74-03 Commonwealth Blvd.
Minimum Qualifications Eligibility* for a limited permit OR possession of a license and current registration to practice Occupational Therapy in New York State.
* If applying under eligibility for authorization or for a limited permit:
• For college programs registered by NYSED or accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association - submit a copy of college transcript with the application.
• For all other programs - submit a copy of documentation from NYSED that it has found the professional preparation to be acceptable.
After one year of satisfactory experience as an Occupational Therapist, SG-16, you will be advanced to Senior Occupational Therapist, SG-18, without further examination.
Duties Description As an Occupational Therapist, you would evaluate, plan and carry out individual treatment procedures for patients based on their needs and treatment goals. You would perform the duties of a first level professional clinician under the supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist. You might supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants.
Additional Comments 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.
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.
74-03 Commonwealth Blvd.
Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email or fax. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your other application materials via fax, mail or the Human Resources email address noted above.
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 all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.