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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/23/19

Applications Due09/04/19

Vacancy ID73324

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleSocial Work Assistant 3 - Plattsburgh or Tupper Lake

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade17

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

Salary RangeFrom $53568 to $68192 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 Clinton

Street Address 7242 State Rte 9

Suite 101

City Plattsburgh


Zip Code12901

Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunities: Any permanent Social Work Assistant 3 OR
Any person eligible for 70.1 transfer

Promotional Opportunities: Any person eligible for appointment from the civil service list

Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications below may be qualified for a provisional appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: For qualified employees of NYS: On or before the date of the written test, you must have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2, Social Work Assistant 2 (Spanish Language), or Social Work Assistant 2 (Manual Communications).
For all other qualified individuals: Either 1. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area* and one year of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic;
Or 2. three years of permanent competitive 55-b/55-c service as a Social Work Assistant 2 or parenthetic.
*For the purpose of these examinations, degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of: human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling).

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, candidates must have either:
A. a master’s degree in social work;
B. a bachelor’s degree in social work and one year of post-bachelor’s social work experience;
C. a bachelor’s degree or higher in a human service area and two years of post-bachelor’s social work experience.


Under the supervision of the DDRO Region 2 DDPS I Self Direction (SD) Team Leader, the candidate will perform the role of Self-Direction Specialist for the six counties of the Sunmount region. The primary function of this role is to assist people with developmental disabilities in enrolling in and maintaining a Self-Direction Plan to ensure provision of their services in the most person-centered manner possible.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

• Provide daily support, training and technical support to Voluntary Provider Agencies in all matters relating to the Self-Direction Program
• Review and approve Self-Direction Budgets
• Provision of trainings as needed and assisting individuals, families and staff to ensure timely provision of services
• Be a member of the Self-Direction team – tracking Self-Directed Budgets & Services
• Assist in processing of individuals seeking to Self-Direct their supports and services
• Follow Self-Directed Guidance and provide technical support
• Become knowable of ADM (Administrative Memorandum) of Self-Directed Services
• Work with Region 2 Self-Direction Liaisons & statewide liaison
• Facilitates Self-Direction and Front Door meetings and trainings
• Provide training and technical support to Brokers/Fiscal Intermediary on the Person Centered Planning Self-Direction template and other related training needs
• Work with Self-Direction Team in maintaining current Self-Direction Plans.
• Assist in plan modifications and revisions
• Facilitate broker training – provide daily technical support to brokers
• Act as a liaison to families, Care Managers, agencies and Fiscal Management Serve in the provision of Individual Community Supports
• Outreach for new brokers
• Outreach to Care Managers families and provider agencies so that they are familiarized with Self-Direction and the process to obtain other Self-Directed services
• Member of the Quality Review Team
• Be subject to additional duties related to the Managed Care Transition
• Regular travel within the six-county district, and on occasion outside the district for trainings, meetings and other assignments
• Other duties as assigned

Additional Comments LOCATION: Sunmount Regional Office
Plattsburgh or Tupper Lake Office
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and resume by September 4, 2019 to:
Sunmount – OHRM
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA #19-151 in all correspondence.

Please Note:
• 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.
• 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 maintain eligibility.
• 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 he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-9689 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

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

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #19-151 in all correspondence.

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