Please note: State agencies that contact job applicants do not usually request personal or financial information via text message or over the phone in connection with your response to a job posting. If you are contacted for such information by these methods, or any other method, please verify the identity of the individual before transmitting such information to that person.
Note: For questions about the job posting, please contact the agency that posted this position by using the contact information provided on the "Contact" tab for the position.

Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/23

Applications Due02/21/24

Vacancy ID145117

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Occupational Therapist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $64651 to $81791 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 80%

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

County Dutchess

Street Address Article 16 Clinic

76 Firemen's Way

City Poughkeepsie

StateNY

Zip Code12603

Minimum Qualifications You must be licensed and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapist in New York State AND have one year of post licensure occupational therapy experience.

Duties Description The Senior OTR provides a vital service to the Intellectually Disabled/Developmentally Disabled (ID/DD) population by helping individuals with disabilities participate in activities they wish to be involved in and are necessary for them to do through the use and practice of therapeutic interventions and everyday activities. This Sr. OTR will be based in the Article 16 Clinic and provide services for our individuals housed in Columbia, Greene, and Ulster Counties.
Duties could include but are not limited to:
• Provides a variety of occupational therapy treatment services to individuals with more complicated occupational therapy needs; and may
• Provides clinical supervision and training to Occupational Therapists and/or Occupational Therapy Assistants.
• Evaluates, plans, and carries out individual treatment interventions and procedures for their patients based on their needs and treatment goals.
• Trains new Occupational Therapy staff and existing OT staff,
• Trains new employees on topics such as Safe Patient Handling, Dining Skills, Wheelchair Securement, and other occupational therapy topics and responsibilities.

NOTE: Travel within the five-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.


Additional Comments • If you are currently a New York State employee serving in a permanent competitive qualifying title and eligible for a transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law, you may be appointed to this title as a permanent competitive employee.
• 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.? ?
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with any agreed upon Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and the local DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies? ?
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.? ?
• 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 accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
NYS offers Incredible Benefits
• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.? ?
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.? ?
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.?
? • Life insurance and Disability insurance.? ?
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.?
? • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.?
?
Paid Holidays and Leave?
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.?
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.?
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.?
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.?
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.?
?
Health Care Coverage?
Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.?
?
Retirement Program?
Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation.?
?
Professional Development and Education and Training?
NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development.?
?
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.?
?
OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated 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.

Name Taconic OPWDD

Telephone 845-877-6821 ext. 3367

Fax 845-877-3851

Email Address opwdd.sm.Taconic.Human.Resources@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Office of Human Resources Taconic OPWDD

25 Center Circle

City Wassaic

State NY

Zip Code 12592

 

Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and a current resume to the Taconic DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Also, be sure to include the vacancy number and position title of this announcement on your resume.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/nys-office-for-people-with-developmental-disabilities/posts/?feedView=all

#LI-KP1

Printable Version