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Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible lists; OR must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 2 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;
Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Promotion Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 or as a Psychologist 1 (Spanish Language);
Open Competitive Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Master of Psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders; AND you must also have three years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.
Substitution for Post-Master’s degree experience: Doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above.
Clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying Master of Psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
Note: Examples of qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Note: Examples of non-qualifying degree programs/majors include but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.
*Note: Examples of qualifying experience is considered to be direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator). In order for experience to be considered qualifying, primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.
Note: Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist or instructor of psychology.
A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program; and must have been a component of a qualifying Master of Psychology degree program listed on the official transcript.
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
Duties Description As a member of the regional office 4 crisis unit, the incumbent will serve as the primary DDRO representative serving as the hospital liaison.
ETU and KCU Regional Office Liaison
As a member of the DDRO crisis team, the hospital liaison will take the lead in working collaboratively with NYC area hospitals to plan for individuals with longer hospital stays find suitable residential placement or transition home successfully. The hospital liaison will work closely with other DDRO teams such as Capacity Management, Front Door, and Enrollment. Additionally, the incumbent will work collaboratively with members of the Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office, Care Coordination Organizations (CCO), families, provider agencies, and CSIDD (formerly known as NY START) agencies.
Responsibilities will also include:
• Facilitate regular case coordination meetings/conference calls with stakeholders to plan for the transition of individuals back into the community or new residential provider
• Develop a strong understanding of the clinical needs of the individuals served in the hospital and work with the capacity management unit to address issues that may impact a residential provider’s ability to serve and when necessary address with hospital personnel.
• Participate in regular crisis team meetings and consult
colleagues on complex case issues
• Maintain the SharePoint data/status tracking systems
• Participate in biweekly phone calls with the OMH field office and provide updates on screenings and challenges/barriers to placement
• Work closely with the crisis unit director, assistant director, DDPS4, and deputy director, and regional office director providing timely updates as requested
• Assist the crisis unit with other crisis-related work as necessary including but not limited to conducting risk assessments
• Perform other tasks related to DDRO operations upon request
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