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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/21/21

Applications Due11/03/21

Vacancy ID93173

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleLicensed Psychologist (Western NY)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade25

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

Salary RangeFrom $97412 to $108935 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 Erie

Street Address 1200 East and West Road

City West Seneca


Zip Code14224

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. One year of permanent service as a Licensed Psychologist and be eligible for lateral transfer;


2. Eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law AND be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State.
For eligible 70.1 transfer information, visit the Career Mobility Office at:


3. On or before the date of filing your application, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice psychology in New York State.

Duties Description JOB DESCRIPTION:

Licensed Psychologist will work closely with the department to ensure high quality psychological service delivery to individuals residing in State Operated Group Homes and family care. The Licensed Psychologist will serve on committees requiring a licensed clinician at the discretion of the Chief Psychologist. This job also includes, but it not limited to, providing any assessment and oversight of items needing a license, carry a small caseload of IRAs, supervise non-licensed clinicians, conduct risk management, individual clinical therapy and diagnosis, leading groups, curriculum management and creation, and special projects assigned by the Chief Psychologist. Eligible candidates much have licensure in place. One year or more of experience with developmental disabilities in the NYS system is preferred.


• Provide clinical supervision to two to five master’s level psychologists in Southern Region
• Streamline psychological processes and provide instruction on all issues related to Electronic Health Record implementation
• Conduct psychological evaluations for Shared Decision-Making Committee, Health Care Proxy, and End of Life decisions
• Carry a small case load of two to four Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) homes and develop, implement, monitor and revise behavioral support plans and all supporting processes and documentation that goes with residential and billable clinical services for the individuals residing in these IRAs
• Co-lead therapy groups serving individuals in state operations
• Oversight and management of compliance with regulatory processes associated with the function of an OPWDD psychologist.
• Represent the psychology discipline on various committees and workgroups serving individuals in state operations
• Develop and present clinical trainings as needed.
• Assist with recruitment and training of new staff at WNYDDSO
• Assist in any other duties afforded to a Licensed Psychologist at the Discretion of the Chief Psychologist

Additional Comments Please reference EOA #21-254 in all correspondence.

Please note:
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit
• 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 they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
• 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.

Name Elaine Kawczynski, Human Resources Specialist 1

Telephone 716-608-2550

Fax 716-517-3715

Email Address


Street 1200 East and West Road

City West Seneca

State NY

Zip Code 14224


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference EOA #21-254 in all correspondence.

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