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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/15/24

Vacancy ID152747

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2 CNYDDSO

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 Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 To Be Determined

Street Address

City

StateNY

Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications 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; **
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 position will serve as a Licensed Master Social Worker for a division within the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office 2. Divisions within the Regional Office include the following: Service Access (Front Door and Waiver Services), Eligibility, Self-Direction, Housing, Crisis, Property/Development, Fiscal, and Quality Management/Technical Assistance.
Regional Office 2 supports over 1,800 individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in 20 counties of NYS: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins.

#LI-AR1

Supports are provided via a network of approximately 110 agencies who are the direct providers of services. Travel to the three districts within Region 2 may be required, as well as intermittent travel to other areas of the state.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• As a member of the Crisis Department the incumbent will assist with mitigating crisis situations.
• Maintain knowledge and understanding of OPWDD policies and procedures. Review ADM’s, Protocols, Policies and Procedures as released and conduct training and ensure implementation.
• Represent the DDRO 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.
• Foster effective collaboration and communication with individuals, families, Care Coordination Organizations, agencies, Local Government Units, hospitals, schools, DSS, and other community stakeholders.
• Participate in the regular maintenance of the Region 2 Policy and Procedural Manual.
• Provide technical assistance to Care Coordination Organizations, OPWDD provider agencies, and other entities as appropriate.
• Manage multiple simultaneous projects, spreadsheets, and data in an organized and efficient manner.
• Assist with OPWDD Enrollments, Track Service requests and authorizations, Monitor TABs Reports as necessary.
• Travel/Site visits may be required.
• May provide Supervision to departmental staff as determined by need
• Additional tasks/duties/projects as assigned

Additional Comments TITLE: Licensed Master Social Worker 2

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1

SALARY GRADE: SG-20

SALARY: $69,934 - $88,721

NEGOTIATING UNIT: PEF

OFFICE/REGION: Region 2 –DDRO

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: Regional Office – Crisis Unit

LOCATION: 249 Glenwood Rd. or 51 Main St
Binghamton, NY 13905 Potsdam, NY 13676

187 N. Concourse or 401 Turin Street
N. Syracuse, NY 13212 Rome, NY 13440

SHIFT: 8:00am – 4:30pm
PASS DAYS: Sat/Sun

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position will serve as a Licensed Master Social Worker for a division within the Developmental Disabilities Regional Office 2. Divisions within the Regional Office include the following: Service Access (Front Door and Waiver Services), Eligibility, Self-Direction, Housing, Crisis, Property/Development, Fiscal, and Quality Management/Technical Assistance.
Regional Office 2 supports over 1,800 individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in 20 counties of NYS: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga, and Tompkins.

#LI-AR1

Supports are provided via a network of approximately 110 agencies who are the direct providers of services. Travel to the three districts within Region 2 may be required, as well as intermittent travel to other areas of the state.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• As a member of the Crisis Department the incumbent will assist with mitigating crisis situations.
• Maintain knowledge and understanding of OPWDD policies and procedures. Review ADM’s, Protocols, Policies and Procedures as released and conduct training and ensure implementation.
• Represent the DDRO 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.
• Foster effective collaboration and communication with individuals, families, Care Coordination Organizations, agencies, Local Government Units, hospitals, schools, DSS, and other community stakeholders.
• Participate in the regular maintenance of the Region 2 Policy and Procedural Manual.
• Provide technical assistance to Care Coordination Organizations, OPWDD provider agencies, and other entities as appropriate.
• Manage multiple simultaneous projects, spreadsheets, and data in an organized and efficient manner.
• Assist with OPWDD Enrollments, Track Service requests and authorizations, Monitor TABs Reports as necessary.
• Travel/Site visits may be required.
• May provide Supervision to departmental staff as determined by need
• Additional tasks/duties/projects as assigned

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; **
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.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

• 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.

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.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal CNY DDSO candidates submit PRF-1 form with cover letter/resume. All others submit cover letter and resume by 03/15/2024 to:


Central New York DDSO
Human Resources
8163 Gore Road
Rome, NY 13440
Fax: 315-339-0110 X208
E-mail: Centralny.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Please reference the above EOA # 24-81 in all correspondence.

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.
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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
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.
• 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

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address CentralNY.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 8163 Gore Rd

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

 

Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal CNY DDSO candidates submit PRF-1 form with cover letter/resume. All others submit cover letter and resume by 03/15/2024 to:


Central New York DDSO
Human Resources
8163 Gore Road
Rome, NY 13440
Fax: 315-339-0110 X208
E-mail: Centralny.Careers@opwdd.ny.gov

Please reference the above EOA # 24-81 in all correspondence.

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.
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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
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.
• 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

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