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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/27/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152300

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $59724 to $76029 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 25%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Monroe

Street Address 620 Westfall Rd

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code14620

Minimum Qualifications Must be in title or on the Civil Service eligible list for this location or be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 in a designated title determined by the New York State Department of Civil Service

Duties Description This position will serve as a Social Work Assistant 3 for a division of the Service Access Program Implementation and Stakeholder Support- Regional Field Office (SPSRFO). Divisions within the Regional Field Office include the following: Service Access (Front Door and Waiver Services), Eligibility, Self-Direction, Housing, Crisis, Property/Development, Fiscal, and Quality Management/Technical Assistance.

Through the five Regional Field Office(s) with OPWDD over 130,000 individuals are supported through collaboration and engagement with over 700 voluntary providers, 6 State Operated Development Disabilities Service Operation Offices, and 7 Care Coordination Service Organizations. Region Field Office oversight encompasses 13 specific districts throughout NYS as noted below:

Regional Field Office 1 has oversight in Finger Lakes and Western NY
Regional Field Office 2 has oversight in Sunmount, Central NY, and Broome
Regional Field Office 3 has oversight in Capital, Taconic and Hudson Valley
Regional Field Office 4 has oversight in Manhattan/Bronx (Metro), Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Regional Field Office 5 has oversight in Long Island

Under the supervision of the Unit Supervisor, the function of the position provides essential services for the Regional Field Office and coincides with the expectations of the core mission of OPWDD to provide necessary services to individuals with disabilities. As a Unit Liaison, the incumbent will perform administrative duties related to the operation of the Self Direction Unit, including assisting with planning, development, implementation, operation, and authorization, keeping apprised of new initiatives as well as keeping current with changes in existing programs.

Occasional evening and/or weekend work may be needed to meet organizational needs. Occasional travel within the 17-county region may be required.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
• Have proficient computer skills including data entry, use of databases, spreadsheets, and Microsoft products such as word, TEAMS and SharePoint.
• Assist the Department Lead with receiving, reviewing, and processing service requests, this may include self-direction budgets, requests for waiver services via authorizations and/or amendments, in addition to housing subsidies.
• Maintain knowledge and understanding of OPWDD policies and procedures. Review ADM’s, Protocols, Policies and Procedures as released and conduct training and ensure implementation. Emphasis in Self Direction, HCBS Waiver Services and Family Support Services is necessary.
• Represents the Regional Field Office in local & statewide meetings regarding OPWDD Services and changes in the service delivery systems.
• Assist and Participate in any Regional Office Quality Review and Quality Assurance as related to OPWDD service authorization
• Participate in local and statewide meetings and other trainings and workgroups as indicated. Public Speaking is required as a facilitator with Self Direction Information Session and training with providers such as fiscal intermediaries and support brokers.
• Foster effective collaboration and communication with individuals, families, Care Coordination Organizations, agencies, Local Government Units and other community stakeholders.
• Participate in the regular maintenance of the Regional Field Office’s Policy and Procedural Manual.
• Provide technical assistance to Care Coordination Organizations and OPWDD provider agencies as needed.
• Process OPWDD Service Terminations as necessary
• Assist with OPWDD Enrollments, Track Service requests and authorizations, Monitor TABS Reports as necessary, and Process DDP1s via CHOICES as related to Department Services
• Participate in Statewide Community Of Practice (COP) Calls such as Self-Direction and Housing COPs
• Travel/Site visit to programs and agencies may be required
• Additional tasks/duties/projects as assigned


Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by 5pm on 3/13/2024 COB to:

OPWDD Region 1 – Finger Lakes Campus
Posting Department - HRMO
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
FL.HRBids@opwdd.ny.gov
FAX #: (585) 461-8952
**Please reference the above EOA #24-040 in all correspondence**

Please note:
• 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.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or email accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.

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Name Finger Lakes OPWDD Human Resources

Telephone 5854618800

Fax 585-461-8952

Email Address fl.human.resources@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 620 Westfall Rd

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by 5pm on 3/13/2024 COB to:

OPWDD Region 1 – Finger Lakes Campus
Posting Department - HRMO
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
FL.HRBids@opwdd.ny.gov
FAX #: (585) 461-8952
**Please reference EOA #24-040 in all correspondence**

Please note:
• 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.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.
• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or email accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.


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