Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth Services)
- Written Test To Be Held
- February 29, 2020
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- January 15, 2020
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-500||Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth Services)||Mental Health, Office of||$80,768||M-1||$25|
|38-501||Treatment Team Leader (Children & Youth Services) (Spanish Language)||Mental Health, Office of||$80,768||M-1|
|38-502||Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health)||Mental Health, Office of||$80,768||M-1||$25|
|38-503||Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health) (Spanish Language)||Mental Health, Office of||$80,768||M-1|
|You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday to take your test. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to administer tests either online or with paper booklets and answer sheets. Your admission notice will tell you whether your test will be administered online. You cannot request a day in advance or change your scheduled day.|
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you 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.|
Promotion examination open to all qualified employees of the New York State Office of Mental Health.
On or before February 29, 2020, 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 in one of the titles (including parenthetics) listed below:
Group 1: Chief Occupational Therapist, Chief Physical Therapist, Chief Recreational Therapist, Coordinator Intensive Case Management Services, Education Director 1, Education Director 2, Education Supervisor (General), Head Occupational Therapist, Head Physical Therapist, Head Recreation Therapist, Licensed Psychologist (and all parenthetics), Mental Hygiene Nursing Program Coordinator, Nurse Administrator 1, Nurse Administrator 2, Nurse Administrator 1 (Psychiatric), Nurse Administrator 2 (Psychiatric), Residential Program Manager 2, Residential Program Manager 3, Residential Program Manager 4, Social Work Supervisor 1 (and all parenthetics), Social Work Supervisor 1 LCSW (and all parenthetics), Speech Language Pathology Audiology Program Coordinator 1, Speech Language Pathology Audiology Program Coordinator 2, Supervisor Rehabilitation Services (and all parenthetics).
Group 2: Associate Psychologist (and all parenthetics), Audiologist 1, Audiologist 2, Community Mental Health Nurse (and all parenthetics), Infection Control Nurse, Intensive Case Manager (and all parenthetics), Licensed Master Social Worker 1 (and all parenthetics), Licensed Master Social Worker 2 (and all parenthetics), Mental Hygiene Staff Development Specialist 3 (Nursing), Nurse 2 (and all parenthetics), Nurse 3 (and all parenthetics), Nurse Practitioner (and all parenthetics), Physician Assistant, Psychologist 1, Psychologist 2 (and all parenthetics), Rehabilitation Counselor 1, Rehabilitation Counselor 2 (and all parenthetics), Residential Program Manager 1, Senior Occupational Therapist, Senior Physical Therapist, Senior Recreation Therapist (and all parenthetics), Senior Speech and Hearing Therapist, Social Work Assistant 3, Speech Language Pathologist 1, Speech Language Pathologist 2, Teacher 4 (and all parenthetics), Training Specialist 1 (Nursing), and Utilization Review Coordinator.
Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before November 29, 2019 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 in a Group 1 Title OR two years of service in a Group 2 Title, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
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;
and may be:
- 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.)
You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.
- 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.
- Language Proficiency: If you pass the examination for No. 38-501 Treatment Team Leader (Children and Youth Services) (Spanish Language) and/or 38-503 Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health) (Spanish Language), you will be required to demonstrate your Spanish language proficiency at a level that will ensure your ability to perform properly the duties of the position. Only enough candidates to fill current vacancies will be called to the proficiency test.
- If you submit an application for No. 38-501 Treatment Team Leader (Children and Youth Services) (Spanish Language) and/or 38-503 Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health) (Spanish Language), an application will automatically be submitted for you for No. 38-500 Treatment Team Leader (Children and Youth Services) and/or 38-502 Treatment Team Leader (Mental Health).
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:||For Examination Numbers|
|1. Administrative techniques and practices - These questions test for a knowledge of management techniques and practices used in directing or assisting in directing a program component or an organizational segment. Questions cover such areas as interpreting policies, making decisions based on the context of the position in the organization, coordinating programs or projects, communicating with employees or the public, planning employee training, and researching and evaluating areas of concern.||X||X||X||X|
|2. Ensuring effective inter/intra agency communications - These questions test for understanding of techniques for interacting effectively with individuals and agencies, to educate and inform them about topics of concern, to 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 the staff of one's own agency and/or that of other agencies in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service.||X||X||X||X|
|3. Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.||X||X||X||X|
|4. Characteristics and treatment needs of children and youth diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance - These questions will test your knowledge of the characteristics and treatment needs of children and youth who are receiving services for severe emotional disturbance and your knowledge of issues, problems and situations encountered as treatment team leader at Office of Mental Health.||X||X|
|5. Characteristics and treatment needs of individuals with mental illness - These questions will test your knowledge of the characteristics and treatment needs of children, youth, adults and the elderly who are receiving services from the Office of Mental Health, and your ability to recognize the signs, symptoms and etiology of mental illness.||X||X|
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 Treatment Team Leader (Children and Youth Services) and (Mental Health), you would direct, oversee, and coordinate the activities of an interdisciplinary treatment team and programs tailored to the needs of individuals with mental illness. You would manage and assign resources to accomplish team goals, and evaluate team programs.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
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 unlawful 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, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, 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. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. 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, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local 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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.
Eligibility for Examination
To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, 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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