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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/04/18

Applications Due06/19/18

Vacancy ID53877

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleAssisted Outpatient Treatment Compliance Specialist 1, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 30%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County New York

Street Address NYS Office of Mental Health, New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor

City New York


Zip Code10001

Minimum Qualifications Seven years of professional clinical experience. (Clinical experience is defined as professional level care, treatment, or instruction of patients in a Federal or State operated or licensed mental health program.)

Specialized Experience: One year of professional experience (either as part of, or in addition to, the qualifying general experience), substantially engaged in performing activities in one or more of the following areas:

• mental health program administration, management, supervision;
• high risk/high need mental health services/systems.

Degree and Licensure/Certification/Registration Substitutions:

1) Bachelor’s degree in a human services* field substitutes for four years of general experience.
2) Licensure and registration as a professional nurse (R.N.), substitutes for four years of general experience.
3) A master’s degree, or licensure/certification/registration (other than an R.N.), in a mental health discipline** substitutes for one additional year of general experience.

* Examples of Human Service degrees include the following: Community Mental Health, Counseling, Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology; or a degree specifically labeled Human Services.

** Examples of mental health disciplines include: Child & Family Studies, Community Mental Health, Counseling, Community Services Administration, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Speech Language Pathology or Audiology, and Special Education.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health (OMH) is recruiting to fill an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Compliance Specialist 1, Grade 23, non-competitive, position in the New York City Field Office (NYCFO). Under the general direction of the Director of the Bureau of Special Projects and supervision of the AOT Compliance Specialist 3, the AOT Compliance Specialist 1 will oversee Kendra’s Law within New York City’s large and complex behavioral health system. In the New York City region, where the volume of AOT-related work is the highest in the state, AOT Compliance Specialists are assigned to provide oversight in one of the five boroughs of New York City. The incumbent will work independently reviewing each proposed treatment plan suitable for the individual for whom services are being recommended; investigating to see that all court-ordered services are being provided in a timely manner; and determining whether a county meets its statutory obligations under Kendra’s Law. Specific duties to be performed may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ensure timely provision of services and the utilization of existing services in the assisted outpatient’s community.

Ensure designation of a care coordinator (either case manager or ACT Team) for each assisted outpatient.

Review implementation of the court order.

Review local written reports demonstrating assisted outpatient compliance and the availability of services and medications as required by the court.

Enter all relevant data from court papers into OMH/AOT database.

Monitor programs to ensure quality services are provided in accordance with the court order.

Initiate corrective action if implementation is not consistent with court order.

Report all failures of the county in implementing AOT to the AOT Program Coordinator for inclusion in a report to the OMH Commissioner and the court that issued the order.

Provide education to recipients, families, providers and legal entities regarding the purpose of AOT services for high-risk/high-need individuals.

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

Name Nicole Swankey


Fax (518) 486-3897



Street NYS Office of Mental Health

44 Holland Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12229


Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for this position, interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or PDF format to Please include the title of the position and Vacancy ID #53877 in the subject line of your email when applying.

You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with the Office of Mental Health, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay a fingerprint fee.

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