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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/01/22

Applications Due08/15/22

Vacancy ID109643

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade20

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

Salary RangeFrom $67897 to $86140 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 To Be Determined

Street Address To Be Determined

City To Be Determined


Zip Code00000

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment;


Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year permanent competitive or 55-b/c service in this title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, candidates must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades of the Grade 20 level.


Temporary Appointment – In the event there is not a valid eligible list at this location, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the Licensed Master Social Worker 2 exam may submit a resume and if hired, will be appointed with temporary status.

Candidates must also submit an online application for the Licensed Master Social Worker examination. The examination announcement and the online application can be found at the following link:

Candidates appointed temporarily must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either A. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience; **

Or B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is not considered qualifying for these examinations.

** Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.


Under the supervision of the Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 2, the Residential School Transition Coordinator (RSTC) plays an integral role in facilitating planning for youth aging out of residential schools. The RSTC is responsible for coordinating the transition to adult OPWDD services for students aging out of residential school settings.
The RSTC will be expected to assist with this planning for students from across the 18 counties within the Hudson Valley, Taconic, and Capital Districts of Region 3.
Across the 18 counties within Region 3, approximately 147 students will aging out from these settings in 2022-2024 . This number is expected to grow as additional students are found to be eligible for OPWDD services.


• Will have continuous interface with residential schools, families/guardians, the individual, Central Office and provider agencies around the supports needed for transition from the residential school.
• Assists with person centered planning and ensuring connections to residential or in-home supports as well as ensuring identification of day services.
• Responsible for monitoring and upkeep of the residential age out data base.
• Participate in quarterly meetings for individual’s residing in residential schools to ensure awareness of current needs.
• Visit individuals at their residential schools to be familiar with theirs needs related to planning.
• May be needed to participate in Fair Hearings.
• Facilitate the sharing of information for youth aging out of residential schools with the Certified Residential Opportunities Committee.
• Involved in efforts to identify providers to plan and develop services including but not limited to, presentations at the Residential Opportunities Committee and involvement in the Letter of Interest (LOI) process.
• Ensure the required Preliminary Adult Service Plans are submitted timely and reviewed to ensure they meet the individual’s needs.
• Assist with completing Developmental Disabilities Profile 2 (DDP2) Assessments
• Assist with reviewing Higher Needs Funding applications

• Respond to requests for information from Leadership within time frames given.
• Complete other duties requested by DDPS2, DDPS4 and Deputy Director.

Region 3
(TBD Capital District, Hudson Valley or Taconic)
Office location to be discussed at time of interview

Capital District DDRO
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY 12304

Hudson Valley DDRO
9 Wilbur Road
Thiells, NY 10984

Taconic DDRO
38 Firemen’s Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Shift: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Some weekend and evening work will be required to meet programmatic needs.

Additional Comments
• 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.

• 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.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications and should fax a current resume to the Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office. Please provide your social security number for service certification and transfer eligibility determination process. Please be sure to include the vacancy number on this announcement on your resume:

Capital District DDSO
Human Resources Office
Building 1
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, New York 12304
Phone: 518-388-0838
Fax: 518-370-7536

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

Name Capital District DDSO Human Resources Office

Telephone 518-388-0838

Fax 518370-7536

Email Address


Street Capital District DDSO

500 Balltown Road - Building 1

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12304


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #22-1554 in all correspondence

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