Minimum Qualifications Open to New York State Employees:
Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity - have permanent status as a Residential Program Manager 1 and be eligible for lateral transfer OR be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law.
Provisional appointment - Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service as a Residential Program Specialist, Grade 16.
Candidates appointed provisionally must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title, and their score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description Residential Program Managers have administrative and supervisory responsibility for the health, care, and safety of individuals diagnosed with mental illness residing in State Operated Community Residences (SOCR) and State Operated Residential Care Centers for Adults (SORCCA). Under the supervision of a higher level facility-based individual, you would oversee and manage the overall operation of the residence and rehabilitative program services provided by residence staff, ensuring delivery of culturally competent mental health services. Duties may include but are not limited to: ensuring necessary support services are provided to residents; ensuring adequate and appropriate staffing; planning, assigning, reviewing work of staff; evaluating performance; training staff; preparing and monitoring the residence budget; requisitioning supplies and equipment; ensuring reports and records on resident care are completed accurately and in a timely manner; ensuring compliance with standards and regulations; developing rules and procedures as necessary; responding to crisis situations and emergencies; investigating and reporting incidents involving residents or staff; maintaining linkages with appropriate psychiatric center staff; and developing positive relationships with community and service providers.
Additional Comments Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: 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 will be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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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.
The Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health is to promote the mental health of all New Yorkers, with a 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 Office of Mental Health embraces diversity and promotes a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and respected. The New York State Office of Mental Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.