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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/28/23

Applications Due04/19/24

Vacancy ID146905

NY HELPNo

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) - Manual Communications, Direct Care Positions, Rochester Psychiatric Center, P24089

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $50819 to $54884 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?

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed?

Telecommuting allowed?

County Monroe

Street Address Rochester Psychiatric Center

1111 Elmwood Avenue

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code14620

Minimum Qualifications Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) Manual Communications 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.

you will be required to demonstrate your communication proficiency at a level that will ensure your ability to perform properly the duties of the position.

In addition:
1. 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.

2. If you are selected for appointment, you may be required to attend a physical exam. 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 drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm.

3. 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.

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 All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including:
• NYS medical, dental, & vision insurance
• Access to tuition assistance programs
• Excellent opportunities for advancement & professional growth
• Paid time off – 13 paid vacation days in the first year, 5 paid personal days, 13 paid holidays, & paid sick leave
• NYS Retirement programs

Background checks will be required.

NOTE:
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.

There are several positions available.

Candidates must be willing to work any shift and pass days.

Posted hiring rate includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 09 ($41,399), an Increase Hiring Rate ($5,420), Geographic Pay Differential ($4,000). The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($50,884) and Geographic Pay Differential ($4,000).

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 585-241-1981

Email Address rpc-humna.resources@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street Rochester Psychiatric Center

1111 Elmwood Avenue

City Rochester

State NY

Zip Code 14620

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your resume and other application materials via email the Human Resources email address noted above:
http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdf

You can also apply for MHTA positions online; please copy and paste this link into an internet browser: https:omhjobs.omh.ny.gov/MHTA/Home/Prerequisite

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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