777 Seaview Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity: Candidates must have one year of permanent service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Provisional Opportunity: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list for this title, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Promotion: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 4 or Training Specialist 2 Mental Hygiene; OR two years of permanent service as a Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 or Training Specialist 1 Mental Hygiene or Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 (Nursing) or Training Specialist 1 Nursing.
Open competitive: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services field* AND six years of post-degree experience in the development, delivery, and management of staff development programs in a mental hygiene setting.** Two years of this experience must have been in a supervisory position in a setting providing services to individuals diagnosed with mental retardation, mental illness, or alcohol and substance abuse with the responsibility for all or a major part of a comprehensive staff development program. SUBSTITUTIONS: A master’s degree in a human services field* may be substituted for two years of non-supervisory experience. A doctoral degree in a human services field* may be substituted for the four years of non-supervisory experience.
*For the purpose of this position, a human services field includes disciplines related to the following: addiction studies, child and family studies, communication, communication disorders, community health, medicine, education, gerontology, health administration, human services, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, recreation therapy, creative arts therapy, rehabilitation counseling, social work, and sociology.
**For the purpose of this position, a mental hygiene setting is one which is primarily serving individuals diagnosed with mental retardation, developmental disabilities, or mental illness.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are disqualified, do not pass the examination, or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As an Associate Director Training 1 (Mental Hygiene), you would oversee a comprehensive education and training program for facility staff, including employees in community-based programs. You would supervise training staff in developing and conducting education and training programs and in providing educational and career counseling for employees.
Additional Comments 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), 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 will 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.
OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
777 Seaview Avenue
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:
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. 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 the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.