Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be currently permanent in this title and eligible for a lateral transfer;
be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list for this title;
be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law;
You must be certified and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have 2 years of past certification occupational therapy assistant experience.
Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 is a continuous recruitment examination. Candidates who are not on the eligible list may apply for this position and if appointed, will receive a temporary appointment. To apply for placement on the eligible list, complete this application http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf and mail it to Office of Mental Health Decentralized Exam Unit, 44 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12229.
To qualify you must be certified and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have two years of post-certification occupational therapy assistant experience.
Candidates appointed temporary must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed. Candidates who are found not qualified or who do not receive a reachable score may not be retained.
Duties Description As an Occupational Therapy Assistant 2, you would use constructive activity, usually in manual and creative arts, to improve or correct mental, emotional, or motor status disorders. You would function under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist or Senior Occupational Therapist.
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 may be required to pay any necessary fees. Additionally, prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
Effective December 10, 2021, OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials.
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.