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New York State Civil Service Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) - Direct Care Positions (NY HELPS), St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P24224 in Ogdensburg, New York

NY HELP Yes

Agency Mental Health, Office of

Title Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) - Direct Care Positions (NY HELPS), St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, P24224

Occupational Category Health Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade 09

Bargaining Unit ISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range From $50819 to $54884 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Day shift weekdays, plus schedule weekend hours.

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 12 AM

To 11:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County St Lawrence

Street Address St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

State NY

Zip Code 13669

Minimum Qualifications Mental Health Therapy Aide (MHTA) is an entry-level direct care position. Candidates must possess a high school diploma, High School Equivalency Diploma, or similar equivalency such as a General Education Development (GED) Certification or higher degree.In addition: 1. You must be able to communicate and follow oral and written instructions and directions in English in order to perform the duties of the position.2. If you are selected for appointment, you may be required to attend a physical exam. Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical/medical standards include a medical standards evaluation and a drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm.3. License Requirement: Depending on assignment, you may be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.ORTransfer OpportunityYou must be a New York State employee with one year of permanent service currently serving in this title and eligible for transfer;ORYou must be a New York State employee eligible for transfer via Section 70.1 of Civil Service Law. To qualify for Section 70.1 transfer, you must have one year of permanent status in a title approved for transfer by the Department of Civil Service.

Duties Description As a Mental Health Therapy Aide, you would provide direct care services, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to individuals diagnosed with mental illness that receive services in an institutional or community-based setting. You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. You would work with other staff to develop, carry out, and record care plans, and, in accordance with special instructions you may administer medication. This position may be physically demanding. You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff in emergency situations.Additional Comments: You must be able to communicate and follow oral and written instructions and directions in English in order to perform the duties of the position.If you are selected for appointment, you may be required to attend a physical exam. This exam includes:Physical/Medical Requirements: Your physical and medical condition will be evaluated to ensure that you are able to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. The physical/medical standards include a medical standards evaluation and a substance abuse screening. A complete statement of the physical and medical standards is available at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/ehs/forms.cfm. A medical examination will be required prior to appointment. Drug Testing: You will have to participate in a drug screening test. Failure to meet the standards may result in your disqualification.License Requirement: Depending on assignment, you may be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

Additional Comments All OMH employees receive a generous benefits package including:• NYS medical, dental, & vision insurance• Access to tuition assistance programs• Excellent opportunities for advancement & professional growth• Paid time off – 13 paid vacation days in the first year, 5 paid personal days, 13 paid holidays, & paid sick leave• NYS Retirement programsBackground checks will be required.NOTE:Medicaid and Medicare: 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.There are several positions available.Candidates must be willing to work any shift and pass days.Posted hiring rate includes the sum of the statutory hiring rate for PS&T Grade 09 ($41,399), an Increase Hiring Rate ($5,420), Geographic Pay Differential ($4,000). The posted job rate is the sum of the statutory job rate ($50,884) and Geographic Pay Differential ($4,000).

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Name Human Resources

Telephone

Fax 315-541-2034

Email Address slpc.humanresources@omh.ny.gov

Address

Street St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center

1 Chimney Point Drive

City Ogdensburg

State NY

Zip Code 13669

Notes on Applying Please indicate the Title, Vacancy ID # and Location of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please complete the Office of Mental Health Employment Application and submit it along with your resume and other application materials via email the Human Resources email address noted above:http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/employment/docs/employment-application.pdfYou can also apply for MHTA positions online; please copy and paste this link into an internet browser: https:omhjobs.omh.ny.gov/MHTA/Home/PrerequisiteThe Mission of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) 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 all employees' unique attributes and skills are valued and utilized to support the mission of the Agency. OMH is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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