Transition Specialist

POSITION:  Transition  Specialist

HOURS: 35 Hours per week

Pay: 18.50 per hour

We are seeking a Transition Service Specialist to join our team. As a Transition Service Specialist, you will play a vital role in assisting individuals in transitioning into independent living. This is a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others and contribute to their overall well-being.


  1. Associate Degree in Health, Human Services, or related field or equivalent experience

  2. Experience working within the Long Term Care system Knowledge of various Medicaid waivers and programs : TBI, NHTD, OPWDD, MLTC/MMCs

  3. Extensive knowledge of services, community supports and benefit programs available to people with disabilities

  4. Possess excellent communication, conflict resolution and organizational skills

  5. Extensive knowledge of services, community resources, and government benefit available to successfully facilitate transition from institutional to the community.

  6. Strong commitment to the independent living philosophy and in community integration for all people with disabilities.

  7. Ability to effectively interact and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  8. Valid Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle.


  1. Extensive travel in multi-county area for face-to-face visits.

  2. Attend trainings and participate in professional development necessary to successfully implement the Open Doors/ MFP Project.

  3. Receive and process referrals from lead coordinator, NYAIL, facilities, individuals and family members and ensure the transition process is coordinated for each participant.

  4. Coordinate visits to facilities and homes to provide unbiased information on home and community based services

  5. Participate in discharge planning for individuals transitioning from institutions into the community.

  6. Provide information, linkages and referrals on behalf of participant.

  7. Assist and advocate for participant to develop a person-centered transition plan.

  8. Represent the Open Doors/MFP Project at all implementation, development, and outreach meetings.

  9. Comply with all agency policies and procedures including HIPAA, confidentiality, code of ethics, etc.

  10. Collect all required data/statistics and complete all STIC, NYAIL and Department of Health (DOH) reports in a comprehensive and timely manner.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with and possess the necessary skills, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding position. Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


  • 403(b)

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Employee discount

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Loan forgiveness

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

    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, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, or veteran status.

    Interested applicants should send a current resume indicating the position for which they are applying to:

    Casey Flanagan, Human Resources Coordinator

    135 East Frederick Street

    Binghamton, NY 13904

    Phone : (607) 724-2111

    Fax: (607) 772-3605