Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 10/22/21
Applications Due: 11/05/21
Vacancy ID: 93268

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Worker Assistant 2- CNY DDSO

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $48237 to $61575 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Onondaga

Street Address Fayette St. Offices

1001 W. Fayette St Suite 5B

City Syracuse


Zip Code13204

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current or previous one-year permanent service as a Social Worker Assistant 2 (who meets QIDP standards)

70.1 Transfer Quals:

One year of permanent service in a direct care/paraprofessional/or professional title - Grade 12 or higher (who meets QIDP standards).

Provisional Qualifications:
Either: 1. A bachelor’s degree or higher in social work; or
2. A bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area and One year of post-bachelor’s experience in social work
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.

Duties Description Position Description:

Selected candidate will serve as the Family Care Liaison. Travel will be necessary.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Enhance and maintain social functioning of Family Care Providers as well as the individuals in the home
• Develop service plans specific to individuals needs and valued outcomes
• Participate in monthly family care home visits and LP meetings as scheduled
• Oversee all aspects of each family care home and it’s requirements as stated in the family care manual
• Act in crisis situations as a team member to facilitate individual’s health and safety
• Must possess good interpersonal skills, good oral skills, and written communication skills as well as good listening skills
• Ensures all fiscal and other provider needs and concerns are addressed and are met consistent with the needs of the individuals in the home
• Acts as a direct link and contact for the Family Care Provider to the community and MSC agency

Additional Comments Questions about this position can be referred to Rebecca Leo, TTL at (315) 425-5305.

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

Contact Information

Name Central New York DDSO

Telephone 315-336-2300 ext 578

Fax 315-338-0443

Email Address


Street Central New York DDSO

101 W. Liberty Street

City Rome

State NY

Zip Code 13440


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit a cover letter and resume by 11/5/2021 and include EOA # 21-166 on all correspondence to: Central NY DDSO, Human Resources, 101 W. Liberty Street, Rome, NY 13440 or email:

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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.
• 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.