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Minimum Qualifications TRANSFER QUALIFICATION:
• Any current Developmental Assistant 3.
• Any permanent employee eligible for 70.1 transfer,
• Anyone currently reachable for appointment on the NYS Department of Civil Service list.
• In the event that there is not a valid list, candidates who meet the qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment.
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
• You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Developmental Assistant 1, Developmental Assistant 1 (In Residence Model),* Developmental Assistant 2, Senior Licensed Nurse 2 or Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide 2. After one year of the service described above, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Treatment Team Leader responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Providing ongoing oversight of all Direct Care staff.
• Conducting investigations. Ensuring the completion of incident reports and the submission of accurate supporting investigative documentation to the QI department, as well as the Group Home TTL within the required time frame. The candidate will also ensure that appropriate notifications are made including but not limited to the Justice Center, Willow-brook liaisons and family members.
• Collaborating with the Staffing Coordinator to ensure sufficient staffing patterns.
• Ensuring that all Direct Care staff are in compliance with all applicable trainings.
• Serving as a member of each Individual’s Residential Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
• Creating a schedule to have a presence in each residence on a weekly basis.
• Providing oversight over the completion of Times, staffing schedules, overtime and days off for subordinate staff.
• Providing oversight of the system to monitor mandated overtime for subordinate staff.
• Monitoring staff trainings and work with Workforce and Talent Management to schedule Direct Care staff for trainings as mandated.
• Ensuring that fire drills are conducted as required and documented accurately.
• Ensuring that all personal care needs of the individuals are met.
• Assisting to ensure the recommendations derived from investigations are fulfilled, and confirmation submitted to the QI Department, as required.
• Providing oversight of finances including personal allowance, Group Home petty cash expenditures
• Providing oversight of maintenance needs and ensures that Facility Max request(s) are submitted timely, as needed.
• Reviewing environmental needs and ensures the submission of purchase requests, as needed.
• Performing administrative activities related to the daily operation of work-sites.
• Ensuring compliance with all DQI and DOH regulatory requirements.
• Conducting investigations, as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments Please note:
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored. Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work with fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA) If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.
• If you are employed by the 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/public service.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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