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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/13/24

Vacancy ID152403

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $69934 to $88721 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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? No

County New York

Street Address 930 Willowbrook Road, Bldg. 12G

Service Access Unit/Local School Transition Coordinator

City Staten Island

StateNY

Zip Code10314

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be 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;

OR

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.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION

This function is one of the hallmarks of the Core Mission of OPWDD because it relates to the quality of life for individuals transitioning from the Board of Education into Adult Services. Region 4 provides high quality, person-centered services, supports to over 1000 transition individuals with developmental disabilities annually. The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) Division of Service Access, Program Implementation, Stakeholder and Supports seeks a Licensed Masters Social Worker, 2, who will act in a supervisory role for Region 4 Local School Transition Coordinators.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

1. Provide supervisory oversight, training, and support to R4 LSTCs

2. Assist with reviewing and assessing needs for services to family/individual transitioning out of their school district into services with OPWDD

3. Communicate with key stakeholders, including staff in various departments in the Regional Office, Central Office, Care Management Agencies and Voluntary Provider Agencies.

4. Provide Front Door Information Sessions on site, communities and in schools.

5. Provide trainings, education and outreach to school districts in Region 4

6. Work with district personnel in identifying upcoming graduates, schedule Front Door Sessions and assist with Service acquisition

7. Track caseload using Front Door Spreadsheet and compile reports of transitioning students to interested parties.

8. Participate in meetings with school district personnel, voluntary providers, advocacy organizations and other State agencies

9. Act as the regional Lead in organizing and following up with requests for community activities to promote Transition and Information Sharing about OPWDD services.

10. Troubleshoot problems and follow up with Executive Correspondences as well as Infoline inquiries.

11. Additional duties may be assigned to assist in supporting Regional Office operations.

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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 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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov 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 https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development.

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 https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.

• 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 Metro NY DDSO

Telephone

Fax 646-766-3491

Email Address Metro.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 24 Halsey Street

Human Resources Office

City Bronx

State NY

Zip Code 10461

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by March 13, 2024, and reference EOA #2024-501 on all correspondence.

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