Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• In title Treatment Team Leader, Grade M-1
• Eligible for a 70.1 or 52.6 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Treatment Team Leader by the Department of Civil Service must also be within two salary grades’
one M- grade of grade M-1 (25)
Duties Description RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES to include but are not limited to:
• Ensure appropriate staffing and coverage for residences/worksites within assigned area.
• Enhance monitoring of new employee evaluations and competencies.
• Provide training to new employees and new supervisors and assist with on-going training.
• Provide insight into overtime, FTEs, staffing allocation while working closely with HR.
• Provide reports as requested by the Director, Deputy Director and DDPSIVs
• Collaborate with the Union on staffing issues.
• Coordinate roll out of the e-scheduler.
• Conduct site visits to IRAs within the DDSO region, including during off hours.
• Ensure appropriate, timely and quality services are provided in accordance with all applicable standards and guidelines.
• Assist with management decisions regarding the oversight of staffing resources, scheduling of mass trainings, retention, developing/implementing balanced schedules, overtime management, weekly staffing grid.
• Assist with development of policies and ensure contracts, policies and procedures are followed.
• Work closely with the treatment team leaders and DDPSIVs to ensure the health and safety minimums are maintained in the IRAs and Day Habilitation Programs
• Represent management in grievance hearings related to contract violations.
• Maintain the staff seniority data base.
• Participate in a variety of committees.
• Will be the lead for Residential Vacancies, Placement, and Staffing Supports
• Monitor the DDSOO’s implementation of the Levels of Supervision/Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) survey process and provide support as needed.
• Assist HR with administering the Direct Support Civil Service exams.
• Coordinate the Employee of the Year and DSP Recognition events.
• Administrator on Duty (AOD): function as an AOD on a rotational basis; Coordinate AOD coverage and training; serve as an AOD support during peak hours such as shift transitions which will mitigate/reduce the volume of calls going to the AOD.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Must be current in all trainings.
Additional Comments • 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA# 2023-107, and title in all correspondence.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by 12/15/2023 to:
Michelle M. Goodwin, HR Specialist 2 Tr.
Bernard Fineson DDSO
Human Resources Office
Hillside Complex - Bldg. 80
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, New York 11428-0507
OR Email to: BernardFineson.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov