Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be employed by New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.
Candidates must have permanent status as an Mental Health Program Specialist 3 (Clinical), Grade 25, and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 or Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is currently recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 3 (Clinical), G-25, position in the Hudson River Field Office. Under the guidance and general direction of the Director Mental Health Field Office 1 of the Hudson River Field Office the Mental Health Program Specialist 3 (Clinical) position will oversee the operation of the Hudson River geographical area’s Residential Treatment Facilities (RTF) and Pre-Admission Certification Committee (PACC) programs as well as community-based psychiatric Children and Youth programs.
Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Duties to be performed include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Lead the FO activities specific to children, youth and families. Act as the regional coordinator within the Hudson River Field Office and the OMHs’ Division of Integrated Community services for children and Families.
• Forge relationships with the local government unit (LGU)and local system of care; provide expert technical assistance and consultation to licensed and funded providers within the counties that make up the Hudson River region; Facilitate planning as a means of addressing necessary services for high need individuals, supporting integration, consumer satisfaction and appropriate utilization of services; Ensure effective care coordination and the delivery of quality mental health services to children, youth, and their families.
• Monitor all aspects of the Residential Treatment Facilities (RTF) licensed and regulated by OMH within the Hudson River geographical area. Serve as lead coordinator and co-liaison between the RTF, Field Office, local mental health entities, and the patient or the patient’s family to advocate for specific therapeutic needs. Track the status of bed openings for strategic community placement.
• Coordinate, oversee, and provide guidance on the operation of the Residential Treatment Facility Authorization Review Process; Monitor clinical and service outcomes for existing children and youth community mental health programs and disseminate data to key stakeholders to effectuate necessary changes.
• Serve as liaison to other state agencies, local governments, and other relevant stakeholders in regard to strategic planning efforts through participation in LGU provider forums such as System of Care and Interagency Meetings.
• Oversee the provision of school-based mental health services aimed to provide effective, therapeutic, and recovery-oriented services while also engaging in proactive social, emotional, and behavioral health programs.
• Lead/assist in certification surveys, primarily programs serving youth; ensure a thorough and concise review with timely documentation. Collaborate with licensing staff
• Review and offer comment representing Field Office/OMH for new applications for certification (Prior Approval Reviews), new initiatives (Request for Proposals), as well as OMH guidance documents.
• Demonstrate leadership qualities: Supervise and mentor Field Office staff, i.e. Mental Health Program Specialist II (MHPS 2).
• Facilitate Field Office Children/Family Team meeting to ensure collaboration and coordination of activities including identification of champions, key challenges, systemic issues impacting the system of care. Address and delegate child related issues and concerns for response; provide ongoing education to program/licensing staff to aid their ability to assist in matters pertaining to children.
• Represent region in children’s system change discussions, model same for staff.
Additional Comments Specific scheduled hours and telecommuting availability for this position will be discussed during the interview process. Please note, employees are required to apply and obtain approval through management to telecommute according to operational needs and Agency Telecommuting Program Guidelines.
Based on federal and/or state regulations, this position requires vaccination against COVID-19. Upon appointment, the selected candidate must be fully vaccinated, or willing to become fully vaccinated, against COVID-19 and will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of interview may not start working until two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) 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.
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Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume as an attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #109872 in the subject line of your email when applying.
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