49 S. Waters Street
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the appropriate Civil Service eligible list for this title;
Transfer Opportunity - Candidates must have one year permanent service in this title and eligible for lateral transfer; OR be eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service law.
To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, candidates must be licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have at least one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades of the Grade 20 level.
Temporary Appointment – In the event that there is not a valid eligible list at this location, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the Licensed Master Social Worker 2 exam may submit an employment application and resume to Buffalo Psychiatric Center and if hired, will be appointed with temporary status.
Candidates must also apply the August, 2022 holdings of the online Continuous Recruitment (CR) examinations for Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) 1 and 2. Applications will be accepted during the month of August. Applications must be completed and submitted online by August 31, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. These examinations are available on the Department of Civil Service (DCS) website at https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/dashboard-start/lmsw.cfm
Please note the following:
There will be no written test. Candidates will be required to complete an online examination questionnaire that will assess their training and work experience against the range of duties and responsibilities found in these positions. After submission of the online application, candidates will be directed to an online examination questionnaire; they must complete this questionnaire online. The online questionnaire is the test. Failure to complete the application/examination questionnaire will result in disqualification.
Candidates appointed temporarily must receive a score that is reachable on the resulting eligible list before they can be permanently appointed.
A. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) AND have one year of post NYS licensure professional social work experience;**
B. licensed and currently registered by New York State as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Registration and licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor is not considered qualifying for these examinations.
** Professional social work experience involves activities such as screening, assessing and diagnosing individuals' and families' psychosocial needs, strengths and limitations; participating in the development of treatment plans and discharge plans; counseling and educating individuals, groups and families to promote mental, emotional, physical and social functioning; helping access needed services; providing client/patient advocacy and crisis intervention; and developing, coordinating and evaluating services and support systems. Experience limited to social work research or social work administration is NOT considered qualifying.
Duties Description Licensed Master Social Workers 2 serve as members of interdisciplinary treatment teams providing the full range of social work services to individuals in a variety of settings. As a Licensed Master Social Worker 2, you would be required to handle more complex issues and to exercise a high level of independent professional judgment throughout the course of your activities. You may also be required to supervise and train subordinate staff.
1. In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
2. If appointed you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicaid and Medicare, you may be terminated from your employment.
3. Continued employment as a Licensed Master Social Worker 2 is dependent upon current licensure and registration by New York State as a Licensed Master Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Loss of licensure and registration may result in removal from employment.
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.
OMH hospital employees must be fully vaccinated or willing to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may not start working until two weeks after their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
400 Forest Avenue
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.
Please send a copy of your resume to the above fax or via email to the email address provided.
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. OMH is deeply committed to supporting underserved individuals, organizations and communities. To this end, OMH is focused on implementing activities and initiatives to reduce disparities in access, quality, and treatment outcomes for underserved populations. A critical component of these efforts is ensuring OMH is a diverse and inclusive workplace where the unique attributes and skills of all employees are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.