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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/20/19

Applications Due09/04/19

Vacancy ID73170

AgencyNew York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleAdvocacy Specialist 3

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Westchester

Street Address 445 Hamilton Ave, 5th Floor

City White Plains


Zip Code10601

Minimum Qualifications Possession of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field AND three years’ of experience working as an advocate or service provider in the fields of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health; OR a Master’s Degree in a human services field AND two years’ of experience as an advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health.

The preferred candidate will be an individual with at least three years of experience working with people with various types of disabilities in a variety of settings, experience working in disability rights, inter-governmental and community relations and cross systems collaborations and experience developing and delivering presentations and training.

Duties Description Duties will include, but are not limited to the following:
•Supervise 5 person team in regional office locations throughout the state.
•Provide technical assistance and develop processes and procedures necessary to promote and enhance the Individual and Family Support Unit and its functions.
•Manage the coordination of victim’s services during criminal cases and proceedings including direct assistance to individuals and families
•Modify processes as needed to enhance efficiency of response to family/individual concerns.
•Refer, coordinate and communicate with state oversight agencies when needed to facilitate responses to cases.
•Conduct outreach to parents, crime victim/law enforcement and self-advocacy groups.
•Supervise employees in the Individual and Family Support Unit, including Advocacy Specialist 2 staff within the unit.
•Assist in the implementation of grant-funded programs in support of the unit.

Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:

• Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
• Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
• Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
• Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
• Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
• Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
• Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Position eligible for $3026 annual location pay factor.

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

Name Human Resources/GS

Telephone 518-549-1316

Fax 518-549-0462

Email Address


Street Justice Center Human Resources

161 Delaware Avenue

City Delmar

State NY

Zip Code 12054


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics to and indicate the Position Title & Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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