DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of services provided to people with developmental disabilities and administration of the county Office for People With Disabilities. Responsibilities include both planning and coordinating developmental disabilities services in the county, as well as working directly with individuals who have a variety of disabilities. Work is performed under general supervision of the Commissioner of Social Services/Mental Health, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties and responsibilities. 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 AND ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles and techniques used in coordinating the delivery of developmental disability services; good knowledge of New York State rules and regulations as they apply to the administration of Developmental Disability services; good knowledge of the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and corresponding treatment modalities; good knowledge of resources available to provide services for individuals with developmental disabilities; ability to 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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