1111 Elmwood Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Current permanent status as a Licensed Master Social Worker 2 and qualified for lateral transfer ~OR~ Eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law ~OR~ Reachable on the current Licensed Master Social Worker 2 eligible list ~OR~ Qualify for provisional appointment as described below. Candidate must also possess experience treating patients with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders.
Either A. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience; **
Or B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
** Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.
Provisional Candidates must also submit an online application for the Licensed Master Social Worker examination during the next submission period in August, 2022. The examination announcement and the online application can be found at the following link:
Candidates appointed provisionally must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.
Please NOTE: Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is not considered qualifying for these examinations.
Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.
Duties Description The Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 2 will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent will function as a case manager and may be responsible for providing supervision to others. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Assess individual and family needs, strengths, and limitations.
• Provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as crisis intervention.
• Record significant psychosocial events and/or changes in clinical condition.
• Determine the individual needs for referral to community-based services.
• Serve as a resource to other team members regarding social adjustment, discharge service needs, and the effective utilization of community services.
• Educate individual and family about the nature of the disorder/illness and available resources and how to access them.
• May oversee therapeutic interventions of individuals assigned to their treatment team.
• May provide clinical consultation and assistance to members of the professional staff and members of the treatment team, under the clinical supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
• Coordinate care and treatment planning for clients served.
• Prepare reports and maintain all records as required.
Additional Comments Excellent Health Insurance Benefits Including Vision and Dental, NYS Employees Retirement System (Pension), Optional Deferred Compensation, Continuing Education Benefits, Generous Paid Leave Benefits, Compensation for 13 State holidays per year.
If you are employed by state government you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice .
John L Norris Addiction Treatment Center (ATC) is a National Health Service Corps approved site. If you are employed at John L Norris ATC as a licensed primary care clinician, you may be eligible to receive loan repayment assistance through the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (NHSC LRP). For more information on NHSC LRP, please visit: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-loan-repayment-program.html
Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.
Background Investigation Requirements:
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) that 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.
NOTE ON COVID-19 VACCINATION/WEEKLY TESTING: All OASAS employees are required to be tested weekly for COVID-19 unless they are fully vaccinated. Employees who are vaccinated must provide proof of vaccine status through a secure online portal.
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1450 Western Avenue
Notes on ApplyingIf interested, please submit your current resume and cover letter to Recruitment@oasas.ny.gov CLEARLY indicating the Title and Vacancy ID. If you are a current or former NYS employee, please provide your Social Security Number for verification of transfer eligibility.
This vacancy posting is for the purposes of notifying individuals about transfer opportunities. Employees reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list will be canvassed.