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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/07/18

Applications Due08/21/18

Vacancy ID57824

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2 - CNY DDSO Rome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $62726 to $79577 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address 101 West Liberty Street

187 Northern Concourse

City Rome - Syracuse


Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reachable on the current Civil Service List for Licensed Master Social Worker 2
Permanent service as a Licensed Master Social Worker 2
Eligible to 70.1 transfer to a Licensed Master Social Worker 2 title
Provisional Appt: Candidates must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post-licensure professional social work experience.


• Ability to perform duties as outlined above.
• Possess an acceptable attendance record.
• Possess an understanding of intellectual disabilities and needs of the individuals we serve.
• Possess understanding of person centered planning as well as experience and active participation in an interdisciplinary treatment team.
• Ability to travel to and from various sites in a reasonable amount of time.
• Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams.


To plan, monitor, and report all individuals’ movement within the eight counties of CNY DSO. This includes attending Regional/State Ops Placement Focus Group meetings and maintaining priorities for CNY internal movements and new admissions to CNY DSO. Travel throughout the districts is expected. Mileage is compensated per Office of State Comptroller rules and regulations.


1. Monitors, tracks, and reports all individual movement within the eight counties of the Central New York DSO. This includes maintaining priorities for CNY DSO administration and keeping administration updated regarding residential placement needs.
2. Attend weekly Placement Focus Group Meeting with Regional Office staff and State Operations staff to identify and manage all residential vacancies.
3. Work with State Operation teams and Regional Office staff to ensure placement procedures are followed.
4. Work with Regional and State Operations staff to find appropriate placement options for aging-out individuals, out-of-district persons, the forensic population, and all other high needs individuals.
5. Work closely with the Broome District to help foster appropriate placements of individuals to a less restrictive residential setting.
6. Help State Operated Teams move individuals from current State Operated IRAs to less restrictive settings.
7. Meet with State Operations and Regional Office staff to routinely fine tune the screening and placement process.
8. Work with Regional Office staff to review all referral packets to help identify appropriate placement options.
9. Work with State Operations to repurpose current IRAs to help keep all individuals safe and maximize independence.

Additional Comments Questions about this position can be referred to Leona Cookinham, Deputy Director at 315-336-2300 ext 246.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone 315-336-2300 ext. 578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address


Street Central NY DDSO

101 West Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13340


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 08/21/2018 and include EOA # 18-159 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email:

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