Advocacy Specialist 1 - Grade 14

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This title exists in Mental Health, Office of and has approximately 6 positions.

*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled.

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Salary Information for Advocacy Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Advocacy Specialist 1 14 $52,198 $66,634
Advocacy Specialist 2 18 $65,001 $82,656
Advocacy Specialist 3 23 $84,156 $106,454
Advocacy Specialist 4 25 $93,530 $117,875
Advocacy Specialist 5 27 $103,784 $127,830

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Job Duties

Advocacy Specialist 1, under the direct supervision of senior-level staff, will be responsible for:
- monitoring, reviewing, and recording the monthly and yearly programmatic and fiscal reports of all federally funded programs;
- assisting in the preparation of periodic federally required reports regarding advocacy activities;
- preparing and submitting for computer data entry all client-based statistical data for all federally funded programs;
- administering the programmatic client record tracking systems established for our federally funded programs;
- preparing monthly program summaries for each of our federally funded programs;
- preparing and updating instructional and training materials for all federally funded programs;
- participating in Advocacy Services Bureau conferences and public information efforts and assisting in advocacy skills' training to consumers, patients, family gorups, and other interested parties;
- providing initial intake services for persons seeking services from the Commission's Advocacy Services Bureau.

The Classification standard for this title illustrates the nature, extend, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. There is no classification standard available currently for this title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

This title is non-competitive.  No examination is necessary.  However, you must still meet the Minimum Qualifications of the position.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in human services field, and One year experience as an advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health OR a Master's degree in a human services field OR three years experience in the filed of Health, Mental Health, or Social Services.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Mobility Options

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through transfers opportunities or other examinations.

For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322.

You can also visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists.

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