Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 04/27/22
Applications Due: 06/29/22
Vacancy ID: 103788

Position Information

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleRecreation Therapist (Dance), Bronx Psychiatric Center, P22725

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $62806 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

Workweek Variable

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

Location

County Bronx

Street Address Bronx Psychiatric Center

1500 Waters Place

City Bronx

StateNY

Zip Code10461

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law;

OR

Transfer Opportunity: A permanent New York State employee eligible for lateral transfer; or in a comparable title and eligible for Section 70.1 transfer;

OR

For Temporary Appointment: Recreation Therapist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for the continuous recruitment examination, candidates must either submit a New York State Application (http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf) to the Department of Civil Service or apply online (http://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/announcements/oc-cr/20-560.cfm?_sm_au_=iVVL2qHQLPB2nZpF) for scoring and inclusion on the eligible list. Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.

Candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration or major in Dance Therapy;

OR

a Bachelor's Degree in Dance or Dance Education AND one year of experience in planning and administering a dance therapy program**;

OR

registration with the American Dance Therapy Association as a Dance Therapist.

**This experience must involve development and coordination of recreational activities for geriatric patients/residents, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with psychiatric disabilities, individuals who are physically challenged, or individuals in treatment for chemical dependency. This experience must utilize the creative therapies of art as a psychotherapeutic means of achieving in these individuals emotional growth and increased levels of functioning.

Duties Description As a Recreation Therapist Dance, you would, individually or as a member of a treatment program, plan and conduct activities for client/patient groups. The goal of each program is to bring about positive change in a client's/patient's mental, physical and/or social behavior. You would lead life skill training groups and leisure activities.

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.

Additional Comments:
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.

Office of Mental Health (OMH) hospital employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. OMH does not allow for testing in lieu of vaccination.

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 718-862-4879

Email Address bpc.recruitment@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Bronx Psychiatric Center

1500 Waters Place

City Bronx

State NY

Zip Code 10461

 

Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application/resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials. Apply by fax or by email.

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

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.