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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of a Master’s Degree in a mental hygiene discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, psychology, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, education or nursing), hospital administration, business or public administration or other area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science, statistics, quantitative research; OR a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada; AND five years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed above and seven years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a setting whose purpose is to serve the needs of a developmentally disabled population by delivering individualized and customized services. Seven years of this experience must be at a leadership level with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Duties Description The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is looking for a forward thinking leader who is capable of informing and executing strategic decisions at both the organization and system level to serve as the Director of DDSOO Region 2.
The ideal candidate for this position will share OPWDD's commitment to advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities as well as advancing and enhancing services and supports. In line with our dedication to "Putting People First," they will also provide leadership, commitment, and support to State Operations Office staff as well as to individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, local government and other stakeholders.
As a member of the Region’s State Operated Leadership Team, the Director ensures that state-operated services are delivered in a safe, efficient, and effective manner; and promotes the agency’s dedication to innovation in providing individualized community-based services that empower individuals to live richer lives. This position serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of OPWDD.
DDSOO Region 2, Broome and Central New York districts, provides services to people with developmental disabilities who reside in the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Tioga, and Tompkins. Travel to all counties within the district will be required and there is the potential for occasional travel to other areas of the state.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Associate Deputy Commissioner, DDSOO, the Director is responsible for the oversight and management of state-operated services including residential, clinical, and community-based day program services within DDSOO Region 2. In this capacity, the incumbent oversees more than 4,000 employees assigned to 14 counties within the region, manages the utilization and deployment of personnel across all assignments, compliance with Medicaid service standards, as well as the accountability for all non-personal service spending.
Additional Comments Please note:
• 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
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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