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Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Open Competitive - You must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment.
Transfer Opportunity – You must be a New York State employee with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer;
you must be a New York State employee eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. In order to qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, you must have one year of permanent status in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.
Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee is a continuous recruitment examination. The minimum qualifications are High School Diploma, GED or higher, or a Direct Support Professional Certification from an accredited public or private organization and a valid Driver’s License. If you are not on the current eligible list please mail a NYS-APP#4 20-151 & 20-152 (http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/20-151&20-152.pdf ) to Name of DDSO Developmental Disabilities State Operations Office, Address or call Phone Number to register for an upcoming examination. If you are a current OPWDD employee, please mail the transition examination application, NYS-APP#4, 10-026 & 10-027 (http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/10-026&10-027.pdf ) to the location mentioned above. You can view the complete examination announcement here http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/decentralized/20-151.cfm
Duties Description As a Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee, you would participate in a traineeship ranging from 9 to 15 months, depending on your ability to demonstrate competency in certain critical performance areas of consumer care. The traineeship includes a wide range of learning experiences in the provision of care for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in a secure setting. You will be required to successfully complete all mandated trainings. At the successful completion of your traineeship, you will advance without further examination to Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide, Salary Grade 11.
As a Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee or Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide, you would assist in the habilitation and care of individuals with developmental disabilities living in an OPWDD secure unit. These individuals may exhibit criminal and offending behaviors, have severely deviant behaviors, and/or be dangerous to themselves or others. You would be responsible for providing these individuals with a safe and secure environment and assisting in the implementation of their habilitation plan. You must be able to stand, bend, stretch, lift, and participate in physical interventions. To learn more about what direct support professionals do on the job every day, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnK4z3KAqtE
Salary range above features hiring rate of Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee (SG-10) and the job rate of Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide (SG-11).
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Notes on Applying• 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
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice