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1500 Waters Place
Minimum Qualifications Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity – There is no eligible list for this title. Candidates who meet the following open-competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
A bachelor’s degree in: social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation or recreation therapy, counseling, community mental health, child and family studies, sociology, or speech and hearing.
a NYS teacher’s certificate for which a bachelor’s degree is required.
four years of experience* of either:
1. Providing direct service to persons at least 50% of whom have been diagnosed with mental disabilities;
2. Linking persons, at least 50% of whom have been diagnosed with mental disabilities, to a broad range of services essential to successfully living in a community setting.
* One year of this experience must have been working with individuals, at least 50% of whom have a primary diagnosis of mental illness. For purposes of this examination:
• The term "mental disabilities" refers to the following diagnoses:
mental illness (or children and youth with serious emotional
disturbances), mental retardation, alcoholism, chemical
dependency, or substance abuse.
• Linking of individuals with mental disabilities to a broad range of
services must include acting on behalf of those individuals or their
families to access and obtain services or benefits to which they
are entitled. This process requires the ability to make
assessments of the needs of individuals being served, detailed
knowledge of available services, programs, benefits and
entitlements, the ability to negotiate and advocate on the
individual's behalf, and respect for the individual's or family's
• The range of services includes mental health, medical, social,
vocational, educational, recreational, housing, transportation,
spiritual, rehabilitation, legal, and financial services.
Substitution: A master's degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for two years of the required general experience.
If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Duties Description As an Intensive Case Manager, you would provide care and services in the community to targeted clients with severe and persistent mental illness. You would link, coordinate, and purchase psychiatric as well as other services and supports, some of which are non-traditional, to a small caseload of culturally diverse clients. This support is required on a 24-hour, on-call basis. You would work primarily in the community in which the client resides, not in an office environment.
Notes: You must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. If you receive an appointment, your continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility. Failure to do so may result in the termination of your appointment.
If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
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.
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
1500 Waters Place
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 resume via fax, email to the Human Resources email address noted above.