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Social Work Assistant 3 (Front Door Facilitator)

State of New York
Hollis Hills, New York
Closing date
Sep 20, 2021

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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service Eligible List for Social Work Assistant 3 OR Candidates must have permanent competitive status in the Social Work Assistant 3 title and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. OR Eligible for provisional appointment pending exam. All candidates must meet the following criteria: currently serving as a Social Work Assistant 2; must possess degrees in the following human service areas are considered qualifying: the professional disciplines of art therapy, audiology, dance therapy, drama therapy, music therapy, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic recreation. Also included are related academic disciplines associated with the study of human behavior (e.g., gerontology, human services, sociology, speech communication); human skills development (e.g., counseling, education, human development); or any other study of services related to basic human care needs (e.g., community mental health, rehabilitation counseling). Examples of non-qualifying degrees include but are not limited to anthropology, archeology, communication, criminal justice, fine arts, philosophy, and political science. * If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled civil service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained *. Duties Description • Will act as the Front Door facilitator. * Will serve as the liaison to the families seeking to obtain services. * Will assist with conducting information sessions, send out eligibility documents, conduct assessments, complete pre-authorizations, consult with Care Coordination Organizations, and complete and mail authorization forms. * Will address all issues that may arise as families begin and transition throughout all the various processes involved in establishing eligibility and obtaining services. * Will interface with hundreds of newly identified families per month through required sessions that introduce them to OPWDD services. * Will continue oversight to the families as they progress through the authorization process. * Will continue to provide ongoing assistance to the families who have not yet completed the Front Door process. Additional Comments • 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. ? Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at ? For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored. ? 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

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