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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/08/23

Applications Due12/08/23

Vacancy ID143541

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleSecurity Hospital Senior Treatment Assistant, Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, P24775

Occupational CategoryEnforcement or Protective Services

Salary Grade16

Bargaining UnitSSU - Security Services Unit (NYSCOPBA)

Salary RangeFrom $62490 to $76140 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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 Orange

Street Address Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center

2834 Route 17M

City New Hampton

StateNY

Zip Code10958

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;

OR

Be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. To qualify for a Section 70.1 transfer, candidates must have at least one year of permanent status in a qualifying title approved for transfer by Civil Service, within two salary grades of the Grade 16 level.

Candidates may also be required to pass a physical examination as well as a physical agility test prior to appointment.

Provisional Appointment:

In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who have one (1) year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Security Hospital Treatment Assistant, G-14, may be qualified for a provisional appointment.

Duties Description As a Security Hospital Senior Treatment Assistant, in a secure forensic unit or hospital, you would supervise Security Hospital Treatment Assistants in the care and custody of a group of mentally ill patients considered potentially dangerous. You would provide assistance with psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation and basic nursing care. You would model acceptable behaviors and verbal skills, teach replacement behaviors, and implement treatment goals through positive therapeutic interactions with patients. You would lead or co-lead therapeutic activity groups, escort patients off grounds to appointments, provide 1:1 patient supervision, complete reports and documentation, constantly monitor patients, and provide for a safe and therapeutic environment. You will use verbal techniques to de-escalate situations and will use approved physical intervention techniques as a last resort to ensure the safety of patients and others. You would also assist in the application of restraint or seclusion. You would assist with personal hygiene and administering first aid, including monitoring vital signs and CPR.

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), that 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 will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
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.

Additional Comments:

Additional monies are paid for:
• Pre-shift Briefings
• Inconvenience Pay
• Facility Security Pay
• Mid-Hudson Adjustment of $919

All three shifts.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 845-374-8867

Email Address MHPC.hrapplications@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center

2834 Route 17M

City New Hampton

State NY

Zip Code 10958

 

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.

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf

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.

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