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Minimum Qualifications Permanent service as a Social Work Assistant 3 in a New York State agency eligible for transfer
At least one year of permanent service in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer pursuant to Civil Service Law
Reachable on the current New York State Civil service list for Social Work Assistant 3
FOR PROVISIONAL APPOINTMENT:
Must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and one year of post-Bachelor’s experience in social work; or a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a human service area and two years of post-Bachelor’s experience in social work
Duties Description The candidate selected for this position will act as the Residential School Transition Coordinator (with
primary responsibility for managing ACS transitions). The incumbent’s duties will include but are not
limited to the following:
• Ensure that individuals aging out of residential schools receive appropriate OPWDD adult
• Assist with managing ACS transition cases as assigned
• Participate in weekly and monthly meetings, both in person, by phone, or by video conference
with relevant stakeholders related to the transition of individuals from residential settings to
OPWDD adult services
• Work closely with the Eligibility Team to ensure those in residential schools meet OPWDD criteria
to receive services
• Follow the Front Door process including updating the Eligibility Assessment and Authorization
• Provide information to providers on the Higher Needs Funding process, including administering or
updating the DDP2
• Visit Residential Schools both in state and out of state for upcoming graduates as needed
• Maintain dialog with families, both in writing and over the phone regarding their child and the placement process
• Review Preliminary Adult Services Plan/Behavioral Plan to ensure the needs of the individual will be met by the OPWDD Adult Residential Opportunity. If the plan is not approved, work with the agency to ensure corrections are made
• Send referrals for residential placement and Day Services to appropriate agencies.
• Maintain/record case planning activities in the AO database
• Assist with data management and reporting for individuals transitioning from residential schools to OPWDD adult services, using Excel, Citrix, and relevant databases.
• Will cover assigned cases within NYC Region 4
Additional Comments Please note:
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com
• 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
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