The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)
From $40324 to $58028 Annually
People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for
Recreation Assistant / Recreation Worker - Broome
Health Care, Human/Social Services
PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
From $40324 to $58028 Annually
Hours Per Week
Compressed workweek allowed?
Broome DDSOO - Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment
276 Chiarino Drive
Candidates must be current in title, eligible for 70.1 transfer, or reachable on the NYS Civil Service Eligible List for this title. Refer to the GOT-IT website for qualifications for provisional appointment.
*After 2 years as a Recreation Assistant, candidate will have a non-competitive promotion to Recreation Worker.
(A) Recreation Assistants perform duties similar to those of a Recreation Worker with more oversight and support from other members of the treatment team.
(B) Recreation Workers plan and conduct recreational activities, such as sports, excursions, games, creative arts, clubs, and life management skills for people considered to be in the care and/or custody of New York State. Under general supervision and as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, Recreation Workers collaborate with treatment team members in coordinating the care and care planning of any individuals served by the team.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Function as a member of the treatment team in a Recreation Worker or Recreation Assistant role.
• Other duties as assigned.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Central Office at (518) 402-7644 or Email at Affirmative.Action@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
• OPWDD participates in Federal Loan Forgiveness Programs. For more information go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov/publicservice.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Broome DDSOO Human Resources Office
249 Glenwood Rd
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) is responsible for coordinating services for more than 128,000 New Yorkers with developmental disabilities, including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological impairments. It provides services directly and through a network of approximately 750 nonprofit service providing agencies, with about 80 percent of services provided by the private nonprofits and 20 percent provided by state-run services.