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500 Balltown Road
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates must be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
For Provisional Appointment:
Candidates appointed provisionally must take a NYS Civil Service examination and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained. The next Civil Service examination for Standards Compliance Analyst 1 (Developmental Disabilities) has not been scheduled.
The minimum qualifications for this title are: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human services field* and two years of general experience** in an organization where your primary focus is providing services in a professional capacity to individuals with developmental disabilities.
*A degree in a human services field includes the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, social work, speech-language pathology, and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in art, dance, drama, music or physical education). Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, and speech communication) or human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, and human development). Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts and business.
**General experience in a professional capacity is having responsibility for development, implementation, oversight, monitoring and revision of individual program plans or having service provider experience. Examples of qualifying experience in a professional capacity are Medicaid service coordinator, habilitation coordinator, program coordinator, residential manager, registered nurse, occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, registered dietitian, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and doctor of medicine or osteopathy. Examples of non-qualifying general experience would be direct care experience (such as a direct support assistant or mental health therapy aide), developmental assistant, sleepover staff, shift supervisor of direct care staff and activities.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbents of these positions would be responsible for visiting and reviewing all day and residential programs certified by OPWDD, including all services provided under the Home and Community Based Services Waiver and contracts; interpreting regulations to providers; participating at exit conferences; and reviewing providers’ plans of corrective action.
The Standards Compliance Analysts (SCA) 1 (Developmental Disabilities) work under the supervision of the SCA 2 (DD) and receive direction as to what their assignments and responsibilities are, including monthly work schedules developed by the SCA 2 (DD).
The positions require extensive field work and travel. The incumbents must be on site during early mornings and evenings to observe activities at the programs. Some weekend visits are required, as is mandatory training in Albany and other locations. Surveyors are expected to learn and participate in all aspects of survey and certification activities for all program and service types. Extensive report writing is required. All visits and reports must be completed within time frames required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and the Division of Quality Improvement’s policies and procedures.
Additional Comments 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.
• 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
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44 Holland Avenue