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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/14/18

Applications Due06/29/18

Vacancy ID54239

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Program Specialist 1, Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee, Central Office;

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $56604 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Albany

Street Address 44 Holland Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12229

Minimum Qualifications To be considered for permanent appointment, candidates must be a State employee and be eligible for reassignment or transfer in accordance with Civil Service Law.

In order to be eligible for transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/c service as a Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 1, Mental Health Program Specialist Trainee 2, or Mental Health Program Specialist 1 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Office of Mental Health is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Mental Health Program Specialist 1, G-18, position in the Division of State Operated Children’s and Adult Services, Sustained Engagement Support Unit. The incumbent will work under general direction working with a team towards the goal of reducing disengagement of OHM adult clinics. Specific duties of the positions include, but are not limited to:

•Utilize available data, including the PSYCKES system, to monitor connections with treatment providers and support services, including pharmacy utilization and emergency room visits.

•Review Databases pertaining to discharge, including MHARS for trends, co-occurrences, loss of contact or refusal of service, risk factors and provide feedback to supervisor, clinics based upon trends and results.

•Follow up with outpatient providers to ensure appropriate outreach is in place to reconnect individuals who are disengaging with mental health treatment;

•Initiate re-engagement efforts through monthly and as needed telephonic outreach to individuals in the community who have disengaged from mental health treatment, elicting barriers to engagement and.supporting/facilitating resolution of such barriers, offering treatment options.

•Facilitate linkage to alternative providers and confirm that successful connection to OHM or alternative provider has occurred.

•Utilize criminal justice databases to locate individuals who have disengaged or have been discharged from treatment and work with correctional facilities to re-engage individuals in treatment prior to release to the community.

•Participate in monthly facility calls, on site visits/meetings to promote positive relationships with state operated outpatient programs and staff, offer staff feedback related to SES protocols and client engagement barriers.

•Provide support with various special projects and OHM initiatives

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

Name Deborah Pariseau


Fax 518-486-3897



Street OMH Central Office

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 #54239 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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