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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/27/18

Applications Due12/11/18

Vacancy ID61867

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3, Regional CNY DDSO Rome

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $53568 to $68192 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Oneida

Street Address Regional Office

101 West Liberty Street

City Rome

StateNY

Zip Code13440

Minimum Qualifications For Permanent Appointment: Current or previous one year permanent service as a Social Worker Assistant 3.

OR Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service List for this title; OR be a NY State Employee eligible to transfer via 70.1 of the Civil Service Law with one year of permanent service in the qualifying title. If you are qualified for transfer, please include your Social Security Number for service verification and transfer eligibility determination purposes.

Per Civil Service guidelines, should the Civil Service canvass result in less than 3 acceptors, provisional candidates may be considered.

FOR PROMOTIONAL PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:

You must be a qualified employee of New York State and have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2, Social Work Assistant 2 (Chinese language), Social Work Assistant 2 (Korean Language), or Social Work Assistant 2 (Spanish Language). Only the title(s) listed are qualifying. If appointed on provisional status, you must participate in the next Civil Service examination(s) and be a reachable candidate in order to obtain permanent status and maintain your position.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List

Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and one year of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic;

Or 2. three years of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic.



FOR OPEN COMPETITIVE PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:

Either A. a master’s degree in social work;

Or B. a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of post-bachelor’s social work experience**;

Or C. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and two years of post-bachelor’s social work experience.**

*For the purpose of these examinations, degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of: human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling).

Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: anthropology, archeology, communication, criminal justice, fine arts, philosophy, and political science.

**For the purpose of these examinations, qualifying social work experience involves activities such as assessing individual and family needs, strengths and limitations; assisting in the development of treatment plans; providing counseling to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping individuals and families access supportive services; coordinating and evaluating services, programs and support systems; and providing support, advocacy and referral as appropriate. Examples of non-qualifying experience include providing direct hands-on care to patients/consumers by assisting with bathing, dressing, mobility, eating, and other activities of daily living; transporting/accompanying patients/consumers to appointments or activities; planning, organizing and participating in recreational activities for patients/consumers, such as sports, games, creative arts, and/or clubs; and performing safety and/or security-related functions for a facility.

*For the purpose of these examinations, degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of: human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling).

Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: anthropology, archeology, communication, criminal justice, fine arts, philosophy, and political science.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The successful candidate for this position will:
• Possess an ability to communicate in a thorough, concise, accurate and professional manner both verbally and in writing, including the ability to speak in public for information sharing.
• Have experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities and families.
• Be flexible in their work schedule and able to adjust work hours to meet program needs and assist team members in response to urgent consumer/family needs.
• Demonstrate empathy, respect and warmth when interacting with those we serve and their families/advocates, colleagues within the Regional Office, as well as colleagues in Central Office, State Operations and the other Provider Agencies the RO is associated with along with the public at large.
• Working know base of NY CRR 633.12 and OPWDD’s Community Placement is preferred.
• Proficiency with Word, Excel and CHOICES is preferred.
• Have demonstrated an ability to manage time well and work independently, including having shown an ability to travel to and from various sites in a reasonable amount of time, ensuring that OPWDD and the Regional Office is consistently represented in a manner which exemplifies professionalism and honors the public trust.
• Possess a positive work history (E-file).
• Possess an acceptable attendance record as specified in CNY DDSO’s T&A Policy.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This position will be part of the CNY RO Manage Care, CCO, Waiver and Provider Support team.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Responsible for follow up on behalf of the Regional Office when complaints and issues from outside entities and families are received that require the Regional Office’s attention.
• Conduit for on-going communication within the district with Voluntary Provider Agencies to ensure service delivery conformity.
• Responsible to ensure that Voluntary Agency Providers are providing services to individuals in accordance with OPWDD Regulations
• Liaison between the Regional Office and the Bureau of Program Certification.
• Attend County Developmental Disabilities Sub-committee meetings.
• Act as the Regional Office HCBS Settings Liaison.
• Attend meetings as requested by the Team Leader.
• Serve as the Regional Office’s NY CRR 633.12 Liaison.
• Other duties as assigned.


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 cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street Central NY DDSO

101 West Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 12/11/2018 and include EOA # 18-252 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email: cny.jobs@opwdd.ny.gov.

Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions 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.


Public Service Loan Forgiveness: If you are employed by state 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 regarding PSLF please visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice.


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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