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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/11/18

Applications Due06/26/18

Vacancy ID54131

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 2, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryAdministrative or General Management

Salary Grade23

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

Salary RangeFrom $73284 to $92693 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 50%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 75 New Scotland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12208

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be eligible to transfer via Section 52.6 or 70.1 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title within two salary grades of this position. If you are unsure whether your current title qualifies for transfer, you may contact for a determination.

Duties Description The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Center for Human Resources Management, Bureau of Education and Workforce Development (BEWD), is recruiting to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 2, Grade 23, position in Albany.

This position will report to an Associate Director of Training 1 for several OMH training initiatives designed to train and develop the OMH workforce which have a direct impact on Health and Safety, and/or Core Mission, including, but not limited to:

Preventing and Managing Crisis Situations (PMCS) – This vitally important training program is mandated for OMH staff and strongly recommended for non-State staff working in inpatient settings. It is key to restraint and seclusion reduction efforts and the creation of a violence- and coercion-free environment in our hospitals. BEWD conducts train-the-trainer (TTT) programs statewide and certifies and mentors trainers who provide direct delivery for OMH programs and for non-State providers. With a sustained increase in demand for TTTs statewide, OMH has a great need to develop additional full-time PMCS Master Trainers (MTs) to ensure we have enough qualified MTs to meet the need of both our State and non-State providers. The incumbent will be expected to attain PMCS Master Trainer status. Additionally, the new PMCS implementation guidelines require BEWD to provide both pre- and post-training support to facility PMCS coaches; the incumbent will play a large role in the support of these coaches.

Partnering for Safety (PFS) – This program builds and maintains skills that support work environment and interpersonal safety for staff of both State and non-State mental health service providers working in community settings. PFS is mandated for OMH community/ outpatient staff and strongly recommended for non-State staff working in outpatient/ community settings. The incumbent will plan, organize, develop, and deliver PFS train-the-trainer programs and direct delivery of this program to State and non-State providers, and will also assist with curriculum revisions and development as needed to maintain the program. The incumbent will be expected to attain MT status. As with PMCS, the PFS curriculum will be updated with some, if not all, of the pre- and post-implementation strategies that were identified to be used with PMCS.

Training Delivery – Incumbent will design and deliver training programs for clinical and direct care staff throughout the OMH system based on needs assessments conducted. Examples of these trainings include Trauma-Informed Care, Recovery 101, Motivational Interviewing, Teen Intervene, and Clinical Supervision, as well as other clinical training that support both staff and health and safety and the core mission of OMH.

Additional Comments 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.

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

Name Cheryl Prochera


Fax (518) 486-3897

Email Address


Street 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, location, and the vacancy # number in the subject line of your email when applying.

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