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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/12/24

Vacancy ID152074

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitlePsychologist 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County To Be Determined

Street Address To Be Determined

City To Be Determined

StateNY

Zip Code12304

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list.

This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. For a 55 b/c appointment, you must:

• Possess the minimum qualifications for this title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement.
• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
• Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service, www.cs.ny.gov/rp55/, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.

Psychologist 2:
One year of permanent service as a Psychologist 2 or in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Promotion:
Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 or as a Psychologist 1 (Spanish Language).

Provisional Appointment:
In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open-competitive qualifications may be qualified for an appointment:

Candidates must have a Master of Psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders. You must also have three years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.

Substitution for Post-Master’s degree experience:
• Doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above.

• Clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying Master of Psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

? A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical training experience in providing psychological services in an appropriate inpatient or outpatient community mental health, developmental disabilities services, forensic or community setting, which is a component of a qualifying Master of Psychology degree program and would also be listed on the official transcript.

• Certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for
one year of the required experience.

**Experience in a clinical, community mental health, addiction treatment facility, or forensic setting is considered to be any direct care experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, or licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker.

Qualifying experience for Psychologist 2 must primarily include administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavioral assessments; developing behavior support plans; or writing psychological treatment plans; providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, mental retardation, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.

In addition, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, as a habilitation specialist, pastoral counseling, or experience as an instructor of psychology will NOT be considered as qualifying.

* OPERATIONAL PREFERENCE:

*QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disorder Professional) designation requires one year's experience working with people with a developmental disability AND a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services field (including, but not limited to: sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology).


Duties Description *Location to be determined. Location will be at Capital District DDSO, 500 Balltown Rd, Schenectady, NY 12304 or at Hudson Valley DDSO, 9 Wilbur Rd, Thiells, NY 10984.

*Telecommuting to be discussed at interview.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction of the Licensed Psychologist, this Associate Psychologist position is critical to the clinical determination of a person meeting the criteria for OPWDD services as well as for review and completion of the Level of Care form allowing individuals to enroll into the waiver.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Complete a clinical review of eligibility documentation comprised of testing and assessments for first step.
• Participate in the second step eligibility committee as requested to review cases deemed to have not met criteria at the first step review.
• Assist with coordination of documents for Fair Hearings.
• Complete adaptive assessments to become part of the eligibility file for review by another clinician.
• Review, coordinate and monitor the Level of Care documents to allow for waiver serve enrollment and subsequent person-centered service enrollment.
• Utilize data and tracking platforms to allow for timely customer service.
• Assist with reviewing the approximately 5000 cases that are completed annually within a 30 day deadline.
• There are currently over 22,000 people within the region with eligibility and waiver enrollment, there are regularly circumstances that require a re-review of both eligibility and updated Level of Care forms.

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Additional Comments ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail capital.district.human.resources@opwdd.ny.gov if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• 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.

• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements, and previously approved vacation/holiday time will be honored in the new assignment.

• 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.

• 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.

Name Capital District DDSO

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518-370-7536

Email Address CapitalDistrict.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Capital District DDSO

500 Balltown Road

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536
Email: CapitalDistrict.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

*Please reference EOA #24-38 in all correspondence.

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