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140 Old Orangeburg Road
Minimum Qualifications You must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for this title;
Have one year of permanent competitive service in this title and eligible for a lateral transfer;
be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law;
For Temporary Appointment:
Occupational Therapist is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for placement on the eligible list, complete this application http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf and mail it to Office of Mental Health Decentralized Exam Unit, 44 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12229. Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.Candidate must be eligible* for a limited permit OR have a license and current registration to practice Occupational Therapy in New York State.
*If you are applying under eligibility for certification or for a limited permit: For college programs registered by NYSED or for American Occupational Therapy Association, you must submit a copy of your college transcript with your OC-APP. For all other programs, submit a copy of documentation from NYSED that it has found your professional preparation to be acceptable.
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 late nights are required.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
140 Old Orangeburg Rd
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.