Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 2 - Grade 25

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This title exists in People W Dev Disab, Off for and has approximately 55 positions.

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Salary Information for Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1
Title Grade Hiring Rate/yr Job Rate/yr
Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 21 $75,850 $96,173
Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 2 25 $93,530 $117,875
Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 4 63 $111,925 $141,439

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Job Duties

As a Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 2, you would:

嵯irectly supervise Developmental Disabilities Program Specialists 1 and other staff in the provision of community-based programs and/or services.

愛eview placement determinations to provide recommendations to upper level staff for the development of placement plans based on OPWDD census projections.

愛eview established service levels for individuals with developmental disabilities, in order to verify appropriate levels of care.

感rovide technical assistance to lower level staff regarding program and service requirements, site development, environmental modifications, and regulatory requirements.

嫂nalyze Statements of Deficiencies (SOD) issued to assigned agencies in order to identify trends in site non-compliance and to propose new policies and procedures to upper level staff to address deficiencies.

愛eview preliminary incident reports for suspected cases of abuse and neglect, providing verbal and written feedback to upper level staff, and monitors the identification, investigation, review, and correction of suspected cases of abuse or neglect at local sites.

嫂nalyze performance reports for community-based programs and/or services in order to assist upper level staff in the development of new local programs and services to address unmet program and/or service needs.

愛eview program and service suggestions proposed by individuals with developmental disabilities and other groups in order to recommend new programs and services to address unmet service needs.

惹erve as a point person to address programmatic or operational inquiries that arise in the delivery of programs or services for a variety of groups.

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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.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

For employees of New York State:
On or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
- A Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 or Developmental Disabilities Program Specialist 1 (Spanish Language).

*For the purpose of this examination, a degree in a human services field includes the professional disciplines of audiology, community mental health, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, rehabilitation counseling, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation (including concentrations in art, dance, drama, music or physical education). Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, and speech communication) or human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, and human development). Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to: criminal justice, political science, liberal arts, and business.

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