Minimum Qualifications Possession of a Bachelor’s degree or license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State; AND two (2) years of experience working in any of the following, or combination of the following: a New York State Office of Mental Health, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Office of Children and Family Services, Department of Health, State Education Department or Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services licensed or supervised facility covered under the jurisdiction of the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs; investigating complaints and allegations of abuse and neglect of persons receiving care from a facility or provider covered under the jurisdiction of the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs; a medical facility; a child protective services organization; or as a professional advocate or service provider in the field of rehabilitation, developmental disabilities, or mental health.
Bachelors’ degree in criminal justice, social work, mental health counseling or related field.
Experience providing mental health care or assessing the quality of mental health care provided in a correctional setting.
Experience with assessing compliance with legislative mandates within state run entities, specifically OMH or DOCCS.
Duties Description With guidance from the supervisory structure of the unit, the Quality Care Facility Review Specialist 1 will perform the following duties:
• Complete on-site (and virtual as needed) individual and systemic reviews of programs operated by the NYS Office of Mental Health within NYS correctional facilities in all parts of NYS.
• Conduct complex reviews of the quality of the mental health care provided to incarcerated individuals by means of field visits to correctional facilities, interviews with incarcerated individuals and requesting and analyzing clinical and correctional records to gather information related to current standards of care and compliance with any governing laws.
• Prepare professional and thoroughly written narrative reports to document findings, clinical impressions, and recommendations that will be disseminated internally and externally to stakeholders.
• Assist in the creation and implementation of forms, processes and data collection that comply with Justice Center oversight and reporting responsibilities for HALT legislation implementation.
• Coordinate and assist with investigations as required with other state operating agencies and bureaus.
• Participate in meetings by providing input and presentations as needed to work groups, other state agencies and stakeholders.
Additional Comments The New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Justice Center) is charged with protecting over one million New Yorkers under the care or jurisdiction of six state agencies. The following list outlines several of the Justice Center’s key responsibilities:
•Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities and provide oversight of quality of care.
•Operate a centralized, statewide 24-hour hotline and incident reporting system staffed by trained personnel.
•Operate a statewide register that contains the names of individuals found responsible for egregious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect.
•Centralize and perform functions relating to criminal history background checks.
•Investigate serious allegations of abuse and neglect.
•Prosecute criminal acts of abuse and neglect.
•Analyze abuse patterns and trends in order to prevent future occurrences.
NOTE: You are advised that should you accept a job offer with this agency, you may be required to be fingerprinted and pay for the cost of the fingerprinting fee.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease submit cover letter along with a clear and concise resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as listed in Specifics and indicate the Vacancy ID number for which you are applying.