Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
5 years of professional experience in a human services program providing vocational/employment- oriented guidance to people disadvantaged youth or individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
Duties Description *Some evenings, weekends and holidays required as well as a valid driver’s license.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a Youth Program Supervisor, the responsibilities of the incumbent may include but are not limited to the following:
• Evaluate individual application packets for ETP acceptance and eligibility. Packets include Psychological or Psycho-Social Reports, Individualized Service Plans, Work History, Behavioral Plans, recommendations, and other information.
• Interview applicants and prepare interview summary, determine the applicant’s work readiness.
• Work with care managers, SEMP Provider Agencies, and residential staff to determine eligibility for ETP.
• Provide orientation and prepare the required employment documents for the applicant to become an OPWDD employee.
• Provide an ETP orientation to the accepted individuals outlining program requirements.
• Meet with families and individuals to discuss and outline a career plan for the individual. Determine family and individual employment expectations and provide a clear outline of the qualifications needed in a chosen field.
• Monitor provider agencies and the quality and quantity of service provided to the individuals in ETP. Collect service delivery data from providers and evaluate. Monitor job development and discovery services to assure timely completion and determine if these SEMP activities are benefiting the individual and advancing their employment goals.
• Review and approve the Discovery Report completed by Provider Agencies. Evaluate the information in the discovery report to determine work readiness and approve job development or recommend another service.
• Evaluate the work-site placements developed by providers to assure that the position matches the skills and abilities of the individual.
• Prepare and submit payroll by collecting time sheets and calculating the total hours worked.
• Visit job-sites and meet with employers to determine if an individual is meeting the expectations of the business.
• Conduct regular Job Readiness Classes with the curriculum provided. Add resources as needed.
• Schedule quarterly meetings with providers to review services. Facilitate these calls and highlight challenges and programmatic concerns.
• Provide technical assistance to SEMP and Pathway Providers.
• Support Central Office staff with reports, information and regular communication to assure data collection for statewide reporting.
• Work closely with school districts to assist in the transition of students from high school to OPWDD adult employment services. Meetings and regular communication with school district transition coordinators and teachers.
• Complete regular Progress Reports for every individual to determine their vocational progress and additional programmatic needs.
• Assist in the development of procedures and policies that shape employment services at OPWDD.
• Present at Transition Fairs as requested; attend statewide ETP meetings in Albany.
• Perform outreach and training of new SEMP and Pathway providers. New SEMP and Pathway providers require a great deal of assistance in understanding OPWDD regulations and ADM’s as well as what represents a quality service for an individual.
• Recommend/approve additional SEMP hours for an individual based on the individual’s need.
• Utilize the statewide ETP database and assure that the status of each individual in their program is accurate.
• Continually recruit and serve individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities who would like to obtain employment.
Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.
• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.
• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Reasonable Accommodation Unit at (518) 486-7222 or e-mail at email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements, and previously approved vacation/holiday time will be honored in the new assignment.
• 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.
• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
500 Balltown Road - Building 1
Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
*Please reference EOA #23-1330 in all correspondence.