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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151736


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 1 (LMSW1)- EOA#2024-106

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Suffolk

Street Address 415-A Oser Avenue

Housing Unit

City Hauppauge


Zip Code11788

Minimum Qualifications Licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

Continued employment as a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 is dependent upon current licensure and registration by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Loss of licensure or registration may result in removal from employment.

Duties Description Under the supervision of the DDPS 2 Housing Lead, the LMSW1 will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Monitor and track all certified state and voluntary-operated residential opportunities including relocations to the region.
• Complete intake process for new housing referrals
• Maintain data entry to the CRO database and tracking referral and placement activity
• Active participant on the Regional Certified Residential Opportunities (CRO) Team and the Access to Residential Opportunities Committee (AROC).
• Maintain oversight for all residential referral and screening activities for the Regional Office Housing Team in accordance with the OPWDD Statewide Prioritization Criteria.
• Assist in tracking and facilitation of Director-to-Director Requests for individual relocations.
• Maintain and monitor residential due process notifications.
• Compile and generate requested reports for Central Office, DDRO and unit as required.
• Assist in all requested unit initiatives and special projects including participation in associated interdepartmental, regional and statewide workgroups/committees, as assigned.

Selection Criteria:
• Possess excellent and professional communication, public speaking, writing and organizational skills.
• Ability to initiate and maintain working relationships with individuals served, families, advocates, community representatives, voluntary providers, DDRO and DDSOO agency staff.
• Computer knowledge and ability to maintain databases and monitoring systems.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team as required
• Possess acceptable time and attendance work record.
• Ability to participate in requested functions and activities during evening hours and weekends as requested.


Additional Comments Please note:

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.

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

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 (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.

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

For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
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.

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

Name Long Island OPWDD Human Resources

Telephone 631-326-4482

Fax 631-493-1784

Email Address


Street Long Island OPWDD

45 Mall Drive, Suite 1

City Commack

State NY

Zip Code 11725


Notes on ApplyingSubmit cover letter and resume by March 6, 2024.
Please reference the above EOA #2024-106 in all correspondence.

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