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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/04/22

Applications Due08/22/22

Vacancy ID109910

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) - Direct Care Positions, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P23196

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $42419 to $46103 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation To be determined

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 St Lawrence

Street Address St. Lawrence Psychiatric Centers

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

StateNY

Zip Code13669

Minimum Qualifications This is to announce the Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) Exam. Do not apply to this posting with a resume.

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

Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) is an entry-level direct care position. Candidates must possess a high school diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, or similar equivalency such as a General Education Development (GED) Certification or higher degree.

To be considered for a Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) job, you must take the free online examination. To learn more about MHTAs 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.

The Office of Mental Health (OMH) hires MHTAs at locations across New York State.

After you complete the examination:
Your score will be emailed to you and your name will be added to the MHTA 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 Mental Health Therapy Aide, you would provide direct care services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would 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. The physical/medical standards include a medical standards evaluation and a substance abuse screening. 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.

Drug Testing: You will have to participate in a drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification.

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 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 posting is to announce the Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) Exam. Do not apply to this posting with a resume.

You must take the free online examination to be considered for a MHTA job. To learn more about MHTA 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.



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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax

Email Address slpc-humanresources@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

State NY

Zip Code 13669

 

Notes on ApplyingDo not apply to this posting with a resume.

You must take the free online examination to be considered for a MHTA job. To learn more about MHTA jobs and take the exam, visit this website:

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. 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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