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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/05/22

Applications Due10/10/22

Vacancy ID107757

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleKirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, Security Hospital Treatment Assistant (SHTA)– Direct Care Position, P23065

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitSSU - Security Services Unit (NYSCOPBA)

Salary RangeFrom $56158 to $68716 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

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

County New York

Street Address Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

600 East 125th Street

City Wards Island

StateNY

Zip Code10035

Minimum Qualifications This posting is to announce the Security Hospital Treatment Assistant (SHTA) Exam. Do not apply to this posting with a resume.

You must take the free online examination to be considered for a SHTA job. To learn more about SHTA jobs and take the exam, visit this website: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/direct-care-careers.html.

1. A High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma or similar equivalency such as a General Education Development Certification or higher degree; and two years of full-time direct patient care experience working in a health care setting or behavioral health setting; OR
2. An associate’s degree and one year of full-time direct patient care experience working in a health care setting or behavioral health setting; OR
3. A bachelor’s degree.

To be considered for a Security Hospital Treatment Assistant (SHTA) job, you must take the free online examination. To learn more about SHTAs and take the examination, copy and paste this link into your Internet browser: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/direct-care-careers.html Note: Do not apply to this posting with a resume. You must take the examination.

After you complete the examination:
Your score will be emailed to you and your name will be added to the SHTA eligible lists(s) for the facilities you selected. When positions are available, OMH canvasses the eligible lists to find candidates. Canvass letters are sent via email. If you do not respond to the canvass letter, you will not be considered for the position.

Duties Description As a Security Hospital Treatment Assistant, you would provide direct patient care, treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to patients with mental illness in a secure forensic unit or hospital. You would assist in conducting therapeutic activities; teach, model, and promote acceptable behaviors and verbal skills; encourage patients to participate in physical, recreational, social, educational, and other rehabilitation programs; assist and instruct patients in attending to personal care tasks and activities of daily living; observe and report patient behaviors, progress, and responses to treatment; maintain patient counts; escort patients to activities and appointments on and off facility grounds; search the facility, unit, and/or patient areas for contraband; conduct rounds to identify and remediate potential safety hazards and ensure environmental safety; and complete and maintain a variety of reports, documentation, and other records required for patient care, treatment, safety, and security activities. You would also need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations.


Additional Comments:

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.

If you are selected for appointment, you may be required to attend a physical exam. This exam includes:

Physical/Medical Requirements:
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. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment. Appointees to this position may be required to undergo periodic medical examinations to reassess their ability to perform the essential duties of the position.

Drug Testing:
Prior to appointment, you will be required to participate in a drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification.

License Requirement:
Depending on your 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.

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.

This position is eligible for a downstate adjustment of $3,026.

This posting is to announce the SHTA Exam. Do not apply to this posting with a resume.

You must take the free online examination to be considered for a SHTA job. To learn more about SHTA jobs and take the exam, visit this website: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/direct-care-careers.html.

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

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.

This position is eligible for a downstate adjustment of $3,026.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 646-766-4380

Email Address mk.hr@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

600 East 125th Street

City Wards Island

State NY

Zip Code 10035

 

Notes on ApplyingTo learn more and apply for a Security Hospital Treatment Assistant position, please copy and paste the following link into an internet browser:

https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/direct-care-careers.html

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.

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