NYC DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE
The Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for mental health service delivery to residents of New York City. The Bureau fulfills this responsibility by managing the development, implementation, and oversight of ongoing and new mental health initiatives for all New York City residents. The Bureau is also responsible for procuring and overseeing more than 400 treatment, rehabilitation, housing, case management, and advocacy contracted programs in addition to court-mandated Assisted Outpatient Treatment, Single Point of Access for people with serious mental illness, NYC Supportive Treatment And Recovery Team for people with first episode psychosis, NYC Safe and the Mental Health Service Corps. The Bureau aims to ensure full access to quality, community-integrated, recovery focused care for all residents and is committed to implementing ThriveNYC, the mental health roadmap for all.
The Office of Cross Systems Initiatives is responsible for a portfolio of contracted services and special projects that involve close coordination with other City and State agencies, including Mobile Crisis.
The Office of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is responsible for the management and oversight of the AOT Program in New York City. The NYS Legislature passed Kendra’s law as an amendment to the Mental Hygiene Law to allow for outpatient civil commitment of individuals with histories of serious mental illness. Additionally, the AOT program is responsible for management and oversight of the Citywide Assistance Team (CAT). The CAT staff is responsible for coordinating the involuntary transport of court mandated individuals who do not adhere with their mental health treatment plans.
Reporting to the Citywide Assistance Team (CAT) Director , the CAT Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of involuntary transportation of court-mandated individuals who do not follow their mental health treatment plans in accordance with Kendra’s Law Mental Hygiene Law 9.60/ The duties will include the following:
¿ -Review court ordered transport requests to determine that they are in accordance with legal standards
¿ -Coordinate all logistical issues pertaining to the involuntary transport of the individual to a psychiatric hospital in collaboration with the AOT teams, Care Coordinator (CC)/Assertive Clinical Treatment (ACT) teams and the NYC Sheriff’s Office and/or NYPD.
¿ -Conduct investigations regarding missing individuals and communicate with family members, physicians, allied health staff, neighbors and others involved with the individual.
¿ -Accompany the individual and sheriff or police to designated receiving psychiatric hospitals.
¿ -Facilitate the admission process by sharing pertinent clinical information and safety concerns with appropriate hospital staff.
¿Provide follow-up information to AOT, CC/ACT teams and allied health staff concerning the disposition of the individual as needed.
¿ -Document all investigation and involuntary transport actions.
¿ -Maintain a productive working alliance with the NYC Sheriff’s Office and NYPD.
¿ -Maintain collaborative relationships with AOT clinicians and allied health providers involved with the care of the individual.
Minimum Qual Requirements
Graduation from an accredited graduate school of social work as evidenced by a master’s degree or certificate and four years of full-time paid experience in public health, medical or psychiatric social work, at least two years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or consultative capacity.
Within 18 months of the date of appointment, all candidates will be required to obtain a certificate as Certified Social Worker (CSW) issued by the New York State Department of Education.
Knowledge of Assisted Outpatient Treatment, mental health treatment services, and the service
Delivery system and present good oral and written communication skills.
A Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university in the school of social work.
**IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
“FINAL APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET APPROVAL”
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID #: 516845.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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