Family Care Unit
Duties Description • Supervise Family Care Program through the delivery of comprehensive habilitation services provided by multi-disciplinary team members.
• Will work as part of an interdisciplinary team to accurately identify the comprehensive needs of an individual, design, implement and document appropriate services in EHR.
• Ensure Family Care Providers receive training and maintain certification.
• Maintain certification according to regulatory requirements for Family Care and HCBS Res Hab
• Ensure that the FC Programs meet all applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
• Interface and facilitate coordination of Family Care Screening Process with Families, CCO’s and DDRO for individuals who are interested in pursuing FC services.
• Liaison with natural families, Due Process for movements, respite as needed.
• Provide specialized training, when required, and guidance to staff /FCP on a day-to-day basis.
• Ensure community inclusion activities for each Individual and the delivery and documentation of community inclusion services in accord with each Individual’s “valued outcomes”.
• Ensuring the appropriate and timely reporting of family care incidents, including the completion of required forms, and required follow-up.
• Ensure the completion agency assigned investigations and investigative reports (and follow-up when required) for each reportable incident.
• Work closely with the residential and clinical team to ensure coordination of services for Family Care Individuals.
• Liaison with Voluntary Operated Family Care Agencies in the certification and provision of services to Individuals living in voluntary operated Family Care homes.
• Meets with and instructs staff regarding work projects, program objectives, delivery of services techniques and the implementation of OPWDD policy.
• Establishes standards of performance, observes staff visits and activity, determines the efficiency of the staff and programs being delivered.
• Reviews Individuals records to determine if proper and adequate information is continuously updated.
• Participates in meetings with various DDSO and Agency clinical/support staff in order to provide and exchange program and/or administrative information.
• Responds to crisis situations and emergencies involving Individual’s and provides leadership to assist staff and Individuals during such times.
• Support implementation and development of Individual Habilitation Plans, Review of Res. Hab. Data sheets, establishment of goals, and monitoring Individuals’ progress toward the achievement of those goals.
• Ensure the implementation of services as per Individual Life Plans and Family Care Providers
• Make validation survey visits, Observe and review fire drills as needed.
• Communicate and review all pertinent information with Supervisor in a timely manner.
• Additional duties as deemed necessary by the Unit TTL or Agency Director.
Additional Comments Please note:
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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at email@example.com 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.
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.
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.
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