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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/01/22

Applications Due08/12/22

Vacancy ID109617

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSpeech Language Pathologist 2- 50% (part-time)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61582 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Part-Time

Part-time Percent 50%

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 20%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 20


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Westchester

Street Address Hudson Valley DDSOO - Article 16 Clinic

220 White Plains Road

City Tarrytown


Zip Code10591

Minimum Qualifications There is no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position.

Candidates must have one year of post-master's experience** as a Speech Language Pathologist AND New York State licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist; or American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification in Speech Language Pathology.

** This experience is NOT in addition to the experience required for licensure or certification. However, you must have had one full calendar year of experience.

Transfer Opportunity:

Currently serving as a permanent Speech Language Pathologist 2 eligible for transfer; OR One year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law.

Candidates interested in applying must complete the New York State Application ( and submit along with the résumé and cover letter.

Duties Description * (Salary will be pro-rated to 50% of annual salary)


Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Evaluate and manage swallowing disorders, coordinate, and carry out swallowing evaluations, and recommend diet consistencies and dining techniques for safety.
• Provide training to staff in choking prevention, dysphagia, aspiration, communication, as well as other important meal-related safety skills.
• Provides input to policies and procedures related to their discipline and consults with other disciplines with whom they work closely (Nursing, Nutritional Services, OT etc.).
• Develops an appropriate clinical treatment plan or plan of care to help improve, maintain, and restore communication skills. and related functions in their clients.
• Provide treatment to individuals to develop and strengthen muscles used to swallow and/or speak; teach individuals how to make sounds and improve their voices.
• Provides Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders.
• Work with the individual's caregivers/family and other professionals, provide education and training as needed.
• Maintains and enters clinical records in the agency's Electronic Health Record (EHR). Enters billing for services rendered in the EHR.
• Other duties as assigned

NOTE: Travel within the three-county catchment area will be required in the performance of the duties of the 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.


• Valid NYS Driver’s License

When applying, please furnish a current daytime telephone number.
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.


• Family and household member relationships: OPWDD policy may impact eligibility for this position. Employees are responsible for recognizing the relationship and not posting for positions where it would be a concern. Before you apply read Section 120.27 of the Region 3 Policy Manual. Please e-mail if you have you need help determining if this policy applies to you.

• CAPA: Must be cleared by the NYS Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment, if position requires working with minors and not previously cleared.

• 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 they need 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.

• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.

• 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé and license to:

Hudson Valley DDSOO Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 470
7 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984
Phone: 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5
Fax: 845-947-6189

Please reference the above EOA # 22-108 in all correspondence.

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

Name Hudson Valley DDSO Human Resources Dept.

Telephone 845-947-6000, option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street P.O. Box 470

7 Wilbur Road

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 22-108 in all correspondence

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