Promotion Examination Open To All Qualified Employees of the New York State Office of Mental Health
Chief of Mental Health Children's Treatment Services/Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services
- Written Test To Be Held
- June 07, 2014
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- April 23, 2014
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee|
|37-073||Chief of Mental Health Children's Treatment Services||Mental Health, Office of||$101,149||M-5||$25|
|37-074||Chief of Mental Health Treatment Service||Mental Health, Office of||$101,149||M-5||$25|
On or before June 7, 2014, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health and have had three months permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
For Number 37-073: Chief Psychologist, Coordinator of Intensive Case Management Services, Director of Nursing, Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Principal Psychologist, Social Work Supervisor 3, Social Work Supervisor 3 (Spanish Language), Social Work Supervisor 3 (LCSW), Social Work Supervisor 3 [LCSW] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health), Treatment Team Leader [Mental Health] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth), or Treatment Team Leader [Children & Youth] (Spanish Language).
For Number 37-074: Chief Forensic Unit 1, Chief Psychologist, Coordinator of Intensive Case Management Services, Director of Nursing, Forensic Services Program Administrator 1, Forensic Services Program Administrator 2, Mental Health Rehabilitation Program Director 1, Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Principal Psychologist, Residential Program Manager 4, Social Work Supervisor 3, Social Work Supervisor 3 (Spanish Language), Social Work Supervisor 3 (LCSW), Social Work Supervisor 3 [LCSW] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health), Treatment Team Leader [Mental Health] (Spanish Language), Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth), or Treatment Team Leader [Children & Youth] (Spanish Language).
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before March 7, 2014, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List
After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
- Important: As the processing fee is non-refundable, verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.
- Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: The names of all prospective employees will be:
- 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);
- Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information 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;
- Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment. (NY Social Services Law, Section 424a.)
Subject of Examination
There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:
- Administration - These questions test for knowledge of the managerial functions involved in directing an organization or an organizational segment. These questions cover such areas as: developing objectives and formulating policies; making decisions based on the context of the administrator's position and authority; forecasting and planning; organizing; developing personnel; coordinating and informing; guiding and leading; testing and evaluating; and budgeting.
- Administrative supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Questions relate to the personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. These questions cover such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections.
- Analyzing information in text, data, images, or symbols - These questions test for the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw reasonable conclusions from information presented in text, data, images, or symbols. Analysis may involve identifying a significant problem or issue; focusing on relevant data and text; identifying trends, relationships, and significant features; assessing relevant alternatives; and suggesting or evaluating possible conclusions.
- Educating and interacting with the public - These questions test for knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with individual citizens and/or community groups, to educate or inform them about topics of concern, to publicize or clarify agency programs or policies, to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints, and to represent one's agency or program in a manner in keeping with good public relations practices. Questions may also cover interacting with others in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service.
- Preparing reports and official documents - These questions test for the ability to prepare reports and other official documents for use within and among governmental agencies, in legal or regulatory settings, or for dissemination to the public. Some questions test for a knowledge of correct grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure. Others test for the ability to use the proper tone and to express information clearly and accurately.
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' credits to your final passing score.
Credit for Seniority
Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.
As a Chief of Mental Health Children's Treatment Services, you would plan, coordinate, and evaluate comprehensive care and treatment programs in OMH children's psychiatric facilities and children's units at OMH psychiatric facilities. You would supervise and direct treatment team leaders and various staff in the delivery of care and treatment services to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances; engage facility leadership, local officials, mental health representatives, and families to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of care and treatment services; review the scope and details of existing facility programs in a given area to assess their value; monitor facility admissions and discharge processes to maintain unit census; oversee environmental reviews to ensure safe and therapeutic patient environments; and maintain compliance with the regulatory environment, including standards and regulations of The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Inspection of Care surveys, in order to sustain levels of care and service.
As a Chief of Mental Health Treatment Service, you would plan, coordinate, and evaluate comprehensive care and treatment programs at OMH psychiatric facilities. You would supervise and direct treatment team leaders and various staff in the delivery of care and treatment services to individuals with mental illness; engage facility leadership, local officials, mental health representatives, families, private groups, and individuals with mental illness to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery of care and treatment services; review the scope and details of existing facility programs in a given area to assess their value; monitor facility admissions and discharge processes to maintain unit census; oversee environmental reviews to ensure safe and therapeutic patient environments; and maintain compliance with the regulatory environment, including standards and regulations of The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Inspection of Care surveys, in order to sustain levels of care and service.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487 [press 2, then press 2]. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2]. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call 518-474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1].
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm
Eligibility for Examination
To be eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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