Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 06/23/23
Applications Due: 12/12/23
Vacancy ID: 133485

Position Information

NY HELPNo

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) - Direct Care Positions, South Beach Psychiatric Center, P24075

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $54544 to $58492 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Schedule

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? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

Location

County Richmond

Street Address South Beach Psychiatric Center

777 Seaview Avenue

City Staten Island

StateNY

Zip Code10305

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) is an entry-level direct care position. Candidates must possess a high school diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, or similar equivalency such as a General Education Development (GED) Certification or higher degree.

In addition:
1. You must be able to communicate and follow oral and written instructions and directions in English in order to perform the duties of the position.

2. If you are selected for appointment, you may be required to attend a physical exam. 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 medical standards evaluation and a drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm.

3. 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.

Duties Description As a Mental Health Therapy Aide, you would provide direct care 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.

Additional Comments:

All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including:
• 13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
• 5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
• Paid sick leave
• Dental, vision and healthcare coverage
• A retirement pension plan
• Access to tuition assistance programs

NOTE:
1. 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.

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.

Candidates must be willing to work any shift and pass days.

Posted hiring rate includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 09 ($40,193), an Increase Hiring Rate ($5,264), Geographic Pay Differential ($6,000), and Downstate Pay Differential ($3,087). The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($49,405), Geographic Pay Differential ($6,000), and Downstate Pay Differential ($3,087).

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

Contact Information

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 718-66727269

Email Address sb-hr-mailbox@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street South Beach Psychiatric Center

777 Seaview Avenue

City Staten Island

State NY

Zip Code 10305

 

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

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) 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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.