Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/26/17
Applications Due: 01/10/18
Vacancy ID: 46304

Position Information

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDevelopmental Assistant 1/Trainee

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade11

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $39533 to $51021 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Mon 8a-4p<br />Sun/Tues/Wed 2:45-10:45pm<br />Thurs 12p-8p<br />Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the house.<br />Night shift rounds per rotation will also be required.

Hours Per Week 40


From 2:30 PM

To 10:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County St Lawrence

Street Address 4 Grant Street

City Postdam


Zip Code13699

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any permanent Developmental Assistant I / Trainee.
Any permanent employee eligible for a 70.1 transfer.
Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service list.

• Must become a trainer for CPR/First Aid or SCIP/Promote
• Work closely with Sr LPN and DA III
• Supervise DSA’s; Head of Shift duties
• Some scheduling of regular shifts, medical appointments as well as for unforeseen events-call-ins, hospital coverage
• Implement and follow residential habilitation, protective oversight and behavior plans
• Participate, plan, and oversee community inclusion opportunities
• Manage personal funds and ensure compliance with all related agency Policies and Procedures.
• Interact with families; provide guidance/assistance as needed to families regarding their loved ones
• Oversee fire plans, drills and evacuation procedures
• Have knowledge of and apply agency policies and procedures regarding personnel and regulatory compliance matters
• Communicate regularly with supervisor, IRA staff and clinicians on issues and daily IRA operations
• Act as a role model for staff and actively participate in direct service delivery for primarily total care individuals
• Attend and participate in ISP and other planning meetings
• As indicated, plan and attend house staff meetings
• Maintain a working relationship with Day Habilitation providers
• Prepare for and participate in surveys. Implement subsequent plans of corrective action
• Complete required paperwork timely including incident reports and employee evaluations
• Significant personal care services to be provided
• Interested applicants refer to the Classification Standards for the title which is available in the Office of Human Resources Management
• Other Duties as Assigned.

Additional Comments Please note:
• 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.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
• For more information on PSLF, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Sunmount OHRM

Telephone 518-359-4150

Fax 518-359-4161

Email Address


Street 2445 State Route 30

City Tupper Lake

State NY

Zip Code 12986


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #17-193 in all correspondence.