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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/28/24

Applications Due03/14/24

Vacancy ID152331


AgencyAddiction Services and Supports, Office of

TitleLicensed Master Social Worker 1 (Ward ATC)

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation 10:00am-6:30pm Pass Days: Friday/Saturday

Hours Per Week 40


From 10 AM

To 6:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Orange

Street Address Richard C Ward Addiction Treatment Center

117 Seward Avenue Bldg. 92, Suite #12/16

City Middletown


Zip Code10940

Minimum Qualifications For permanent, non-competitive appointment under the Civil Service Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement (HELP) Program, candidate must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW).

NOTE: This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a noncompetitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin. At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NOTE: Candidate(s) must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Failure to maintain Medicaid/Medicare eligibility will result in the termination of employment.

Mandatory overtime (MOT) is a requirement of this position. Chosen candidate(s) will be added to the mandatory overtime roster, which is utilized on a rotating basis. The MOT is applied during times of emergency, when all other staffing options have been exhausted (volunteers, hourly staff, contracted staff). Our Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) operate 24/7/365 programing. Therefore, MOT IS an essential function of this position and is critical to maintaining adequate staffing at all times in order to ensure the health and safety of clients within the facility.

OASAS ATC's are Tobacco-Free facilities.

Duties Description DUTIES
The Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 1 will serve as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team. The incumbent will function as a case manager and assist with clinical oversight. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Assess individual and family needs, strengths, and limitations for people with substance use disorders and mental health conditions.
• Provide individual, group, and family counseling, as well as crisis intervention
• Record significant psychosocial events and/or changes in clinical condition.
• Determine the individual needs for referral to community-based services.
• Serve as a resource to other team members regarding social adjustment, discharge service needs, and the effective utilization of community services.
• Educate individual and family about the nature of the disorder/illness and available resources and how to access them.
• May oversee therapeutic interventions of individuals assigned to their treatment team.
• May provide clinical consultation and assistance to members of the professional staff and members of the treatment team, under the clinical supervision of a licensed clinical social worker, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
• Coordinate care and treatment planning for clients served.
• Prepare reports and maintain all records as required.
• Assist in meal coverage, recreation, and maintaining a safe environment.
• Will carry a caseload.
• Other relevant duties as assigned.

Additional Comments Salary-$63,108 - $80,248
Plus $1,513 location pay.

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

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

Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 457-2963

Fax (518) 457-4880

Email Address


Street 1450 Western Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12203


Notes on ApplyingIF INTERESTED, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CURRENT RESUME AND COVER LETTER to Please include RS/LMSW/25461/WARD in the email subject line. If you are a current or former NYS employee, please provide your Social Security# for verification of eligibility.

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