DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for assisting with administration of services for disabled persons. Responsibilities include assisting with planning and coordination of developmental disability services in the County as well as working directly with individuals of all disabilities. Work is performed under general supervision of the Commissioner of Social Services and the OPWDD Coordinator, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of resources available to provide services for Putnam residents with disabilities; working knowledge of the principles and techniques used in coordinating the delivery of disability services; working knowledge of federal New York State rules and regulations, including ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as they apply to the administration of disability services; working knowledge of the needs of disabled individuals and corresponding treatment modalities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; initiative; tact; good judgment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
NB: Chapter 168 of the Laws of 2010 and Assembly Bill 6840: language reform legislation, eliminated references to “mental retardation” in state offices and laws, replacing such references with “developmental disabilities.”
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