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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/26/24

Applications Due03/10/24

Vacancy ID152125

NY HELPNo

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleTraining Specialist 1 Child Protective Services (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Human Services Training Center - BOT

164 Columbia Turnpike

City Renss

StateNY

Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications Transfer: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Open to the Public: This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).*
A bachelor's or higher degree and two years of professional experience in child protective casework services related to the assessment of the health and safety of children and families, by conducting child protective comprehensive investigations, making determinations regarding substantiation of the allegations, and includes assessing the need for ongoing services or court intervention. Examples of Non-Qualifying Experience include casework services NOT related to children and families, such as adult protective services. Experience as a foster parent, classroom teacher, Head Start worker, foster care caseworker, daycare provider or administrator of a daycare center, camp counselor, provider of recreational services, receiver of hotline reports making assessments on the calls received, exclusive on call work, or experience as a probation officer, youth counselor, or provider of recreational services are considered non-qualifying job titles and experiences.

Duties Description • Present training courses, by personally conducting classroom training sessions using a variety of media, including classroom training, distance learning and/or technology-based training, to new Child Protective Services Specialist 1s.
• Prepare lesson plans for classroom delivery, mock interviews, facilitated group discussions, and simulations that will help address areas of need and provide valuable lessons that the trainees can take with them as they progress to taking live calls.
• Develop call listening plans for trainees as they begin to progress to live calls.
• Complete trainee update forms and deliver bi-weekly updates to supervisors regarding the progress and needs of trainees.
• Review and analyze training evaluation data to identify trends and areas for course/delivery improvement.
• Provide on-going feedback to the training group and trainees individually to update the trainees on their progress throughout the training.
• Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.

• Telecommute: yes (allowed in alignment with Agency policy)
• Travel: 20 %

Additional Comments *For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non- competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.


Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is an equal opportunity employer. OCFS does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice and recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We are committed to the diversity of our staff, and encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment of inclusion that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov

Address

Street Bureau of Personnel - EAS

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144

 

Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to eoajobpostings@ocfs.ny.gov You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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