Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/13/15
Applications Due: 05/29/15
Vacancy ID: 21017

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 1, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $52293 to $66494 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Albany

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be permanent in the Mental Health Program Specialist 1 title, OR be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the Grade 18 level. If you are unsure whether your current title qualifies for transfer, you may e-mail for a determination.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 1, G-18 position in the Division of Adult Services and Managed Care, Bureau of Special Projects. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Mental Health Program Specialist 3 and be responsible for assisting with operational issues related to transitioning high risk/high need individuals from institutions and Adult Homes into alternative community settings. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Assist the OMH program lead on an interagency team responsible for the implementation of the Adult Home settlement agreement. The settlement agreement involves assisting Adult Home residents with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), in certain homes, to understand their rights under the settlement including the opportunity to move to a more integrated setting, most typically supported housing.
• Participate in interagency meetings prepared to discuss case specifics, compliance with any legal agreement, and next steps.
• Provide assistance to state agencies regarding managing reports.
o Track case specific data for reporting.
o Maintain documentation of progress to date on the assigned initiative, and keep supervisory staff informed in time to intervene where needed.
• Monitor Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System (CAIRS) housing in-reach and/or referrals, as well as admissions to track progress on the implementation.
• Assist with the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) related to the initiative, to ensure they are in keeping with any legal agreements in consultation with Counsel’s Office.
o Work closely with designated Central Office and Field Office housing staff to ensure RFP language is consistent with any OMH housing policy and/or guidelines.
o Participate in review of proposals.
• Assist in the development, scheduling, curriculum maintenance, and delivery of any necessary training.
• Assist program lead in scheduling meetings, developing agendas, and conducting meetings.
• Respond to external inquiries from family members or other stake holder groups as directed by supervisor.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name Laura Neri


Fax 518-486-3897

Email Address


Street NYS Office of Mental Health, Central Office

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingPlease ensure that your resume includes your exact Civil Service title, grade level, and appointment date to that grade level. You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.