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600 East 125th Street
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment on the current Civil Service eligible list;
Candidates must be permanent as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Program Director 2 and eligible for transfer;
be eligible for transfer via Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a qualifying title.
In the absence of an appropriate eligible list, a provisional appointment may be made. In order to be eligible for a provisional appointment, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling AND eight years of professional experience in comprehensive rehabilitation programs for individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities, three years of which must have been supervisory in nature.
A master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling may be substituted for one year of the non-supervisory experience.
A doctoral degree in rehabilitation counseling may be substituted for two years of the non-supervisory experience.
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.
Candidates interested in applying for a provisional appointment must complete the New York State Application (http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf) and submit it with your other application materials.
Duties Description As a Mental Health Rehabilitation Program Director 2, you would plan, develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation programs at a State operated psychiatric center; and supervise rehabilitation staff in the oversight of rehabilitation service areas, including vocational rehabilitation, competency training, psychosocial support, and residential services.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
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.
This position is eligible for a Downstate Adjustment of $3,026.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
600 East 125th Street
Notes on ApplyingIndicate the Title and Location of the position you are applying for. Please include your e-mail address on your application/resume. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it with your other application materials:
Please email or fax application materials. No phone calls please.