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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/23/24

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID151993


AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2 (LMSW2)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $67897 to $86140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Monday to Friday <br />Day/Saturday/Sunday<br />2 late days and 3 early days<br />To Be Discussed at Interview<br />

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 Queens

Street Address 80-45 Winchester Blvd, Hillside Complex

Article 16 Clinic

City Queens Village


Zip Code11427

Minimum Qualifications Licensed Master Social Worker 2 – Licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience; **


Licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor are not considered qualifying.

** Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.

Continued employment as a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 or 2 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.


The Licensed Master Social Worker who fulfills this position will be expected to complete all duties with the following additional duties and responsibilities:
• Under the supervision of the Treatment Team Leader and Medical Doctor, the incumbent will function as a Treatment Coordinator in the Article 16 Clinic in accordance with OPWDD 679 regulations with duties to include facilitating the intake process for individuals new to the Article 16 Clinic or for individuals already served who require additional services.
• The incumbent will serve as a primary point of contact and resource between the individual, their circle of support (including residential team members, family members and care manager) and clinic providers for information about additional services, current treatment.
• The incumbent will ensure Coordination of services without duplication by outside providers.
• The incumbent may complete psychological or Social Work assessment as needed.
• The incumbent may refer the individual for additional services based on the feedback of the clinic providers or the request of the individual served and/or their family or other circle of support members.
• Perform various assessments (risk, need, adaptive and functional) and review prior evaluations and clinical plans of care.
• Assist in the completion of consultation reports to include formal recommendations, referrals, treatment alternatives and service outcomes.
• Conduct screenings to assist in the evaluation of service needs.
• Perform clinical program, service access and quality reviews to ensure appropriateness of treatment/service provision.
• Other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the bureau or division and support the goals of the agency.

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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

• 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 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.

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

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

• 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 Bernard Fineson DDSO Human Resources Office

Telephone 718-217-5110

Fax 718-264-3436

Email Address


Street 80-45 Winchester Boulevard

Human Resources Office

City Queens Village

State NY

Zip Code 11428


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA# 2024-025, title and vacancy number with title in all correspondence.

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