Minimum Qualifications Candidate must be currently employed by OPWDD as follows:
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINEE:
• One year of permanent or contingent/permanent service as a Developmental Aide OR Licensed Practical Nurse and be eligible for 70.1 transfer OR
• be currently serving in the title of Developmental Assistant Trainee OR
• be reachable for appointment from the Civil service list
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSISTANT 1:
• One year of permanent or contingent/permanent service as a Developmental Assistant Trainee OR
• presently employed as a Developmental Assistant 1
Duties Description The incumbent will perform a wide variety of functions tasks in a community-based residence and have direct contact with developmentally disabled consumers, staff and others who may interface with the consumers.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
• Maintain the general health, well-being and safety of the consumers;
• participate personally in the maintenance, housekeeping and food preparation duties;
• implement the individuals’ habilitation/service plans;
• respond to crisis situations and medical emergencies by taking appropriate action;
• supervise direct care staff;
• counsel subordinates regarding performance of job duties and evaluates their performance;
• may be responsible for subordinate’s attendance records and assignment of job duties and may assist with budgeting or staff training
• As of 10/12/2021 all OPWDD employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to mandatory weekly testing for COVID-19.
• 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.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to 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 email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• 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.
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