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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/16/18

Applications Due05/31/18

Vacancy ID53398

AgencyNew York State Justice Center For The Protection Of People With Special Needs

TitleAdvocacy Specialist 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 161 Delaware Avenue

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12054

Minimum Qualifications Six years of experience as a professional advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities or mental health. An Associate’s Degree may substitute for (2) two years, a Bachelor’s Degree may substitute for (4) four years of the experience; and a Master’s Degree may substitute for an additional year of experience.

Duties Description The Advocacy Specialist 2 will:

• Serve as the liaison for the Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (TRAID) program;
• Manage contracts with each TRAID center;
• Report to federal and state entities that grant funds;
• Compile reports from the TRAID centers;
• Attend meetings related to the TRAID programs;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:

• Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
• Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
• Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
• Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
• Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
• Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
• Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.

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Name Human Resources/MH

Telephone 518-473-5282

Fax 518-486-1631

Email Address HRresumes@ogs.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Office of General Services, HRM

31st Floor Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12242

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.

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