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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/14/24

Applications Due06/27/24

Vacancy ID153800


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 1 (NY HELPS)- 90657, Montrose

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Westchester

Street Address NYS Veterans Home at Montrose

2090 Albany Post Road

City Montrose


Zip Code10548

Minimum Qualifications You must be licensed and currently registered by NYS as a Licensed Master Social Worker.

Current State employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Licensed Master Social Worker 1 OR any NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a G-18 or higher title deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Preferred Qualifications: Social Work experience in a skilled nursing facility working with geriatric residents.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).
For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Duties Description The Licensed Master Social Worker 1 (LMSW) meets with the residents and the family members, upon admission and continually through the residents stay, to assess, evaluate, formulate and implement a plan of action based on the individual needs and strengths. The LMSW participates heavily in the development of interdisciplinary care plans, reviews and revises plans as needed to provide the best care for our Veterans, reviews, investigates and documents all resident/family complaints. In this position, the LMSW is essential to providing residents the psychological needs and resources for their mental and physical health, as well as assisting families in any long term care needs that they may need to consider.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more.

This position is eligible for a downstate adjustment of $3400.00 in addition to the base salary.

Transfer candidates, you may be asked for a Social Security Number to verify your transfer eligibility.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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

Name Oma Sommers

Telephone 914-788-6102

Fax 914-788-6019

Email Address


Street NYS Veterans Home at Montrose

2090 Albany Post Road

City Montrose

State NY

Zip Code 10548


Notes on ApplyingIf you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a copy of your LMSW license along with a resume and cover letter via email, fax, or regular mail.
Transfer candidates may be asked for SSN to verify title history and eligibility.

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