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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must currently be a permanent Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 4;
2. Must be active and reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 4;
3. Must be eligible for 52.6 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Developmental Disabilities
Program Specialist 4 by the New York State Department of Civil Service;
4. Qualified for provisional* appointment.
NOTE: *Provisional appointments will only be considered if there are insufficient In-Title and/or Civil Service List candidates.
? When applying, please furnish a current daytime telephone number. You should include any references to experiences and training related.
? Management reserves the right to determine the number of qualified candidates to be interviewed.
? Experience in the above-mentioned areas is a plus.
Duties Description ? The DDPS4 will exercise administrative responsibility for 50 residential homes and 2 Day Habilitation Programs in the Rockland & Westchester Counties catchment area.
? Will assist in the oversight of a large number of staff in direct care, clinical, and administrative support titles as well as direct supervisory responsibility for 6 Treatment Team Leaders.
? Oversight responsibility extends to management of staffing and fiscal resources, addressing physical plant issues, and ensuring that all programs comply with all regulatory requirements.
? Responsible for the management of residential vacancies ensuring that individuals in priority need of services are screened for existing and anticipated vacancies and ensuring that the placement process proceeds actively.
? Serve as Administrator on call on a rotational basis.
? Will be required to visit homes and day program sites on a weekly basis and document such visits.
? Develop strong working relationship with families and advocates, other department heads, the union leadership, the Board of Visitors, CAB representatives, the Division of Quality Management, and others who are involved with the individuals or with the overall operation of the homes.
? Participate as a member of the DDSOO’s leadership team and provide dynamic leadership to the residential teams in the district.
? Other duties as assigned.
Details to be discussed at interview.
Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by January 22, 2019, to:
DDSOO 4 – Hudson Valley
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5
Please reference the above EOA # in all correspondence.
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