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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 07/30/20

Applications Due12/30/20

Vacancy ID82199

AgencyMental Health, Office of

TitleMental Health Therapy Aide / Trainee, St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P20346

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $39972 to $45200 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County St Lawrence

Street Address St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

StateNY

Zip Code13669

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have graduated a High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, or similar equivalency such as a General Education Development Certification (GED) or higher degree.

Candidates must be on the current eligible list and be reachable for appointment.

OR

Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not currently on the eligible list can apply for the examination by copying and pasting the following link into an internet browser: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/mhta.html

OR

Transfer Opportunity - New York State employees with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer or in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.

Duties Description As a Mental Health Therapy Aide/ Trainee, you would provide direct services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations. You must be able to do such things as bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

As a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee, you would participate in a 12-month traineeship. At the successful conclusion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Grade 9.

Additional Comments As a Mental Health Therapy Aide/ Trainee, you would provide direct services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations. You must be able to do such things as bend, stretch, and stand for long periods of time.

As a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee, you would participate in a 12-month traineeship. At the successful conclusion of your traineeship, you would advance without further examination to Grade 9.

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

Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax

Email Address SLPC.HumanResources@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

State NY

Zip Code 13669

 

Notes on ApplyingTo learn more and apply for a Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee position, please copy and paste the following link into an internet browser:

https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/mhta.html

The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a particular focus on providing hope and supporting recovery for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances. Applicants with lived mental health experience are encouraged to apply. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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