New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

CAREERS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement

Examination No. and Title

Salary
Grade

Beginning Salary

Job Rate

20-580 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 1

11

$33,498

$34,838

20-581 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT 2

Rockland County

14

$39,587


$42,087

$41,170


$43,670

20-582

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST


Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties


Helen Hayes Hospital

16

$44,173


$44,748


$47,173

$45,940


$46,515


$51,940

20-583

SENIOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST


Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties


Helen Hayes Hospital

18

$49,296


$49,746


$55,296

$51,268


$57,268


$57,268

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 mid-Hudson adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing application, you must meet the following requirements:

For 20-580: you must be eligible** for certification OR be certified and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in New York State.

After two years of satisfactory experience as an Occupational Therapy Assistant 1, you will be advanced to Occupational Therapy Assistant 2 without further examination.

For 20-581: you must be certified and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapy Assistant in New York State AND have two years of post certification occupational therapy assistant experience.

For 20-582: You must be eligible** for a limited permit OR have a license and current registration to practice Occupational Therapy in New York State.

After one year of satisfactory experience as an Occupational Therapist, you will be advanced to Senior Occupational Therapist without further examination.

For 20-583: You must be licensed and currently registered to practice as an Occupational Therapist in New York State AND have one year of post licensure occupational therapy experience.

** If you are applying under eligibility for certification or for a limited permit:

For information on how to apply for certification or licensure, write or call: NYS Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Unit III, State Education Building - 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 474-3800. NYSED can also be contacted through the Internet at www.nysed.gov/prof. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) may be contacted at 4720 Montgomery Lane, P.O. Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220, (301) 652-2682 or TDD 1 800 377-8555. AOTA can also be contacted on the Internet at www.aota.org.

Notes

  1. If, after appointment, your limited permit expires; you fail to obtain certification; or your license, certification and/or registration are not maintained, action will be taken to remove you from the position.
  2. Credentials will be reviewed at the time of interview.
  3. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  4. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.

The Positions

These positions exist in the residential facilities and community programs of the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health; in the rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities operated by the Department of Health; and at the New York State School for the Blind at Batavia and the New York State School for the Deaf at Rome. Currently, there are vacancies at various locations throughout the state.

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Duties

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant 1 or 2, you would use constructive activity, usually in manual and creative arts, to improve or correct mental, emotional, or motor status disorders. You would function under the supervision of a licensed Occupational Therapist or Senior Occupational Therapist.

As an Occupational Therapist, you would evaluate, plan, and carry out individual treatment procedures for patients based on their needs and treatment goals. You would perform the duties of a first level professional clinician under the supervision of a Senior Occupational Therapist. You might supervise Occupational Therapy Assistants. As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you would function as an advanced clinician and may supervise Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

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Subject of Examination

If you meet the Minimum Qualifications, your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the examination application NYS-APP form. Ambiguity, vagueness, or omissions will not be decided in your favor. DO NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8 1/2" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How and Where to Apply

A list of the facilities where these positions exist is a part of this announcement. To be employed by a facility of the Office of Mental Health, you should submit your application to 44 Holland Avenue, Albany, NY 12229. If you wish to be employed in one of the facilities of the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Education Department or the Department of Health you should send your application directly to that facility. Do not send applications to the Department of Civil Service. If you have any questions about this examination, write or call one of the facilities, or the Department of Civil Service at (518) 473 9726.

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, facilities will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next rating.

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH

APPLY TO:
New York State Office of Mental Health
Central Recruitment Unit/Exams
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY  12229
(518) 402-4058
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Wards Island, NY  10035
(212) 369‑0500
Greater Binghamton Health Center
425 Robinson Street
Binghamton, NY  13901
(607) 724‑1391
Mid‑Hudson Psychiatric Center
Box 158, Route 17M
New Hampton, NY 10958
(845) 374‑3171
Bronx Children's Psychiatric Center
1000 Waters Place
Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 239-3600
Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
1400 Noyes at York
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738-3800
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY  14213
(716) 885‑2261
NYS Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY  10032
(212) 543-5000
Capital District Psychiatric Center
75 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY  12208
(518) 447-9611
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
998 Crooked Hill Road
West Brentwood, NY  11717-1087
(631) 761-3500
Central New York Psychiatric Center
Box 300, Old River Road
Marcy, NY  13403
(315) 736‑8271
Rochester Psychiatric Center
1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY  14620
(585) 241‑1200
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
80‑45 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, NY  11427
(718) 464‑7500
Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center
Convent Road
Orangeburg, NY  10962
(845) 359‑7400
Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street
Elmira, NY  14901-2898
(607) 737‑4711
Rockland Psychiatric Center
Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY  10962
(845) 359‑1000
Hudson River Psychiatric Center
10 Ross Circle
Poughkeepsie, NY  12601
(845) 452‑8000
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
One Chimney Point Drive
Ogdensburg, NY  13669
(315) 541‑2001
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY  13210
(315) 426‑3600
South Beach Psychiatric Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10305
(718) 667‑2300
Kingsboro Psychiatric Center
681 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11203
(718) 221‑7700
Western NY Children's Psychiatric Center
1010 East and West Road
West Seneca, NY  14224
(716) 677-7000

NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Mail the completed Application to the facility where you wish to be employed:

NYS School For The Blind
2A Richmond Avenue
Batavia, NY  14020
(585) 343-5384
NYS School For The Deaf
401 Turin Street
Rome, NY  13440
(315) 337-8400

NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Mail the completed Application to the facility where you wish to be employed:

Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY  10993
(845) 786‑4000
Attention:  Human Resources Department
New York State Veterans Home at Oxford
4211 State Highway 220
Oxford, NY 13830-4305
(607) 843-3128
Attention:  Human Resources Department
New York State Veterans Home at Batavia
220 Richmond Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020
(585) 345-2000
Attention:  Human Resources Department
New York State Veterans Home at Montrose
2090 Albany Post Road
Montrose, NY 10548-1454
(914) 788-6000
Attention:  Human Resources Department
New York State Veterans Home at St. Albans
178‑50 Linden Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11434‑1467
(718) 481‑6268
Attention:  Human Resources Department

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL RETARDATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Mail the completed Application to the facility where you wish to be employed:

Bernard M. Fineson Developmental Disabilities Services Office
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, NY  11428-0507
(718) 217‑5110
Hudson Valley Developmental Disabilities Services Office
P.O. Box 470
Thiells, NY  10984
(845) 947-6225
Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Services Office
888 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11208‑5997
(718) 642‑6310
Long Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Suite 1, 45 Mall Drive
Commack, NY 11725
(631) 493-1830
Broome Developmental Disabilities Services Office
249 Glenwood Road
Binghamton, NY  13905‑1695
(607) 770‑0241
Metro New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Personnel Office
2400 Halsey Street
Bronx, NY  10461
(718) 430-0710
Capital District Developmental Disabilities Services Office
500 Balltown Road
Schenectady, NY  12304
(518) 370‑7386
Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1150 Forest Hill Road
Staten Island, NY 10314‑6316
(718) 983‑5433
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Rome Office
Box 470
Rome, NY 13442-0470
(315) 336‑2300, Ext. 578
Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY  12986
(518) 359‑4150
Central New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Syracuse Office
Syracuse, NY  13201
(315) 473‑6980
Taconic Developmental Disabilities Services Office
26 Center Circle
Wassaic, NY  12592
Attn: OHRM
(845) 877-6821, Ext. 3367
Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Attention:  Human Resources Office
620 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
(585) 461-8800
Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office
1200 East & West Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 517-2000

Additional Information

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.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualification and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

S-1/SAR-vla
Reissued: 9/09

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