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Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in a mental hygiene discipline (e.g., occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, speech pathology and audiology, psychology, recreation, rehabilitation counseling, education or nursing), hospital administration, business or public administration or other area specifically related to health care, behavioral or social science, statistics, quantitative research; OR a valid license to practice medicine in New York State or Canada; AND three years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the disciplines listed above and five years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a mental hygiene or health/human services setting, or comparable setting, delivering individualized and customized services. Experience must be at a leadership level, with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Ten years of progressively responsible administrative, management, or supervisory experience in a setting whose purpose is to serve the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities by delivering individualized and customized services. Five years of this experience must be at a leadership level with broad policy-influencing responsibility for fiscal and program administration.
Duties Description The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is looking for a creative, innovative leader who is capable of executing strategic decisions to serve as Deputy Director of Regional Office 4. This position serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of OPWDD.
The OPWDD operates 5 Regional Offices throughout New York State. Each Regional Office is responsible for the planning and oversight of a comprehensive and integrated system of person-centered services, supports and advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities. The Regional Deputy Directors, along with the regional office staff, work with families, providers and individuals in creating a responsive, accessible service system that provides choice and flexibility. The Regional Office is responsible for the development of supports and services and provides performance measurements for continuous quality improvement.
The Regional Office 3 supports people with developmental disabilities who reside in the following counties: Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren and Washington. Travel to all counties in Regional Office 3 is required and there is the potential for occasional travel to other areas of the state.
The Deputy Director serves at the executive level as a member of the leadership team for the Regional Office. The Deputy Director reports to the Director, Developmental Disabilities Regional Office 3 and works with the Director, Deputy Directors and management team to foster and support a collaborative workforce and to ensure excellent quality in Regional Office operational standards. A commitment to collaborating with all stakeholder groups as well as a commitment to a leadership strategy of “Putting People First” is essential.
The ideal candidate for this position shares OPWDD’s commitment to advocating on behalf of people with developmental disabilities as well as advancing and enhancing services and supports. In line with our dedication to “Putting People First,” he/she also provides leadership, commitment, and support to people with developmental disabilities, their family members, voluntary provider agencies, local government and other stakeholders.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Driven by the mission, vision and values of OPWDD, the Deputy Director will work in partnership with not-for-profit service providers to achieve high quality performance in meeting the needs of the Region’s citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. As one of the Commissioner’s representative in his/her district, the Deputy Director promotes the Commissioner’s vision of system reform and transparency while coordinating and overseeing ongoing services and supports delivered by the Region, and by the state’s not-for profit partners.
The Deputy Director is also responsible for identifying and advancing regional priorities while implementing statewide policies and strategies. In partnership with our voluntary service providers, the Deputy Director will promote innovative, individualized, community-based solutions that will empower individuals with developmental disabilities to live richer lives. Additionally, as an integral member of the OPWDD Leadership Team, the Deputy Director will collaborate in the development of enterprise solutions and consistency throughout the state in strategic core business operations.
Additional Comments Please note:
• 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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