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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/13/24

Applications Due12/21/24

Vacancy ID150964

NY HELPNo

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSenior Physical Therapist

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rockland

Street Address 11 Wilbur Road

Jervis Clinic

City Thiells

StateNY

Zip Code10984

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Currently permanent in the title of Senior Physical Therapist.
OR
• Active and reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for Senior Physical Therapist.
OR
• Must be eligible for 70.1 transfer by way of current permanent status in a title deemed comparable by the NYS Department of Civil Service to the Senior Occupational Therapist AND meet the minimum qualifications.
*Must possess a License to practice as a Physical Therapist and one year of post-licensure physical therapy experience.
Promotion: one year of service as a Physical Therapist, and possession of a license and current registration to practice physical therapy in New York State.
OR
Open Competitive: Possession of a license and current registration to practice physical therapy in New York State; and one year of post-licensure experience as a physical therapist.

Duties Description POSITION DESCRIPTION:
A Senior Physical Therapist is a professional position requiring specialized education, experience, and licensure. Under general
supervision and as a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, Sr. Physical Therapists are licensed health care practitioners who
assist in, provide, and/or supervise the delivery of physical therapy treatment programs and services to individuals* in accordance with Article 136 of the Education Law to assist individuals restore, maintain, and improve physical movement and function, and limit or prevent disabilities resulting from disease or injury. Such treatment programs are rendered on prescription or referral of a physician.
The Senior PT would be assigned to the Article 16 Clinic and IPSIDD, and carry a caseload of treatment and evaluation cases,
concentrating mainly on Orange and Rockland counties.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• As prescribed or referred by a physician, evaluates individual’s needs for therapy based on functional performance.
• Develops treatment plans describing the treatment strategy, purpose, and anticipated outcomes.
• Supervises and conducts physical therapy activities.
• Works with individuals, family, caregivers, and community agencies to plan for continuity of care
upon discharge or movement to a less restrictive community-based setting.
• Evaluates and documents the progress of individuals.
• Member of the interdisciplinary treatment teams.
• Instructs other physical therapy staff and service providers in therapy techniques and objectives.

Additional Comments *Please note that the posted Hiring Salary includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 18 ($65,001), along with any special salary treatments in effect for this position
in this location, such Downstate Adjustment ($3,400). The posted maximum salary (Job Rate of $82,656) includes the previously stated Downstate Adjustment.

Additional Comments:
NY HELPS
This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). HELPS Program titles may be filled via a non-competitive appointment. This means that you do not need to take an exam to qualify, but you do need to meet the minimum qualifications of the title.
If you are hired under the HELPS Program, you will be first be appointed as a temporary employee. In June 2024, if you are performing successfully in the position, your appointment will be changed from temporary to permanent non-competitive. Once you are in permanent status, your official probationary period will begin, and you may take any promotion exam for which you are qualified. At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), employees hired under NY HELPS are expected to have their permanent non-competitive employment status converted to permanent competitive status. You will not have to take an exam to gain permanent competitive status.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 www.studentAid.gov/publicservice
• 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 at (518) 473-4785 or Email at accommodationrequests@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
NYS Offers Incredible Benefits!
• Savings programs such as the U.S. Savings Bond and the College Savings Plan.
• Voluntary pre-tax savings programs such as Health Care Spending Account and the Dependent Care Advantage Account offer employees options to pay for uncovered health care expenses or dependent care expenses.
• Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) an assessment and referral service that connects employees with local service providers and support services to address their personal needs.
• Life insurance and Disability insurance.
• The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan is a voluntary retirement plan that offers employees the option to invest a part of their salaries for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.
Paid Holidays and Leave
• Thirteen (13) paid holidays each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave initially.
• Five (5) days paid personal leave each year.
• Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave each year (PEF/CSEA), which may carry over from year to year.
• Up to three (3) days professional leave each year to participate in professional development events.
Health Care Coverage Employees and their eligible dependents can choose from a variety of affordable health insurance programs. Employees are provided family dental and vision plans at no extra cost.
Retirement Program Participate in The NYS Employees’ Retirement System (ERS), which is recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation. Professional Development and Education and Training NYS offers training programs and tuition assistance to eligible employees to maintain and increase their professional skills and prepare them for promotional opportunities. For more information, please visit https://goer.ny.gov/training-and-professional-development.
Additionally, the Public Service Workshops Program (PSWP) offers certain professional training opportunities for PEF represented and M/C designated employees that may grant continuing education credits towards maintaining professional licensure. For more information, please visit https://oer.ny.gov/public-service-workshops-program-pswp.
OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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Name DDSO - OPWDD - Region 4

Telephone 845-947-6000 Option 3 Option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address Hv.internal.apps@opwdd.ny.gov

Address

Street 7 Wilbur Road

Human Resources

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA Posting # 23-153R in all correspondence.

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