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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must currently be a permanent Licensed Master Social Worker 1, grade 20;
• Eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable to Licensed Master Social Worker 2 by the Department of Civil Service (Must also be within 2 salary grades of the targeted title).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (not mandatory):
• Experience working with individuals who have challenging behaviors and psychiatric disorders in addition to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
• Excellent oral and written communication and networking skills.
• Understanding of behavior support plans and data collection.
• Proficient computer and technology skills.
• Management reserves the right to determine the number of qualified candidates to be interviewed.
• At the time of offer, you must be ready to accept or decline the position.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The START Coordinator is the first point of contact for clients and the community. Coordinators link service providers with individuals in need, and work to improve the functioning of existing service elements in the community. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
• Maintain linkages and relationships with community partners to provide consultation to systems/teams as needed using best practices.
• Must successfully participate in and complete the START coordinator certification training within 12 months of employment. This includes the demonstration of competencies in all areas associated with START coordination.
• Ensure the coordination of support meetings and crisis plan development for individuals enrolled in NY START.
• Share on-call responsibilities on a rotational basis to ensure 24/7 telephonic and in-person response to crisis situations within two hours of call.
• Participate in recurring meetings with START leadership, clinical team, and Resource Center program.
• Develop Comprehensive Service Evaluations (CSEs), Cross-Systems Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plans (CSCPIPs), intake/assessments, admission/discharge summaries for the Therapeutic Resource Center and any other applicable documentation of services provided.
• Maintain an active caseload of approximately 20-30 individuals (actual number may vary depending on acuity level of cases and program goals).
• Understand the programmatic and cultural nuances found across different systems of care.
• Possess the vision to conceptualize the needs of individuals with I/DD outside of traditional institutional models of care and work holistically with individuals and systems.
• Ensure all documentation and SIRS data entry is complete and contemporaneous.
• Develop materials and present cases at Clinical Education Team meetings as assigned by the director or designee.
NOTE: Travel throughout the Hudson Valley catchment area will be required and at times may require travel to Taconic and/or Capital regions. You must have a valid driver’s license to apply as travel is a part of the duties involved in this position. This may include a state-owned vehicle, as available, or the employee’s own car. An employee who uses his/her own car will be reimbursed at current negotiated rates.
On-Call: Required - Shared on-call responsibilities to cover 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, both via telephone and in-person.
Additional Comments APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by January 30, 2019 to:
DDSOO – 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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• 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.
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• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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