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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 09/07/21

Applications Due09/21/21

Vacancy ID90939

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDevelopmental Assistant 3

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $58661 to $70946 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Tuesday through Saturday<br />Sunday and Monday pass days

Hours Per Week 40


From 7 AM

To 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Queens

Street Address Extended Treatment Unit

80-45 Winchester Boulevard, House 8

City Queens Village


Zip Code11428

Minimum Qualifications Reachable on the current Civil Service List for the title.
Transfer in title: Current or previous permanent service as a DA 3 --Salary Grade 17

70.1 Promotion/Transfer Qualifications: One-year permanent service in a qualifying title
at SG15 or above. Examples include Habilitation Specialist 2, Rehab Counselor 1 and any other comparable titles.


Under the supervision of a Treatment Team Leader, the incumbent will be responsible for supervision of Direct Support Professionals and Individuals residing in the Extended Treatment Unit in accordance with ICF/483 regulations

The Developmental Assistant 3 duties include but not limited to

- Supervise Developmental Assistant 2s and Developmental Assistant Trainees.
- The DA3 will ensure that all DSPs and supervisors carry out all their responsibilities including daily documentation of all Active Treatment goals, community inclusions activities.
- Utilizing the EHR and/or paper documentation.
- The incumbent will ensure adequate staff coverage is maintained in accordance with ICF/483 and 624 regulations.
- The incumbent will be coordinating the staffing schedules with the Staffing office as staffing minimums change due to census or increased supervision level of an individual.
- The DA3 will be an active participant of the Treatment team.
- The DA 3 will ensure performance and probationary evaluations are completed and submitted in a timely manner
- Time and Attendance with overtime monitoring.
- Duties may also include supervision of individuals in ADL Skills, habilitation, community inclusion/integration and recreation programs. All candidates must be current in all mandated trainings.
- Preferred prior OPWDD ICF/483 experience.

Additional Comments 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 on PSLF, please visit

• 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 Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
? 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.
? In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Extended Treatment Unit (OPWDD)

The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and King’s County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, are in the process of developing two specialized programs designed specifically to provide intervention and treatment for individuals who are both dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness/behavioral health needs, and who in are in an active period of psychiatric/behavioral health crisis. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria will receive admission to the King’s County Hospital (KCH) psychiatric inpatient unit (IU) where they will participate in approximately six-weeks of crisis intervention and intensive treatment.

In cases where additional active treatment is warranted, OPWDD will provide further specialized psychiatric and behavioral habilitation services for up to six-months through the Extended Treatment Unit (ETU). The OPWDD ETU provides specialized psychiatric and behavioral habilitative services for up to twelve individuals at any given time. Services at the ETU maintain a focus on continuous assessment, active treatment and discharge planning to assure a successful return to the individual’s home or community-based setting following treatment. The OPWDD ETU staff will be provided with specialized training alongside professional clinicians dedicated to the treatment milieu. In addition, the NY START (Systemic Therapeutic Assessment Resources and Treatment) program (I/DD and behavioral health specialist) will consultant with both the KCH IU and the OPWDD ETU (ICF under 483 regulations).

Active Treatment, Appropriate Behavior and Community inclusion will be the main focus of the ETU individuals. The individualized activities will mostly be in the community except for ADL skill training (meal prep, etc) as needed. The goal is to get the individuals stabilized acclimated to the community and discharged back to their Home/IRA ASAP no longer than 6 mos.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Kion Patterson


Fax (718) 264-3436

Email Address


Street Bernard Fineson Human Resources Office

80-45 Winchester Boulevard, P.O. Box 280507, Bldg 80

City Queens Village

State NY

Zip Code 11428


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA# 2021-052 on all correspondence when submitting resume and/or cover letter.

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