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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID145067

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleTreatment Team Leader CNYDDSO

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $88283 to $111592 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Cortland

Street Address 36 Owego St.

City Cortland


Zip Code13045

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must be currently permanent in the title of Treatment Team Leader, or reachable on the current Civil Service List, or be eligible to transfer via Sections 70.1 or 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. Please include your social security number for service verification and transfer eligibility determination purposes.

Simultaneous to this posting, The Civil Service List for Treatment Team Leader may be canvassed. Management reserves the right to consider either a transfer or list candidate.

Provisional qualifications:
After one year of permanent service in a Group 1 Title OR two years of permanent service in a Group 2 title, successful candidate will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

If appointed on provisional status, you must participate in the next Civil Service examination(s) and be a reachable candidate to obtain permanent status and maintain your position.

Group 1:
Chief Occupational Therapist, Chief Physical Therapist, Chief Recreation Therapist, Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1, Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 (Spanish Language), Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 2, Developmental Specialist 4, Head Occupational Therapist, Head Physical Therapist, Head Recreation Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Nurse Administrator 1, Nurse Administrator 2, Nutrition Services Administrator 1, Nutrition Services Administrator 2, Social Work Supervisor 1, Speech Language Pathology Audiology Program Coordinator 1, Speech Language Pathology Audiology Program Coordinator 2, and Supervisor Rehabilitation Services.

Group 2:
Associate Psychologist, Audiologist 1, Audiologist 2, Community Mental Health Nurse, Developmental Assistant 3, Developmental Specialist 2, Developmental Specialist 3, Dietitian 2, Habilitation Specialist 2, Infection Control Nurse, Intermediate Care Facility Program Manager 1, Intermediate Care Facility Program Manager 2, Licensed Master Social Worker 1, Licensed Master Social Worker 2 (and all parenthetics), Mental Hygiene Staff Developmental Specialist 3 (Nursing), Nurse 2 (and all parenthetics), Nurse 3 (and all parenthetics), Nurse Practitioner (and all parenthetics), Physician Assistant, Psychologist 1, Psychologist 2, Rehabilitation Counselor 1, Rehabilitation Counselor 2 (and all parenthetics), Senior Occupational Therapist, Senior Physical Therapist, Senior Recreational Therapist (and all parenthetics), Senior Speech and Hearing Therapist, Social Work Assistant 3, Speech Language Pathologist 1, Speech Language Pathologist 2, Teacher 4 (and all parenthetics), Training Specialist 1 (Nursing), and Utilization Review Coordinator. Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.


Candidates will be expected to demonstrate and will be evaluated against the following criteria:

• Ability to maintain productive working relationships with other Administrative Units, Community Representatives, Private Agencies, Colleagues, Union Representatives and Subordinates.
• Knowledge of a variety of treatment and service delivery techniques and the ability to plan, organize and oversee delivery of such services.
• Skills in conflict management and problem solving.
• Working knowledge and demonstrated skill in the principles and practices of management and supervision.
• Ability to analyze, plan, organize, train, assign, monitor, and evaluate programmatic and managerial initiatives, and to address related issues as identified.
• Knowledge of the needs and sensitivities of the community and of the resources available within the community which have the potential for development to meet service delivery needs.
• Working knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations governing operations of all programs – inclusive of main provisions of the HCBS Waiver.
• Working knowledge of the components of an ISP/IPOPO and respective supplementary plans and the roles and responsibilities of various service providers.
• Knowledge of CNY DDSO/OPWDD Policies and Procedures and current Labor/Management Agreements.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive written proposals for new or expanded services as well as other written administrative reports.
• Willingness to adjust one’s personal schedule to meet program, client and organizational needs.
• Possess acceptable attendance record as specified in the DDSO Time and Attendance Policy and Demonstrated.
• Possess Acceptable Work Record
• Ability to travel to and from various sites within a reasonable amount of time.

Duties Description

Under the supervision of the DDPS4 the TTL is responsible for all clinical, programmatic, and administrative functions relating to the operation of group homes providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The TTL is responsible for ensuring the safety and welfare of all individuals under their charge. The TTL interfaces with families, correspondents, and medical facilities.



• Provide leadership and direction to the operations of assigned programs and services.
• Serve as an Administrator on Duty after hours as scheduled on a rotational basis.
• Ensure compliance with regulations, control agency standards, and local DDSO policies and procedures.
• Develop and implement program goals.
• Promote agency and DDSO philosophy and initiatives.
• Supervise the interdisciplinary treatment team providing a range of programmatic services.
• Provides leadership, guidance & supervision to clinical and supervisory staff.
• Fosters positive relationships between direct care and clinical staff, as well as between residential and day program staff.
• Evaluates staff effectiveness. Motivates and coaches’ staff to improve quality of services delivered. Ensures provision of training/retraining as needed.
• Oversees the management of all key resources, while involving appropriate staff in relevant decision making & management.
• Ensures that all staff are deployed and utilized in the most efficient and effective manner.
• Ensures that safe and positive physical plant environments are provided and maintained. Ensures that both personal service and non-personal service expenditures for assigned sites are appropriate, and do not exceed allocations.
• Ensures an appropriate level of staff involvement in all these processes.
• Ensures that all required documentation and administrative reports are prepared per established guidelines.
• Serves on a variety of committees and coordinates special projects as requested/assigned.
• Functions as an integral member of the unit's administrative team, contributing to planning, goal setting, & evaluation of service.

Additional Comments TITLE: Treatment Team Leader



SALARY: $88,283 - $111,592 Annually

NEGOTIATING UNIT: Management Confidential (06)


LOCATION: Cortland County Offices
36 Owego St.
Cortland, NY 13045

SHIFT/PASS DAYS: 8am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday
Pass Days: Saturday & Sunday
With the flexibility to work outside of this schedule to meet programmatic needs.

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

Name Human Resources


Fax 315-473-6658

Email Address


Street 187 Northern Concourse

City North Syracuse

State NY

Zip Code 13212


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal CNY DDSO candidates submit PRF-1 form with cover letter/resume. All others submit cover letter and resume by 12/13/2023 to:

Central New York DDSO
Attn: Human Resources
187 Northern Concourse
N Syracuse, NY 13212
Fax: 315-473-6658

Please reference the above EOA # 23-348 in all correspondence.

Any questions regarding the duties of this position may be directed to Laura Greenfield, DDPS4, 315-473-6944.

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.
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