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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 01/30/18

Applications Due06/05/18

Vacancy ID47298

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Therapy Aide / Trainee, Elmira Psychiatric Center – Community Residence Program, Geneva and Seneca Falls, P18182

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $31691 to $43443 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To Be Determined

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Ontario

Street Address Elmira Psychiatric Center – Geneva Community Residence and Seneca Falls

106 Washington Street

City Geneva

StateNY

Zip Code14456

Minimum Qualifications Open Competitive: Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment.

Transfer Opportunity - New York State employees with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer or in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.

Duties Description As a Mental Health Therapy Aide you would provide direct services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations. You must be able to do such things as bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.

Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical/medical standards include a physical fitness test, a medical standards evaluation, and a substance abuse screening. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment, and you are responsible for payment of the clinical laboratory test fee. Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, you will have to participate in a drug screening test and are responsible for the clinical lab fee. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification.
License Requirement: Depending on assignment, you may be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

Additional Comments: There are (2) two Mental Health Therapy Aide positions needed for two adult Community Residences located in Geneva, NY, and Seneca Falls, NY.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax (607)737-4732

Email Address tanya.vanderhoeven@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Elmira Psychiatric Center

100 Washington Street

City Elmira

State NY

Zip Code 14901

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax or e-mail to the Human Resources email address noted above.

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf

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