400 Forest Avenue
Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list for the title;
Transfer Opportunity: You must currently be permanent as a Senior Occupational Therapist and be eligible for lateral transfer; or be eligible to transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law by having at least one year of permanent service in a title approved for transfer by Civil Service within two salary grades on the Grade 18 level;
Temporary Appointment: Senior Occupational Therapist 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. Candidates who have not submitted a NYS Examination Application to the Office of Mental Health for scoring must complete the application http://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf and submit to the Office of Mental Health (Decentralized Exam Unit, 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229). 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.
For appointment to the Senior Occupational Therapist title, you must be licensed and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapist in New York State AND have one year of post licensure occupational therapy experience.
Duties Description As a Senior Occupational Therapist, under general supervision and as a part of an interdisciplinary treatment team, incumbents evaluate individuals and plan and conduct individual and group occupational therapy treatment programs to prevent further physical and mental impairment of individuals, restore or improve individuals' physical and mental capacities, and assist individuals in the process of rehabilitation/recovery. Such treatment programs are rendered on prescription or referral of a physician. Incumbents may supervise Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
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 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.
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.
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 (NPPES); 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 lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.
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.
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.