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Permanent Transfer Candidates: Current NYS Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Health Systems Specialist 2 (Social Work), G-20 OR a current NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a position G-18 or higher, and eligible for 70.4 transfer (must pass exam by meeting provisional qualifications below).
Provisional Appointment: Current license as either a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and one year of post-master’s clinical experience in a licensed and/or certified health facility or program* OR utilizing clinical knowledge in the review or oversight of clinical services for quality assurance or reimbursement purposes.
Examples of qualifying health facilities and programs include hospitals, nursing homes, adult homes, ambulatory care facilities, managed care organizations, psychiatric centers, developmental centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care agencies, assisted living facilities, alcoholism and substance abuse treatment facilities, and community-based agencies that serve the developmentally disabled. Experience as a private practitioner or in a physician’s office is NOT considered qualifying.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of long-term care related services and supports. Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to think creatively and strategically. The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. An understanding of housing needs and resources in NYS. Knowledge of Medicaid Waiver programs and criteria. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments. An understanding of 1915(c) Medicaid Waiver Programs. Proficient in the use of standard office technology and basic Microsoft applications. Knowledge of eMedNY and analysis of claims data. The capability to travel within NYS as needed.
This position is located in the Office of Aging & Long-Term Care’s Alzheimer’s Disease Program. The Alzheimer’s Program is responsible for a variety of services and activities with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease early detection and management, as well as education and caregiver support. The work of this program is to encourage high quality care, cost effectiveness, and ongoing quality improvement of services provided. The incumbent will be a member of the Alzheimer’s Unit team and participate in activities associated with the Alzheimer’s Disease Centers for Excellence and the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative. The incumbent will oversee contracts for the Centers of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease (CEADs) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative (ADCSI.) These contractors utilize strong community relationships and have a robust media presence to promote and connect caregivers with services. The incumbent will establish and monitor performance standards for contracted services and collect data for trends, improvements and deficiencies in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease. This position also involves liaison roles with other key function areas in DOH, NYSOFA, Money Follows the Person (MFP,) DLTC and OHIP. The incumbent will participate/facilitate various waiver stakeholder workgroups and contractor meetings including: facilitating training information and materials for stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s community and developing and conducting community outreach activities. The incumbent will prepare reports and present program data for Bureau leadership, professionals and stakeholders related to current issues and trends in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease and other related dementias. The incumbent will serve as a point of contact for other state and federal agencies and the public on Alzheimer’s disease issues.
Benefits of Working for NYS
Generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:
Holiday & Paid Time Off
Thirteen (13) paid holidays annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid vacation leave annually
Up to Five (5) days of paid personal leave annually
Up to Thirteen (13) days of paid sick leave annually for PEF/CSEA
Up to Eight (8) days of paid sick leave annually for M/C
Up to three (3) days of professional leave annually to participate in professional development
Health Care Benefits
Eligible employees and dependents can pick from a variety of affordable health insurance programs
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
New York State Employees’ Retirement System (ERS) Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
And many more.
For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm