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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/07/18

Applications Due09/21/18

Vacancy ID58753

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleYouth Program Supervisor

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade16

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

Salary RangeFrom $50722 to $64557 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address OPWDD - Western New York DDRO

1200 East & West Road

City West Seneca


Zip Code14224

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) years of experience supervising individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages enrolled in vocational/employment oriented programs. This experience should include the following functions: recruitment of participants, assessment and selection of candidates, development of community job opportunities, job training, classroom instruction, job coaching, counseling and community advocacy for employment opportunities for individuals with a developmental disability.

Duties Description The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), is seeking a Youth Program Supervisor to coordinate the Employment Training Program (ETP), designed to provide individuals with developmental disabilities with training and an on-the-job work experience that will lead to competitive employment.


As a Youth Program Supervisor, the responsibilities of the incumbent may include but are not limited to the following:

• Evaluate individual application packets for ETP acceptance and eligibility. Packets include Psychological or Psycho-Social Reports, Individualized Service Plans, Work History, Behavioral Plans, recommendations, and other information.
• Interview applicants and prepare interview summary, determine the applicant’s work readiness.
• Work with care managers, SEMP Provider Agencies, and residential staff to determine eligibility for ETP.
• Provide orientation and prepare the required employment documents for the applicant to become an OPWDD employee.
• Provide an ETP orientation to the accepted individuals outlining program requirements.
• Meet with families and individuals to discuss and outline a career plan for the individual. Determine family and individual employment expectations and provide a clear outline of the qualifications needed in a chosen field.
• Monitor provider agencies and the quality and quantity of service provided to the individuals in ETP. Collect service delivery data from providers and evaluate. Monitor job development and discovery services to assure timely completion and determine if these SEMP activities are benefiting the individual and advancing their employment goals.
• Review and approve the Discovery Report completed by Provider Agencies. Evaluate the information in the discovery report to determine work readiness and approve job development or recommend another service.
• Evaluate the work-site placements developed by providers to assure that the position matches the skills and abilities of the individual.
• Prepare and submit payroll by collecting time sheets and calculating the total hours worked.
• Visit job-sites and meet with employers to determine if an individual is meeting the expectations of the business.
• Conduct regular Job Readiness Classes with the curriculum provided. Add resources as needed.
• Schedule quarterly meetings with providers to review services. Facilitate these calls and highlight challenges and programmatic concerns.
• Provide technical assistance to SEMP and Pathway Providers.
• Support Central Office staff with reports, information and regular communication to assure data collection for statewide reporting.
• Work closely with school districts to assist in the transition of students from high school to OPWDD adult employment services. Meetings and regular communication with school district transition coordinators and teachers.
• Complete regular Progress Reports for every individual to determine their vocational progress and additional programmatic needs.
• Assist in the development of procedures and policies that shape employment services at OPWDD.
• Present at Transition Fairs as requested; attend statewide ETP meetings in Albany.
• Perform outreach and training of new SEMP and Pathway providers. New SEMP and Pathway providers require a great deal of assistance in understanding OPWDD regulations and ADM’s as well as what represents a quality service for an individual.
• Recommend/approve additional SEMP hours for an individual based on the individual’s need.
• Utilize the statewide ETP database and assure that the status of each individual in their program is accurate.
• Continually recruit and serve individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities who would like to obtain employment.

Additional Comments Please note:
• 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 Christopher Dix

Telephone 518-473-9689

Fax 518-474-9902

Email Address


Street OPWDD, Workforce and Talent Management

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingNOTE: Up to 50% travel; Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 5PM (some evenings, weekends and holidays required)

OTHER: Appointment to this position is pending Division of the Budget approval to fill.
Submit cover letter and résumé by September 21, 2018. Please reference the above EOA #2018-113 in all correspondence.

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