Position: Self-Direction Specialist

Hours: Full-time 35 per week




  1. Associates Degree in Human Services or related field
  2. Experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
  3. Ability to assist consumers in overseeing in managing their budgets, staffing and related issues.
  4. Familiarity with OPWDD’s Self Direction Program (including Broker and Fiscal Intermediary responsibilities).
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  6. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  7. Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work tasks.
  8. Strong commitment to the integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.
  9. Must possess a valid driver’s license.




  1. Actively support STIC’s mission, philosophy, and values and our pursuit of community integration for all people with disabilities.
  2. Extensive travel in Broome, Chenango and Tioga Counties.
  3. Occasionally work a flexible schedule that may include early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  4. Assist with and oversee the establishment of a new Self Direction Fiscal Intermediary Program.
  5. Conduct intakes for new participants of STIC’s OPWDD Fiscal Intermediary services.
  6. Monitor all aspects of the provision and oversight of self-direction services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  7. Work with individuals with developmental disabilities and families to oversee and manage the self-directed budgets, staffing, policy compliance and related supports.
  8. Advise consumers on required documentation and process all paperwork as necessary.
  9. Participate in team, circle-of-support, annual and semi-annual Lifeplan meetings to discuss issues related to self-directed staffing and/or supports and budget expenditures as appropriate.
  10. Ensure that current budgets, invoices, and Staff Action Plans for individuals receiving services are developed, dispersed and filed per agency standard and OPWDD rules and regulations.
  11. Ensure monthly billing is accurately documented before forwarding to the Fiscal department.
  12. Attend all mandatory agency trainings, meetings, sign language class and advocacy groups.
  13. Collect data and prepare and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  14. Other related tasks as required and time permits


Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to hire the best-qualified applicant for the position, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic disposition, carrier status or criminal record.