sit ( 75% of the time) and stand (25% of the time)

REQUIREMENTS:    BA required, Master’s degree preferred or 3 - 5 years experience with the intellectually disabled population. The candidate must have strong organizational skills, work well with people and have strong computer skills.