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Citizens Options Unlimited Agency Broker Self-Direction Plainview location 35hrs flex in Brookville, New York

  • LicenMentalHealthCouns

  • AGENC09243



Brookville, NY, USA


Plainview location 35hrs flex

Self-Direction provides you with the opportunity to make decisions about what supports and services you need to ensure your quality of life. Self-Direction means that you accept responsibility for managing or co-managing your supports and services. Self-Direction of services includes you or your family advocate exercising your right to hire the staff of your choosing as well as manage your personal budget to meet your wants and needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a human service related field required
  • A minimum of one (1) year of prior experience working with the I/DD population
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Must meet the Self-Direction Broker qualifications as stipulated by OPWDD and maintain such qualification
  • Trainings must have been completed within the past eighteen (18) months
  • Must possess a valid and qualified NYS drivers’ license and maintain qualified status during employment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and understand written, oral and email directives/information
  • Excellent organizational, time management skills, and flexibilty in order to meet the needs of the Self-Direction participant, family, Planning team, etc. required

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Provides both Start-Up and Support Broker functions to people enrolled in Self-Direction
  • Assists Self-Direction participants to develop a complete and approvable individualized plan/budget, including helping the participants to develop a Planning Team, facilitating a Person-Centered Planning process and helping participants complete a Self-Direction plan/budget
  • Provides training for staff, families and Self-Direction participants on Self-Direction and other topics relevant to the successful implementation and ongoing support of SD budgets, plans, paperwork, etc

Posted: September 3, 2019