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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/20/21

Applications Due11/04/21

Vacancy ID93133

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleCoordinator Hard to Place Children's Activities

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade662

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $91365 to $115490 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - Council on Children and Families

52 Washington Street, West Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
? Master’s degree in social work, psychology, public policy, political science, public health, sociology, or other related human service degree program and eight years of experience working in a residential setting, case management, special education, service coordination or a county-level service delivery system such as a local department of social services or mental hygiene agency.
? Comprehensive understanding of New York State’s child-serving systems and agencies and both the state and local levels.
? A minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience.
? Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
? Ability to organize, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, be flexible and work as part of a team.
? Computer proficiency.
? Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans.

Duties Description The Director of the Bureau of Interagency Coordination and Case Resolution supervises two staff who assist families and local and regional state agencies with finding appropriate services when all program options and dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted at the local and regional levels. The role of the Bureau is to minimize delays in arranging services or placements and resolve barriers that impede timely service delivery or placement. This position will involve frequent written and oral communications with a wide variety of people, including health, education and human services state and local agencies; executive, management and practitioner-level staff; community-based organizations; and the public. In addition, this position represents the Council on state interagency advisory councils, task forces and workgroups.
This position will be responsible for the following:
? Manage and provide leadership and supervision to staff in the Bureau of Interagency Coordination and Case Resolution in resolving placement and service issues/disputes.
- Review trends and characteristics of the children and families referred to determine emerging systemic issues, patterns and barriers to children and youth timely accessing services and placements.
- Promote qualitative professional/personal development of staff through supervision & training opportunities.
- Oversight of the Bureau’s database – system of record for children and family cases
- Meet and visit with (virtual or through conference calls) leadership of voluntary agencies, residential schools, county agencies and out-of-state providers to discuss referrals and residential programming.

? Coordinate collection of information with principal state agencies for development of the annual Out-of-State Residential Placements Report submission by the Council to the Legislature and Governor.
- Collect data and draft the annual report and presentations to the field.
- Respond to inquiries and requests for information regarding out-of-state placements.
- Plan and visit Out-of-State Residential Programs with agency partners
- Assist leadership with the Commissioner’s Cross Systems Deputy-level Workgroup meetings by preparing agendas and facilitating follow-up items

? Represent the Council on state interagency advisory councils, committees and workgroups including those addressing minority populations, undocumented residents, race & equity issues, economic, racial and social justice issues, cultural & linguistic competence, and disproportionality & disparities.

Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - MAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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