Assistant Vice President of Intellectual and Developmental Disability Support

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-667864
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Executive
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 05, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:



This senior leadership position focuses on developing programs within our I/DD Support Department. Specifically the expectations include: increasing utilization in our existing Habilitation and Respite programs and developing new programs regionally that including a soon to open housing project, Self-Direction, Supported Employment and potentially other forms of respite.  Our focus is on children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and with both populations there are Medicaid transformations that impact how we deliver services. This leadership position will be responsible for expanding our existing programs and building new support services for individuals within the I/DD and Child Welfare systems with a regional focus. Responsibilities also include ensuring a person-centered focus in all programs, establishing and maintaining close collaborative relationships between Cayuga Centers and State and Regional OPWDD offices, provider agencies and advocacy groups.  This position requires an understanding of trends in the field, and the ability to drive transformation in response to the trends that emerge.



  1. Prime Liaison between the agency and NYS OPWDD and BPC (main compliance agency), or another State DD regulatory agency.
  2. Ensure the smooth and effective functioning of all SPIDD support programs throughout the region
  3. Build utilization with our existing Habilitation and Respite Programs.
  4. Develop new programs that fit into the managed care direction that I/DD is going - e.g. Self-Direction
  5. Develop new programs with a regional focus including Supported Employment, and Respite.
  6. Maximize our support opportunities with the Cicero Housing Project and future housing projects
  7. Able to interpret and ensure compliance of policy and procedure.
  8. Works closely with CQI and is involved in incident management.
  9. Establishment and maintenance of a system to provide appropriate in-service training and supervision for all SPIDD support department staff.
  10. Communicates with families when necessary.
  11. Perform other duties as requested by the Chief Operations Officer of CNY or the Chief Executive Officer.
  12. Explores the development of new programs to meet needs expressed by present and potential consumers and their families.
  13. Responsible for hiring/evaluation of/termination/disciplinary actions involving employees in the department.
  14. Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Information of service recipients in any form (e.g., computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with CC.
  15. Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Information under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Information is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. The essential job functions as described, herein, dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential information.
  16. Responds in a positive and respectful manner to diversity, among the agency’s service population and staff.
  17. Serves as a member of management team and as such guides CC by creating connections between programs and departments, and stewards a consumer-centered, staff building culture.
  • Provides on-site supervision to the Assistant Directors or managers of Habilitation, Respite, SEMP, housing, and Self Direction programs.
  • Reports concerns, suggestions, questions and other information to the Chief of Operations in CNY in a timely manner.
  • Facilitates staff meetings as scheduled.
  • Contacts families on a spot-check basis to assure that their needs are being met by the program.


Experience and Skills:

  1. Master’s degree and 5 years of experience working in a leadership capacity within the I/DD field or a Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of experience working in a leadership capacity within the I/DD field is required.
  2. Experience working with NYS OPWDD is required.
  3. Understanding of Medicaid changes for both children and adults.
  4. Experience in program development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
  5. Excellent understanding of the I/DD field.
  6. Knowledge of Managed Care.
  7. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and adhere to I/DD guidelines for various programs.
  8. Experience in supervision of management level staff.
  9. Experience in managing and the understanding of complex billing and program budgets.
  10. Valid NYS Driver’s License.
  11. Possess the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to appreciate and encourage diversity including:
  • The ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face;
  • A strong positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change;
  • The ability to work in partnership with other team members;
  1. Self-directed and capable of working independently under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer of CNY.

HOURS PER WEEK: Full time, exempt position.


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and 401(k) benefits.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.