Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/10/22
Applications Due: 05/24/22
Vacancy ID: 104537

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3 - CNYDDSO

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $57984 to $73813 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

Location

County Oneida

Street Address Central New York DDRO

101 W. Liberty St

City Rome

StateNY

Zip Code13440

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
For Permanent Appointment: Current or previous one-year permanent service as a Social Worker Assistant 3.

OR Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service List for this title; OR be a NY State Employee eligible to transfer via 70.1 of the Civil Service Law with one year of permanent service in the qualifying title. If you are qualified for transfer, please include your Social Security Number for service verification and transfer eligibility determination purposes.

Per Civil Service guidelines, should the Civil Service canvass result in less than 3 acceptors, provisional candidates may be considered.


FOR PROMOTIONAL PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:
You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2, Social Work Assistant 2 (Chinese language), Social Work Assistant 2 (Korean Language), or Social Work Assistant 2 (Spanish Language). Only the title(s) listed are qualifying. If appointed on provisional status, you must participate in the next Civil Service examination(s) and be a reachable candidate in order to obtain permanent status and maintain your position.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List

Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and one year of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic;

Or 2. three years of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic.

FOR OPEN COMPETITIVE PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:

Either A. a master’s degree in social work;

Or B. a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of post-bachelor’s social work experience**;

Or C. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and two years of post-bachelor’s social work experience.**

*For the purpose of these examinations, degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of: human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling).

Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: anthropology, archeology, communication, criminal justice, fine arts, philosophy, and political science.

**For the purpose of these examinations, qualifying social work experience involves activities such as assessing individual and family needs, strengths and limitations; assisting in the development of treatment plans; providing counseling to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping individuals and families access supportive services; coordinating and evaluating services, programs and support systems; and providing support, advocacy and referral as appropriate. Examples of non-qualifying experience include providing direct hands-on care to patients/consumers by assisting with bathing, dressing, mobility, eating, and other activities of daily living; transporting/accompanying patients/consumers to appointments or activities; planning, organizing and participating in recreational activities for patients/consumers, such as sports, games, creative arts, and/or clubs; and performing safety and/or security-related functions for a facility.

Duties Description
LOCATION: CNY DDRO-Rome*** CNY DDRO-Syracuse*** Broome DDRO***
101 W. Liberty St or 187 Northern Concourse or 249 Glenwood Rd
Rome, NY 13440 North Syracuse, NY 13212 Broome, NY 13905

***Candidates chosen from the civil service list will be required to have their official workstation located in the office where candidate was list eligible.


SHIFT: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
PASS DAYS: Sat/Sun


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position will serve as a Social Work Assistant 3 for a division within the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office 2. Divisions within the Regional Office include the following: Service Access (Front Door and Waiver Services), Eligibility, Self-Direction, Housing, Crisis, Property/Development, Fiscal, and Quality Assurance/Technical Assistance.

Regional Office 2 supports over 1,800 individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in 20 counties of NYS: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins.

Supports are provided via a network of approximately 110 agencies who are the direct providers of services. Travel to the three districts within Region 2 may be required, as well as intermittent travel to other areas of the state.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assist the Department Lead with receiving, reviewing, and processing service requests
• Maintain knowledge and understanding of OPWDD policies and procedures. Review ADM’s, Protocols, Policies and Procedures as released and conduct training and ensure implementation.
• Represents the DDRO in local & statewide meetings regarding OPWDD Services and changes in the service delivery systems
• Assist and Participate in any Regional Office Quality Review and Quality Assurance as related to OPWDD service authorization
• Participate in local and statewide meetings and other trainings and workgroups as indicated.
• Foster effective collaboration and communication with individuals, families, Care Coordination Organizations, agencies, Local Government Units and other community stakeholders.
• Participate in the regular maintenance of the Region 2 Policy and Procedural Manual.
• Provide technical assistance to Care Coordination Organizations and OPWDD provider agencies as needed.
• Process OPWDD Service Terminations as necessary
• Assist with OPWDD Enrollments, Track Service requests and authorizations, Monitor TABs Reports as necessary, and Process DDP1s as related to Department Services
• Participate in Statewide Community Of Practice Calls
• Travel/Site visit to programs and agencies may be required
• Additional tasks/duties/projects as assigned

Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume by 5/24/22 to:

Central New York DDSO
Human Resources
101 W. Liberty St.
Rome, NY 13440
Fax: 315-338-0443
E-mail: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Please reference the above EOA #22-133 in all correspondence.

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and can perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.

If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.

Please note:
• As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources

Telephone 315-336-2300 ext578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Central New York DDSO

101 W. Liberty St

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume by 5/24/22 to:

Central New York DDSO
Human Resources
101 W. Liberty St.
Rome, NY 13440
Fax: 315-338-0443
E-mail: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Please reference the above EOA #22-133 in all correspondence.

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and can perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.

If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.

Please note:
• As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer