197 Half Hollow Road
Minimum Qualifications Candidate must have one of these appropriate certificates/licenses, issued by the New York State Education Department:
• Level 3 Teaching Assistant Certificate
• Pre-professional Teaching Assistant Certificate
• Continuing Certificate as a Teaching Assistant
• Temporary license as a Teaching Assistant
• Provisional, Initial, Permanent or Professional Teacher
Duties Description As a Teaching Assistant, you would, under the general supervision of a fully qualified teacher, perform duties related to providing direct instructional service to students. Some of these duties would include, but not be limited to: utilizing suggested techniques and lesson plans, tests and teaching aids developed by a fully qualified teacher, instruct learners individually or in groups for the purpose of conveying specific and limited subject matter; reinforce subject matter previously taught by a teacher by guiding pupils through a prescribed and frequently repetitive learning exercise; administer, proctor, and correct tests; prepare training aids and operate audiovisual and testing equipment; maintain group control in the class; accompany learners on field trips or on special activities.
Requirements for Continued Employment:
Possession of a permanent/professional or provisional/ initial/conditional initial New York State certificate in the appropriate specialty is necessary for continued employment. Loss of certification will result in termination of employment.
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.
The position is temporary for the Summer School Program running from July 1, 2022 to August 30, 2022.
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.
197 Half Hollow Road
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.
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.