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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 individuals with developmental disabilities 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 can execute strategic decisions at both the organization and system level to serve as the Director of State Operations Office Region 6. The ideal candidate will have experience serving individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities (ID/DD). This position serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of OPWDD.
The State Operations Office Region 6 supports people with developmental disabilities who reside in the following the associated counties: the borough of Queens, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Travel to all counties in the DDSOO will be required. There is the potential for occasional travel to other areas of the state.
The individual selected will serve at the executive level and provide a leadership role for the State Operations Office. The selected candidate will report to the Associate Deputy Commissioner, Division of Service Delivery, State Operations Offices and work with Deputy Directors and other management team members to foster and support a collaborative workforce to ensure excellent quality in state-operated program standards.
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,” he/she will also provide leadership, commitment, and support to State Operations Office staff of over 1,200 people, in over 220 programs, a specialized inpatient short-term treatment unit serving individuals dually diagnosed with I/DD and serious mental illness.as well as to 1,000 individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, OPWDD Regional Office staff, voluntary provider agencies, local government and other stakeholders.
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 6. In this capacity, the incumbent oversees more than 1200 employees assigned to all 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.
• This position has been designated as “Policy Influencing” by the New York State Civil Service Commission. As such, the incumbent of this position would serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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