9005 Old River Road
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for the title
Transfer Opportunity – Candidates must have permanent status as a Secure Care Treatment Aide 2, SG-14, and be eligible for a lateral transfer;
be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. In order to be eligible for 70.1 transfer, candidates must have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c status in a qualifying title within two salary grades of the SG-14 level.
Incumbents must successfully complete at least ten days of intensive specialized training within the first six months of employment on a secure care unit as part of the probationary period.
Candidates may also be required to take and pass a physical examination as well as a physical agility test prior to appointment.
For provisional appointment - In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, employees of the New York State Office of Mental Health who have 1 year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Secure Care Treatment Aide 1, G-11 or Secure Care Treatment Aide 1(Spanish Language), G-11 may be qualified for provisional appointment.
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 do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As a Secure Care Treatment Aide 2, you would supervise Secure Care Treatment Aides 1 and assist in the psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and the care and safety of individuals diagnosed with mental illness or with emotional or social behavior problems. This may include those who are considered to be manipulative, and/or dangerous to themselves and/or others. You would participate in active treatment programming and be responsible for providing a safe, secure, stable environment within which these patients can be given the intensive care and behavioral interactions needed for stabilization and treatment.
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.
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.
2. 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 continually, thereafter.
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.
PO Box 300
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. 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.