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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/30/23

Applications Due01/03/24

Vacancy ID145096

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleRecreation Therapist - Art, New York City Children's Center - Queens Campus, P24919

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade14

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $64693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Day shift weekdays, plus schedule weekend hours.

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Queens

Street Address New York City Children's Center - Queens Campus

74-03 Commonwealth Blvd.

City Bellerose

StateNY

Zip Code11426

Minimum Qualifications Either:
1. a bachelor's degree with a concentration or major in Art Therapy;

Or 2. a bachelor's degree in Creative Arts Therapy* with a concentration in art;

Or 3. a bachelor's degree in Art, Art Education, or Fine Arts AND one year of experience in planning and administering an art therapy program;**

Or 4. registration with the American Art Therapy Association as an Art Therapist.

* Note the concentration of the degree in Creative Arts Therapy on the application.

** This experience must involve development and coordination of recreational activities for geriatric patients/residents, individuals with developmental disabilities, individuals with psychiatric disabilities, individuals who are physically challenged, or individuals in treatment for chemical dependency. This experience must utilize the creative therapies of art as a psychotherapeutic means of achieving in these individuals’ emotional growth and increased levels of functioning.

Duties Description A Recreation Therapist (Art) would plan and conduct activities for adult, children, and adolescent client/patient groups, working individually or as a member of a treatment team or treatment program. A Recreation Therapist (Art) would analyze and report behavioral patterns to a team leader or other supervisor, verbally or in medical records. As a treatment team member, the Recreation Therapist (Art) would participate in team meetings, recreation/leisure assessment, and evaluation. In addition, the Recreation Therapist (Art) may be required to requisition, store, and maintain equipment and supplies. Recreation Therapist (Art) would provide programs in art to achieve a therapeutic aim. The goal of each program is to bring about positive change in a client's/patient's mental, physical, and/or social behavior.

NOTE:
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.

If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and are required to become a Medicare Provider and lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

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.

This position is eligible for a Downstate adjustment of $3,087.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 718-264-4953

Email Address nyccchr@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street New York City Children's Center

74-03 Commonwealth Blvd.

City Bellerose

State NY

Zip Code 11426

 

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 (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 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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